If one is accused of drinking and driving, there are often serious consequences that follow a criminal conviction. They could include fines, prison and other penalties. One man who was seriously hurt in a car accident may also face DUI charges. Washington State police have indicated that they intend to seek charges against him.
A 28-year-old man residing in Bainbridge Island has been arrested for a possible fifth DUI violation. He was reportedly stopped for driving under the influence by the Washington State Patrol on March 23 in Silverdale and was charged with a felony.
Serious charges can also come with serious penalties if an accused person is convicted of allegations leveled against them. Fortunately, individuals have rights that allow them to be formally charged in court and have the ability to present a criminal defense if they so choose. Depending on the circumstances of a party's situation, there could be various legal options to explore.
In the state of Washington, it is legal for adults to possess small amounts of marijuana. Voters approved this change to the law that would prevent individuals from being jailed as a result of possessing the drug for recreational purposes. As the voting public approved this measure, some are wondering whether or not to further revise state laws regarding drug possession.
Washington recently passed a new bill that will impact individuals charged and convicted of driving under the influence in the state. Washington lawmakers passed legislation that will impose stricter penalties and regulations for drivers convicted of DUIs.