Failure to follow court rules regarding search warrants leads to suppression of gathered evidence.
Robertson Law was happy to recently see a client's DUI dismissed during a recent trial in King County. The procedural history of this case was a bit unusual, and illustrates the importance of using creative means to ultimately reach a favorable resolution. Washington has two charges which are ...
Recent appellate win by Robertson Law, where a CDL suspension was reversed.
Appellate win upholding trial court dismissal due to lack of lawful basis to stop client's car.
Robertson Law successfully obtains a not-guilty verdict on a DUI trial in King County District Court.
Division One of the Court of Appeals rules that there is no constitutionally protected right to refuse field sobriety tests in Washington.
Our office won a reversal of a DOL license revocation today, as the Superior Court found that the officer failed to prove by a preponderance of evidence that mandatory warnings were provided to the driver on the night of his arrest.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING A D.O.L. HEARING We routinely provide clients this article, written by Attorney Andy Robertson in approximately 2002. The principles still hold true today. It describes what to expect in a DOL hearing.
Robertson Law announces our firm’s victory before the Washington State Court of Appeals. This ruling will affect the rights of drivers accused of DUI who have been subjected to administrative license suspensions or revocations. The court has published an opinion ruling that the law that requires drivers to waive their right to appeal a license suspension/revocation order from the DOL in order to receive an ignition interlock driver’s license is unconstitutional.
Our client faced a charge of DUI, but through patient and consistent litigation, we were able to reach a very favorable outcome.
Yesterday, September 19, 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court issued two important decisions affecting the trial rights of criminal defendants, as they relate to two affirmative defenses.
A new client will often ask in that first meeting : “What are my chances? What odds do I have?” This is an almost impossible question to answer. Here is a case which illustrates why fighting a case up to the point of trial can be the best way to reach a favorable outcome.
The Courts have drawn a big bright line at the entrance to our homes. Officers can enter only in limited circumstances. This was necessary because “physical entry of the home is the chief evil against which the wording of the Fourth Amendment is directed.”
King County Superior Court Agrees DUI Defendants Can Receive Deferred Sentence After DUI Conviction.
A King County Superior Court Judge has ruled on appeal that district court judges have the authority to give persons convicted of DUI a deferred sentence. The King County Prosecutor's Office had appealed the trial court's sentence after our client received a deferred sentence following a DUI trial.
Recently the Washington Attorney General's Office conceded on appeal that a Washington DOL Hearing Officer erroneously revoked our client's driver's license following a DUI arrest. The client's arrest was audio and video recorded.
The Court of Appeals ruled in our client's case (State v. Olson #66201-5-I) that the State does not have to prove whether a person's blood sample was actually preserved with a “sufficient amount” of enzyme preservatives before showing the results of a blood alcohol concentration test to a jury. We are appealing this ruling.
Frankly, given the political climate in this state, it's a little surprising that it took this long to see the standard range for vehicular assault and vehicular homicide to mirror other crimes classified as “violent.”
An interesting new study which suggests that there is a slower reaction time based on a driver's distraction due to consuming food or (no-alcoholic) drinks while driving, and get this – the slowed reaction times are greater than those attributed to consumption of alcohol!
In January 2012, we learned that Division One of the Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the appeal of our clients challenging the constitutionality of the provision in the Ignition Interlock License statute that requires a driver to give up the right to appeal in order to obtain the Ignition Interlock License (IIDL).
An Island County Superior Court judge has agreed our client's convictions for Unlawful Hunting of Wildbirds should be reversed on appeal as a violation of the Double Jeopardy provision of the State Constitution.
A King County Superior Court judge ruled on appeal the trial court was court correct to dismiss a DUI charge against our client.
Operational Bulletin 389 was posted on the Citizenship and Immigration page of the Canadian government on February 27, 2012. Canada has routinely excluded Washington citizens who may attempt to cross the border but have a conviction for DUI or a charge amended from DUI.
In pretrial motions, a King County district court judge suppressed all field tests from evidence which can be presented at the time of our client's DUI trial.
After a lengthy motions hearing, a King County district court judge dismissed a DUI matter when he agreed with us that the officer did not have a valid legal basis to justify the stop of our client's vehicle.
After a prolonged argument, the Department of Licensing agreed with us that our client was deprived of her due process rights and cancelled a license revocation for refusing a breath test.