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Spotting a Drunk Driver

Posted by Russell West | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington law prohibits anyone from drinking alcohol or possessing an open container while traveling in a motor vehicle. If you notice another individual drinking alcohol while operating a vehicle, you should immediately avoid that vehicle.

Rights of Drivers Charged with DUI

Posted by Russell West | Dec 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spokane law enforcement recently announced that it plans to create two new law enforcement positions, which will be dedicated exclusively monitoring potential DUI violations. Prior to the creation of this anti-DUI program, all Spokane law enforcement was tasked with enforcing DUI cases. Statistic...

DUIs and Criminal Penalties

Posted by Russell West | Jun 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to driving, your safety and the safety of others should be top priority. Sometimes, however, you can find yourself in situations that seem completely avoidable. If you are a first-time offender, then an arrest can be both confusing and frightening. It is for this reason that you must seek counsel immediately with an experienced law firm.

Bill Makes Washington DUI Penalties More Severe

Posted by Russell West | Apr 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Law Office provides quality, tailored legal services to every client. Our practice areas include DUIs and related criminal traffic misdemeanors, as well as auto accidents and personal injury. The value of a knowledgeable attorney when dealing with Washington DUI penalties is immeasurable.

DUI Recidivism Lower in Washington Due to Deferred Prosecution Programs

Posted by Russell West | Mar 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in Spokane or the surrounding areas of eastern Washington, remember that the court may not readily offer such deferred prosecution programs. Without an attorney, you could very easily suffer a DUI conviction that affects the rest of your life. Contact attorney Russell West for a free consultation today, and find out if you qualify for deferred prosecution.

Deadly Spokane Pedestrian Accident Highlights Growing Problem

Posted by Russell West | Mar 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sadly, vehicles can strike as sober and intoxicated pedestrians alike. Simply being impaired does not automatically mean the pedestrian was at fault. However, the law does take into consideration an injured person’s contribution to the injury. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident – whether car on car or pedestrian – you should understand your rights. If someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Do not fall for the insurance company’s attempts to reduce liability or place the blame on you. Before you sign anything, contact the West Law Firm in Spokane for a free case consultation.

Random Sobriety Checks: Legal in Washington?

Posted by Russell West | Sep 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are pulled over and receive a DUI, yet the initial stop was for something simple like being too far from the curb when you made a right turn or because you allegedly crossed the line, you should contact a skilled Spokane DUI lawyer who can aggressively defend you and make sure you are treated fairly and receive the best outcome given your situation. Since the facts of every case are unique, it is imperative you have competent and experienced representation from the start.

An Important Change for DUI Offenders in Washington

Posted by Russell West | Jun 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would offer an alternative method of deterrence in dealing with repeat DUI offenders. Rather than requiring that repeat offenders obtain an ignition interlock device throughout the trial process, the bill would allow offenders to swear that they will not drive.

WSP Announces Increased Patrols in Spokane to Catch Drunk Drivers

Posted by Russell West | Jun 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although drunk driving accidents and fatalities have decreased over the last decade, they still account for 31 percent of the nationwide auto accident fatalities. In Spokane, local numbers are consistent with what is seen on a national basis. A drunk driver behind the wheel who is impaired by drinking, drugs, or both, is a recipe for an accident and possible injury and death..

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Spokane Attorney Russell West practice areas include: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Slip and Falls, DUIs, DOL Hearings, Criminal Traffic, Expungement/Vacating Records, and Insurance Bad Faith