Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 4th Emphasis Patrols are out! Don't get stopped!

Every July 4th (and every holiday for that matter) the Washington State Patrol and other police agencies conduct DUI Emphasis Patrols in anticipation of an increased number of DUI drivers.  Don't be one of those persons stopped for DUI.

Take a cab, call a friend or find some other form of public transportation to get you safely home if you have been drinking.  Remember, as I always say, it isn't against the law to drink and then drive, but with these DUI patrols the law enforcement person who may contact you will arrest you if they smell any alcohol.

What do you do if stopped and you have had something to drink?  Read my advice on whether to take field tests or not at  Also, always contact an attorney at the station before you submit to any breath test, even if it is a public defender, they can provide the proper advice in these circumstances and can then be a useful witness if your case is filed.

Also, if you are out on a boat and are stopped for a "wake violation" and charged with Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence or BUI as we commonly refer to it, give us a call to discuss your options (or visit -

Remember the best way to avoid a DUI is to not drink and drive, but if you or a loved one, or an acquaintance is stopped and arrested for DUI, have them contact our attorneys for immediate assistance at (425) 398-4323.

About the author:
Nathan Webb, is a seasoned Seattle DUI Lawyer.  His practice of 10 years emphasizes DUI defense.  He has been repeatedly recognized as one of Seattle's Best Attorneys! He has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Seattle DUI Attorneys by Seattle Met Magazine, and Repeatedly named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of DUI Defense by Washington Law and Politics Magazine, and is Rated Superb for DUI Defense (perfect 10.0 out of 10.0) by