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State Considering Changing Deferred Prosecution Law

Posted by Jason Lantz | Dec 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Washington legislature is considering a change to Washington law which would allow a second deferred prosecution for any client who completed a deferred prosecution on their first DUI.   Currently, a person is limited to one deferred prosecution for DUI in their lifetime. The intent of the la...

Jason Wins at Trial with Suppressed Breath Test

Posted by Jason Lantz | Feb 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jason won a DUI trial in King County District Court, Maleng Regional Justice Center, located in Kent this week.  The breath test was suppressed by the recent panel decision related to the breath test machine's failure to complete a required calculation as required by law.  The state introduced da...

Breath Tests Results Suppressed in King County

Posted by Jason Lantz | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

A panel of judges in King County District Court, Maleng Regional Justice Center, suppressed breath test results in DUI cases from stops prior to November 6, 2022.  The court found that the breath test machine was not completing a required calculation as required by law.  This was a panel decision...

Blood Results Suppressed in Seattle Municipal Court

Posted by Jason Lantz | Feb 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Seattle Municipal Court suppressed methamphetamine blood test results in DUI cases due to contamination at the WSP toxicology laboratory.  The Washington State Patrol admitted that the lab had become contaminated due their production of methamphetamine for experimental purposes; however, they...

Geoff gets another Not Guilty!

Posted by Jason Lantz | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Geoff Burg recently won a very difficult DUI and Physical Control trial for his client. The client was looking at substantial jail time with difficult facts including a BAC of nearly three times the limit.  The client was thrilled with the result after the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. 

DUI Case Negotiations

Posted by Jason Lantz | Aug 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, LLC, we have developed negotiation strategies to increase the likelihood that we are able to accomplish our client's goals in a driving under the influence (DUI) case.

Draeger Deployed in King County

Posted by Jason Lantz | Apr 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorneys Geoff Burg and Jason Lantz, Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, LLC, have spent three years researching the Draeger Alcotest 9510, Washington's new DUI breath test machine, and developing litigation strategies to attack it. Now that the Draeger has arrived in King County, including Seattle, Mr. Burg and Mr. Lantz are well prepared to attack Draeger DUI cases.

Major DUI Bill Fails in Olympia

Posted by Jason Lantz | Apr 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, the Washington legislature attempts to pass laws that make life more difficult for people accused of DUI. This year, House Bill 2715, the bill that would have done just that, failed in the House of Representatives.

Judging Judges

Posted by Patricia Fulton | Mar 06, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is the hallmark of a good judge?  Is it a keen intelligence and legal mind? The ability to spot a liar at 20 yards?  A passion for bureaucracy?  The patience to listen to lawyers blather on and on for hours?  Today I witnessed an example of what I consider the key trait of a good judge: a wi...

I Got a DUI, Now What – Part II

Posted by Geoffrey Burg | Feb 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a previous blog, I Got a DUI, Now What – Part I, we discussed the DUI court process in Washington State.  In this blog, we address the parallel process for individuals accused of DUIs – the administrative process with the Department of Licensing. What's this “Department of Licensing Hearing”?...

Cameras Now Required on Ignition Interlock Devices

Posted by Geoffrey Burg | Feb 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cameras and the Ignition Interlock Device - January 1, 2013 A new law came into effect on January 1, 2013 requiring cameras on all ignition interlocks in Washington state.  If you currently have an ignition interlock device installed that does not have a camera, then one must be installed by Jun...

I Got a Washington State DUI, Now What? – Part I

Posted by Geoffrey Burg | Jan 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

If You Are Charged With a DUI in WA , Be Prepared for Two Parallel Processes: Everyone charged with a Washington State DUI / DWI must go through two legal processes: one in the criminal courts and one with the Washington State Department of Licensing.  This Part I addresses the court process. D...

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