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Blackout Wednesday And Impaired Driving: How To Prevent A DUI Charge This Holiday Season
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: November 23, 2017

As the holidays approach, we often get the chance to spend time with family, reconnect with old friends, and travel home to celebrate the joys of the season. Thanksgiving is this week and the Christmas holiday is fast approaching as well. There is is a lot too look forward to in the coming weeks, but it may not all be celebrations and joy. With the onset of the holiday season comes the inevitable increase in the number of drivers out on the roadways. Some of the busiest travel days occur during the winter holiday season, one of the biggest being around Thanksgiving. Also, many people add alcohol to their holiday…Read More

Drowsy Driving – 4 Common Risk Factors And Warning Signs
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: November 14, 2017

While you may not realize it, drowsy driving is a big problem on our nation’s roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 100,000 vehicle crashes are caused by drowsy driving each year. You’d likely be hardpressed to find a driver these days that has not gotten behind the wheel at some point knowing that they were a bit too tired to drive. With the constant demands of living in a 24/7 society, it can be difficult to maintain a routine sleep pattern and make sure you are getting enough rest on a daily basis. We all know it is not easy but it is important. State…Read More

Halloween Safety Tips
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: October 31, 2017

Have you picked out your costume yet? Have you planned out your Trick-or-Treat route for this year? Tomorrow is Halloween, and it is by far one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, especially in the Pacific Northwest. There are so many local events and activities to check out in the area. If you are still looking for something ghoulish to do, I recommend taking a look at this article from the South Sound Magazine: Tacoma’s Best Halloween Activities for some ideas. Even if you don’t plan on going out for Halloween this year, there can still be a lot of stress surrounding the holiday. Whether you are focused on making sure you…Read More

What Is An E-DUI And Why Should I Fight It?
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: October 27, 2017

In the last few months, you may have heard some of the buzz surrounding Washington’s new E-DUI law. Also known as the new “Distracted Driving” law, the new policy was just recently implemented in late July of 2017. Texting while driving or holding the phone to your ear while driving has been illegal in the state of Washington for some time now, but you may not be as familiar with the new restrictions posed by the Electronic-DUI law that is starting to gain steam across the state. You may be wondering: what exactly is an E-DUI and is it really worth fighting if I get cited for one? The answers…Read More

National Teen Driver Safety Week: The Frightening Reality Of Teen Driving!
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: October 20, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, this week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. This annual initiative established by Congress in 2007, is dedicated to raising awareness and gaining community involvement in an effort to create and encourage safer driving habits among teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes have historically been, and still remain, the number one cause of teen deaths each year. In 2015 alone, over 2,300 teens in the United States ages 16 to 19 were killed and over 220,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes in 2014. While these staggering numbers can be quite…Read More

New Distracted Law Approved By Washington State Lawmakers
  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: April 18, 2017

Holding a cellphone whilе driving becomes illegal this month on July 23, 2017. The new law bans the use of handheld devices while driving, even if you are stopped at a red light. That means no texting, no holding your phone to look at your GPS, no checking your social media and no more Snapchatting. Originally, the bill was slated to go into effect in 2019. However, Gоv. Jау Inѕlее accelerated the new law by vetoing a compromise that had been reached by the Legislature back in May of this year. Currеnt lаw оnlу рrоhibitѕ texting оr holding a phone tо thе ear whilе driving, but under thе new law,…Read More

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