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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

  • By: Antonio Garguile, Esq.
  • Published: August 19, 2016

Receiving a DWI charge can be an incredibly stressful time, both for first-time and repeat offenders as it carries with it severe legal ramifications. Receiving a DWI while driving a company car is simply rife with consequences on multiple fronts. Let’s begin with company consequences. In a DWI/DUI situation involving a company car, the company in question retains the right to determine their own series of consequences or courses of action for the employee. Generally, company policy regarding this scenario can usually be found in the employee handbook or employment agreement, and it will have been signed by the employee before he/she began driving their company car. As an employer,…Read More

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