January 31, 2014

Washington state lawmakers face a difficult battle in expanding DUI felony definition

On Monday, the state Senate Law & Justice Committee held a hearing to consider DUI a felony on the fourth offense as opposed to the fifth.  Of the 44 states with DUI felony laws, Washington is the only that doesn’t go into effect until the fifth offense. Lawmakers agree on policy, the difficult battle lies in finding the funding to support such changes.


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