DUI-related vehicular assault convictions can result in license suspension, expensive fines, prison time and a permanent criminal record. For this reason, Seattle and King County, Washington, residents facing vehicular assault charges should promptly seek the best legal solution for their situation, especially if they already have a prior conviction.
For Seattle and King County drivers, being pulled over can be nerve-wracking. Drivers may feel threatened, intimidated and panicked. This can lead to making questionable decisions that the driver might eventually regret. Nevertheless, it's not too late to make the necessary amends to salvage one's reputation.
Another football player was flagged down by an official-not a referee this time, but a police officer. Kasen Williams, the Washington Huskies' talented wide receiver, became the second football player this year to be stopped for driving under the influence.
In a move to curtail DUI-related accidents, the Washington state Legislature has voted unanimously to pass a new bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for drivers with prior offenses. The new legislation will now wait for the approval of the governor.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common violations in Seattle, as well as in the rest of the United States. While a first offense may yield minimal penalties, an accident causing substantial physical harm to other people is often considered a vehicular assault and can have much more severe penalties.