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Distracted Driving, or DUIE is a new law in Washinton state, that provides for stiff penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Electronic Devices, when using a cell phone. We can help you reduce or dismiss your charges if you have been arrested for Distracted Driving.

Washington's New Distracted Driving Law - SSB 5289 - Legal Defense

Washington's new DUIE Law (SSB 5289) prohibits drivers from even holding their phones while behind the wheel. The new law 'prohibits driving while holding a personal electronic device in either or both hands and using a hand or finger for texting.'

The only exception to this is '...the minimal use of a finger to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the device.'

'A person who uses a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway is guilty of a traffic infraction and must pay a fine as provided in RCW 46.63.110(3).'

The new law goes into effect on July 23, 2017 and provides for stiff penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Electronic Devi... Read More

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