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Jan 16

Interestingly, while the state of Washington does have a strict gun law, the law only applies to hunters. So what about gun laws for non-hunters in Washington? If you want to take your firearm to the city or the suburbs—or really anywhere—you are not required to have any knowledge whatsoever about gun safety. Unless you plan on going hunting for animals, Washington state allows you to buy a gun or qualify for a permit in mere minutes, even if you have never before held a loaded gun. read more

Jan 03

Most people are under the impression that the only way they can actually be charged with DUI—Driving Under the Influence—is to actually be driving. You may be surprised to find that is not actually the case. As it turns out, it must only be shown that you were in control of the vehicle—that is, you could have driven if you had chosen to do so—and that you were over the legal limit, and you will be facing a charge of Physical Control. You can be pulled over for a non-moving violation, like parking illegally, failing to wear a seatbelt, or having an expired registration, which, in turn, results in a DUI arrest. read more

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March 12, 2018

Shoplifting can be a Serious Crime

1 in 11 people will commit the crime of shoplifting in their lives - but only 1 in 48 will be caught. Of those, half will be turned over to the police for prosecution. The crime of...

February 19, 2018

Ignition Interlock Device and Washington Law

The last decade has seen some significant changes regarding the laws surrounding DUI interlock devices in the state of Washington, both as a "deterrent" to driving under the influence and...