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Aug 21

If you're caught with even a small amount of a controlled substance, you could be charged with drug possession. Even though it's a common charge, a drug possession conviction can have life-long consequences and should be taken just as seriously as any other criminal charge. Here's some basics to be aware of if you're charged with drug possession. read more

Aug 11

When we think about assault, we imagine one person beating another with their fists. However, the legal definition of assault is much broader than that, referring to any action that is carried out with the intention of causing harm to another person. Like many types of charges, assault charges are not always straightforward. read more

Jul 24

If you're been charged with a criminal offense, one of the most important steps you will take in defending yourself is hiring a lawyer. With such high stakes, however, it's easy to get overwhelmed when choosing an attorney. Here are some things to consider as you look for the right lawyer to defend you in your criminal case. read more

Jul 10

According to the law, any person who "intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent" arrest could be charged with resisting arrest. Here are some tips of avoid being charged with resisting arrest in the first place, and some defense strategies if you are accused of resisting arrest. read more

Jun 22

Every aspect of paying for sex is illegal in Washington, but some offenses are considered more serious than others. Here are some basics to understanding laws related to prostitution. read more

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Should I plead guilty?

Once you plead guilty to a charge, you cannot change your plea afterwards, so it always advised that you talk with a criminal defense attorney at our firm before you do this. Pleading guilty means that you are admitting your conduct is punishable by the law and you know...

Why do I need a lawyer?

A criminal charge means that you could face sanctions including jail times, fines, probation, potential loss of your driver's license and other penalties. A skilled criminal defense attorney can guide you through the court process and advocate your position in order...

August 21, 2017

Understanding Drug Possession Charges

If you're caught with even a small amount of a controlled substance, you could be charged with drug possession. Even though it's a common charge, a drug possession conviction can have...

August 11, 2017

What is Assault?

When we think about assault, we imagine one person beating another with their fists. However, the legal definition of assault is much broader than that, referring to any action that is...