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Nov 22

While domestic abuse is certainly a problem in the United States, often the current domestic violence justice system can be confusing and even unfair. Because there are likely state prosecutors, detectives and domestic violence courts working against you, it is imperative that you have an experienced Seattle domestic violence attorney on your side as quickly as possible. read more

Nov 08

If you have been convicted of a crime in a Washington state or federal court, you have the right to appeal, which means asking a higher court to review the conviction and sentence for legal errors. We answer questions like "When can you appeal" and "What is the process to appeal" in our latest blog post. read more

Oct 24

What happens when you refuse a Breathalyzer test in Washington state? Are the consequences of refusing a Breathalyzer test worth it? Learn more about how long your license might be suspended, the mandatory jail time, and the penalties associated with refusing a Breathalyzer test. read more

Oct 10

Most of us have seen television shows where a suspect is questioned for hours until he or she finally "cracks" and confesses. Are the police actually allowed to do this? While most of us have heard of our Miranda Rights, many of us are not really sure just what those rights encompass. Further, few people have a solid understanding of how our Miranda Rights came to be. read more

Sep 27

A criminal conviction of any kind can have serious consequences, and can make it hard to find a job or housing for the rest of your life. Here's why you need a good criminal defense lawyer to help you get the best outcome if you've been charged with a crime. 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...

November 22, 2017

What to Do if You've Been Charged with a Domestic Violence Crime

While domestic abuse is certainly a problem in the United States, often the current domestic violence justice system can be confusing and even unfair. Because there are likely state...

November 8, 2017

When Can You Appeal?

If you have been convicted of a crime in a Washington state or federal court, you have the right to appeal, which means asking a higher court to review the conviction and sentence for legal...