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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

Dec 21

One of the most difficult things as a parent is knowing when to step in and help your child, and knowing when to back away and let them deal with the consequences of their actions. However, if your teenager is arrested for an impulsive mistake—especially if this is their first time in trouble—you need to do everything in your power to help your child avoid serious, long-term consequences. read more

Dec 07

Most all of us make mistakes during our lifetime. Most of these personal missteps are generally not a part of a job interview but those who were convicted of a criminal offense must approach interviews somewhat differently. While it depends, to some extent, what your conviction was for, many employers will overlook a criminal conviction if you can reasonably explain how that conviction inspired you to make positive changes to your life. read more

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

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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...

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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...

April 12, 2018

Truth, Lies, & Breathalyzers - Understanding DUI

If you are pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, there may be many questions running through your mind. One of the most common questions is "Do I have to take a...

March 26, 2018

Understanding Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harassment

The media has been inundated in recent months with stories of women across the nation who have been victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. As more women come forward, we are...