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Jul 25

As the current law stands, a police officer cannot be convicted of a crime for the use of deadly force, so long as the officer acted without malice and in good faith. The new law would be more detailed regarding the threshold of "good faith," which takes into consideration what a "reasonable" law enforcement officer would have done under the same circumstances. read more

Jul 09

A case that began years ago in 2013 recently ended with two men being sent to prison. read more

Jun 25

Many people are unaware that they must abide not only by the legal codes in the state in which they live but also by the federal legal code set forth by the U.S. government. There are a few key differences between federal and state crimes. Read more to find out. read more

Jun 11

White-collar crimes are characterized by deceit, violation of trust, or concealment, rather than the threat of physical violence. What are white-collar crimes and what are the penalties for white-collar crimes? read more

May 22

Just prior to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Everett teen was arrested after his grandmother found evidence detailing his school shooting plans. He noted in his journal that he had learned from other mass school shootings and wanted to make the body count as high as possible. If your child is arrested and charged with a gun crime, it is important to stay calm and take action immediately. read more

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October 12, 2018

How Will My Life Be Affected by a DUI Arrest in Seattle?

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September 20, 2018

When is a Crime a Hate Crime?

In today's world, it may not always be clear whether a crime falls under the "hate crime" umbrella. A hate crime is a crime which includes an act of violence or hostility directed at a...