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May 10

Lately, homeowners in Seattle have become the victims of graffiti. In the affluent community of Madison Valley, homes were vandalized at the beginning of 2018 with phrases such as "Yuppies" and "Eat the Rich." While it may seem like no big deal to minors, being arrested and charged with a graffiti crime is serious and can have long-lasting consequences. read more

Apr 25

Washington is one of 31 states that still has the death penalty. Under current state law, people who are found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder can be put to death by either hanging or lethal injection.A new bill abolishing the death penalty in Washington was recently voted out of a state Senate committee. The bill, however, has many hurdles before making it to the governor's desk. Yet, many proponents of the bill remain optimistic that now is the right time to abolish the death penalty once and for all. read more

Apr 12

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 breathalyzer test?". The short answer is no. But before you refuse, there are some very important things you must consider about breathalyzers and DUI in Washington. read more

Mar 26

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 finally getting the full scope of the problem - and it is terrifying. Unfortunately, among most Americans, there seems to be some confusion between what is legally sexual harassment and what is sexual assault. read more

Mar 12

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 shoplifting is a serious offense that is often not taken as seriously as it should. In fact, many people believe that shoplifting is a victimless crime - especially since many retail stores are big box stores with a high volume of sales. This is far from true. The cumulative effect of shoplifting and theft is substantial and the losses are absorbed by us - the consumer. read more

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July 25, 2018

Recent Police Shootings May Cause Change in Washington Law

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...

July 9, 2018

Cutting Down Tree in Olympic National Park Sends Two to Prison

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