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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

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

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

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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...

March 12, 2018

Shoplifting can be a Serious Crime

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...

February 19, 2018

Ignition Interlock Device and Washington Law

The last decade has seen some significant changes regarding the laws surrounding DUI interlock devices in the state of Washington, both as a "deterrent" to driving under the influence and...