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Sep 20

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 person because of who they are—or who someone thinks they are. read more

Aug 13

When the crime rate in the city of Seattle is compared between the years of 2008-2010 and 2015-2017, it appears that overall, the rate of crime has decreased. This drop in crime can be attributed primarily to a large drop in property crimes. 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

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

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

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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...

September 6, 2018

Sex Crimes in Seattle

Seattle, like other major cities, has its share of sex crimes. Those charged with such a crime must take the charges very seriously, as the repercussions and penalties for a sex crime in...