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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

Sep 27

A criminal conviction of any kind can have serious consequences, and can make it hard to find a job or housing for the rest of your life. Here's why you need a good criminal defense lawyer to help you get the best outcome if you've been charged with a crime. read more

Jul 24

If you're been charged with a criminal offense, one of the most important steps you will take in defending yourself is hiring a lawyer. With such high stakes, however, it's easy to get overwhelmed when choosing an attorney. Here are some things to consider as you look for the right lawyer to defend you in your criminal case. read more

May 18

In non-legal environments, many people use the terms homicide and murder interchangeably. That can lead to a lot of confusion when a criminal case is underway. What exactly does homicide mean? What about murder? Or manslaughter? Here's a rundown of what each word means. read more

Feb 23

For a lot of people, a background check is no big deal—but if you've got a record, you know that sinking feeling you get when you realize that you may not get a job or an apartment because of your prior convictions. Fortunately, a criminal record may not always be the end of the world—in fact, some infractions, convictions, and other transgressions may be expunged. 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...

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...