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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

Jun 22

Every aspect of paying for sex is illegal in Washington, but some offenses are considered more serious than others. Here are some basics to understanding laws related to prostitution. 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

Oct 11

Everyone's seen the headlines about Millennials: they're lazy and entitled and can't do anything right. But regardless of what you think of Millennials recent numbers from the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that they're nowhere near the most criminal generation. read more

Oct 23

"Selfies" and "Sexting", terms that are spoken and exchanged on a daily basis with the younger crowd. For the uninitiated, a "selfie" is a self-portrait photograph that's often taken with a smart phone; "sexting" is sending sexually explicit text messages and/or nude photos between mobile phones. The explosion of smart phones equipped with cameras and video capabilities has created endless opportunities for anyone to share nude self-portraits and text explicit sexual fantasies with whomever and whenever they want. These emerging technologies are a natural fit for most teens and, typically, the worst offense they might commit is sharing too often. There is, however, the potential for criminal action and liability under child pornography laws when selfies and sexting involve underage nudity or sexually explicit situations. read more

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August 21, 2017

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August 11, 2017

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