Home Detention Rules: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Home detention has become a more popular punishment compared to the severe consequences in the form of a jail term. Although it is a more lenient punishment, it doesn’t mean it is a walk in the park. Before you can even think about the possibility of a home detention case, you need to look for [...]

By | June 22nd, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Home Detention Rules: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Fentanyl Charges in Washington State

If you’ve never heard of Fentanyl then you should know it is a prescription drug that is recommended for the treatment of severe pain. It is considered to be one of the deadliest drugs in America because it is highly addictive. It is no surprise that prosecutors in Washington are advocating for heavy penalties for [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Fentanyl Charges in Washington State

How Washington Handles Probation Violations Caused By Failed Drug Tests

When a criminal offender in the state of Washington is sentenced to probation, the court sets forth the guidelines and conditions of the probation. The offender must follow the rules to the letter during the term of probation or suffer potentially harsh legal consequences for a violation. Exactly how does probation work in this state? [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on How Washington Handles Probation Violations Caused By Failed Drug Tests

Pleading Guilty To Avoid Trial – Should You?

When a defendant faces a criminal charge, it is the defendant's choice to take the case to trial or to enter a guilty plea, avoid a trial, and accept a conviction. An attorney can explain and protect a defendant's rights – and even negotiate a plea deal – but the defendant makes the final decision. [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Pleading Guilty To Avoid Trial – Should You?

Seattle’s New Gun Storage Law – What Happens If You Don’t Follow The Rules?

Gun violence and gun crimes are a perennial challenge for law enforcement authorities. Virtually every conceivable approach has been tried. Some of the efforts to reduce gun violence have been moderately successful. Others have not. The City of Seattle is focusing on safe gun storage. This new and controversial gun storage statute took effect on [...]

By | February 17th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Seattle’s New Gun Storage Law – What Happens If You Don’t Follow The Rules?

Could You Be Wrongly Accused Because Of Entrapment?

You may recall that from 2004 through 2007, To Catch A Predator – a “reality cop show” – aired on NBC. Typically, an adult man was lured into meeting a minor for sex. Hidden cameras showed a reporter confronting the potential predator, who was then nabbed by the local police. Critics argued that the suspects [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Could You Be Wrongly Accused Because Of Entrapment?

Can Issued Warrants Be Dismissed?

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution restricts the ability of police officers to conduct searches, seizures, and arrests. In fact, your constitutional rights are so fundamental that unless the police have a warrant or probable cause, they cannot search or arrest you. As Seattle drug crimes lawyers, we know that police officer’s feelings, hunches, [...]

By | December 14th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can Racial Profiling Affect Your Criminal Case?

We all engage in “profiling” every day. When we buy a car or purchase a home, seek a spouse, or even choose a restaurant, we are seeking specific qualities and traits and choosing to exclude other qualities and traits. As Seattle drug crimes lawyers, we know that the police engage in profiling as well. If [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Fighting Concealed Weapons Violations In Washington State

The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but there is no constitutional right to carry firearms as concealed weapons. Here in the state of Washington, what does the law say about concealed weapons? The most important thing to know about firearms and concealed carry laws in this state is that if [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How To Challenge A False Domestic Violence Allegation

Domestic violence is a real and substantial problem in the United States, but the way that the criminal justice system handles domestic violence cases sometimes causes problems rather than resolving them. Some of the problems linked to domestic violence permeate divorce, separation, and custody proceedings as one spouse may use an allegation of domestic violence [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments