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

How To Fight Intent To Sell Charges In Washington State

Drug abuse and drug addiction, including prescription drug abuse and driving under the influence of drugs, all continue to be major social and legal problems. That is one reason why the criminal justice system in this state is so harsh on drug crimes and imposes such stiff penalties on those offenders who sell and distribute [...]

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

Washington State’s Theft Laws And Penalties

What are the state of Washington’s laws regarding theft? How does theft differ from robbery or burglary in this state? Could you be wrongly accused of committing a theft in the Seattle area? What can a theft lawyer do to help you? Legally speaking in our state, robbery, burglary, and theft are three distinct and [...]

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

Actual Possession Vs. Constructive Possession In Washington

If you are charged with illegally possessing drugs in the state of Washington, how will a prosecutor prove that you in fact “possessed” the illegal drugs? It’s more complicated than you may think, and innocent people are sometimes charged with illegally possessing drugs that are not actually theirs. If you’re innocent – or even if [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Washington State’s Bail Laws

Anyone may be accused – even mistakenly – of committing a crime. We’ll discuss what everyone needs to know about being arrested, posting bail, and obtaining an attorney’s help in this state. If you are placed under arrest and accused of a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Washington, the first thing you [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can You Appeal A Sentence?

If a jury of your peers convicts you of committing a crime in the state of Washington, is that necessarily the end of the case? Can you appeal a conviction by a group of jurors? What if you accepted a guilty plea - can you appeal it? Keep reading - you are about to get [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Should A Jury Know Your Immigration Status? Washington State Says No

If you are placed on trial for a crime in the state of Washington, or if you're asked to testify at a trial, and you are in the United States without documentation, should a jury know your immigration status? A new and unique evidence rule in this state will make the details of someone's immigration [...]

By | December 16th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments