Drug Possession Now a Misdemeanor Under Washington Law

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a measure that significantly changes the state’s approach to drug possession. The Gov. signed the law after the Washington Supreme Court struck down Washington's previous possession law as unconstitutional. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is critical to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney [...]

By |2021-08-07T17:41:24+00:00July 26th, 2021|Drug Crimes, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drug Possession Now a Misdemeanor Under Washington Law

Washington Supreme Court to Decide Important Immigrant Rights Case

In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Padilla v. Kentucky, that a criminal defense attorney’s failure to advise a non-citizen client of the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction amounts to ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The change in law effected by Padilla [...]

By |2021-09-20T18:12:33+00:00September 18th, 2017|Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief, News|Comments Off on Washington Supreme Court to Decide Important Immigrant Rights Case

Changes in DUI Washington DUI Laws

Almost every year, the Washington State Legislature makes changes to the Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) statutes to make the consequences of a DUI even more severe. Currently, a first-time DUI conviction results in a mandatory one-day jail sentence (the judge has discretion to impose a sentence of up to 364 in jail) and five [...]

By |2021-06-08T00:35:58+00:00September 12th, 2017|DUI Defense, News|Comments Off on Changes in DUI Washington DUI Laws
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