Washington Hate Crimes

Washington law makes it a crime if you perform certain criminal acts against someone because of that person’s attributes or make-up (for example, the person’s race or religion). Hate crimes are serious felonies in Washington punishable by confinement in state prison for several years. If you are facing criminal charges under Washington or federal law, [...]

By |2022-10-05T02:23:25+00:00September 27th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Hate Crimes

Federal Law on Interstate Sale of Firearms

The federal laws of the U.S. make it a crime for people to sell firearms across state lines without a valid license to do so. A violation of these laws is a serious felony  punishable by several years in federal prison. If you or a loved one is facing federal or state firearm charges, please [...]

By |2022-08-10T02:55:51+00:00June 29th, 2022|Federal Crimes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Federal Law on Interstate Sale of Firearms

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 |2022-10-11T05:28:50+00:00July 26th, 2021|Drug Crimes, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drug Possession Now a Misdemeanor Under Washington Law

Pre-trial Release in Washington State

“Pre-trial release” occurs when someone arrested for a crime is released from jail while his/her trial is pending.  While issues relating to pre-trial release can sometimes be difficult to understand, it is critical that those charged with a crime know their rights when it comes to when they can be released from custody. Please know [...]

By |2022-10-11T05:42:45+00:00January 26th, 2021|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pre-trial Release in Washington State

Federal Misdemeanors

Our attorneys have provided information on Washington State misdemeanors as well as federal crimes. And, we’ve even discussed the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  But federal misdemeanors are a topic we’ve left uncovered – until now. The truth is that these crimes are regularly charged in Washington and our firm has long experience in defending these offenses. [...]

By |2022-10-13T04:49:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|Federal Crimes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Federal Misdemeanors

COMMON DRUG CRIMES IN WASHINGTON

Defendants can face many different drug crime charges in Washington State, from trafficking to possession and conspiracy. The criminal defense attorneys at Black Law have been defending people on drug charges since 2001. During this time, they can attest to the wide range of drug crime charges, but they’ve also seen – through experience – [...]

By |2022-10-25T23:52:53+00:00January 12th, 2018|Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on COMMON DRUG CRIMES IN WASHINGTON

Fourth Amendment Under Attack

The Fourth Amendment has been under attack during the last few decades, as the Supreme Court of the United States has sanctioned exception after exception to the warrant requirement. In United States v. Leon, the Supreme Court created the “good faith” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. Under the good faith exception, evidence seized [...]

By |2022-10-25T23:42:34+00:00September 18th, 2017|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fourth Amendment Under Attack
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