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13 10, 2021

Arson Under Washington Criminal Law

By |2021-10-13T22:52:45+00:00October 13th, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Arson Under Washington Criminal Law

People generally commit the crime of arson if they knowingly set something on fire or cause an explosion. The offense is a serious felony under Washington law. If you or a family member is facing an arson charge, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for help. What is the Crime [...]

1 10, 2021

Criminal Trespass in Washington

By |2021-10-01T18:04:22+00:00October 1st, 2021|Legal Terms/General Issues|Comments Off on Criminal Trespass in Washington

Criminal trespass under Washington law is an offense where a person enters or remains in a building or other premises without permission or authority. The crime can lead to severe penalties including fines and a jail term of up to one year. If you or a loved one is facing a trespass charge, contact an [...]

31 08, 2021

What to Do When Facing Both a Domestic Violence Charge and a Domestic Violence Protection Order

By |2021-10-13T22:49:41+00:00August 31st, 2021|Domestic Violence, Legal Terms/General Issues, Protection Orders|Comments Off on What to Do When Facing Both a Domestic Violence Charge and a Domestic Violence Protection Order

When a person is accused of committing a Washington domestic violence crime, the accuser or the alleged victim often files a petition for a domestic violence protection order (DVPO). If granted, the order prohibits the accused from having any contact with the alleged victim. If you are facing both a domestic violence charge and a [...]

19 08, 2021

Washington and Federal Law on Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion

By |2021-10-13T22:49:31+00:00August 19th, 2021|Federal Crimes, Financial, White Collar/Fraud|Comments Off on Washington and Federal Law on Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion

People can commit the offenses of tax fraud and tax evasion in a variety of different ways. In general, though, people commit these crimes when they purposely avoid or underpay their taxes and thereby avoid their tax responsibilities. Both offenses are considered serious white-collar crimes in Washington. If you or a loved one are facing [...]

26 07, 2021

Drug Possession Now a Misdemeanor Under Washington Law

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 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 [...]

12 05, 2021

Washington’s Child Pornography Laws

By |2021-08-07T17:44:26+00:00May 12th, 2021|Sex Crimes|Comments Off on Washington’s Child Pornography Laws

Washington law makes it a crime for a person to both view and possess child pornography. A child pornography conviction is a felony offense that can be punished by over a year in state prison. If you or someone you know is facing a child pornography charge, it is critical to contact an experienced criminal [...]

12 05, 2021

Federal Law on Child Pornography

By |2021-08-07T17:47:36+00:00May 12th, 2021|Federal Crimes|Comments Off on Federal Law on Child Pornography

Images and depictions of child pornography are not considered protected forms of free speech under the U.S. Constitution. This means they are illegal under both state and federal laws. Federal charges involving child pornography are quite severe and prosecutors often try to punish offenders under the full extent of the law. If you or a [...]

3 03, 2021

Making Statements to Law Enforcement

By |2021-08-09T23:00:50+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Legal Terms/General Issues|Comments Off on Making Statements to Law Enforcement

A person suspected or accused of a crime could choose to try to talk to law enforcement in a criminal case. While a request for a statement could come from police or a prosecutor, a suspect, potential suspect, or accused criminal defendant should never agree to it. Rather, the party should contact a criminal defense [...]

26 01, 2021

Pre-trial Release in Washington State

By |2021-08-12T21:54:13+00:00January 26th, 2021|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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 [...]

13 11, 2020

What is a Drug DUI in Washington?

By |2021-08-13T17:58:03+00:00November 13th, 2020|Drug Crimes|Comments Off on What is a Drug DUI in Washington?

Most people know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime under Washington law. It is also an offense, though, for a motorist to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs (e.g., marijuana or cocaine). Prosecutors treat drug DUI charges quite seriously. This means it is critical for a person charged [...]

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