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23 11, 2022

Making and Distributing Fake Drugs in Washington

By |2022-11-23T17:19:49+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Drug Crimes|Comments Off on Making and Distributing Fake Drugs in Washington

It is a drug crime under Washington law if you manufacture or distribute an imitation controlled substance. The offense is a serious felony punishable by a state prison term of up to five years. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Washington, please contact a skilled criminal defense attorney [...]

16 11, 2022

Harassment in Washington State

By |2022-11-16T21:54:22+00:00November 16th, 2022|Domestic Violence, Protection Orders, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Harassment in Washington State

Under Washington law, you commit the crime of harassment if you threaten someone else and the other person is placed in reasonable fear because of the threat. Harassment is a serious criminal offense that can result in a jail or state prison sentence. Please contact a criminal defense attorney now if you or a loved [...]

10 11, 2022

Can Driving Drunk in Washington Result in a Federal Offense?

By |2022-11-10T20:01:05+00:00November 10th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Can Driving Drunk in Washington Result in a Federal Offense?

It can. The most common way in which a DUI in Washington can result in a federal offense is if you were driving under the influence on federal property (for example, a U.S. military installation). A DUI under federal law is most often charged as a misdemeanor and can result in time in federal prison. [...]

2 11, 2022

Organized Retail Theft in Washington

By |2022-11-03T22:07:04+00:00November 2nd, 2022|Theft|Comments Off on Organized Retail Theft in Washington

Washington’s organized retail theft law makes it a crime for you to steal property from an establishment and do so while working with another person. The crime is a serious felony offense that can result in 10 years in state prison. Please contact a criminal defense attorney now if you are facing charges of a [...]

30 10, 2022

What is a Federal Crime?

By |2022-10-30T19:46:20+00:00October 30th, 2022|Federal Crimes, White Collar/Fraud|Comments Off on What is a Federal Crime?

Many criminal defense firms state that they represent clients on federal charges, but few have the experience and focus on federal criminal defense that Black & Askerov does. People charged with a crime should know that criminal offenses can be categorized as federal offenses and state offenses, and should ensure that they hire a lawyer [...]

27 10, 2022

Controlled Substances Homicide in Washington

By |2022-10-30T19:16:57+00:00October 27th, 2022|Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Controlled Substances Homicide in Washington

Under Washington law, you commit the crime of controlled substances homicide if you unlawfully deliver a controlled substance to a person, and he/she dies after using it. The offense is a serious felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) that can result in up to 10 years in state prison. Please contact a skilled criminal defense [...]

20 10, 2022

Forged Prescription for a Controlled Substance Under Washington Law

By |2022-10-30T19:15:06+00:00October 20th, 2022|Drug Crimes|Comments Off on Forged Prescription for a Controlled Substance Under Washington Law

Washington law makes it a crime for any person to forge a prescription for a controlled substance. Prosecutors file the offense as a felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) and a conviction could result in up to two years in prison. Please contact a skilled criminal defense attorney now if you are facing any type [...]

12 10, 2022

When is Murder a Federal Offense?

By |2022-10-13T04:05:53+00:00October 12th, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on When is Murder a Federal Offense?

While the crime of murder is typically charged at the state level, there are certain cases where it is charged under the federal laws of the U.S. An example is when a federal judge is killed. If a federal crime, murder can lead to decades in federal prison and even the death penalty. Please consult [...]

6 10, 2022

Washington Law and Prescription Drug DUI

By |2022-10-11T04:47:42+00:00October 6th, 2022|DUI Defense|Comments Off on Washington Law and Prescription Drug DUI

“Prescription drug DUI” refers to the crime in Washington where you drive or operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of a prescription medication (for example, Xanax or Vicodin). This form of DUI is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail. If you were arrested for DUI, please contact a [...]

27 09, 2022

Washington Hate Crimes

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

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