Yearly Archives: 2010


In today’s society there is a growing problem of people driving while under the influence of alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired driving contributed to approximately 13,000 deaths last year nationwide. There are many ways of punishing drunk drivers, such as fines, loss of license, and even jail time; but many… Continue Reading »

Fighting to Maintain the Integrity of Our Criminal Justice System

Seattle DUI attorneys and Seattle criminal defense lawyers alike spend their careers defending those individuals accused of committing crime in Washington State. It is a tough job – battling the government and protecting the principles of our constitution, both state and federal. Generally the odds are not in a defendant’s favor. Sometimes even the innocent… Continue Reading »

Say No To Drugs!

Drug offenses come in many varieties with one common factor, the penalties for a conviction are severe and may result in lengthy prison sentences and fines. An aggressive Seattle Criminal lawyer is necessary. The Washington criminal attorneys at SQ Attorneys are trained to effectively fight any drug case that you may be faced with. Drug… Continue Reading »

Bigger Penalties come 2011 – Make Room for those Emergency Vehicles

On January 1, 2011, Washington State’s new “Emergency Zone Law” goes into affect. This new law builds upon the “Move Over Law” (effective 2007), and authorizes the imposition of hefty penalties for drivers who: (1) speed past emergency vehicles stopped on Washington State roadways and/or (2) fail to give first-responders more room on Washington State… Continue Reading »

The Facts Behind Domestic Violence

It is imperative for anyone accused of domestic violence to have a basic understanding of domestic violence law, including how a prosecutor attempts to prove domestic violence; punishments for domestic violence; and defenses to domestic violence allegations. When faced with a domestic violence accusation, call the Seattle criminal attorneys at SQ Attorneys to protect your… Continue Reading »

DUI's on the Increase

DUI prosecutions in Seattle, Everett and Tacoma are on the rise; DUI numbers seem to be increasing each and every year. DUI laws are tougher than ever and prosecutors and law enforcement agencies are taking a “zero-tolerance” policy to drunk driving. Special DUI enforcement units have even been (and are continuing to be) created all… Continue Reading »

DUI?? What do I do?

If a police officer suspects you may be driving under the influence, you will be pulled over. Would you know what to say and do? As many car owners know, simply being pulled over may very well be a nerve-wracking experience. Just like the officer is simply doing his work and adhering to standard protocol,… Continue Reading »

The Harsh Realities of Being on Probation

When a person is convicted of either a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor in Washington State he is generally put on probation with the court. The probationary period can be up to two – five years depending on the type of crime alleged. For example, a conviction for theft usually carries with it a two year… Continue Reading »

No Contact Means NO CONTACT!

A “no contact order” means that the defendant is precluded from having any contact and or communication with the victim or the person under the protection of the no contact order. This includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages or messages delivered through a third party. If faced with a criminal charge… Continue Reading »

The Complexity of Complicity

RCW 9A.08.020 is Washington State’s complicity statute. Under RCW 9A.08.020 a person is “complicit” – and thus guilty of a crime – if he is an “accomplice” of a person that commits a crime. A person is an “accomplice” if, with knowledge that he is promoting or facilitating the commission of a crime, he aids… Continue Reading »