Monthly Archives: March 2010

Avoid a “blow and go” – Don’t get a DUI in Washington State

Washington State Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) laws are constantly in a state of change. Over the past dozen years the Washington State Legislature has made a significant effort to crack down on drivers who operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol, drugs and/or the combination of both alcohol and drugs. From lowering the blood… Continue Reading »

Want to get your DUI dismissed?

Under Washington State law, individuals who are alcohol dependent and suffer from an alcohol and/or drug addiction can petition a court for a dismissal of their pending DUI charge by way of something called a “Deferred Prosecution”. Although this may appear to be an appealing option there are several stringent conditions that are placed upon… Continue Reading »

Don’t be a “Wreck” when fighting a “Reck”

No matter the circumstances you may find yourself in, the best approach to take when charged for Reckless Driving in Renton, Washington (or anywhere else in the greater Puget Sound region for that matter) is to contact a respected Western Washington criminal defense attorney. A Western Washington criminal defense attorney who has knowledge of not… Continue Reading »

Washington State Marijuana Arrests/ Convictions – Avoid Being “Stoned” by the Government

Being arrested, cited, charged and/or convicted of a crime involving Marijuana in Washington State may be a much bigger deal than one might imagine. This is so even though many of our state governmental agencies claim they are de-emphasizing their pursuit of marijuana possession arrests and convictions. Don’t be fooled, the majority of Washington State… Continue Reading »


Yes, its true! Washington state has laws which continuously crack down on boating while under the influence. Boating and drinking has become a heightened point of emphasis for law enforcement all across the Puget Sound and Western Washington area. Although much of this crack down, has typically been during the summer months, you are always… Continue Reading »

Crimes of Dishonesty — you CAN overcome the stigma with a little help

Being charged with a property crime in Washington (such as Theft or Possession of Stolen Property) is embarrassing and has the possibility of significantly impacting a person’s personal and professional life. This is so because these types of crimes are considered “crimes of dishonesty”.  At SQ Attorneys we have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds through continuous,… Continue Reading »

Juvenile charges

Being an adolescent is a time of growing, experiencing and learning – we have all been there, through the good and the bad. So it goes without saying that kids under the age of 18 can make poor, immature decisions; decisions that can often result in criminal charges being filed against them, decisions that can… Continue Reading »

The In's and Out's of Washington Domestic Violence Law

Washington State domestic violence charges can be charged as felonies, gross misdemeanors or misdemeanors.  A person charged with a Washington felony can serve significant time in “prison” and be put on “parole”, whereas an individual charged with a Washington gross misdemeanor, or a misdemeanor may serve significant time in “jail” and be put on “probation”. … Continue Reading »

Charged with a Sex Offense?

A conviction for a sex offense in Washington state could result in a life sentence, or the requirement of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Additionally, you could lose your job, your family and friends and many other things that are important to you. That is why it… Continue Reading »