Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fall UW Applicants Beware

Fall is not just the start of the football season. It is also the start of a new school year, and applicants are always excited to find out if they made it into their favorite school for the fall semester. Some prospective University of Washington students may not be so happy to find out, however,… Continue Reading »

Emphasis Patrols Abound

Will the extra patrols ever end? The answer is clearly … “no”; they are here to stay. King County law enforcement is yet again putting extra officers on the road until September 2, 2013. The current emphasis patrol is entitled, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’. This is a national campaign conducted by the National… Continue Reading »

WA Supreme Court Rules Counties Can Be Liable

Washington’s Supreme Court says cities, counties and utility companies can be liable when faulty road design leads to injuries in car crashes – even when the driver is drunk. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the justices overturned a lower court’s decision in a case involving a crash near Anacortes. There, two people who had been… Continue Reading »

Seattle set to Eradicate "Conviction" Stigma

On November 1, 2013 Employers in Seattle must commence following new rules for use of conviction and arrest records for jobs posted within the city limits of Seattle. SMC Ordinance 14.17 institutes the following rules and regulations for jobs not involving unsupervised access to children under the age of 16, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults:… Continue Reading »

Don't Drive Distracted … Police are on the Hunt

As many Washingtonians are now aware, folks driving in Washington state are prohibited from texting or talking on cellphones without the use of a hands-free device. The fine for violating Washington’s distracted driver law is $124. Teens with intermediate driver’s licenses or learning permits may not use any wireless device at all while driving, unless,… Continue Reading »

Measures and Amendments … Our ever Changing Legal Landscape

On July 28, 2013 new Washington laws related to wrongful convictions and alcohol sales took effect. Wrongfully convicted persons can now be compensated for their tragic ordeal and certain businesses are now permitted easier access to liquor sales and service. The new laws pertaining to wrongful convictions allow people wrongfully convicted of a crime to… Continue Reading »