Monthly Archives: November 2013

Who is a Family or Household Member?

In Washington State Domestic violence includes: (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member… Continue Reading »

2013 Holiday DUI Patrols Right Around the Corner

Last year between November 21, 2012 – January 1, 2013 a total of 795 people were arrested in King County during what has now become a yearly DUI enforcement campaign. During that same period last year, a total of 3,446 people were arrested statewide during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign (hereinafter,… Continue Reading »

A Pot Ban in Certain Communities? Is that Legal?

Can local Washington governments ban pot businesses hoping to participate in a legal marijuana market in Washington state? That is exactly what some Washington attorneys are now tasked with trying to figure out. Recently, the Washington Liquor Control Board (“WLCB”) inquired as to whether state law prohibits local governments from banning producers, processors or retailers… Continue Reading »

Conduct Unbecoming? Everett Police Say So …

The City of Everett defines Lewd Conduct in Sec. 10.24.020 of the Everett Municipal Code. Section 10.24.020 reads, in part: A person is guilty of lewd conduct in Everett if he or she intentionally performs any lewd act in a public place or under circumstances where such act is likely to be observed by any… Continue Reading »