Monthly Archives: August 2014

Drunk Driver Pulled Over by 36 foot Motorhome

While the country discusses the troubling militarization of its police forces, drunk drivers in Washington should perhaps be worried about the recreational-ization of its State Patrol after a 28-year-old man was arrested by a lieutenant behind the wheel of a 36-foot motorhome Aug. 9.According to the Washington State Patrol, the lieutenant was driving the department’s… Continue Reading »

'Prior Offense' Definition Expanded

Earlier this year a major change in Washington State DUI law occurred. The bill responsible for the change was SB 6413, which drastically altered what can be considered a “prior offense” when it comes to DUI sentencing. Prior to this change, if you were arrested for a DUI your sentence generally was determined by the… Continue Reading »

NFL Looking at New Marijuana Policies

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as… Continue Reading »

Search Until Your Heart is Content

We at SQ Attorneys are often asked if case information can be looked up on-line. Well in Seattle Municipal Court, and the King County District Courts and Superior Courts the answer is a simple ‘yes’. Effective June 24, 2014, Seattle Municipal Court started its electronic filing program. A person can now look up case documents… Continue Reading »

Marijuana Sales Reach $3.8 million in First Month

During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday. Although licenses have been issued for about 40 stores, only 18 were selling pot in July, and 16 of them… Continue Reading »

The mad(d) consequences of DUI

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is spearheading legislative changes to increase penalties for drunk drivers. Since its founding in 1980, MADD has continued to raise awareness about drunk driving and has pushed through legislation to penalize drunk drivers. Since the founding of MADD, drunk driving deaths have been reduced by approximately half. However, it is… Continue Reading »

Former King County Sherrif’s Deputy Pleads Guilty

A veteran King County Sheriff’s deputy who helped his wife start a prostitution business, stole ammunition from the sheriff’s office and dabbled in a number of illegal drugs pleaded guilty to three felony charges Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors. A judge then sentenced Darrion Holiwell to one year plus one day in… Continue Reading »

Beware – DUI/ BUI Seafair Crackdown

August is upon us. The Blue Angels are in town. SeaFair is here. And that means another round of increased efforts to remove impaired folks from our roadways and our waterways in and around the Puget Sound region. People who choose to spend the weekend on our roadways and our waterways should be well aware… Continue Reading »