Monthly Archives: February 2015

Oh the Monetary Pain of it All

As our Washington law makers see it, if you get caught driving under the influence you are putting yourself, others and even property at risk, so the measly ticket itself is not the only price you should pay. In addition to jail time and a hefty fine, drivers who receive a DUI will be saddled… Continue Reading »

Domestic Violence is: FRONT AND CENTER

It is clear that domestic violence now-a-days is a real live wire, a real hot button. Some would even say we as a nation have seemingly moved beyond the need for a stereotypical victim; the need for bruising and blood, and a horrifying cry for help emblazoned on a 911 tape for all to hear.… Continue Reading »

Senate Passes Bill to Oberhaul Medical Marijuana Industry

A measure seeking to reconcile Washington state’s medical marijuana industry with its heavily taxed recreational sector passed the Washington state Senate on Friday. Senate Bill 5052 passed on a bipartisan 36-11 vote and now heads to the House for consideration. It is one of several measures brought forth by lawmakers this year after efforts to… Continue Reading »

Assessments Equal Public Records

Anytime someone is convicted of a DUI or a charge that is reduced from a DUI in Washington State they are put on probation with the court for a period that is ‘up to’ five years. Probationary conditions can consist of many things. For example, the court will order that the person commit no criminal… Continue Reading »

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate. Senate Bill 5012 received unanimous support Wednesday in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration. The measure authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as an agricultural activity in the state. It also directs Washington… Continue Reading »

DUI's, Kids and CPS

Recently we at SQ Attorneys have had a few DUI cases involving child passengers.  As we all know by now, a DUI conviction in the State of Washington can … by itself … without any passengers (young or old) … have grave consequences.  Add a passenger or two and the consequences can, and will, go… Continue Reading »

State Looks To Share Marijuana Taxes

Washington state legalized marijuana more than two years ago, but in much of the state, there’s still no place to get the sanctioned stuff: More than 100 cities and counties have banned pot businesses, making it tough to undermine the black market. Lawmakers think they have at least a partial solution: paying the locals to… Continue Reading »