Monthly Archives: March 2015

Limits on Over Charging

Pursuant to a recent Washington State, Court of Appeals, Division One case, State v. Rich, it is now clear that a DUI charge, in and of itself, does not mean that someone is also guilty of reckless endangerment; in short, there has to be some additional factor(s) to show that someone else’s life was put… Continue Reading »

Is it BS? Or is it BS?

In Washington State domestic violence cases, both Prosecutors and domestic violence advocates alike often tend to treat alleged victims as if they were suffering from batterer’s syndrome (“BS”). BS is a syndrome that is characterized by a relationship where the victim is manipulated by power, control and violence by a dominant and controlling partner. A DV… Continue Reading »

Washington State Joins Colorado in Fighting Anti-Pot Lawsuit

The state’s top legal official is formally urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma that challenges Colorado’s marijuana laws, saying it could threaten Washington state’s own fledgling system for regulating pot. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson made his arguments in a “friend of the court” brief filed on Friday.… Continue Reading »

Seattle Launches Pot-Prevention Effort Aimed at Teens

More than two years after Washington legalized marijuana, community groups in Seattle are launching a citywide effort aimed at preventing use of marijuana and other drugs by teens. The campaign, with support from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, aims to spread positive messages that most kids don’t use drugs or alcohol. The messages, which also… Continue Reading »

The Staged Evolution of DV

By now we are all familiar with what is considered domestic violence … domestic violence is defined as: (1) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (2) Sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (3)… Continue Reading »

Got DUI? Get Towed!

As most of us know, being convicted of DUI will result in punishment, sanctions and embarrassment. What many folks don’t know, however, is that simply being arrested for DUI can result in a penalty. Since the summer of 2011, Washington police officers making DUI arrests have been required to tow a person’s car from the… Continue Reading »

Illegal Pot Store Could Be Fined $1k a Day

A Parkland recreational marijuana store that’s flouting the county’s pot ban was served with a notice of violation on Wednesday. Owners of The Gallery received their state license last week and officially began selling marijuana on Sunday, despite a countywide ban on recreational marijuana sales. “Our intention is not to pick a fight with the… Continue Reading »

WA House Approves Marijuana Deal with Native American Tribes

The Washington state House of Representatives passed by a wide margin a bill to allow the state’s Native American tribes to formally participate in the state’s legalized marijuana business. The bill passed the House Thursday with bipartisan support in an 80-18 vote Thursday afternoon. It authorizes the governor’s office to negotiate compacts with tribal groups… Continue Reading »

Tagged 'DV'

We have written and talked about domestic violence in the past, but what is it … what is ‘domestic violence’? Some inquiring minds want to know. So we provide the following: Domestic violence is a situation that occurs between family members, people living together, or people in romantic relationships. It is not so much a… Continue Reading »