Monthly Archives: October 2015

Multi-Language DV Awareness Campaign Initiated

And … the crackdown on domestic violence related crimes continues in Seattle. On October 22, 2015 the Seattle City Mayor’s Office joined Clear Channel Outdoor and the Multi-lingual Access Project to unveil a campaign (in five languages, no less —English, Spanish, Amharic, Vietnamese and Somali) to combat domestic violence in Seattle. The intent of the… Continue Reading »

A Multitude of Ways, Not Just One

Undoubtedly, Washington State drivers are aware of the legal limits for alcohol (.08) and Marijuana (5.00)  above which driving is illegal. What many folks probably don’t know, however, is that a person can be charged and convicted of DUI regardless of whether there is a breath or blood test result, and even if there is… Continue Reading »

Why no Dismissal?

People charged with domestic violence related crimes often don’t understand why their case is not NCF’d (no complaint filed) or summarily dismissed if the alleged victim is not ‘on board’ with prosecution. In other words, if the alleged victim does not want the case to move forward, and has expressly told the prosecution the same, why… Continue Reading »

DVPT … what the heck is it?

Many folks we meet with for domestic violence related crimes ask, ‘what is this Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment (‘DVPT’) program the prosecutor keeps talking about?’ Well, in Washington State if a person gets convicted at trial for a domestic violence related crime, that person will most likely be required to attend and complete a certified… Continue Reading »