Monthly Archives: May 2017

Drinking Boaters Beware

As with every year, when summer rolls in to town our waterways fill up. Boaters take to the water like ducks on a pond. In like kind, law enforcement agencies step up their crackdown on people boating while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  This year Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of law enforcement’s BUI targeting… Continue Reading »

A Change in Plans

Come August of this year holding an electronic device while behind the wheel (beyond just texting or holding a phone to your ear) will violate Washington law. This is so because Washington Governor Jay Inslee last week signed into law an act prohibiting holding an electronic device — including phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets… Continue Reading »

A Picture is Worth a 1K Words

In domestic violence cases it is immeasurably important to understand the full context of the parties’ relationship. The relationship itself often tells a story, and paints a picture of the actual situation giving rise as to why police were called in the first place. Rarely is it as simple as someone hit their loved one.… Continue Reading »

Noteless in Seattle

Last Thursday Senate Bill 5404 was signed into effect. Somehow common sense finally prevailed. The new law exempts sunblock from being classified as a medication and thus children are now permitted to use it at school and during school field trips; students finally no longer need a prescription from a doctor and a note from… Continue Reading »

Five Down to Four

Well that didn’t take long. Another law change in the DUI sector. In April, the Washington State legislature approved a measure that would make a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony in Washington state. Not too long ago the law was changed to make a fifth driving under the influence offense a felony… Continue Reading »