Monthly Archives: November 2017

Emphasis Patrols are Back

Although the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone … there are more holiday festivities right around the corner, as we all well know. And in conjunction with the holidays the Washington State Patrol has again increased its DUI patrols. It started this past weekend when the Impaired Driving Section of the Washington State Patrol (WSP)… Continue Reading »

HELP! Bail Me Out … Please

When a defendant gets arrested and is taken to jail, typically their first concern is how they can get out as quickly as possible. Several things must happen before a jail facility can release an individual from jail. The process typically involves a “booking” process and a bail hearing that determines whether the person arrested… Continue Reading »

Is The Drugalyzer Imminent?

Soon enough, Washington State may not just have breath testing for alcohol in DUI cases. Washington may eventually have testing for Marijuana too. This is so because there is a new ‘drugalyzer’ called the Dräger DrugTest 5000 that is being made and used in other jurisdictions around the country. Marijuana is now legal in approximately… Continue Reading »

Overview: Criminal Law

Today, we here at SQ Attorneys would like to provide an overview of what criminal law is? Criminal law refers to federal and state laws that make certain behavior illegal and punishable by imprisonment and fines. The American legal system is largely comprised of two different types of cases: civil and criminal. Civil cases are… Continue Reading »

Write it Down!

One of the first things we at SQ Attorneys have our clients do when they meet with us – do what the officer did – write everything about the incident down. This is so because criminal cases are routinely won or lost on details, details, and more details. Any and every detail may be the… Continue Reading »

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

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What is an insanity defense is, and how do courts determine whether a defendant falls within the parameters of being legally insane? A defendant charged with a crime, who is found to have been legally insane when he or she committed a crime may be found not guilty by reason of insanity. In some cases,… Continue Reading »

DUI = a Loss of License

As any seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer will tell you, it should come as no surprise that being cited for DUI in Washington State can impact one’s ability to drive. A Washington DUI can lead to a suspension, and even a revocation, of a person’s driving privilege. This is so even if the case is dismissed… Continue Reading »

Juvenile Law Procedure

The juvenile court system is different from the adult system in many ways. After committing an offense, juveniles are detained rather than arrested. Next, a petition is drawn up which outlines the jurisdiction authority of the juvenile court over the offense and detained individuals, gives notice for the reason for the court appearance, serves as… Continue Reading »

Domestic Violence Leave Law

An interesting fact for those charged with domestic violence – in Washington there is a law that allows alleged victims to take leave from work. It is called the Domestic Violence Leave law, RCW 46.76. In short, RCW 46.76 authorizes victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to take ‘reasonable’ leave from work to… Continue Reading »