Monthly Archives: May 2018

Aggravating … to Say the Least

SQ Attorneys

When meeting with any potential DUI client, we at SQ Attorneys make it our practice to inquire about whether there was a passenger(s) in the car. It isn’t uncommon that initially folks seem a bit miffed by the question, but get it after it is learned that having a passenger in the car is considered an ‘aggravating’ factor that… Continue Reading »

Rental Cars and Privacy

One thing about folks in the US, we all cherish our constitutional rights. One constitutional principle we particularly hold onto tightly, is our right to be free from unlawful government searches and seizures. As a nation, we all seem to understand that we need a governmental body, but we also want it to be as… Continue Reading »


What is embezzlement? Good question. It can be said that embezzlement is theft, but theft isn’t necessarily embezzlement. By its very nature, embezzlement involves a breach of inherent trust, a general theft doesn’t. The term “embezzlement” simply refers to a particular type of theft. It is a theft involving an individual who is in a… Continue Reading »

An Assault That Wasn’t?

What warrants the police and/or a prosecutor to pursue an arrest or a criminal charge? Apparently that is a good question; it is amazing how seemingly arbitrary and discretionary it all can be. Case in point, the recent physical altercation at the Pacific Fishermen Yard outdoor event celebrating the new Nordic Museum. During the celebration,… Continue Reading »

Bad Intention

It is, of course, never a good idea to knowingly or intentionally hit and run other cars, property or people. In fact, it is a crime that carries with it stiff penalties, including jail time, fines and a possible loss of privilege to drive. But committing a hit and run to ‘get out of work’?… Continue Reading »