Monthly Archives: August 2019

Juvenile Court Procedure and Policy

When children commit crimes, whether it’s a simple allegation of shoplifting or a more serious charge of assault and battery, their cases are typically heard in juvenile court, where the emphasis is on counseling and rehabilitation versus hard time. The common belief is that juveniles still have a lot of time to mature and become… Continue Reading »

Shamefully Out-Foxed

As the saying goes – ‘what comes around goes around.’ And this concept was no better proven than this past weekend when a man in Kennewick, Washington ironically had his car stolen … while he himself was allegedly burglarizing a local business establishment. Now how do you like them apples? As the story goes, on… Continue Reading »

Defending Yourself Against a Criminal Charge

Each day in Court we come across defendants who presume they are capable of defending themselves without the assistance of legal counsel. Defending yourself against a criminal charge is no easy matter. You must understand the elements of the crime that you have been charged with and see what defenses you may have against the… Continue Reading »

Too Cool for School

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When might it be a crime to be a parent? Well, a Marysville dad recently found out the answer to that curious question; in short, being a ‘cool dad’ may not always be the best choice. So what happened to get pops in hot water? He let his 14 year old son drive his car.… Continue Reading »

Marijuana Laws Around the Country

The term “medical marijuana” refers to the use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. People who are terminally ill or suffer from painful or long-term symptoms associated with certain diseases, such as epilepsy, AIDS, glaucoma, and cancer, often request medical marijuana as a form of treatment and/or pain relief. As a general principle,… Continue Reading »

A Shoe on the Other Foot

In a touch of irony, a man who is entrusted to uphold the laws of our state, and keep our state’s citizens safe, was himself arrested over the weekend.  It happened in Des Moines where an off duty Renton Police Officer allegedly assaulted a woman who he claims was his ‘informant’.  He was said to be… Continue Reading »

Conviction be Gone with You

As most of us all know, Marijuana use is now legal in Washington State, with some minor limitations. This wasn’t always the case, obviously. In fact, prior to 2012, it was illegal to possess, sale or use Marijuana; the possession, sale and/or use of Marijuana could result in a criminal conviction. That has changed, and… Continue Reading »

Criminal Defense Strategies

A criminal defense strategy for your criminal prosecution will emerge as your criminal defense attorney finds out more about what the prosecutor plans to do in your case. If a prosecutor lays out a story that has the defendant at the scene of the crime, the defense attorney will probably ask questions that may lay… Continue Reading »