Monthly Archives: November 2019

When a CDL is at Stake – Lawyer Up

Many folks who transport commercial goods possess a commercial driver’s license (“CDL”). To have a CDL (like a regular old driver’s license) is a privilege, not a right. Like any privilege – whatever is giveth can be taketh away, and that principle holds true even for CDL’s. In Washington State a CDL can be suspended… Continue Reading »

Once Bitten, Once Charged

Sometimes a night of heavy drinking can lead to something other than a DUI, as one woman recently found out. She has been charged with assault … for biting her boyfriend’s penis and threatened him with a knife after she accused him of wanting to have sex with another woman. Ouch! Yikes! Dang! The alleged… Continue Reading »

2018 Amendments Impact Adimissibility

As if it weren’t already immensely difficult to get into Canada after being convicted of a DUI or Physical Control in Washington State, in 2018 the Canadians took it upon themselves to make it even more difficult. Last year Canada amended its criminal code to create more significant consequences for those convicted of DUI. The… Continue Reading »

A Search Gone Arigh

Both our State and U.S. constitutions allow for people to be protected from unlawful searches and seizures. This protection is found in the Fourth Amendment, which reads in part: “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated …”. Most… Continue Reading »