Monthly Archives: November 2020
Let’s Go Back to Basics – DUI
Let’s go back to basics. The offense of driving under the influence, or DUI, typically relates to alcohol intoxication. Nevertheless, alcohol is just one of countless substances that can impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of drugs — including prescription medications as well as illegal drugs — can also… Continue Reading »
Halt those Trials!
As the pandemic rages on putting millions at risk, some courts in Washington are taking drastic measures. Case in point, on Friday, the King County Superior Court (“KCSC“) announced that it is halting all in-person jury trials as of today in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus. This policy isn’t going to be… Continue Reading »
How to Hire a DUI Lawyer?
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (D.U.I.), or any other drunk driving-related offense, you should seek the legal advice of a DUI lawyer. A good DUI lawyer can help minimize or avoid severe penalties and consequences often associated with DUI. Knowing when to contact or hire a DUI attorney can make… Continue Reading »
Intervention is the Name of the Game
In Seattle there is a pilot program entitled ‘Domestic Violence Intervention Program’. People ‘in the know’ call it ‘DVIP’. DVIP is a treatment program for defendants that have – or are facing – misdemeanor domestic violence related charges. The program incorporates the following features to help probationers, (1) court monitoring, (2) group and/or individual counseling,… Continue Reading »
Give me a ‘T’ for Terry
Many folks wonder aloud to SQ Attorneys – What in the pray tell is a “Terry stop”? To that end, here is the answer. In short, it is a police-civilian contact that involves the stop and limited detention of an individual. Such contacts are authorized under law for purposes of investigation; they occur when an… Continue Reading »
Juvenile Background Checks
When children commit crimes, whether it’s shoplifting or 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 functioning members of society, along with concerns that adult… Continue Reading »
Drinking and Driving as a Passenger
So you are excited about the election results and want to get drunk? You know better then to not want to drink and drive. But how about being a passenger in the car and downing a 40 oz while your designated driver takes you bar hopping during this pandemic? If you have a driver’s license,… Continue Reading »
No Place is Immune
In Washington state work release facilities serve as a bridge between a 24 hour a day jail sentence, and being allowed to have time to work and live in the community while serving court imposed confinement. Incarcerated people in work release programs focus on transition – inclusive of finding and retaining employment, doing treatment, reconnecting… Continue Reading »
What to look for in a DUI Lawyer?
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), or any other drunk driving-related offense, you should seek the legal advice of a DUI lawyer. A good DUI lawyer can help minimize or avoid severe penalties and consequences often associated with DUI. Knowing when to… Continue Reading »