Monthly Archives: January 2021

Defending Yourself in Court

Often times, we here at SQ Attorneys are faced with a potential client who is interested in representing him or herself. 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 various… Continue Reading »

All the Rage

As the pandemic rages on in King County, so too do some types of crimes. Case in point – Car-jackings. They are up 40% in King County. Unfortunately, with this type of crime, violence is often involved. For example – last Saturday, shots were fired during an attempted carjacking and on Tuesday a man in… Continue Reading »

Fighting a Speeding Ticket

Essentially, each and every state has three different types of speed limits. These are called “absolute,” “presumed,” and “basic” speed limits. In order for you to put up the best defense possible if you want to challenge your speeding ticket, it is important for you to know which one you were cited with. Many people… Continue Reading »

To Release or Not – a Judge’s Dilemma

Recently, a King County Court Judge released a suspect who allegedly admitted to being responsible for vandalizing a Starbucks coffee shop on President Biden’s inauguration night. The man allegedly admitted that he smashed windows and entered the Starbucks so as to earn the trust of the others in his group. The King County Prosecutor’s Office… Continue Reading »

Coco Cocaine

Cocaine is an illegal drug in all states, with separate charges for possession, sale, and trafficking. Washington cocaine laws are similar to those in other states. Simple possession can result in up to five (5) years in prison and a $10,000 fine and is generally a class C felony offense. Defendants with relatively clean criminal… Continue Reading »

Sticks and Stones?

Are hate crimes on the rise in King County? In 2020, the King County Prosecutor’s Office filed 56 hate crime cases. That was 17 more than 2019 and 26 more than 2018. And – unfortunately – it didn’t take long for 2021’s first hate crime to be filed in the county. On Wednesday, the King… Continue Reading »

Records, Records, Records

Many times over the past several years people have asked SQ Attorneys how they can access their King County court records. The answer is that the Court Clerk is the custodian of records for King County Superior and King County District Courts. The clerk is ultimately responsible for maintaining the records indefinitely, some records even… Continue Reading »