Monthly Archives: March 2021

Constitutional Rights Seemingly Expanded

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Last week the United States Supreme Court expanded our federal constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. The esteemed court ruled that a person shot by an officer may sue the police, even if that person was able to drive away before being detained. The seminal issue was whether the police used ‘physical force’ to… Continue Reading »

The Receipt will Set You Free

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It was a long time coming, but with some extended perseverance a Michigan man got himself another opportunity to prove his innocence. He has since sued the Hertz Rental Company because they failed to produce the very evidence that would have proved his innocence and kept him out of prison. Due to that lack of… Continue Reading »

Wait, There is an Exception?!

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When bad luck hits, it can really take the wind out of your sails. There is no better example of that than what a 21 year old Ferndale man recently endured – 3 DUI arrests over a 4 day period in Skagit and Whatcom Counties. It started with a March 8th DUI arrest in Whatcom… Continue Reading »

SMC Expands its Caseload

Where once Seattle Municipal Court (‘SMC’) lagged behind on having virtual hearings, it is now taking the lead and doing almost all of its hearings remotely. While most courts use the Zoom platform, SMC handles its virtual courtrooms via WebEx. To accommodate those who don’t have adequate technology, SMC is permitting people to participate by… Continue Reading »

You’ve Been Cheetoed!

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Straight from the pages of the Wild and the Whacky – A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma is now sitting in jail because she had Cheeto residue on her teeth that linked her to an attempted home burglary. What were the facts? Well, apparently on February 26th patrol officers were dispatched to reports of a person… Continue Reading »