Monthly Archives: June 2021

Criminal Lawyer Expungement v. Vacation

A criminal record in Seattle can impact your ability to get work, housing, public benefits, financial aid for education, to drive, or to enjoy other rights or privileges, such as voting. You can apply to have the record of your conviction vacated or sealed. You must meet certain conditions set by Washington law. Remember, the… Continue Reading »

DUI Attorneys – A Circumstance not so Exigent

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Some interesting search and seizure case law came down last week.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that exigent circumstances does not always apply to a fleeing driver and an officer’s authority to invade the sanctity of one’s home.  The case arose from a police officer’s warrantless entry into a person’s garage after the officer heard… Continue Reading »

DUI Lawyer Explains the Basics of DUI Arrests

Upon a DUI stop and arrest, it is likely that the arresting officer transported you to jail.  Whether this is your first DUI or your third, we here at SQ Attorneys are sure you would rather not spend an extended time locked up. If you committed a felony, you’ll likely be there until your arraignment.… Continue Reading »

DUI Lawyers – DUI Tech Advancements

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Technology is always advancing. That truth is no different in the field of DUI defense. As has been the case since cars and alcohol/ drugs collided, technology to reduce drunken driving continues to evolve. What sometimes slows the progress down, however, is all the bureaucratic ‘red tape’. Notwithstanding the foregoing, earlier this month the Automotive… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer Seattle Criminal Cases

After an arrest in Washington state, what happens to you soon thereafter may depend on the seriousness of the crime. The State recognizes three general levels of crime and classifies them as: 1) felonies, 2) misdemeanors, and 3) gross misdemeanors. Felonies are the most serious crimes, and a statute must specifically designate the crime as… Continue Reading »

Criminal Attorneys – Justice Served?

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Late last month it became clear law enforcement has come up with a new (and perhaps controversial) way to deal with drivers who slow down to gawk at accidents – cite them for driving negligently. This is what they did to a woman they say held up traffic in order to take pictures and video… Continue Reading »

Shall I Fight My Traffic Ticket?

Thousands of traffic tickets are issued on a daily basis across the United States. The question that often times arises is whether it is really worth it to fight a traffic ticket? It’s certainly possible, but fighting traffic tickets can take a lot of time and effort and may not be worth it in the… Continue Reading »

Body Cams are the Rage

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Police accountability remains a very hot topic in-and-around the state and the country. One accountability method being pushed is body-worn cameras. However, one significant issue being raised is the costs of the devices. Many counties and municipalities simply can’t afford them. The Redmond City Council is weighing that very issue, as it ponders whether to… Continue Reading »

Washington Statute of Limitations

State and federal courts have time limits for either filing a civil complaint or formal criminal charges, which are intended to ensure the integrity of evidence and to prevent people from threatening lawsuits indefinitely. These time limits are called the “statutes of limitations” and typically differ by type of civil claim or criminal charge. In… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer – Addiction, Crime and KCDDC

A very good editorial opinion was posted in the Seattle Times on June 1, 2021 –  When crimes mix with addiction, drug court offers solutions. It was written by Judge Lum of the King County Superior Court, and Christina Mason, program manager for the King County Drug Court. The piece covered the convergence of State… Continue Reading »