Monthly Archives: August 2021

Criminal Lawyers – Indepedent Review a Must

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As SQ Attorneys has previous noted in blog posts, the Washington State Toxicology Lab has had some issues with onsite contamination over the past several years. The lab does blood testing for the entire State of Washington. The lab’s work is relied upon by prosecutors in the processing of their DUI cases and other drug… Continue Reading »

Criminal Attorneys – Commutation is All the Rage

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A week ago, Governor Jay Inslee commuted the sentences of more than 125 people on community supervision. The Governor’s actions related to folks whose drug convictions were previously deemed unconstitutional by the Blake ruling, which was handed down in February by our State Supreme Court. In Blake, the court overturned Washington’s felony drug possession statute.… Continue Reading »

DV Lawyer – Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

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Generally, when a defendant has been prosecuted for a crime, she has the Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses who testify against her. In other words, a Defendant gets to question the prosecution’s witnesses on the stand, before the trier of fact – the jury. The idea is to ensure that the trier of fact… Continue Reading »

DUI Lawyer – A New Bill in the Making?

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An infrastructure bill awaiting a pivotal vote in the US Senate would require new cars to have technology to detect drunk drivers. Backers of the bill claim the anti-drunken driving provisions would drastically reduce the number of automotive deaths that occur on our U.S. roadways. The provisions of the proposed bill order NHTSA to study… Continue Reading »

Traffic Lawyers – Distracted Driving

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Over the next two weeks law enforcement officers are going to spend extra time focused on looking for distracted drivers. The emphasis patrols started the week of July 28th and will run through the first week of August. This emphasis is part of the uniquely named Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law, passed in… Continue Reading »