Monthly Archives: September 2021

Criminal Lawyer – What is a Cyber Crime?

The state laws in the United States identify a number of different crimes that can be committed with a computer or by those that have access to a network. Computer crimes may include hacking into a secure network to steal credit card numbers or damaging a computer system with a denial-of-service attack. Laws concerning computer… Continue Reading »

Who can get Arrested?

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Like so many other types of crimes, a DUI suspect does not have to actually be witnessed committing a crime. In other words, officers can act on a tip(s), as was the case last week when Seattle police arrested a man after he careened into several other vehicles and ended up in a Belltown storefront… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer – What is Credit Card Fraud?

Credit card fraud law establishes criminal penalties for the deceptive or unauthorized use of another person’s credit card account in an attempt to steal money, goods, or services. Washington state has several criminal laws that relate to credit and debit card fraud. Essentially these crimes fall into two categories. The first category relates to crimes… Continue Reading »

Why Clemency?

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Recently it was reported that President Joe Biden is looking into clemency for certain non-violent prisoners. What is clemency? Clemency is the process by which a president, governor or administrative board may reduce a defendant’s sentence or grant a pardon. In effect, clemency lessens the severity of a prisoner’s punishment. In January, the Department of… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer – Is Corporal Punishment allowed ?

Corporal punishment refers to the use of physical force (i.e. slapping, spanking, or hitting) as a means of discipline. Many states still allow public school teachers and administrators to use corporal punishment. In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the legality of disciplinary corporal punishment in public schools. Corporal punishment means intentionally causing physical pain… Continue Reading »

DUI Lawyers – Is it Easy to Get Arrested for DUI

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According to RCW 46.61.502, the elements of a DUI in Washington State are: (1) driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug (a) and the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher; or (b) the person has, within two hours after driving, a THC… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyers – How Do You get Caught for Hit & Run?

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Washington State Hit and Run penalties can be found under RCW 46.52.020. The short and skinny of our hit and run law(s)? If you hit someone or something, and you don’t stop and leave some very specific information, you are committing a crime. What level of crime depends on the facts of the individual case… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer – Abuse of a Child

Child abuse is a serious crime in all 50 states, including Washington. In Washington, child abuse, neglect, and abandonment fall under the general chapter of “criminal mistreatment” in the state’s criminal code. It’s important to note, however, that child abuse is also addressed in the state’s domestic relations title. As in most other states, Washington… Continue Reading »