Monthly Archives: August 2022

How Do I Pay My Lawyer?

Lawyers have several types of fee arrangements that can be negotiated and depending on the fee arrangement, it could have a significant impact on how much you will pay for their services. Legal fees depend on several factors, including the amount of time spent on your problem; the lawyer’s ability, experience, and reputation; the novelty… Continue Reading »

Sealing of Criminal Records?

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Criminal records, at least in California, may soon be a bit harder to locate. Why? Because California is in the throws of possibly passing what proponents say could be the most sweeping law to seal criminal records in the country. All that is left is for the State’s governor to sign it into law. The… Continue Reading »

How Do I Create a Defense Strategy?

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A strategy for your criminal prosecution will be developed as your criminal defense attorney finds out more about what the prosecutor plans to do in your case. If a prosecutor lays out a story that has the defendant at the scene of the crime, the defense attorney will probably ask questions that may lay out… Continue Reading »

Golf Cart and DUI?

Any vehicle that has a motor is considered a ‘motor vehicle’ for DUI purposes. RCW 46.04.670 defines what a motor vehicle is in Washington State. It reads: “’Vehicle’ includes every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or… Continue Reading »

Can I Represent Myself in Court?

In most situations, it is not advisable to represent yourself when faced with a criminal charge. On the other hand, for smaller civil trials, self-representation can be effective and cheap. If you plan on going to small claims court, self-representation is very common, and this is the easiest type of trial to go through alone.… Continue Reading »

Yes, you do have a right to protect your property and possibly even use force to do so, but you must be careful in taking such action. The legal term for this right is ‘stand your ground’ and essentially it means there is no duty to retreat – if a person is being attacked in… Continue Reading »