Monthly Archives: June 2024

Gun Violence Reduced by GVRU?

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  As is well known by now, gun violence has been a hot topic for several years. Last year, in response to a perceived increase in gun violence, the Seattle Police Department formed a community violence task force to target people responsible for gun violence – the Gun Violence Reduction Unit (“GVRU“). The task force… Continue Reading »

Can I Get An Attorney for Free?

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Even though most people know that a defendant in a criminal case has the right to an attorney, there might be some misconceptions as to whether everyone has the right to free legal help. Especially with limited funding for legal resources, it is important to know whether you can obtain no-cost or low-cost legal representation… Continue Reading »

Appearing in Court?

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  Since the pandemic, video court has become commonplace. Many courts use systems like Zoom or WebEx to conduct court hearings. With this phenomenon, folks have the ability to pretty much be anywhere on earth yet still appear for their hearing. Unfortunately, some court attendees forget that where they are, and how they appear, may… Continue Reading »

Is a Therapist Required to Report My Crime?

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Mental health professionals typically have a duty to maintain doctor patient confidentiality with their clients under HIPAA. This confidentiality covers “privileged communications,” which are discussions between two individuals that involve confidential information. State laws generally recognize a doctor-patient privilege, and this extends to psychotherapists as well. Therefore, in most cases, what you talk about in… Continue Reading »