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 »

Due Process and Drivers Licenses?

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The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment ensures that a person cannot be punished without proper legal proceedings, including notice and a hearing. That applies to the suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses, as well. However, there are certain circumstances in which your driver’s license can be suspended without a notice or hearing. The… Continue Reading »

Will Sexual Assault Filings Increase?

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Seattle sexual assault cases are being ordered to ‘speed up’. Mayor Bruce Harrell has officially ordered that all felony cases (with enough evidence) be assigned to detectives for follow up by the end of next month. This mandate comes on the heels of frustrated advocates demanding a deadline for stalled sexual assault investigations. The executive… Continue Reading »

Shall I Fight My Traffic Ticket?

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Every day, drivers in Washington State are pulled over for committing civil traffic infractions. The question that is often asked is whether it is worth fighting the ticket? To simply answer this question, it is probably in the driver’s best interest to contest the infraction in order to avoid the infraction going on your driving… Continue Reading »

Tighter Gun Restrictions Coming?

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California recently enacted sweeping gun control laws. Can Washington be far behind? As they say, time will tell. California’s new gun control laws will restrict access to weapons, and will create an avenue for private citizens to sue the gun industry via Assembly Bill 1594, which established a ‘firearm industry standard of conduct,’ and allows… Continue Reading »


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