DUI if I use Marjuana?

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Last week the Washington state Supreme Court confirmed that Washington drivers can be cited for driving under the influence for driving while high on Marijuana. The ruling found Washington’s per se laws for Marijuana were not based on an arbitrary and vague standard for THC levels in the blood. The justices, however, did acknowledge that… Continue Reading »

Who can’t do Community Court?

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Seattle Community Court will now officially have one less participant, the chronic offender. As blogged about last week, the City Attorney made a formal request that the Seattle Municipal Court exclude chronic offenders from its community court track. On Monday, the seven judges that sit for the Seattle Municipal Court agreed to honor her request.… Continue Reading »

Do I Lose My Right to Vote as a Convicted Felon?

The United States constitution gives fundamental rights to all citizens of this great county. One of the fundamental rights of being an American citizen is getting your voice heard by voting to elect your representatives. But as of 2022 a little over six million citizens can not vote because of a felony conviction(s). One of… Continue Reading »

When Can an Officer Search My Vehicle?

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Law enforcement may ask to search your vehicle without a warrant even if they are not authorized to do so. That being said, a driver always have the right to say no, and illegal searches can be challenged later in court. However, if you consent to a search any evidence obtained may be used against… Continue Reading »

Punish or Rehabilitate?

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As Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison continues her efforts to crackdown on crime, it was announced last week that she made a formal request to the Seattle Municipal Court that her office be allowed to actually prosecute repeat offenders – as opposed to sending them to a community court.  Community Court was instituted as an… Continue Reading »

How Can I Get Arrested for Indecent Exposure?

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The law regarding indecent exposure differs greatly depending on the state that you live in. In Washington, it is considered indecent exposure when a person exposes his or her private parts in a public space, or in a place where other people are present. This can be an intentional exposure and sometimes even an accidental… Continue Reading »

Should the Seattle City Attorney have Cleared the Deck?

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Good news for some may mean bad news for others in Seattle. Whether it be good or bad depends on what side of the fence you are on. Good for those that had been facing a criminal charge for certain types of criminal behavior. Bad for those who were victimized by that criminal behavior. Say… Continue Reading »

What are the Laws Against Cocaine?

Cocaine is an illegal drug in each state, with separate charges for possession, sale, and trafficking. Washington cocaine laws are similar to those in other states. Simple possession can result in up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine as a maximum penalty. Defendants with relatively clean criminal records may qualify for a… Continue Reading »

Diversity for the Sake of Diversity?

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The WSP is fightin’ mad and fightin’ back. Recently the WSP criticized KING 5 for a story it ran on the station’s Facing Race platform. The story complains about a lack of diversity within WSP, as it is alleged that WSP is currently 86% white male. Curiously, however, the Stand for Truth station focused its… Continue Reading »

Can the Police Use Excessive Force?

Excessive force refers to situations where government officials are legally entitled to use force to exceed the minimum amount necessary to diffuse an incident or to protect themselves or others from harm. This can come up in different contexts, such as when handling prisoners or even during military operations. When it involves law enforcement, especially… Continue Reading »


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