Criminal Lawyer – Cocaine Possession in Washington

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

Does WSP have a Diversity Issue?

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A Seattle Times editorial came out this week regarding diversity issues within the ranks of the Washington State Patrol (the “WSP”). The editorial, in short, postulated that the WSP needs to be more diverse, and that the diversity problems of the WSP stem from the psychological exam given to candidates. According to the editorial piece,… Continue Reading »

Criminal Lawyer – Is Corporal Punishment Allowed in Washington?

Often times, we here at SQ Attorneys may receive a phone call from a parent inquiring about whether corporal punishment is allowed in Washington. Corporal punishment refers to the use of physical force — such as slapping, spanking, or hitting — as a means of discipline. Many states still allow public school teachers and administrators… Continue Reading »

How do I get a Police Report?

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As we meet with new clients each and every day, we at SQ Attorneys hear a common question: “How do I get a copy of my incident report?”  Well the answer is actually quite simple.  To obtain a copy of a police report, one need only contact the law enforcement agency that responded to the… Continue Reading »

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 »

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