Tag Archives: Bellevue Criminal Attorneys

A first time DUI in Washington State is considered a gross misdemeanor, not a felony. A Washington DUI carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. In all cases where a conviction is entered, there is a mandatory minimum sentence, which a judge is required to impose and cannot reduce. Continue Reading »

If you a person loses her license because of a DUI conviction or because of a Washington State Department of Licensing suspension, the Washington state ignition interlock lock license law allows her to continue driving 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue Reading »

Ruling essentially allows the government to decide what information they are going to give to the public and what information they are not going to give to the public. Continue Reading »

The officers apparently elected to enter the home because they were convinced that there was a report of someone attempting to jump or push someone else out of a fourth-floor window, amounting to a life-threatening emergency — arguably, an exception to the warrant requirement for entry into the apartment without permission. Continue Reading »

tackling and arrest of a health care worker during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic. Continue Reading »

Seattle police are now officially prohibited from deliberately misinforming (in certain circumstances) a citizen by way of a ruse in the hopes of developing proof that they committed, or are about to commit, a crime Continue Reading »

Seattle law enforcement personnel started enforcing the new public drug use ordinance Continue Reading »

The United States Supreme Court again reiterated what it had said just two short months ago – while appeals rage, President Biden’s administration can continue to regulate ‘ghost guns.’ Continue Reading »

Seattle Police Department canceled their contract with a firm that analyzes body camera video footage Continue Reading »

Last Tuesday the Seattle City Council voted 6-3 to allow the City Attorney’s Office to prosecute knowing possession and public use of illicit drugs. In doing so, the council adopted a state bill (which took effect on July 1, 2023) into the city’s criminal code that allows the city to pursue new state charges for… Continue Reading »