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Earlier this month the State Senate unanimously passed SB 5037 which – if it becomes law – would make driving under the influence a felony if the driver has three or more prior offenses on their criminal record within a 10 year period. The bill now heads to the House where it has stalled in… Continue Reading »

On Monday February 20, 2017, the Washington State House of Representative passed HB 1384.  HB 1384 is a measure that protects victims of sexual assault. The bill now heads to the Senate. The new law would extend sexual assault protection orders beyond two years. Under current Washington law, sexual assault victims can get a protection order… Continue Reading »

As is well known by now, not only is texting and driving against the law in Washington State, but so is holding a cell phone to one’s ear while driving. Curiously, however, the current law does not prohibit the use of apps while driving, which undoubtedly is just as dangerously distracting as texting or talking… Continue Reading »

Always seemingly on the cutting edge of policing, the Seattle Police Department (the “SPD“) recently launched a Bias/Hate Crime Data dashboard, which is, of course, timely considering these heated political times. The data is composed of alleged citywide bias crime reports, and is tracked on three separate levels: 1. Malicious Harassment, which includes the motivation of… Continue Reading »

Earlier this month new California legislation was proposed that would forbid courts from suspending a person’s driver’s license simply because that person can’t pay her tickets or fines. This is a policy that SQ Attorneys thinks would also fit well in Washington State. This is so because the current policy disproportionately targets low-income drivers and can send people… Continue Reading »

On Tuesday January 17, 2017, a House bill was filed that would, among other things, make it illegal to hold a smart phone, tablet, or other communications device while driving in the State of Washington. The legislation basically says that if operating a phone or device takes more than one finger, then it had better… Continue Reading »

In reflecting upon the fatal hit-and-run tragedy that took place near Green Lake on Sunday evening (see January 6, 2017 Seattle Times article: ‘Hit-run suspect had victim’s grocery cart stuck to grille, charges say’) it is important to remind oneself of his or her duties when involved in a vehicle accident. To that end, we… Continue Reading »

Recently Greg and I were asked if a case could be moved to another court, or at least could a new judge be appointed to the case. Well … moving the case to a different court house was probably not in the cards, but getting a new judge … that possibly could have been done. Why? Well there is… Continue Reading »

By sometime this next Summer a new ticketing system will be up and running in Seattle; Seattle police, in short order, will no longer be writing traffic tickets per se, but rather will be using an electronic system to dole out and/ or issue traffic tickets. Law enforcement agents in Seattle claim the new electronic ticketing system… Continue Reading »

We at SQ Attorneys are often asked if case information can be looked up on-line. Well in Seattle Municipal Court, and the King County District Courts and Superior Courts the answer is a simple ‘yes’. Effective June 24, 2014, Seattle Municipal Court started its electronic filing program. A person can now look up case documents… Continue Reading »