Tax to Stem Sno-County Crimes

Is there a new criminal justice tax on the way in Snohomish County? That is what officials of the county are considering in response to what they perceive as a growing drug problem and – by association – a spike in local property crimes.

If the tax is implemented it will take effect on January 1, 2017. The revenue generated by the tax would go toward hiring more law enforcement agents and to improving deputy training for how to deal with people who suffer from drug addiction and/or mental illness related thereto, which is, of course, a very good thing.

It is suspected that the new tax would garner a combined estimated $25 million each year for the county of Snohomish and the cities within. Such a tax would allegedly cost residents approximately an additional $94 each year. Time will tell if folks think the ‘fee’ is worth it to stem a growing epidemic of the county, and to help those who are suffering from a challenging addiction that causes them to make foolish and rash decisions to support their unruly habit. In essence, the goal would be to nix the root of the property crime by corralling the addiction. A lofty goal for sure, but one that is certainly achievable if Snohomish County can get its residents on the same page.

If you or a loved one is charged with a drug related crime you should immediately seek the advice and/or assistance of a qualified Seattle criminal defense attorney. The Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether you are charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or a felony drug crime, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.

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