Let’s Talk Protection Orders

What is a protection order? Is a protection order the same thing as a restraining order? Hey, what about a no contact order? How do I know if I can get a protection order and which one? What do I do if someone serves me with a protection order? Protection orders are the source of …

AS LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA GAINS NEW GROUND, KNOW HOW THE LAW MAY APPLY TO YOU

As of last week, residents of Alaska and Washington D.C. have joined the growing numbers of Americans who are enjoying legal recreational Marijuana. As legalization becomes more widespread, it is a good opportunity to remember how the law applies in Washington State. Since Marijuana was legalized in Washington State in 2012, there has been a …

CRIMINAL OFFENSES RELATED TO FIREARMS IN WASHINGTON STATE: LAWS & PENALTIES

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees our right to bear arms. Washington State supports this right but with limitations. There are specific laws in place that impose restrictions and regulations on the possession, purchase, selling, or use of firearms and other weapons.These are some of the most common weapons-related offenses in Washington …

THE DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES OF MALICIOUS HARASSMENT

Events over the past several weeks remind us how hatred can escalate into large scale violence and terrorism. Innocent taken, families left to grieve, communities shattered, we continue to see deep hatred and hostility lead to cruelty, aggression, and violence. We continue to witness horrific international and domestic acts of terror, both stemming from the most destructive …

IDENTITY THEFT RING GETS BUSTED IN SEATTLE: REDUCE THE RISK OF THIS HAPPENING TO YOU

Bellevue police reportedly uncovered evidence in a seemingly sophisticated identity-theft ring run from a home in Highland Park, and have arrested 5 people in connection to the crimes. The Seattle Times described that investigators first observed a stolen vehicle and then obtained search warrants, finding all kinds of suspicious content. They found stolen drivers licenses, credit cards, …

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! STAY SAFE AND AVOID DUI CHARGES

Hooray for Independence Day! Many celebrations will commence this weekend, continuing through Wed, July 4 and likely into next weekend too! There will be many drivers on the road and droves of folks out enjoying their Independence Day festivities. Please take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Heavy traffic and anxious drivers …

I’VE BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT 4 – NOW WHAT?

Assault charges vary greatly in terms of situation and seriousness. Being charged with assault can be confusing, upsetting, and life-changing. Whether it is self-defense, defense of another person, a lapse in judgment, or something else that led to the assault charge, you will need strong legal representation to navigate your charges, defend your rights, and …

I GOT SERVED WITH A PROTECTION ORDER – WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Protection orders need to be taken seriously. If you have been served with a protection order, it is important to know how to proceed. We have highlighted some of the essential steps to take if you are served with a protection order: Legal representation: First and foremost, involve legal counsel as quickly as possible. It is …

HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY! STAY SAFE & AVOID DUI CHARGES

St Patrick’s Day often involves leprechauns, shamrocks, good luck, and wearing shades of green. With this holiday comes fun and festive celebrations, which unfortunately bring some of the highest rates of drunk driving. Many St. Paddy’s Day festivities will occur today and throughout the weekend. During this period, extra law enforcement will be out in …

HAPPY NEW YEAR! STAY SAFE AND AVOID DUI CHARGES AS YOU RING IN 2018

Happy New Year! It is time to put 2017 behind us and celebrate the start of a new year! We hope you enjoy your New Year’s Eve festivities, and we urge you to take the steps necessary to ring in 2018 DUI-free. Remember that a DUI is more than just a party foul. Safety is …

10 TIPS TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF HOLIDAY DRIVING

With droves of holiday travelers on the road, we urge you to heed our 10 simple tips for staying safe during holiday driving. Whether you are out doing last minute shopping or heading out for a holiday road trip, you need to be prepared. Hazardous road conditions, heavy traffic, and anxious drivers are inevitable. Use …

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

During the holiday season, there tends to be an upswing in crime rates for certain types of crimes. Some of the top crimes committed over the holidays include shoplifting, robbery, identity theft, DUI, and assault. By remaining aware of holiday season risks you can better protect yourself and decrease your chances of becoming a victim. …