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Know Your Rights — Why You Shouldn’t Talk to the Police

Posted on October 15, 2019 in criminal defense

An unfortunately common misconception is the belief that you can talk your way out of trouble with the police. The reality is that you can’t. Whether you’re suspected of a DUI, under investigation for domestic violence, or pulled over for a minor driving offense, talking…

Is Deferred Prosecution an Option for My Washington DUI?

Posted on April 30, 2018 in criminal defense, DUI

Washington laws can be very harsh on individuals convicted of DUI. However, the state recognizes that certain offenders are also victims of drugs or alcohol addiction and allows some leeway when it comes to potential penalties and treatment alternatives. The state’s deferred prosecution law affords…

Mental Health Court

Am I Eligible for Mental Health Court?

Posted on March 31, 2018 in criminal defense

Throughout Washington, many local municipalities have a mental health court for those charged with various crimes. This court specifically handles cases for defendants who have a mental illness. It is a voluntary diversion from the traditional criminal justice system and connects individuals with community-based treatment…