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Do I Need SR 22 Insurance After a Washington DUI?

Posted on September 21, 2018 in DUI

SR-22 Insurance is often associated with license suspensions and higher premiums. What many people are not aware of are the many circumstances that require this insurance. You may have to obtain this type of coverage if it is discovered that you are uninsured after a…


Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Washington State?

Posted on May 31, 2018 in DUI

Many motorists have questions about their rights in drunk driving cases, and one of the most common inquiries is whether to refuse a BAC test. The issue is closely tied to Washington State law regarding implied consent, which applies to any person who operates a…


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…


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…


What Are NCOs in Domestic Violence Cases?

Posted on February 21, 2018 in Domestic Violence

A domestic violence offense in Washington State consists of a criminal act of aggression committed by one member of a family or household against another. Often, when a domestic violence offense is alleged, the judge will issue a no-contact order (NCO) that prohibits the accused…


Defending Against Domestic Violence Accusations

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Domestic Violence

The national statistics say 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. The Washington Department of Health says 40,768 domestic violence offenses were reported in 2014, making it clear that domestic violence is a…