Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yakima DUI Court on the Horizon?

Yakima County is awaiting funding for a specialty DUI court, and should learn in the very near future as to whether a $150,000 federal grant has been authorized for the specialty court. There are currently four other counties in Washington State that have dedicated DUI courts. If approved, it is believed that a Yakima County… Continue Reading »

UW Football Player Receives Deferred Sentence

On March 3, 2011, University of Washington football player, and former O’Dea High School standout, Johri Fogerson was stopped by law enforcement because the vehicle he was operating had a faulty headlight. During the stop, officers discovered Johri was in possession of marijuana. While in the process of arresting Johri and putting him in handcuffs,… Continue Reading »

Crime Equals Time

In September of last year, a Seattle woman was driving on a suspended license and struck a tow truck driver while he was kneeling next to a disabled vehicle on an entrance ramp to I-5 in South Seattle. After hitting the man, the woman did a u-turn and fled the scene. She did not stop… Continue Reading »

Additional Bandit Charges Filed

Last week prosecutors in San Juan Islands added another sixteen counts of theft and burglary charges against the Barefoot Bandit – Colton Harris-Moore.  As many Washingtonians know, Harris-Moore is the former fugitive from Camano Island, Washington; his charges stem from a two year crime spree, which ended with him being caught in an epic chase… Continue Reading »

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!

As many Seattle criminal defense attorneys know, what you don’t know can hurt you. On April 29, 2011, a minor teenage boy and girl had sex at a party in front of all who attended; there was alcohol involved. During the course of the event, kids used their cell-phones to take pictures/ videos of the… Continue Reading »

It Still Holds True – Anyone can be Arrested for DUI

Students, athletes and even student-athletes get DUI’s. The University of Notre Dame football team recently suspended Michael Floyd, a wide-receiver, after he was arrested for drunken-driving. Floyd entered a plea of not guilty to the charge this week, and hopes to have a plea deal in place before his next court appearance on June 7,… Continue Reading »

Good People, Bad Situation

As all Seattle criminal defense attorneys know, criminal charges can be filed against anyone. Not everyone charged with a crime is a “bad” person with “evil” intent. Many who are charged with a crime are hard working, god fearing, and family oriented people. Many who are criminally charged just simply made a mistake. After all… Continue Reading »