Monthly Archives: June 2015

This past Monday the US Supreme Court’s more liberal members, acting as the court’s majority, ruled that law enforcement is not carte blanche allowed to inspect hotel and motel guest registries; they either need an owner’s consent or a judge’s permission via a warrant. The ruling most likely will have a much broader impact than… Continue Reading »

In Washington, DUI penalties can increase if a person’s DUI arrest includes one of many aggravating factors. Typically, a first-time DUI conviction in Washington comes with a driver’s license suspension of 90 days, as well as a fine of between $350 and $5,000, and at least a day of jail time. In addition to these… Continue Reading »

We here at SQ Attorneys often get asked if someone can ‘defer’ a DUI. What the question is inquiring about is whether a DUI can be dismissed by way of a ‘deferred finding’, wherein the person’s DUI is dismissed if the person stays out of driving trouble for a year, completes a traffic safety course… Continue Reading »

On Monday the United States Supreme Court sent out a loud and clear message. The Supremes rejected Arizona’s appeal of a law that would have denied bail to immigrants here in the United States illegally. The dubious Arizona law had been struck down last year by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said… Continue Reading »