Monthly Archives: February 2018

In Washington State folks cited for DUI often are not charged and don’t have to go to court for days, weeks or even months after the incident. Many people get confused about the ‘why’ of it all, and in turn get very stressed out. So to remove the mystery, SQ Attorneys will do our best to… Continue Reading »

In criminal trials, witnesses (including victims and defendants) often provide testimony to the court that the judge and jury consider. When witnesses testify, they do so under oath. They also do so under the risk of facing criminal charges if they lie to the court (known as ‘perjury’). What if a witness is a known… Continue Reading »

An often asked question of SQ attorneys is: ‘What are the main consequences a person faces when convicted for DUI’? Many folks are surprised to find out that a DUI is a crime (not an infraction) in Washington State. Because it is a crime (a gross misdemeanor), any person convicted of DUI faces ‘actual’ jail… Continue Reading »

As noted again and again in our blog posts, legislatures, law enforcement prosecutors and the judiciary are bullish on DUI crackdowns. Year after year our laws and their enforcement are aggressively imposed. It is clear that the continuing national problem of traffic fatalities due to DUI’s emboldens the government to continue their efforts to stem… Continue Reading »

On Wednesday, January 30, 2018, Federal immigration authorities formalized – in writing – a policy to have deportation agents go to local courthouses and make arrests of illegal immigrants. This is in direct conflict with the previously expressed judiciary view that such a practice would instill fear among crime victims, witnesses and relatives. ICE claims… Continue Reading »