Monthly Archives: June 2019

KCSO Aims to Curb Violent Crime

Be advised – the King County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up patrols in White Center, a neighborhood in unincorporated King County, Washington. The emphasis patrols will be specifically aimed at crimes of violence, and will be randomly timed so as to increase law enforcement visibility. There have been an number of recent shootings in the… Continue Reading »

It is in the Blood, or is it?

Only time will tell, but apparently there is a fair to decent chance that potentially hundreds of Washington State DUI blood draw cases may be in jeopardy because of a recall on the vials used to collect the prospective DUI suspect’s blood samples. The faulty vials were used in approximately 22 counties across Washington, the… Continue Reading »

Time for a Vacation?

Earlier this Spring, House Bill 1041 was unanimously passed by the Washington State Legislature. Governor Inslee followed their lead and signed the Bill in May. Amid much fanfare from the criminal defense bar, the new law shall become effective in late July. The Bill contains some very interesting changes to the qualifications for vacating a… Continue Reading »

Camera Time, Everett Style

For several years now Seattle Police officers have used body cameras. Over the years we have gone from no cameras to dash cameras to now – body cameras. From the perspective of a Seattle criminal defense attorney body cameras have been extremely helpful in resolving cases. Sometimes the video corroborates what the officer has alleged… Continue Reading »