Lights, Cameras … Action

The Everett Police Department is following in line with other police departments around the state … they are in the throws of integrating body cameras into their uniforms. In the weeks to come some Everett Police Officers will be outfitted with body-worn cameras as part of a 6 month pilot program. The idea is to… Continue Reading »

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

As has become somewhat common place, going to downtown Seattle is no longer on the front end of anyone’s list, even during holiday seasons. It is in a word – dangerous. This is especially true down by the King County Courthouse on 3rd and James. Earlier this week the Presiding Judge, Jim Rogers, became so… Continue Reading »

When a CDL is at Stake – Lawyer Up

Many folks who transport commercial goods possess a commercial driver’s license (“CDL”). To have a CDL (like a regular old driver’s license) is a privilege, not a right. Like any privilege – whatever is giveth can be taketh away, and that principle holds true even for CDL’s. In Washington State a CDL can be suspended… Continue Reading »

Once Bitten, Once Charged

Sometimes a night of heavy drinking can lead to something other than a DUI, as one woman recently found out. She has been charged with assault … for biting her boyfriend’s penis and threatened him with a knife after she accused him of wanting to have sex with another woman. Ouch! Yikes! Dang! The alleged… Continue Reading »

2018 Amendments Impact Adimissibility

As if it weren’t already immensely difficult to get into Canada after being convicted of a DUI or Physical Control in Washington State, in 2018 the Canadians took it upon themselves to make it even more difficult. Last year Canada amended its criminal code to create more significant consequences for those convicted of DUI. The… Continue Reading »

A Search Gone Arigh

Both our State and U.S. constitutions allow for people to be protected from unlawful searches and seizures. This protection is found in the Fourth Amendment, which reads in part: “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated …”. Most… Continue Reading »

Compounded Problem Abound

When things are bad, it is always a good idea to not compound the situation with another bad decision. Apparently, one Pennsylvania woman didn’t get the memo, as she was arrested for drunk driving after police say she showed up at their station ‘under the influence’ coming to pick up her boyfriend, who had also… Continue Reading »

TOWtally Unconstitutional

Last week the Washington State Supreme Court elected to uphold citizen privacy rights and struck down “Hailey’s Law” (RCW 46.55.360) as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. Prior to this landmark decision, anyone arrested in Washington State for driving under the influence (or physical control) automatically had their car impounded for a minimum of 12 hours.… Continue Reading »

WSP Going Green

‘Go Green’ has been a big push in Washington State for years now, and at least one law enforcement agency is actively joining the movement. The Washington State Patrol has announced that it is buying three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs at approximately $45,850 a pop. The purchase is the first of its kind for… Continue Reading »

Seattle Crime on the Clmb

It is no secret that the City of Seattle is having a heck of a time battling crime within its borders. In fact, a recent report commissioned by business associations in Ballard, Sodo and Downtown evidences that now – more than ever – Seattle workers and residents are being harmed by failures of Seattle’s criminal… Continue Reading »

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