DUI Test Results – breath or blood

In DUI alcohol content cases there are two ways to get a ‘test result’. First, a breath test. Second, a blood test. Breath tests are more often than not conducted at a police precinct. Blood tests, on the other hand, are more often than not conducted at a hospital. Breath test results are obtained immediately… Continue Reading »

A Pilot’s Obligation

People from all walks of life can, and do, get cited for DUI in Washington State. Teachers, doctors, plumbers, and construction workers are but just yet a few of the many professions impacted. But what about aviation professionals 9 (i.e. Pilots), how are they impacted by a DUI citation? A drunk driving arrest does not… Continue Reading »

Aggravating … to Say the Least

SQ Attorneys

When meeting with any potential DUI client, we at SQ Attorneys make it our practice to inquire about whether there was a passenger(s) in the car. It isn’t uncommon that initially folks seem a bit miffed by the question, but get it after it is learned that having a passenger in the car is considered an ‘aggravating’ factor that… Continue Reading »

Rental Cars and Privacy

One thing about folks in the US, we all cherish our constitutional rights. One constitutional principle we particularly hold onto tightly, is our right to be free from unlawful government searches and seizures. As a nation, we all seem to understand that we need a governmental body, but we also want it to be as… Continue Reading »

Embezzle(theft)

What is embezzlement? Good question. It can be said that embezzlement is theft, but theft isn’t necessarily embezzlement. By its very nature, embezzlement involves a breach of inherent trust, a general theft doesn’t. The term “embezzlement” simply refers to a particular type of theft. It is a theft involving an individual who is in a… Continue Reading »

An Assault That Wasn’t?

What warrants the police and/or a prosecutor to pursue an arrest or a criminal charge? Apparently that is a good question; it is amazing how seemingly arbitrary and discretionary it all can be. Case in point, the recent physical altercation at the Pacific Fishermen Yard outdoor event celebrating the new Nordic Museum. During the celebration,… Continue Reading »

Bad Intention

It is, of course, never a good idea to knowingly or intentionally hit and run other cars, property or people. In fact, it is a crime that carries with it stiff penalties, including jail time, fines and a possible loss of privilege to drive. But committing a hit and run to ‘get out of work’?… Continue Reading »

A Cannabis Culture Holiday

It is April 20, 2018, and that means one thing – “4/20”, a cannabis culture holiday of sorts, is upon us. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by law enforcement either. The King County Sheriff’s Office is letting it be known – emphasis patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers; extra deputies in southeast King… Continue Reading »

Rights – Know Them, Exercise Them

Certainly no one ever wants to have an encounter with a police officer when his red and blue lights are flashing. These are pretty colors to be sure, just not when atop a police cruiser. But if ever in such a situation, you should be aware of your rights, and don’t be shy … exercise… Continue Reading »

Probative/ Prejudicial – Evidence Rules

In criminal trials although some evidence may be relevant it may also be unfairly prejudicial. If the evidence is deemed more prejudicial than probative, the court is required to exclude it. Procedurally the court balances the probative value of the evidence against the risk that it is too prejudicial; if the court finds that the… Continue Reading »


10.0Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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