St. Patty Day DUI Results

The St. Patrick’s Day weekend is over. But perhaps not for some. According to the latest numbers, there were 94 DUI arrests in-and-around Pierce, Thurston and King Counties. Snohomish County and Whatcom County are still tallying up their total DUI arrests. In Pierce County 31 arrests, according to the State Patrol, were the result of… Continue Reading »

What will be the Impact of SPD hiring Bonuses

Recently, the Seattle City Council resoundingly passed legislation for SPD hiring bonuses. The intent of the new legislation is to entice: (1) officers from other police departments, and (2) new police recruits to apply for and become Seattle police officers. Trained officers will be given a $15,000 bonus, and new recruits will be given a… Continue Reading »

Efforts to Curb Recidivism

There has been a recent uprising in the Seattle business community to stamp out the recidivism rate of crime in the City. Earlier this week Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was pressured by groups representing Seattle businesses to deal with repeat offenders that are making the City unsafe. They want more done to find ways to… Continue Reading »

A Change in Timing with DOL

When stopped and cited for a DUI with a BAC over a .o8 or with 5.00 nng THC, a driver faces losing his driving privilege for at least 90 days.  A driver who is stopped and cited for refusing a BAC is facing at least a 1 year loss of privilege to drive. Those losses… Continue Reading »

Poor Decisions lead to Consequences

As it sometimes happens in and around our glorious and beautiful Northwest communities, a person (whether it be a man or a woman) seems to think they are bigger than the law. A person, who when contacted by law enforcement officers, exclaims with conviction (no pun intended), ‘contact your superior” or some such non-sense. Apparently… Continue Reading »

Below .08 can be DUI

Many people get confused about what a .08 really means when facing a Seattle DUI. It is really pretty simple, actually. The government has at least two ways to prove DUI – prong “A” and prong “B”. Prong “A” is the ‘per se’ prong … that is, if the test result is .08 or greater… Continue Reading »

The Challenge of the Job

Seattle criminal defense attorneys do the best they can for their clients. It is a tough and sometimes thankless job.  We Seattle defense lawyers pride ourselves on fighting for our clients, the constitution and ensuring that the government is held to a rigorous standard of care.  We recognize that sometimes good people make bad decisions,… Continue Reading »

Super Bowled

Last Thursday a former director of sports marketing for Microsoft plead guilty to wire-fraud. The plea stemmed from an allegation that he used his employment position to defraud Microsoft of approximately $1 million. This amount included the theft of 62 Super Bowl tickets meant for employees, which the man sold for $200,000 online. Part of… Continue Reading »

What? No Police Department?

One way to make a community unsafe is to excommunicate its police department, and that is exactly what a small town mayor did in Okanogan County in Eastern Washington. The mayor disbanded the entire Tonasket Police Department a few weeks back. It started with a complaint that the mayor was racist because he told an… Continue Reading »

A Teaching Moment Gone Awry

We can all agree that teaching your child ‘life lessons’ is important for their overall development. That said, there are limits, and on January 13, 2019, a 48 year old Kentucky mother certainly exceeded the bounds of reasonableness when she allegedly drove drunk with her son in the car as some sort of teaching moment.… Continue Reading »


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