S*^T Out of Luck – SOL

As all Seattle DUI and Seattle criminal defense attorneys know, every case has a filing period known as a Statue of Limitations (“SOL”).  If a criminal case is not filed within that time period, the case cannot ever be filed by the government. The SOL on misdemeanors is 1 year, on gross misdemeanors 2 years,… Continue Reading »

Declining Crime Rates?

Has there been a spike or decline in crime since the governor of Washington issued his ‘stay home, stay healthy’ order in March of this year?  It seems the answer depends on location and/or type.  Both the Seattle Police Department and King County Sheriff’s Office say that crimes like shoplifting, car prowling and general theft… Continue Reading »

Taboo Tattoo – No Longer

There once was a time that tattoos were taboo – especially for government employees.  In essence a ‘deal breaker’ for employment. The State of Pennsylvania has softened that stance … at least as it relates to their state troopers and prospective cadets.  As of last month, Pennsylvania state troopers and cadets may have tattoos on… Continue Reading »

A Palm-Greasing Gone Awry

Earlier this month – before all of this stay-at-home business – an intoxicated man in Yakima County, Washington, who was involved in a fender bender, allegedly had the ingenious idea of bribing a WSP trooper so he could avoid being arrested for DUI. Note to self (and a word to those who are wise), Washington… Continue Reading »

New Troopers take to the Road

As many Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys know, on March 13th of this year 42 new Troopers received their commission from the Washington State Patrol and graduated from the 112th Trooper Basic Training Class. The ceremony was different than years past because it was not held at its usual place – the Capitol Rotunda, but instead… Continue Reading »

No Refusal Weekend in the Books

Even with the continuing spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic – and the ever increasing clamp down to keep people out of the public to curb its spread – law enforcement is still doing DUI emphasis patrols in-and-around the state of Washington. Case in point, WSP’s ‘No Refusal Weekend’ on March 13-15 in Clark County.… Continue Reading »

KCSC Modifies Jury Duty – For Now

With the COVID-19 scare in full force and effect, the King County Superior Court has taken the extraordinary measure of altering its jury duty requirements. This week the court announced that it is now temporarily permitting prospective jurors to be excused from jury duty if they have one or more specific health related issues. These… Continue Reading »

Let There be Fireworks?

Although still months away, there have already been rumblings about the danger of fireworks and the Fourth of July holiday. Of course, fireworks are a time-honored tradition in the United States … but the dangers may now be outpacing the benefits, in some peoples’ minds. One such place of concern is unincorporated King County, which… Continue Reading »

Speaking Out in Seattle Can Cost Anyone Their Job

Monday the Seattle Deputy Police Chief position became vacant “until further notice.”  This is because Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced the demotion of the then current Deputy Chief, Garth Green.  The announcement came roughly four months after Green made harsh comments about sex workers at a city council meeting.  During that meeting there was… Continue Reading »

End Those Quotas

Washington citizens have always been skeptical that law enforcement agents in-and-around the state have traffic citation quotas; essentially, that their bosses mandate a certain number of citations each month and/or year. Well to combat that view (and to improve the perception of law enforcement integrity) the state Senate recently passed a bill to prevent traffic… Continue Reading »


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