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When might it be a crime to be a parent? Well, a Marysville dad recently found out the answer to that curious question; in short, being a ‘cool dad’ may not always be the best choice. So what happened to get pops in hot water? He let his 14 year old son drive his car.… Continue Reading »

In a touch of irony, a man who is entrusted to uphold the laws of our state, and keep our state’s citizens safe, was himself arrested over the weekend.  It happened in Des Moines where an off duty Renton Police Officer allegedly assaulted a woman who he claims was his ‘informant’.  He was said to be… Continue Reading »

As most of us all know, Marijuana use is now legal in Washington State, with some minor limitations. This wasn’t always the case, obviously. In fact, prior to 2012, it was illegal to possess, sale or use Marijuana; the possession, sale and/or use of Marijuana could result in a criminal conviction. That has changed, and… Continue Reading »

It should go without saying that getting the ‘munchies’ after a night out drinking should only result in the raid of your frig, not a raid on a fast food restaurant. But one Oregon woman found that out the hard way when she cruised through a Taco Bell drive-thru and poured Hennessy cognac into the… Continue Reading »

One of the biggest consequences of a DUI conviction – beyond jail time, fines, loss of privilege to drive, probation, high risk insurance and having to drive a vehicle with an ignition interlock device – is the fact that it can NEVER be removed from your record. It is there – for life; yes, a… Continue Reading »

In Washington, a person commits theft of a motor vehicle by stealing a vehicle regardless of the value of the vehicle. Theft of a motor vehicle is a class B felony and is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine. So, that begs the question, what is a motor… Continue Reading »

As the boating season gets into full swing, and with Seafair weekend right around the corner, we at SQ Attorneys just wanted to post a slice of perhaps what NOT to do should an officer contact you on our friendly waters. Without further ado, here it comes. While boating on Shasta Lake in California, an… Continue Reading »

Earlier this year the Seattle Police Department (“SPD”) began phasing out its old uncomfortable handcuffs with ones that were … well … simply put, more comfortable. They are more comfortable because they are more egronomical. As of the end of January, every Seattle patrol officer/ ‘beat cop’ has been provided the new model of handcuffs;… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »