Monthly Archives: April 2010

Under the Government’s Thumb

No one who has the great privilege of living in the USA likes his or her freedom or liberties curtailed. In fact, freedom is potentially the single greatest benefit of living in the United States.  After all, freedom allows people the wonderful opportunity to “pursue the American Dream,” right? In Washington State if a person… Continue Reading »

There is an Investigation on the Horizon – LAWYER UP!

Often criminal cases involve police “investigations” before criminal charges are filed or even before an arrest takes place; this is so because many alleged crimes are not actually witnessed by law enforcement. Investigations can last hours, days, weeks, months or even years depending on the particular circumstances of the given situation. For instance, DUI’s in… Continue Reading »

You did what to who??

In Washington State harassment is defined as any threat to cause bodily injury, or physical damage to property, or to restrain or confine another person, or to perform any act intended to substantially harm another person mentally and/ or physically. It is important to understand that if you have a previous conviction for harassment, or… Continue Reading »

Domestic Violence? Lawyer Up!

We all know that relationships can be tough. It is not likely that all relationships are perfect. Quite frankly, if every relationship were perfect, life would be rather boring and most assuredly mundane. Sometimes, however, lively relationships can involve arguments, some of which can become heated, and some of which result in things being said… Continue Reading »

An all out Assault on Assaults

There are a total of four “degrees” of Assault in Washington State — First, Second, Third and Fourth. First Degree Assault is the most offensive assault in Washington. Conversely, Fourth Degree Assault is the least offensive assault in Washington. Interestingly, under certain circumstances, a “self defense” claim can vitiate an assault allegation notwithstanding its degree.… Continue Reading »

Robbery??? Whats that??

It is imperative for one to consult with a Seattle criminal defense lawyer any time you are being investigated for a serious felony matter. One such serious felony is robbery. A person is guilty of Robbery in the First Degree in Washington State if during the act or immediate flight from robbery the defendant is… Continue Reading »

Search and Seize the Truth

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals against unreasonable governmental searches and seizures; the overriding purpose of the warrant requirement is to protect people’s privacy interests. Every person who lives in the United States has a reasonable expectation of privacy in his/her private affairs and property; generally, people have a reasonable expectation… Continue Reading »

How is my DUI a felony?

Within the past decade the Washington State’s Legislature has made extensive efforts to crack down on those individuals who drive while under the influence of alcohol, drugs and/or both alcohol and drugs. The Washington State Legislature’s point of emphasis has not only been to curtail first time offenders of Washington State’s DUI laws, but also… Continue Reading »


What are the infamous “MIRANDA WARNINGS” that we all hear about on the TV and in the Movies? Miranda Warnings are the “heads up” that law enforcement is required to give so as to put a person suspected of committing crime on notice that his statements might incriminate him. Prior to any criminal interrogation, a… Continue Reading »

Beating My DUI

In Washington State DUI cases prosecutors routinely prove intoxication through scientific testing. The BAC Datamaster and BAC Datamaster CDM are the breath testing machines authorized to be used in the State of Washington. These machines detect blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) within the human body. In the State of Washington, a BAC result of .08 or… Continue Reading »