Monthly Archives: December 2011

New City Drinking Law Targets Parents

Starting next month, Mercer Island parents will be held responsible for underage drinking at their homes even if they are out of town and unaware it is happening. The recently passed “social host” ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in the state, will take effect Jan. 13. The measure imposes a $250… Continue Reading »

Vindication Unmuted

A Benton County District Court judge recently dismissed a DUI conviction and returned $4,600 in fines for a deaf man who was arrested five years ago on suspicion of DUI. Apparently the 33-year-old man from Snoqualmie, William M. Kral, successfully appealed his DUI conviction on the grounds that there was no sign language interpreter when… Continue Reading »

Seahawk Player Arrested for DUI

Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock has been charged with DUI in King County after his arrest more than a year ago. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 21. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact your Seattle DUI Lawyer immediately. Brock, who is in his second season in… Continue Reading »

DUI Happens

We here at SQ Attorneys have said it before and we say it here again, anyone can be arrested, cited and/or charged with DUI. Some recent cases to bring our point home: Rapper Flo Rida, Los Angeles Dodger’s first baseman James Loney and Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace were each recently arrested and/or charged for… Continue Reading »

Man Publishes Fake Obituary

Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. The woman herself then visited the paper. Brookville police… Continue Reading »

DUI Coffee Sleeves

‘Tis the season – As of December 9, 2011, Snohomish County’s DUI & Target Zero Task Force and local law enforcement agencies have been distributing coffee sleeves to area coffee stands in an effort to raise awareness about drinking and driving this holiday season. The campaign was made possible through a $1,000 traffic safety grant… Continue Reading »

Yakima County Prosecutor Busted for DUI!

Kittitas County prosecutors charged Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty with drunken driving last Thursday in Yakima County District Court. It has been widely reported that he is scheduled to appear in court on the gross misdemeanor charge on Dec. 12 before a judge visiting from Kittitas County, which agreed to handle the case. The Seattle… Continue Reading »

Upgrade to Crime Fighting on the Way

Law enforcement is trying to streamline its ability to enforce the laws of Washington State and crack down on crime. An example of this “streamlining” is the replacement of outdated radio systems. The Washington State Patrol says it can replace its radio system for at least $12 million less than expected under a plan that… Continue Reading »