Monthly Archives: May 2020

Unlawful Killings

The murder of George Floyd recently in Minneapolis, Minnesota by police officer(s) has brought up the question of unlawful killings. There are a numerous legal categories under the topic of the unlawful killing of another person:  felony first-degree murder, felony second-degree murder, (in some states third-degree murder), and that doesn’t even start on the issue… Continue Reading »

DUI’s not Pandemic Proof

Notwithstanding the fact that Covid – 19 has us all on lock-down, people are still getting stopped and cited for DUI … and the courts and the prosecutors are still processing DUI cases in real time. Case in point: on May 16, 2020 at approximately 3:15 AM a King County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving in… Continue Reading »

Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

If you have been accused or charged of a criminal offense, it is a good idea to look into hiring the best criminal defense lawyer possible. You may have the ability to get a court-appointed lawyer if your income qualifies. It is well known, that the legal system is designed to make competently representing yourself… Continue Reading »

The Covid-19 Impact

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads each day, many courtrooms are closing their doors to the public and postponing criminal cases. This is a situation that our country has not seen since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, so many legal professionals and courts are making emergency plans as they go. During this time, it is very… Continue Reading »

Words Alone – Not Crime

Racist name calling is not synonymous with hate crimes; they are two different things entirely, and one is even protected by the United States Constitution. A man of Asian descent recently found this out when he complained to the police that another man (during a traffic altercation at one of our local Home Depot’s) allegedly… Continue Reading »

Revoking Probation

A motion to revoke probation is a court filing that says you did something wrong while on probation for a criminal conviction or a diversion. Every probation has specific terms and conditions that must be followed. In a motion to revoke probation, the courts could try to send you to jail or prison or revoke… Continue Reading »

On the Rise

As domestic violence related incidents have spiked during the Covid-19 outbreak, so too has officers’ ‘use-of-force’. In fact, two such incidents took place in just the past four days involving the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday two deputies were involved in the tasing of a man suspected of violating a domestic violence protection order. The… Continue Reading »

Man Down – For the Public Good

In all the years of doing this business, one thing has become quite clear … a great number of folks are just plain suspicious of police officers. They don’t trust that officers are truly ‘protectors’ of the public.  Well … a Spokane incident last week has probably done nothing to dissuade their beliefs … this… Continue Reading »