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Straight from the pages of the Wild and the Whacky – A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma is now sitting in jail because she had Cheeto residue on her teeth that linked her to an attempted home burglary. What were the facts? Well, apparently on February 26th patrol officers were dispatched to reports of a person… Continue Reading »

Can’t pay a traffic ticket? You may soon be in luck. Why? Because Washington State lawmakers recently proposed a measure that would prevent a driver’s license from being suspended if a person cannot pay or doesn’t respond to a traffic ticket. The measure, if passed, would eliminate suspended licenses for those who are unable to… Continue Reading »

What is Reckless Driving? According to Washington State, Reckless Driving is ‘a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of person and/or property.’ Can speeding alone get someone cited for Reckless Driving? In short, yes. This is so because Washington’s maximum speed limits can serve as prima facie evidence of reckless driving, which in Washington… Continue Reading »

Criminal charging in-and-around King County has grinded to a halt. Criminal cases all start with an arraignment. An arraignment is where a defendant is formerly told what she is charged with and enters her plea. Right now, Seattle is only arraigning folks that are actually in custody. Those not in custody are not being charged… Continue Reading »

By now, we all know the issues surrounding police and their use of force. It has been a hot topic for many, many months. Today, a SB 5066 is before the Washington State Legislature (“WSL”). If enacted, SB 5066 would compel fellow officers to step-in and intervene if they witness excessive force being used by… Continue Reading »

As the pandemic rages on in King County, so too do some types of crimes. Case in point – Car-jackings. They are up 40% in King County. Unfortunately, with this type of crime, violence is often involved. For example – last Saturday, shots were fired during an attempted carjacking and on Tuesday a man in… Continue Reading »

Recently, a King County Court Judge released a suspect who allegedly admitted to being responsible for vandalizing a Starbucks coffee shop on President Biden’s inauguration night. The man allegedly admitted that he smashed windows and entered the Starbucks so as to earn the trust of the others in his group. The King County Prosecutor’s Office… Continue Reading »

Are hate crimes on the rise in King County? In 2020, the King County Prosecutor’s Office filed 56 hate crime cases. That was 17 more than 2019 and 26 more than 2018. And – unfortunately – it didn’t take long for 2021’s first hate crime to be filed in the county. On Wednesday, the King… Continue Reading »

Many times over the past several years people have asked SQ Attorneys how they can access their King County court records. The answer is that the Court Clerk is the custodian of records for King County Superior and King County District Courts. The clerk is ultimately responsible for maintaining the records indefinitely, some records even… Continue Reading »

Washington DC could be on to something that Washington (and other states/ cities) may soon emulate – sending serious, and tailored, warning notices to bad drivers on their cell phones. DC is working on a program which identifies drivers with a history of traffic violations – speeding tickets, red-light violations etc. – and alerting them… Continue Reading »