Tag Archives: Criminal Conviction; Seattle Criminal Attorney

It has been said that Washington State consistently ranks as having a hefty per capita rate of hate crime in the United States. In fact, only the State of Texas has more, shockingly. In response to this lofty number, the Washington state law makers passed Senate Bill 5427 establishing a statewide bias response hotline for… Continue Reading »

What happens when you help or simply, in some way, participate with another in committing a crime in Washington State? RCW 9A.08.020 provides the answer. Under RCW 9A.08.020 liability for the conduct of another equals complicity. Under the statute a person is guilty of a crime if it is committed by the conduct of another… Continue Reading »

  Theft, if caught, can result in many different outcomes, as the punishment for such an act is contingent on the value of the item(s) stolen. But when the federal government gets involved, things can really get ugly. Take for instance a recent mail theft case out of Seattle. In that matter, a 27-year-old man… Continue Reading »

Last month a report came out indicating that a good number of King County sexual assault cases (roughly 60%) resulted in defendants pleading down to lesser charges, a good number of which were to crimes other than sexual assault. The issue or concern related to this phenomenon was the length of time vicitm’s had to… Continue Reading »

In February of this year it was divulged that the King County Sheriff’s Office has plans to develop and implement a language access program. This announcement was made after a complaint was filed with the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office against the King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police Department, alleging discrimination… Continue Reading »

Catalytic converter theft has led to new bill being passed to thwart the problem. House Bill 2153 makes trafficking catalytic converters a Class C felony and requires new licenses and increased record keeping for scrap metal dealers and vehicle wreckers. No one can sell a catalytic converter without a driver’s license or a state issued… Continue Reading »

Ever wonder if you can get charged with a crime for simply speeding? Well, the answer is under certain circumstances, yes. Case in point, a youngster was caught going a whopping 161 mph on Interstate 82 this past Monday. The man was spotted and tracked by a WSP aerial patrol unit near Locust Grove Road. … Continue Reading »

Recently our Washington Senators voted to make harassment of election workers a felony. This happened three months after four county election officers received envelopes containing s suspicious powdery substance and right before the big presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which is sure to cause a great deal of consternation around the state.… Continue Reading »

Hate Crime is a very hot topic these days. In line with that, Washington State plans to establish a non-police hotline to assist people who claim to have been targeted by hate crimes and bias incidents. Senate Bill 5427 assures that this is to take place, something that had failed to be passed during last… Continue Reading »

  Earlier this month the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 6009 which would ban the police from hogtying suspects, classifying it as an ‘excessive use of force’. Hogtying is defined as the fastening together of a suspect’s ankles and wrists. The bill now is before the House for its consideration. This new bill is… Continue Reading »