First Offense DUI: What Should You Expect in Washington?

You only had a couple of drinks, and since it wasn’t more than you are normally able to handle, you decided you could drive yourself home — after all, it’s been over an hour since you had your last drink, so you should be good, right? Getting your first DUI…
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Best Behavior: 7 Things to Avoid If You’re Fighting Criminal Charges

It doesn’t matter if you know that you’re innocent — if there is the possibility that you may be facing criminal charges, you need to be proactive in bolstering your defense and do your very best to avoid situations that could lower your chance of a successful outcome. Here at…
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Home Detention Rules: The Dos and Don’ts of House Arrest

It is becoming more common for people to receive home detention as a form of punishment instead of receiving a more severe form of punishment and captivity in a criminal case. Being subjected to house arrest can occur for a number of different reasons and since this is the case,…
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An Explanation of What Happens at an Arraignment Hearing

Are you headed for an arraignment hearing but you’re not sure what to expect? Is it like a trial, or will you just meet the judge? Is that where you plead “not guilty,” or is a court arraignment where you only hear the criminal charges against you? There are a…
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Had Your Driver’s License Suspended? Here’s What You Need to Know

Every year, hundreds of Washington driver’s licenses are suspended and many of these folks don’t realize that their driving privileges have been revoked until it’s too late. There are many reasons why your license may be suspended. Some are pretty obvious, while in other scenarios you may not even know…
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DUI Defense Strategies: What Options Do You Have Available?

If you have been arrested for a DUI charge, it might seem like the odds are stacked against you. That’s because it typically seems easy for an officer to prove a DUI and they often go uncontested in court. However, if you were arrested, but you think the arrest was…
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Misdemeanor DUI and Employment: How Does It Affect Your Job?

Try as everyone might, to keep their personal lives separate from their work lives, there may be times that an off-the-clock decision can have consequences on your job. It’s easy to see how being arrested for a DUI may affect an on-the-road job, but it is possible to affect your paycheck…
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Domestic Violence Divorce: How Abuse Charges May Affect Your Separation

Washington State treats all domestic violence accusations as serious matters. In part due to the strict enforcement of legal measures against alleged perpetrators, and in part due to Washington State’s broad definition of what domestic violence is, individuals who find themselves facing a charge or allegation of domestic violence might…
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Domestic Violence Charges: Felony or Misdemeanor?

Domestic violence. It’s a term that typically brings a lot of different images to mind—some truthful, but many of them shrouded in misconceptions. While we hope that you never have to deal with a charge like domestic violence, if you’re reading this then it’s likely that you’re either being charged,…
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Intro to Fighting Restraining Orders

As anyone could imagine, having a restraining order placed against you can be very limiting to your day-to-day life. They can be so particular that the same order placed on another person would have a different impact. The further apart you are from the person who filed the order against…
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