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DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

According to an article posted in the Seattle Times on November 5th, Washington legislators are looking into the possibility of allowing law enforcement to run random DUI sobriety checkpoints. A ...
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Beauty Supply Store Worker Assaulted During Armed Robbery

Beauty Supply Store Worker Assaulted During Armed Robbery A woman in South Seattle almost suffered an injury when she was assaulted by an armed man as he robbed a beauty supply store. According to SPD ...
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How to Fight Your DUI Charge in Seattle

If you're facing DUI charges in the state of Washington, keep in mind that an arrest is not a conviction. With the right DUI defense attorney by your side, you may be able to successfully ...
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Senate Bill 5912: How Changes in DUI Law May Affect You

Last week, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5912 into law. SB 5912 was passed unanimously in both the state house and senate, and most provisions will take effect on September 28th, 2013. The ...
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DUI Charges: How Long Does It Take To File Them?

If a person is pulled over for suspicion of DUI, the length of time it takes to file charges may change dramatically based on the nature of the contact, whether the person was kept in custody, and the ...
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Reese Witherspoon's LegaI Issue: Lessons You Can Learn From Someone Else's Problems

Back on April 19th, actress Reese Witherspoon caused a bit of a stir when footage surfaced purpotedly showing her and her husband in an unwanted encounter with law enforcement. According to Associated ...
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Washington Uses Anti-DUI Car Devices Regularly

Anti-DUI car devices are commonly used as DUI penalties in the United States. Each state has their own uses for the ignition interlock devices, but a recent study shows that Washington is one of the ...
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State Legislature Contemplates Changes to DUI Laws

In an effort to lower the amount of Driving Under the Influence [DUI] cases in the State of Washington, the State legislature and Governor Insleee have been working to overhaul Washington State's ...
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Federal Way Tragedy Leads to Arrest

On Sunday, a crazed 27-year-old went on a homicidal rampage on Federal Way in Washington. According to reports, an angry man murdered four people on the road by shooting a gun that alerted residents ...
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Recent Gang Activity in Seattle is the Subject of New Crime Prevention Council

The West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, which addresses safety issues throughout the West Seattle area, is meeting on April 16 th to conduct an assessment of gang activity in the West Seattle area. ...
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Zumba Instructor Pleads Guilty to Prostitution

Zumba dance instructor, Alexis Wright, pleaded guilty this week for running a prostitution scheme through her dance studio in Maine. She was arrested months ago for running this scandal and as of ...
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Washington State Enlists Help of Marijuana Consultant

Ever since Washington became one of the first two states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the state's legislature has been working to develop rules for the emerging pot ...
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2 Seattle Officers Face DUI Charges

Two officers of the law have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Seattle, Washington while off duty. They received their sentencing last Wednesday for the event ...
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Victim's Rights

If you have had a family member or loved one arrested and charged with a domestic violence crime, you may have questions and may want to contact an attorney to protect YOUR rights. Many times, the ...
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Cleaning Your Criminal Record: Vacating, Sealing, and Deleting Criminal Records

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the state of Washington, you need to be aware of the serious ramifications that a conviction can have on the rest of your life. Regardless of ...
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Court Upholds DUI Test for Marijuana Ruling

An Arizona appeals court has upheld a ruling that gives police the right to prosecute marijuana users for driving under the influence of drugs even if they are not necessarily impaired. Marijuana ...
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Paralympic Star Charged with Murder

Oscar Pistorius, a Paralympic track star, has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, R. S. at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. The athlete rose to fame after competing in both the Olympics and ...
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What Can You Appeal

Many times, someone who is convicted at trial wants to appeal that conviction. Sometimes a defendant believes the jury made the wrong decision, or they are upset that a witness was less than truthful ...
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Challenging Your DUI Charges in Washington

Throughout our country, law enforcement officials take driving under the influence very seriously. Whether you are a first time offender or you have been convicted for multiple DUI charges, the ...
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Marijuana Will Soon be Legalized in Washington

According to KHQ News, marijuana will be legal in the state of Washington on December 6 th. This means that after pot is declared legal all men and women can smoke this drug freely without fear of ...
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Seattle Police Discover Source of News Leaks

Employees at the Seattle Police Department have been phoning news stations and leaking information about significant cases for over a year, but it wasn’t until Wednesday morning that the ...
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How to Connect with Our Firm Through Social Media

At Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, we understand that you have a busy schedule, but still want to learn more about Seattle criminal defense. That’s why we have decided to make it easy for ...
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Assault Laws in the State of Washington

Have you been accused of assault in the state of Washington? If so, then it is important that you know the laws that apply to your case and the penalties that you might face. There are a variety of ...
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Learn More About Your Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys

Facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming time for any individual, no matter the crime they are being accused of. The stress alone of court dates and the weight of possible punishment is enough ...
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Will Washington Legalize Marijuana?

Originally, the United States thought that California would become the test state when it came to legalizing marijuana. At the last election, the state citizens had the right to vote on whether or not ...
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