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Nov 21

If you're pulled over for drunk driving, the officer may ask you to step out of the vehicle and perform various tests. These are known as field sobriety tests. They help police officers assess a driver's level of impairment and are typically administered when an officer suspects that the driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. read more

Oct 03

In criminal justice, few things are as devastating as a wrongful conviction. Not only does it result in the unjust incarceration of an innocent person, but it also undermines the public's faith in the legal system. Wrongful convictions ruin the lives of the innocent and leave the true perpetrators free to commit further crimes. Like many other cities, Seattle has had its share of wrongful convictions. However, there are ways to prevent such miscarriages of justice. read more

Sep 19

The legal terms, parole and probation, sound complex, but they're about giving individuals a second chance while ensuring they follow specific rules. Imagine being given an opportunity to make things right, but only if you promise to play by the rules. read more

Aug 01

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense with severe consequences for any driver. However, for commercial drivers like yourself, the stakes are even higher due to the nature of your profession and the stricter regulations surrounding CDL (commercial driver's license) holders. read more

Jul 05

Racism is, unfortunately, still present in our criminal justice system, even in Seattle. Racial disparities in policing, arrests, and detentions contribute to the mass incarceration of Black people in the city. In fact, people of color across the country are more likely to be arrested and charged with a crime than their white peers. State and federal governments are aware of these biases and are trying to make changes at the local and state levels. In 2018, Washington enacted the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act. This required training on patrol tactics, implicit and explicit biases, and the intersection of race and policing. read more

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