Advice on the emotional toll of a DUI in Seattle - July, 2023

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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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Once you plead guilty to a charge, you cannot change your plea afterwards, so it always advised that you talk with a criminal defense attorney at our firm before you do this. Pleading guilty means that you are admitting your conduct is punishable by the law and you know...

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