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Apr 28

Battery is offensive or harmful touching, while an assault occurs when someone attempts to commit battery, using threats. While some states treat assault and battery as a single crime, in Washington, an assault charge covers both the threat of force, as well as the actual use of force, subjecting you to assault charges, even in cases where battery occurred. read more

Apr 17

According to a recent article in the Seattle Times, Seattle merchants have seen an uptick in shoplifting. Shoplifting is considered larceny in the state of Washington, and penalties can be fairly steep—not only fines but potentially jail time as well. read more

Apr 06

While staying at home might be a chance for many of us to binge Netflix or bake bread, for victims of domestic violence, stay at home orders could invite more opportunities for their abusers to take advantage. read more

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April 12, 2021

Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Escalating in Seattle

The Seattle Times reported that Anti-Asian hate crimes rose an alarming 33 percent between 2019 and 2020 in the city of Seattle, rising 149 percent during the same timeframe in the...

March 24, 2021

Seattle Police Stop Making Arrests for Drug Possession

On February 25, 2021, a Washington State Supreme Court struck down Washington's felony drug possession law. This new ruling leaves the state without a drug possession law for the time being.