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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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May 25, 2020

Ways a Breathalyzer Could Be Faulty

Although the breathalyzer is widely accepted as a means of "proving" BAC, the results of the device are actually nothing more than an estimate. Unfortunately, this "estimate" can be...

May 11, 2020

Seattle Crime Explodes During Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic fully hit the United States in March 2020. In Washington, a stay-at-home order was officially issued on March 23 and since then, burglaries in Seattle have...