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Jun 21

If you've recently been arrested, you're probably feeling a mix of emotions right now. Fear, confusion, and uncertainty are all common. Dealing with law enforcement can be overwhelming, especially if you're unfamiliar with the process. That's why our Seattle criminal defense lawyers are here to help. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when dealing with law enforcement and why having a criminal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference. read more

Jun 08

If you are facing criminal charges, you may wonder how much weight eyewitness testimony will carry in your case. For decades, eyewitness testimony has been considered one of the most compelling forms of evidence in criminal trials. However, recent studies have shown that eyewitness testimony is not always accurate and often unreliable. Many different factors can influence an eyewitness' memory and the details they remember. How can eyewitness testimony be flawed? Eyewitness testimony is often inaccurate because of the fallibility of human memory. Our memories are not perfect and are influenced by numerous factors, including stress, fear, and time. In addition, eyewitnesses may be influenced by leading questions, suggestive lineups, and other factors that can affect the accuracy of their testimony. As a result, eyewitness testimony is not always reliable, and criminal defense lawyers can challenge this testimony in court. read more

Apr 26

According to The Seattle Times, a 21-year-old Edmonds man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for setting fire to two police cars during last summer's protests in downtown Seattle read more

Apr 12

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 country's largest cities. read more

Mar 24

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. As a result, many police departments, including those in Seattle and Bellevue, ordered their officers to stop making arrests for simple drug possession. read more

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Should I plead guilty?

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...

Why do I need a lawyer?

A criminal charge means that you could face sanctions including jail times, fines, probation, potential loss of your driver's license and other penalties. A skilled criminal defense attorney can guide you through the court process and advocate your position in order...

November 21, 2023

Field Sobriety Tests: What You Need to Know If You Get Pulled Over for DUI

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...

November 7, 2023

What Are the Differences Between Assault & Battery

In Washington, battery is not a part of the state's laws. Instead, the crime of battery is a part of the larger umbrella of assault. In other states, assault and battery are two similar but...