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Dec 10

Big changes may be happening in the King County criminal justice system. The county recently approved funding for a new criminal justice diversion program to keep juveniles out of the juvenile justice system and allow community groups, instead of courts, to decide punishments for low-level adult felonies. read more

Nov 25

As protests have escalated across the region, many protestors find themselves arrested and charged with crimes, such as assault, attempted arson, vandalism and more. Are these arrests legal? What are your rights during a protest? read more

Nov 10

Not everyone is arrested and charged with a crime quickly. In many cases, the criminal procedure starts with an investigation. Oftentimes, these investigators say they simply want to talk and hear your side of the story but make no mistake, you are under investigation and the things you say can — and will — be used against you. read more

Aug 26

Police officers often interrogate suspects in crimes to get them to admit guilt and help them uncover other suspects. Interrogations involve complex legal technicalities but suspects still have rights during this time. It is important to understand interrogations and what will happen, so you can protect those rights. read more

Aug 12

Over the last several months, there have been many talks over police use in this country and especially in Seattle. Business owners have begun to have frank conversations about how to handle potential conflicts in their own establishments in the aftermath of the protests. Do they call the police or is there a better solution? read more

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