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Jun 24

Last week a 73-year-old man was arrested in Olympia on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife in a domestic violence altercation. Charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault have been filed against the husband. The penalties for domestic violence are swift and severe - getting informed about your rights and contacting an attorney to help successfully defend them is crucial to your future. read more

Nov 22

Being charged with a criminal offense can be a very frightening, stressful occurrence, and when we are stressed or frightened we tend to make mistakes. Unfortunately, when talking about being charged with a crime, these mistakes can cause severe repercussions. read more

Nov 12

Most of us are aware of the importance of hiring an attorney once charged with a criminal offense, but it can be surprising to some to know that hiring an attorney even before criminal charges are filed might be just as important. read more

Aug 13

When the crime rate in the city of Seattle is compared between the years of 2008-2010 and 2015-2017, it appears that overall, the rate of crime has decreased. This drop in crime can be attributed primarily to a large drop in property crimes. read more

Jul 25

As the current law stands, a police officer cannot be convicted of a crime for the use of deadly force, so long as the officer acted without malice and in good faith. The new law would be more detailed regarding the threshold of "good faith," which takes into consideration what a "reasonable" law enforcement officer would have done under the same circumstances. 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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June 24, 2019

Olympia Domestic Violence-Related Homicide Being Investigated

Last week a 73-year-old man was arrested in Olympia on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife in a domestic violence altercation. Charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault...

June 10, 2019

Woman Strikes Trooper's Car on I-5, Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

After striking a Washington State Patrol trooper's car on I-5 near Everett, a woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Both were fortunate they did not become another statistic to add to the...