Category Criminal Defense

What Exactly Is Check Fraud?

Check fraud may seem like an uncommon occurrence, but the truth is, plenty of people are still stealing checks, forging checks, and trying to cash other people’s checks illegally. Often, these crimes aren’t committed out of malice, but rather, economic…

Federal DUI

DUI arrests that occur on Naval Base Kitsap (which includes Naval Station Bremerton, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Keyport, Indian Island & Bremerton Naval Hospital) are under the jurisdiction of the United States Government. If you are a member of the…

Littering

Littering is prohibited in Washington State by RCW 70.93.060. The unusual thing about littering is that the violation can either be written as an infraction or it can be charged as a crime. With an infraction an individual pays a…

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No One Seems To Care

When you find yourself charged with a crime, it is normal to go through a state of shock. After all, if you’re like 90% of our clients, you’ve never been in trouble before. Nearly half of our criminal defense clients…

Summons For A DUI

I received a summons for a DUI.  What should I do?  Historically, when a person was arrested for DUI, he or she would be taken into custody or, alternatively, directed by the arresting officer to be present in Court the…

Marijuana DUI

When Washington State added marijuana per se limits to the DUI statute, they unintentionally created a legal paradox. While an alcohol-related DUI is based on science, the marijuana DUI standards are based on fear. The marijuana standard of 5 ng/ml…

Infraction On A Bicycle?

As spring approaches, it is important to do a refresher on the rules of the road that apply to bicycles. People flock to the roadsides and trails in hoards once we get a few consecutive days of sun in Western…

Reasons To Bail Out A Loved One

The issue of bail is always challenging. First, it can be expensive. Second, if you want your loved one to “learn a lesson,” is it best to leave her in jail? Finally, will the Court consider the person less “upstanding”…