If you are driving and end up in an accident, what are your responsibilities as a motorist? If you are uninjured, can you simply drive away and keep going to your destination?   When any type of accident occurs—whether it involves a pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or other vehicles—you must stop at the scene. If the… Read More

When driving, you have a duty to follow traffic signals and laws and drive in a safe manner that keeps yourself and others safe. Unfortunately, though, sometimes motorists engage in activities that endanger themselves and others. In Washington, motorists who break the law because of their erratic driving behavior can be charged with a misdemeanor.… Read More

Three Seattle men who have lived in the same house for 55 years are facing charges for sex crimes against children after a relative discovered images of alleged sexual exploitation littered throughout the brothers’ cluttered home. The men—ages 78, 80 and 82—have been arrested and jail for their alleged crimes. They each face two counts… Read More

Driving while intoxicated comes with serious penalties in Washington and other states. One of those penalties is license suspension. Depending on the circumstances, you may have your license suspended anywhere from 90 days to four years. This is a long time to be without a driver’s license, especially if you work, go to school or… Read More

Identity theft is a crime that can result in serious consequences for people of all ages. It involves the use of personal information to apply for credit and steal money. Identity theft can cause damage to one’s credit and make it difficult to apply for loans. Many of those accused of identity theft may not… Read More

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, requiring a swift and aggressive legal defense. Even otherwise minor incidents could leave you with a criminal record that prevents you from obtaining a job, a loan, or a place to live. The following outlines basic types of criminal charges in Washington and penalties associated with… Read More

Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) carry stiff penalties, not the least of which is driver’s license suspension. The loss of your driving privileges makes it difficult to get to school or work, and can impact your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones. If you have been arrested and charged with… Read More

The right to own and carry a firearm is under fierce debate throughout the country. As it currently stands, residents of Washington have few restrictions on ownership, but openly carrying or having a concealed weapon is another matter. In certain situations, owning a gun or carrying in certain places could result in felony criminal charges,… Read More

Theft crimes in Washington can vary depending on the circumstances of the crime and the amount of money or property involved. Ranging from shoplifting to more serious crimes, such as armed robbery, they require a strong legal defense to protect you against potentially serious legal penalties. Shoplifting and Other Types of Theft Under Section 9A.56.020… Read More

Charges of domestic violence often arise during divorce, child custody, and other types of family court proceedings. Those accused can face serious criminal penalties, including fines and jail time, in addition to being denied rights to their home or property and facing restrictions in terms of being able to see their children. Domestic Violence Charges… Read More