Defending against speeding tickets and moving violations can be very dry and technical. A prosecutor or intern may appear in court to prosecute the infraction. Your chances of success dramatically increase if you are represented by a lawyer.
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If you have been, or are going to be, charged with a felony, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The biggest mistake defendants make is waiting too long to contact a criminal defense lawyer.
On March 20, 2020, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington suspended the right to trial by jury until after April 24, 2020. Their reasons for doing so seemed to be exclusively derived from the orders of Governor Inslee, who at the time had barred gatherings of more than 50 people; and the Center […]
Indecent Exposure is one of the more unusual crimes in the prosecutor’s arsenal, but in the age of #MeToo and Donald Trump, it is increasingly being filed along with more serious charges. Defined by RCW 9A.88.010 (1) A person is guilty of indecent exposure if he or she intentionally makes any open and obscene […]
In brief, here’s how jury selection works: Potential jurors are assigned numbers prior to entering the courtroom. The lower your number, the more likely you are to be picked for a jury because if you are not bumped for cause or a preemptory challenge, and if there are still seats on the panel and there […]
Last year I represented an individual who was charged with 5 counts of drug dealing primarily based on evidence derived from a paid informant working with the Tacoma Police Department. The evidence against my client was so connected to said informant that we were not permitted to see any of the evidence against us by […]