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Can a DUI be Pleaded Down to a "Wet Reckless" in Washington?

Those arrested on DUI charges in Washington state face harsh penalties. Even for a first conviction, offenders could be punished by up to $5,000 in fines, a driver's license suspension between 90 ...
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Washington Juvenile Laws

Each state handles those under 18, or juveniles, who break the law differently. Judges may choose from different punishments in juvenile court—ranging from verbal warnings to being placed in ...
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What's the Difference Between a Civil Judgment & a Criminal Conviction?

It is sometimes the case with criminal charges that accused not only stands trial in state court, but is also served a civil suit related to the same incident. What is the difference between these two ...
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Juvenile Law Working in King County

In recent years, King County has made various efforts to improve its juvenile law system. Programs such as the Family and Juvenile Court Improvement Project (FJCIP) and the United for Youth ...
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Will My Criminal Record Affect My Current Charges?

During an investigation, a prosecutor is almost guaranteed to check your criminal record. If you have been convicted of criminal offenses in the past, it will likely weigh against you as your case is ...
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How Do I Expunge My Record?

A criminal record can limit your freedoms and opportunities. Depending on the nature of your past convictions, you may be unable to get certain jobs or receive certain financial benefits. An ...
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DUI Laws in Washington

Washington enforces strict laws against driving while under the influence ( DUI ). Even one offense can lead to jail time, fines, and the suspension of your license. If an officer pulls you over under ...
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I-502...The Basics

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic amongst numerous countries for many years. As of now, the use and distribution of cannabis is illegal in most countries of the world. Although it is ...
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Will the future allow us to detect killers before they commit a crime?

Murder is a horrendous and incomprehensible act that seems to plague society. It is something that has been around since the dawn of time, but thanks to readily available media, it is now everywhere, ...
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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

The social interactions among today's school-aged children are quite different from those of previous generations. With new technology continuously moving forward at the speed of light, and with ...
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Fiat's In-Car Espresso Maker..As if Drivers Aren't Distracted Enough Already

TV host Tom Bergeron said it best in his twitter post: "nothing better than generating 200 degree liquid when texting at 80 miles per hour." He's referring to Fiat's 500L in-car ...
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You Got Arrested for What?! Boating Under the Influence.

It's August in Seattle, and locals are taking advantage of the desperately-missed summer weather. We do things like power-walk around Green Lake, order ridiculously long-titled iced coffee drinks, ...
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Creating the Homicidal Sleep-Walker: Ambien

In 1630, a Polish physician named Jan Jonston reported an incident where a sleep-walking Parisian man swam across a river with his sword and killed a gentleman whom he had planned to murder the ...
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Got a DUI With a Child in the Car? Additional Penalties are Coming Your Way.

Got a DUI With a Child in the Car? Additional Penalties are Coming Your Way. Every once in a while we hear a DUI story and think, "WOW! How did they get away with that !?" We especially tend ...
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Huffing, Reckless Driving, and Home Detention are Now Addressed in Washington DUI Laws

With summertime festivities winding up, so are DUI's and new DUI laws. In March 2012, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire approved major changes to be made to the DUI laws of the state ...
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Welcome to our Criminal Defense Blog

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