When a crime is committed in the state of Washington, that crime is categorized into one of five categories. The first two categories fall under the heading “misdemeanors” and the last three categories fall under the heading of “felony.” These categories allow courts a series of sentencing guidelines from which to base the punishment for… Read More


As criminal defense experts, the Nahajski Law Firm wants to offer some critical information to help people avoid this type of horrific crime. How to Protect Yourself from Falling Victim to Any Type of Sexual Offense Even though sexual offenses occur to people who have seemingly taken every precaution to avoid them, there are several… Read More


Seattle’s most common domestic abuse crime is a violation of a no-contact order, which can involve having contact with the person protected by a no-contact order (VNCO), an anti-harassment order, or restraining orders.  Violating any such order can result in being charged with a criminal offense, and is a domestic violence crime if the order… Read More


Kids deserve a second chance, and being charged and convicted of juvenile crimes can follow them for the rest of their lives, even preventing them from joining the military or acquiring the type of education they need to succeed or from pursuing certain career paths.  While some may simply say their children suffered from bad… Read More


An expungement of your criminal record gives you the legal right to say that you have never been convicted of a crime, nor do you have to indicate you have been convicted of a crime on any employment application, apartment, application, college application, etc.  The only exception could be a military application, and this would… Read More


If your property has been damaged during a criminal act and the defendant is found guilty, it is possible for you to receive “restitution” as set forth by a court order, and may cover: Your property damage Medical expenses (both current and future) Counseling It’s critical to discuss your desire for restitution with the prosecuting… Read More


Actress Cameron Diaz once quipped, “(Watching) Grease is the only cure for a hangover.” Apparently John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s dance moves have a stronger affect on some than others.  No matter what your preferred treatment may be recent studies show it may be best to keep from behind the wheel of your vehicle… Read More


In April of 2010, Iowa police found evidence of 7 different drugs in the home of Joshua Banka, who had just died of an overdose.  Banka had allegedly stolen oxycodone from his roommate and mixed it with heroine he purchased from a man named Marcus Burrage. An Iowa federal court found Burrage guilty of trafficking,… Read More


In 2003, Mitch Hedberg was arrested for possession of heroin in Austin, Tx.  The comedian was known to have a sense of humor about his known drug use, though. Even mentioning it in one of his most famous jokes: “I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.” Unfortunately the state… Read More


Property crime typically involves theft of or damage to property, but can also mean a number of other crimes, some of which are misdemeanors with limited jail time, while others can be assigned felonies.  Some of the other crimes that fall under the category of property crime include trespassing, breaking and entering, vandalism, criminal damage… Read More