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


As a criminal defense attorney who has been practicing in the area for almost twenty-five years – and having lived on Lake Sammamish for seventeen years as an avid wake surfer – I am regularly asked by friends and neighbors about boating statutes, rules and regulations. With a sunny and hot summer approaching I can… Read More


The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” This phrasal component of the Fifth Amendment gives rise to the “right to remain silent,” which has become an integral part of Miranda warnings given to arrestees.   Miranda warnings… Read More


A person is entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy within his own place of residence, among other places. Courts are extremely protective of the home along with the privacy citizens are entitled to therein. For the government to intrude into the inner sanctum of the domicile, one of three things is required: a warrant… Read More