What Does Vacation of Criminal Records Mean?

A felony conviction can be stressful and limiting. A vacation of criminal records can help.

How the State V. Blake Decision by the WA State Supreme Court Affects Felony Drug Possession Convictions

The State V. Blake Decision ruled the felony drug possession law unconstitutional and void.

What is DUI Ignition Interlock?

DUI stands for driving under the influence. In Washington State, a person may be charged with a DUI if they are found guilty of driving while under the influence of liquor, marijuana, or any legal or illegal drug or under the combined influence of liquor, marijuana, and any legal or illegal drug (RCW 46.61.502). There… Continue reading What is DUI Ignition Interlock?

How Does the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Concealed Carry Affect WA Concealed Carry Laws?

Each state has its own laws on conceal carry. All 50 states allow residents to carry a weapon in public places as long as it is concealed (hidden) to surrounding observers, though many states require a permit for concealed carry. The opposite of concealed carry is called open carry. Washington State is an open-carry state.… Continue reading How Does the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Concealed Carry Affect WA Concealed Carry Laws?

What Happens if You Are Not Read your Miranda Rights?

Most people have heard of being “read their rights” during an arrest and may have seen rights being read to a suspect in a TV show or movie. Despite how commonly known these rights seem to be, there are many myths out there. Some people believe that if an arresting officer fails to read them… Continue reading What Happens if You Are Not Read your Miranda Rights?

Washington State DUI Laws: What to Know if Mistakes Were Made

Washington State has some of the strictest and most punishing driving under the influence (DUI) laws in the country. First time offenders are sometimes shocked at the fines and other penalties they face. A DUI in Washington is a gross misdemeanor for the first offense, even if no one is injured. If someone was killed… Continue reading Washington State DUI Laws: What to Know if Mistakes Were Made