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Reckless Driving versus Reckless Endangerment

Reckless driving and reckless endangerment may sound like similar crimes, but they actually refer to two separate and distinct criminal offenses. Reckless driving and reckless endangerment are both gross misdemeanors that can result in up to 364 days… Read More
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Washington State New Court Rule on Probation

New rules regarding the terms of probation for criminal defendants in Washington state went into effect on January 1, 2023. The new law, which made updates to Criminal Rule 7.6, will allow more people to be released from jail before their scheduled p… Read More
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Violations of Restraining Order, Protection Order, or No Contact Order

Revisions to Washington’s domestic violence protection order statute, RCR 7.105.050, became effective on July 1, 2022. The new law combines four different types of restraining orders under one statute. The revisions are intended to increase the acc… Read More
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First DUI Offense? What You Need to Know.

If you or someone you know is facing their first DUI offense, it is important to understand that the potential penalties can be severe. But there is good news: statistically speaking, someone facing a first offense for Driving Under the Influence (DU… Read More
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Burglary and Trespassing Laws in Washington State

Burglary is a serious crime that carries severe penalties. If you have been charged with burglary or another breaking and entering offense, experienced legal representation is critical. When you work with the Campbell Law Firm, I will analyze your si… Read More
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Minor in Possession (MIP) Laws and Penalties

Washington state’s Minor in Possession (MIP) law makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess, consume, or otherwise acquire alcohol. Violation of Washington state’s MIP law is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $5,0… Read More
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Disorderly Conduct in Washington State

Disorderly conduct is one of the most common criminal charges in Washington state. It is a misdemeanor offense and, compared to other crimes, many people view it as a relatively minor offense. However, a conviction carries a sentence of up to 90 days… Read More
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What is Lawful Use of Force in Self Defense?

Under Washington state law, a person can lawfully use force to defend themselves, to defend others, and to defend their property. But for the use of force to be lawful, the person claiming self-defense cannot use more force than is necessary, and the… Read More
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Harassment and Stalking in Washington State

Harassment and stalking are ongoing problems in the Pacific Northwest. These allegations often come up because of a misunderstanding, as an outgrowth of bullying, or when online interactions become personal. If you are facing allegations of stalking… Read More
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Protect Your Assets from Creditors

A properly prepared estate plan is the blueprint for distributing your assets upon your death. Your estate plan also provides guidance about who will handle your financial and legal affairs if you cannot manage them yourself and gives instructions to… Read More
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