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Washington Lawmakers Pass the New Hope Act

A criminal conviction can complicate a person’s life – even after they are released back into their communities.  It is more difficult to find a place to live, buy insurance, or volunteer in the community with a criminal conviction on your r… Read More
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​Why It is a Bad Idea to Talk to the Police!

“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell a suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.” — Justice Robert Jackson. Hypothetical: Let’s say you live on Whidbey Island. Imagine that a cop h… Read More
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What Comes Next After Being Charged With a Crime?

When a person in Washington is charged with a crime, the most common question is “Now what?” Find out what to expect from the courts after you have been charged or arrested. In this blog post, I will review the criminal court process in W… Read More
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