Things are a little up in the air in Washington these days—police want to hold on to their marijuana enforcement powers, but are at a loss on how to do so. Evidence of their confusion comes in the reports of several people being arrested for having a “green film” on their tongues, something the cops say is evidence of using marijuana. [Read more…]Charged with a crime in Washington? Call now. (888) 246-5778.
If you’re up on pop culture or have had the displeasure of being bombarded with news of Lindsay Lohan’s criminal court struggles, you’ve no doubt heard of SCRAM bracelets. Sure, you might have heard of them because you’re hip to DUI control measures but more than likely, their prevalence among star drunk drivers was your first exposure. Well, SCRAM alcohol detection bracelets are no longer just for the rich and famous—they are coming to Seattle courts. [Read more…]
It seems some lawmakers are never quite satisfied with existing penalties for DUI offenders, always proposing additions and harsher sentences. Representative Normal Smith has introduced new legislation that would brand DUI offenders, making them subject to additional scrutiny from law enforcement and other drivers. [Read more…]
State prosecutors are pleased with the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling this past week upholding mandatory DUI blood draws with a warrant. [Read more…]
If you are charged and found guilty of a criminal offense in Washington State, you will face the possibility of jail time, fines, probation, and a host of difficulties.
And even for a very minor misdemeanor charge, you life may be forever altered by a permanent criminal record that can follow your for the rest of your life. Criminal convictions are public records, and will show up on any background check. Conviction records are even published in many local newspapers.
Will cheap and even free easy access to these records, it is practically inevitable that people will find out about your criminal conviction. Background searches a regular part of many job applications, apartment rentals, and even community volunteering efforts. If you want to be a soccer coach or scout leader, it is entirely likely that someone will do a full background check on you, and find out about a past criminal conviction.
And we don’t know what the future will bring. Your record could be as easily accessible as a google search anytime in the near future.
But what can you do about it? The best thing is to make every effort to avoid a criminal conviction before it happens. Our Washington state defense lawyers fight charges every day in criminal courts across the states.
Even weak cases can often be won, or have charges reduced to non-criminal offenses in a number of cases.
Your best chance to protect your future is a vigorous and thorough legal defense before you are convicted. So please take advantage of our free criminal case evaluation for anyone accused of a criminal offense in Washington state criminal courts.
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