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Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys For The Tacoma Area

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Can I Waive My Arraignment?

What is an Arraignment? First, you may be asking yourself, what is an arraignment? An arraignment is usually the initial court proceeding in a criminal case. At the arraignment, the prosecutor formally presents the charges to the Court and the defendant.  The Court...

Know Your Rights

The news is filled with stories about people getting arrested. You’ve also probably read about innocent people getting arrested, convicted, and spending years in prison before being released. The message is that even if you don’t think you will ever be arrested, the...

Michael Bennet Arrest

A Superstar Detained By now, we’ve all seen video of Seattle Seahawks star, Michael Bennett, running from a shooter at a Las Vegas casino. Opinions generally fall into one of two camps. The first is that Bennett shouldn’t have run from police, and the other is that...

Appeal Your NICS Denial

Finally, there is some great news for people whose Second Amendment (2A) rights were improperly denied. The FBI’s The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) website again has an appeals page. Many firearms owners and hopeful gun purchasers were...

Police Murder

Police shot Charles Kinsey. Video showed him on the ground with raised hands. Is anyone accountable when police murder? The answer might be no. Washington State formed a task force to reduce law enforcement-involved shootings. The law that protects police officers...

Sex Offenders Treatment

Offenders Got Too Little Treatment Judges in Washington State routinely gave too little treatment to sex offenders. The problem was caused by incorrect sentencing language on a court form. Courts have been relying on that form since 2008. As a result, many sex...

Fighting a False Confession

For those of you that believe that innocent people do not confess to crimes they did not commit, you may want to take a look at the Brendon Dassey case. A Federal Court overturned his conviction because of a false confession. Police obtained the confession by using...