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Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys For The Tacoma Area

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Reasonable Bail?

Prosecutors and Judges in Washington State may soon be setting reasonable bail amounts in criminal cases. The United States Justice Department recently admitted that holding defendants simply because they can’t afford bail is likely unconstitutional. Criminal Rule 3.2...

Illegal Arrests Now Okay?

The U.S. Supreme Court is gradually eroding your 4th Amendment rights. Recent opinions give police broader powers to arrest citizens even if they are not breaking the law. Washington State has stronger protections against illegal search and seizure but, Prosecutors...

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray’s Police Officers Freddie Gray died just one week after injuries sustained at the hands of Baltimore Police Officers sparking riots and protests throughout the City of Baltimore. His death raises many questions about what constitutes probable cause to...

Tacoma Municipal Court

Tacoma Municipal Court Judges hear criminal, criminal traffic, and infraction cases. A misdemeanor is often regarded as a minor criminal offense. A simple misdemeanor carries penalties of up to 90 days in custody and a fine of up to $1,000.00. RCW 9A.20.021. A gross...

You Should Hire an Attorney

Kevin McGill, criminal trash collector, Left, and his prosecutor, Right. How’d you like to go to jail for picking up garbage. 30 days of jail. What if picking up garbage was your job? Kevin McGill, a sanitation worker in an Atlanta suburb has been charged criminally...

Negligent Driving

Some cops actually ticket guys like this. smh Synopsis Negligent Driving in the Second Degree charges are much easier to beat than you would think. A person commits negligent driving in the second degree when “he or she operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is...

Warrantless Searches

Prosecutors can snoop even if you’ve done nothing wrong. Your private records aren’t so private. A Washington law adopted in 1971 allows investigator’s to get a suspect’s bank, phone, email and other records without a search warrant. Prosecutors have been able to get...

Lautenberg and Gun Rights

2A Rights and Lautenberg The Lautenberg Amendment to the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 became effective in 1996,  and makes it a felony for anyone convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” (DV) to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or...