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October 2014 Archives

Alleged luring incidents lead to arrest of Spokane Valley man

Law enforcement officers throughout Washington are alert not only to people who have already committed crimes but also to those who may be attempting crimes that endanger the safety of other citizens. For this reason, suspicious incidents and even allegations of suspicious conduct can end with an individual facing criminal charges and serious consequences if convicted.

We can give you the strength to face drug charges and prevail

As is the case with any criminal charge, the consequences of a drug conviction can be serious and include time in jail or prison, as well as substantial fines. For Washington residents, substantial time behind bars following a drug arrest may seem like a foregone conclusion, but the criminal justice system requires the state to prove not only the commission of a crime, but also the participation of the person charged.

What does federal law consider child pornography to be?


U.S. and Washington legislators enact many criminal statutes to protect people from harm. In the case of children, some of those harms are sexual in nature. In Washington, as with every other state, laws are enforced to keep children safe from crimes, such as assault, trafficking and online child pornography. Unfortunately, many more children are now victimized by such criminal activities because of our new digital age.

What are the potential penalties of gun-related crimes?

A gun is the most popular personal weapon these days. While some Spokane, Washington, gun advocates believe that a gun is good protection in case of danger, local authorities have seen the negative contribution of firearms to violent crimes that threaten the safety of the community, including those in eastern Washington State and northern Idaho. As a result, the federal government implemented gun laws that provide for mandatory penalties for those who are convicted of gun-related crimes.

Ex-police chief arrested for drug charges in Washington

Local enforcement officers are very strict when handling drug crimes because they know how important a clean arrest is and the potential consequences of drug charges. These charges, such as drug distribution, drug trafficking and drug possession, can result in fines and jail time. However, in a recent alleged drug crime in Pierce County, a former police chief was accused of selling illegal drugs himself.