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July 2015 Archives

Domestic Violence in Washington

When is the use of deadly force justified? This questions has been in the news lately as incidents involving the police have galvanized public attention across the country. Recently, in Spokane, a shooting involving a passerby and two other individuals has raised this question locally. What started as an apparent domestic violence situation, now has the passerby facing criminal charges of murder.

Could those working in marijuana industry face arrest?

Marijuana has been in the news a lot recently, especially in states like Washington where the substance is legal for both medical and recreational use. Just because marijuana has been legalized to some extent, though, doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of confusion surrounding state and federal laws. Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, those who use marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes are likely to have plenty of legal questions or concerns.

Domestic violence convictions' effect on gun rights in WA

Domestic violence is a serious crime, and charges can be brought against a Spokane resident at either the felony or misdemeanor level. If one is a victim of domestic violence, he or she can suffer both physically and emotionally. If one has been falsely accused of the crime, that individual can also face immense challenges including overzealous prosecution, biased juries and harsh legal penalties.

Where do I turn after being charged with a drug crime?

Criminal charges are always a serious matter, but charges related to drug offenses can have particularly serious consequences. Criminal drug charges, however, don't have to become criminal drug convictions. A Spokane criminal defense attorney can be a critical ally in the fight against overzealous prosecution, questionable police conduct and faulty evidence-gathering.