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October 2015 Archives

How does a plea bargain benefit those facing criminal charges?


When things don't go the way we planned, we often resort to a "Plan B" that is a reasonable alternative to what we hoped for. This is true in the area of criminal defense as well as in life; many defendants often consider a plea bargain if their chances of acquittal are low. What is a plea bargain and how can it benefit Spokane defendants?

How does a plea bargain benefit those facing criminal charges?


When things don't go the way we planned, we often resort to a "Plan B" that is a reasonable alternative to what we hoped for. This is true in the area of criminal defense as well as in life; many defendants often consider a plea bargain if their chances of acquittal are low. What is a plea bargain and how can it benefit Spokane defendants?

Different types of police misconduct in federal cases


If you or a loved one has been the victim of police misconduct in relation to a federally prosecuted case, there are options. Federal cases differ from state cases in that they are prosecuted at the federal level and not the state level. This means federal law applies to the federal charges of these cases instead of Washington state law. However, civil rights still need to be respected and adhered to by police officers and similar officials.

Rest of "Kettle Falls Five" sentenced on federal drug charges


Many times on this blog, it has been emphasized that just because certain uses of marijuana are now legal in Washington State, a Spokane resident can still be accused of a federal crime with regard to the substance. Those who are suddenly faced with federal charges can benefit from retaining an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Convicted felons may be able to hunt in Washington


The sporting life is a major part of Washington state culture, as countless residents partake in hunting, fishing and related ventures. However, when one has been convicted of a felony, they are no longer allowed to own a gun in most circumstances, according to federal law. However, in Washington state, there are specific situations under which a convicted felon can get their gun rights restored and own a weapon legally.