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July 2016 Archives

Notification of prosecuting decisions in domestic violence cases

Walking into a courtroom is often an intimidating experience, especially for those facing criminal charges for the first time. In the Spokane area, a person charged with a crime related to domestic violence is unlikely to know what to expect as they go to court. Taking a case to a criminal defender experienced with charges of spousal abuse, domestic assault charges and related offenses can be a very helpful decision.

Suspected weapons crimes and drug offenses often tie together

Most residents of eastern Washington and Idaho probably couldn't name all of the items in their house. If police were to suddenly enter the home of a local living in Spokane, for instance, there's no telling what might be found that could inadvertently implicate someone in some sort of offense. Possession of a weapon, for instance, when one has previously been convicted of a felony crime can mean serious trouble for the person who owns the gun.

What is domestic violence?

If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to know what domestic violence is. Families impacted by domestic violence may wonder what is considered domestic violence under the law. Domestic violence can have a significant impact on communities such as Spokane, as well as others in the Inland Empire. For individuals accused of domestic violence, it is important to understand what it is and the potential consequences of domestic violence charges.

Drug charges: Don't let one misstep alter your life

Drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia are extremely common charges in Washington and surrounding states. However, many people believe these offenses are not as harmful as other crimes such as theft or fraud. Nevertheless, even in Washington State, where recreational marijuana is legal under certain circumstances, being charged with a drug crime can involve severe consequences.