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August 2016 Archives

What are the National Sex Offender Registry's "jurisdictions?"


It is likely that plenty of Spokane residents have heard of the National Sex Offender Registry, but few may know exactly what it is, how it works and what happens if one is required to register. In many instances, a person facing federal charges for online child pornography, exploiting children and similar offenses will be required to register as a sex offender if convicted. This sentencing element contains many stipulations and a person facing such serious charges may want to seek legal advice immediately.

A defendant's background affects domestic violence sentencing


From the beginning of one's experience with the criminal justice process, it can be difficult to fully comprehend all that's going on. Especially if one is dealing with charges of domestic violence, the combination of confusion and frustration can be completely overwhelming. It can be helpful to talk with one's criminal defense attorney about each step of the process before going to trial or considering plea negotiations.

Spokane man facing murder charges after hitting bicyclist


Most residents of Spokane probably believe they would never need a criminal defense attorney for any reason. Especially for serious charges like homicide, domestic violence, weapons crimes and so on. However, a recent news story out of Spokane illustrates how just about anybody can get caught up in unforeseen events that can have potentially life-altering legal consequences.