What to Do if Your Child gets Caught Cheating at School

Your child’s education is one of the most important things that you can give them. With the help of teachers and schools, you will be preparing them for everything that life has to offer. While everyone hopes that their children will work hard and get through their education without any problems, that is rarely the case. A shocking number of children cheat at school, and many of them get caught. Do not make the Read More

Character Witnesses: Should You Use Them in Your Washington Criminal Trial?

After you get arrested for a crime in Washington state, the only thing you’re focused on is beating your charges. During the criminal justice process, you and your attorney must do everything possible to prevent the state from proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the crime(s) of which you are accused.  One way you might be able to help your case—most often at bail hearings, sentencing, or through Read More

Read EVERY Word of Your Court Order and Follow It

The civil and criminal court systems in Washington state can be overwhelming for anyone. If you have been handed a court order for the first time in your life, we understand what you’re going through. Whether you’ve been given a no-contact order, restraining order, or protection order, the first thing you need to do is read the order. Read it carefully. Read it thoroughly. Read it several times. And, to make Read More

What Your Criminal Defense Attorney Needs From You

So, you currently find yourself in trouble with the authorities. Our Seattle firm helps people like you every day. We also find that most people in the same or similar situation react one of two ways:  They become paralyzed by fear and unable to process or move forward with the criminal charge; orThey spring into action mode by proclaiming their innocence to any police officer who will listen and start Read More

Getting Served With a Restraining or Protection Order Is No Time to Panic

Getting served with a protection order would raise anyone’s blood pressure. If this has happened to you, you probably have tons of questions. To answer one of the most frequently asked questions our firm gets, a protection order is NOT a criminal charge or indictment. Simply being the subject of a protection order (sometimes referred to as a no-contact order or restraining order) will NOT result in your going to jail Read More

Seattle Juvenile Defense Attorney: Types of Cases a Lawyer Can Fight

The Juvenile Court System in Washington State exists to handle juvenile law matters, known as juvenile offender cases. These cases are criminal law violation charges that a minor may face. The law defines a minor as someone who is less than 18 years old. Generally, a child must be age 12 or older to be charged with a crime, but even children younger than 12 can be charged in some circumstances. Intervention Read More

4 Reasons to Get a Lawyer For Restraining Order Defense Seattle

Washington State law has created several mechanisms that enable an individual to obtain a protection order. These are court-issued orders aimed at preventing one individual from contact with another individual or multiple protected persons, including shared children. If these orders are violated, the restrained person can be arrested, taken to jail, and charged with a crime. If you are faced with the imposition of Read More

Protection Order Defense – Preparing to Win

PROTECTION ORDER PROCEEDINGS SEEM DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE. The petitioner can go to court, make statements without any additional proof and get a temporary order. It's that easy.  A respondent can reply similarly. But without proof, it becomes a swearing contest - which is risky.  It's easy to lose that contest. Courts respond to proof.   THE DANGER OF ASSUMPTIONS Lies that are obvious to a Read More