Firearm Enhancement

Firearm Enhancements in Drug Cases.  A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. From a criminal defense attorney’s | lawyer’s perspective, getting caught with illegal drugs and a firearm puts an individual in a very tight place with limited options absent denying ownership or some error that allows critical evidence to be suppressed.  This is…

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What is Drug Court?

Drug Court | A Conviction Alternative. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective on Drug Charges and Convictions | Alternatives to Guilty Pleas and Sentences As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, we play a key roll in helping clients and their families weigh,  understand and eventually enroll (in some cases) into county based Drug…

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What is Community Custody?

Community Custody | A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective on Community Custody | Parole | State Supervision. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we know that over 90% of cases are resolved short of trial.  From our perspective, resolution can come in the form of dismissal, an alternative to prosecution or pleading to…

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Drug Convictions | What Happens?

Conviction Consequences for a Felony Drug Offense in Washington. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Opinion and Perspective. In most circumstances, a violation and conviction of the majority of Washington’s drug laws will end up being a felony conviction on your record and it will cost you the right to vote and possess firearm.…

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First Time Felony Waiver | FTOW

First Time Felony Offender Waiver | FTOW| A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective on The First Time Offender Felony Waiver. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers who handle a wide variety of minor and serious felonies throughout the State of Washington, we are acutely aware of what sentencing alternatives are available.  Although not…

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School Zone | Public Place | Facility Enhancement

School Zone | Public Place | Facility Enhancement for Drug Cases.  A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Drug Free Zones are a national phenomena now, with legislation being passed in all 50 states. Its application in Washington means if you are charged with a crime that involves an illegal drug, you can get…

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Unwitting Possession

What is Unwitting Possession in a Drug Case | Controlled Substance in Washington State | A Washington Criminal Defense Attorney’s Opinion on the Affirmative Defense of Unwitting Possession and what Factors are Considered in these Kinds of Cases As criminal defense attorneys, we know that unwitting possession is an affirmative defense to a criminal charge of…

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What is an Affirmative Defense in Drug Cases?

What is an Affirmative Defense in Illegal Drug | Controlled Substance Cases in Washington State | A Washington Criminal Defense Attorney’s view on Affirmative Defenses and what Factors are Considered in Proving Them From a defense attorney | lawyer’s perspective involving drug cases, affirmative defenses are statutory provisions that help our clients go free even…

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