Criminal Investigations and Cases: What Happens?

Professional Licensing Issues of Being Charged

The Professional Licensing Issues of Being Charged.  A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective  Over the course of our careers as criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, we have represented almost every type of licensed person in the medical industry (doctors, nurses, license health care practitioners), members of the Air Force, Army, Marine Corp, Navy and…

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A Civil Standby. What is it?

What is a Civil Standby?  Historically, when someone needed to show up to a situation that had the potential to turn violent, aggressive or troubled, the local sheriff or officer was called to show up and make sure that the situation remained “civil”.  Modern “civil standbys” are an extension of this concept.  Officers are called…

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Firearm Prohibitions as a Release Condition from Jail

Release Condition from Jail on Misdemeanors and Felonies: Firearm | Gun Prohibitions.  A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Prospective When someone is Arraigned on a crime, Release Conditions  can include bail, no contact orders  and prohibitions on the possession of firearms |  guns or other dangerous weapons.  Our clients who are avid hunters, members of a police department…

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Criminal No Contact Orders – What Are They?

What is a No-Contact | No Contact Order?  Why are they issued?  What can be done?  A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. What is a No-Contact | No Contact Order?  In the State of Washington, No-Contact | No Contact Orders are orders entered as part of the Release Conditions set by a judge in criminal…

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Conditions of Release from Jail on Misdemeanors and Felonies

Conditions of Release on Misdemeanors and Felonies: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Prospective At the beginning stage of every criminal charge | prosecution in Washington, a person is arraigned on a criminal charge.  Aside from entering a plea of not guilty to the charge(s), the most important thing that happens at an arraignment from a criminal defense…

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Why not Plead Guilty Right Away?

Why not Plead Guilty Right Away? A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s  Perspective. We have spoken with and watched people, some with the best of intentions, who want to plead guilty to a crime right away.  Generally, they want to own up to their behavior; or, they simply want an uncomfortable situation over as soon…

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Arraignments on Misdemeanors and Felonies: Being Formally Charged

Arraignments on Misdemeanors and Felonies: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective on Being Formally Charged What is an arraignment? An arraignment is a formal hearing where a prosecuting attorney formally reads the charges against you or a loved one and a judge decides on release conditions. Arraignments are done day in and day out in courts…

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