Gun Rights: The Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. The short answer. One automatically loses the right to possess a gun for any Washington felony conviction and any misdemeanor | gross misdemeanor domestic violence conviction that involves dangerous behavior directed at another person.   The only exception to automatic loss of the right…

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Health Care Providers and Drug Use: The Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal and Administrative Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Criminal drug convictions can come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  From simple possession arising from automobile roadside searches… to pat and frisk events to impaired behavior … or sting operations, forged prescription scripts,…

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Health Care Providers and Domestic Violence: The Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal and Administrative Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Health Care Providers should know that a criminal conviction  is considered “conclusive evidence” of the facts contained in that crime for the purposes of a finding “unprofessional conduct” under the Uniform Disciplinary Act.  The Uniform Disciplinary…

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School Zone Enhancement: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Prospective. Drug-Related Enhancements Certain felony drug offenses are subject to additional prison time when the offense takes place in a protected zone. One of these zones is a school zone. This additional time, which is automatically added to the underlying sentence, is…

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The Deadly Weapon Enhancement: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we are acutely aware that in general, there is nothing inherently illegal with possessing or using a weapon.  However, problems surface when it is a prohibited weapons, or, a person is accused of using…

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Firearm Enhancements: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Under Washington law, defendants convicted of certain felonies while “armed with a firearm” will receive a firearm enhancement in addition to the “standard” sentence of their crime. How much time do you get for using a Firearm in the Commission of a…

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Mental Health Court. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s  Perspective. Knowing what options are available to best serve each of our clients is essential to achieving the best results possible.  In unique circumstances, we have found Mental Health Court to be an effective and rational solution to clients and families who struggle with a…

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Drug Court – A Conviction Alternative. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, after lengthy consultations and evaluations with clients and families, we have helped a number of clients get into Washington’s Drug court program as an alternative to a criminal conviction and addiction. Aside from the significant…

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