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One thing I was surprised to learn was that you can actually be arrested for threatening to beat someone up. I think there is a general assumption that you can threaten to beat someone up because  it is covered by our country’s First Amendment right on free speech. Surprisingly, this is …

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Personal Crimes

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Criminal Defense – Personal Crimes  A crime that results in harm to another person is a personal crime.  It can be physical harm or mental harm.  Examples of personal crime include: homicide, murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, assault and battery, arson, child abuse, kidnapping, rape and there are others. Something that …

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Criminal Law Veterans

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Military Personnel in Washington State have a number of resources to assist them with legal issues including the following:  Armed Forces Legal Assistance Program – For active duty personnel Click Here WA Vets Will Clinic – Free Estate Planning Click Here National Veterans Legal Services – Assists veterans and military …

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Check On Your Lawyer Before Hiring

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Conduct a Background Check It is worth your time to check up on the lawyer you are thinking of hiring before you hire them.   The following link Check Lawyer  opens up a pdf that will help you get on the right path to checking up on the lawyer you are considering …

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Finding A Lawyer

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How to find a Lawyer When its time to find a lawyer it is a terrible feeling to have no idea who to call.  Worse to feel stupid simply doing a Google search and calling the first one you see.  Deep down you know there must be a better way. …

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What Is A DUI Charge

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DUI, DWI, OWI are similar and related.   The stand for Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated and Operating while Intoxicated.  When alcohol is involved, the level of intoxication of the driver is determined by measuring blood alcohol content.   Usually this is done with breath test. The level where you …

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What Is A Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Criminal Defense Lawyers are sometimes referred to as criminal lawyers or public defenders.    They usually handle a wide range of cases including violent crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, fraud, embezzlement and even DUI cases.  They defend individuals and companies.  Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained and work for a …

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One source of knowledge that did not occur to me until I was actually in a lawyers office was reading up in books, both printed and e books regarding criminal law. I think I had always assumed that any book on the topic would beyond my understanding and full of legal jargon that would make the book unreadable. Fortunately for us, there are a fairly large number of criminal law books that are very clear and very understandable.


Personally I found an book on my kindle was the easiest way for me to take the dive into understanding criminal law in Seattle. I was pleased that I was able to easily find books on the topic that were reasonably priced and also provided me the ability to read a little of it before purchasing to ensure that it was a good fit for me. When trying to understand criminal law in Seattle or any city for that matter, reading a book either printed or electronic is probably a great way to begin. In summary I was very surprised at how much I did not know and I felt much more knowledgeable on criminal law by the end of the first book I read.