Misdemeanor charges are often seen as insignificant while, in reality, it can be a big deal. Although the classification of these crimes in Washington might differ slightly from other states, misdemeanors could be punishable with up to 12 months behind bars. This is but one reason why it is a good idea for anyone facing such a charge to talk to a criminal defense attorney.
Anyone in Spokane who drives while under the influence of alcohol will do so knowing that the consequences could be severe. Even a conviction on a first DUI offense can lead to a jail term, community service, license suspension and more. When it comes to repeat drunk driving offenses, the punishments are significantly more severe, and having an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect an accused person's legal rights is crucial.
Whenever a teenager in Washington state is arrested on drug charges, his or her parents would likely do whatever they can to prevent a conviction and the adverse impact it could have on their child's future. Securing skilled criminal defense is the first and most crucial step to take. A 17-year-old former high school student was arrested on drug charges on a recent Thursday.
A recent report by the Franklin County Sheriff 's office indicates that two drones equipped with cameras were the newest members of the police force in southern Washington. The report says the cameras use thermal imaging to locate not only suspected criminals but also people who are lost or missing. However, there are legal restrictions as to when and where these drones may be used, and anyone who is arrested based on drone surveillance might need the services of a criminal defense attorney.
Following the closure of a nightclub in Washington last August, Seattle police continued an investigation that led to the recent arrest of the owner of the establishment. The criminal charges that were filed against the owner include conspiracy. The allegations are based on evidence found by the Homeland Security Investigations drug task force during an undercover operation.
In Washington and other states, law enforcement is out in full force at this time of the year, especially on roads around clubs, bars and other places where alcohol is served. Almost everybody has something to celebrate as the end of the year approaches, and those who choose to drink and drive might just as soon have to consider their criminal defense options. A 36-year-old man was arrested and locked up after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident.
A 52-year-old Washington man was recently arrested and charged with a count of first-degree kidnapping. Reportedly this followed the results of DNA tests that indicated that this man was involved in the alleged attempted abduction of a teenage girl. With such evidence, any person accused of a felony will likely want to rely upon the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Law enforcement in Spokane reported the arrest of a man who allegedly stole an occupied car on a recent Saturday morning. The man is facing multiple criminal charges after leading police on a high-speed chase. The incident started when a man and woman stopped at a Safeway store in Spokane.
Law enforcement personnel are utilizing the newest drone technology. A Washington man was recently arrested in an auto impound yard, and he is now facing criminal charges. Reportedly, Kelso Police was alerted by someone on a property nearby who reported a cut in the fence of the impound yard. Officers launched a drone that belongs to the office of the Cowlitz County Sheriff to investigate.
Following multiple incidents of criminal activities in Spokane, reserve officers of the Spokane Police Department recently agreed to organize a sting in the affected area. This led to arrests and criminal charges filed against three people. Two of them already had warrants out for their arrest.