New Law Allows People to Sue Gun Manufacturers
With the new year come and gone, California has passed a new law that will allow for state residents, as well as tourists, to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers. With mass shootings at schools, grocery stores, nightclubs, movie theaters, and so on, this new law perhaps takes the right step in mitigating further tragedies. While…Read More
Is It Time to End Washington State’s Eviction Moratorium?
The pandemic initially forced people to stay in their apartments and homes. Many businesses were locked down – except for those that provided essential services. It simply wasn’t possible to go to work which meant that people didn’t have an income. In response to the people’s inability to earn a living, the federal government and…Read More
Domestic Assault: Is it a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
Domestic violence is taken seriously by society and the law alike. But how it’s classified, and consequently prosecuted, can vary from one state to the next. If you’ve been accused of domestic assault, you need to know the law, and a good domestic violence attorney to mount an effective defense. How Washington State Classifies Domestic Assault Similar…Read More
Reopening in Vancouver WA: Do You Need an Attorney?
By now, it’s something of a cliche to say that we’re living in unprecedented times. Yet it’s accurate. There are few people who’ve seen a confluence of disease and economic difficulties caused by something like COVID-19. Citizens and businesses alike look forward to reopening. As a Vancouver, Wa attorney, we want to take a moment…Read More
Washington Face Mask Requirement & What To Do If You Are Accused of a Violation
On June 23, John Wiesman, the Washington Secretary of Health, announced a statewide mandate that requires individuals to wear face masks or cloth face coverings while in public. The Washington face mask requirement takes effect on Friday, June 26. The goal of the order is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Washington. The…Read More
I’ve Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence: What Should I Do Now?
If someone files a complaint alleging domestic violence against you, a police officer may show up at your door and an arrest will occur. No matter what form the abuse takes, domestic violence can have devastating, life-changing effects on victims regardless of their age, gender, or socioeconomic standing. Even if you know you have been falsely…Read More
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal dispute when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, which someone else may be legally responsible for causing. This term is used in law practice for any damage done to the body, mind, or emotions of a person that requires a personal injury lawyer to step…Read More
Advice From a Vancouver Defense Lawyer if Accused of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a double-edged sword. Federal, state, and municipal courts are necessarily biased in favor of presumed victims of domestic violence to ensure victims are safe and no longer abused. While that’s a good thing when domestic violence has occurred, if accused falsely, this could be a problem. What is Domestic Violence? Even with domestic…Read More
Sentencing Laws for Drug Crimes in Washington State
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Washington, you’ve likely seen something called a VUCSA charge. VUCSA stands for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and it covers laws involving drug crimes, from possession to buying and selling, and more. When facing a VUCSA charge, it’s imperative to know what factors may…Read More
What is the Statute of Limitations in Washington State?
A statute of limitations states how much time you, or the state, has to file charges or take legal action. For example, in the state of Washington, a criminal case like murder, has no statute of limitations so legal action can occur decades after it happens. When it comes to a civil case like personal injury, however,…Read More