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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sentencing Laws for Drug Crimes in Washington State

Behind bars for drug crimes

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…

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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,…

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Most Common Types of Premises Liability

When you think of personal injury cases, especially when someone gets hurt by slipping on a wet floor or tripping down a flight of stairs, you’re seeing examples of premises liability claims. If the owner of a property is responsible for loss or injury to another person, either through neglect or willful action, then premises liability…

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