There is a new crime in Washington State prohibiting disclosure of certain intimate images. The crime is intended to protect subjects of intimate photographs from embarrassment. But it may be easy to run afoul of this law inadvertently. Read the full article . . .
Officers frequently look for intoxicated drivers by stopping vehicles for ordinary traffic violations. Can an officer stop you because you briefly touched or went over the lane lines? The answer depends on the line. Read the full article . . .
Nearly all businesses are exposed to liability. Owners of business operated as sole proprietorships or general partnerships expose themselves personally to this liability. A limited liability company can shield effectively these personal assets from the businesses liability. Read the full article . . .
The crime of driving with a suspended license in the third degree (DWLS 3) is the most common crime handled by the San Juan County District Court. A driver’s license can be suspended simply because he fails to pay a traffic ticket. The crime could theoretically result in an impounded vehicle, more fines, and jail time. Read the full article . . .
Couples who live together in a romantic relationship in which they pool resources may be unaware that the separation of that relationship may be similar to a divorce. A romantic partner may have a claim for a share of the earnings and the value of the labor of the other, now separated partner. Some planning, communication, and agreements may help romantic couples avoid heartache if they separate down the road. Read the full article . . .
Society continues to value agreements “on a handshake.” Oral agreements, i.e. those that are not written down, are legally enforceable as contracts. But is it wise to rely on oral agreements? When should the parties write their agreement down? Read the full article . . .
Drivers often voluntarily give the police evidence of their intoxication. While there is nothing wrong with a driver taking responsibility for his actions when he understands the ramifications of doing so, drivers often later regret their cooperation. It helps to understand the rights involved. Read the full article . . .