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July 6, 2016

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 . . .

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May 4, 2015

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 . . .

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April 26, 2015

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 . . .

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April 25, 2015

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 . . .

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April 25, 2015

An influential Orcas Island resident criticized attorneys for advising their young clients to plead “not guilty” at their arraignments for minor in possession of alcohol. This criticism erodes important rights we all have. Read the full article . . .

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