Articles: Criminal Law

23Dec 2015

Most people assume that since the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents “unreasonable search and seizure,” they are protected against having their person or property searched without a warrant. That assumption is wrong, however, and Washington law enforcement has been heavily relying on a 1971 law designed to ferret out organized criminals to gather […]

23Dec 2015

Oregon is ahead of Washington when it comes to using DNA evidence to prosecute non-violent crimes. While burglary and theft are relatively common crimes, the expense of collecting DNA evidence has made it difficult for some police departments in Washington to use DNA evidence for lower-priority offenses. Non-violent crimes make up about 80 percent of […]

23Dec 2015

Vancouver has a prosecution center that is solely focused on prosecuting people accused of committing any form of domestic violence. In their quest to aggressively tackle domestic violence crime, many innocent people can find their lives turned upside down. Domestic violence has attracted more attention over the last several years and this has led to […]

23Dec 2015

Celebrities are coming together to make a public service announcement campaign to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence. Mariska Hargitay, of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit fame, has a new project that is gaining media attention. This project focuses on helping victims, many of whom could have personal stories tragic enough to read […]

23Dec 2015

For those facing charges for domestic violence in Washington, it is helpful to understand how such allegations are carried out in the legal system. In Washington, domestic violence is fervently prosecuted. Moreover, multiple charges can evolve from just one incident, creating serious and lengthy consequences. As a result, it is important that the accused be […]

 
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