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Thirty Years of DNA Evidence

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been thirty years since DNA was first used to convict a suspect in a criminal case. Since that time, DNA evidence has become an integral part of the criminal justice system in the United States, including Washington. DNA has been used by both the prosecution to secure a conviction and by t...

Not Guilty, But Not Innocent

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, being found not guilty doesnt convince everyone of a persons innocence, even if they have been exonerated by DNA evidence. The Seattle Times recently covered the story of one mans legal team, who decided to find the real suspect in order to prove their client was truly innocent. Te...

Washington Man Challenges State Cyberstalking Law

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A retired Air Force major is suing the state of Washington over its cyberstalking laws, which he says is unconstitutional under his First Amendment right to free speech. The Bainbridge Island man brought suit against the state after he was told by county prosecutors they might charge him with cy...

When Does Setting a Fire Constitute Arson in Washington?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the summer months, a fire in a backyard or at a campsite is a common recreational activity. However, there are many restrictions on who may set a fire, what materials may be burned, and where a fire may occur. In addition to municipal restrictions on having fires on residential property, state...

Man Spends A Decade In Jail And Has Yet To Go To Trial

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Alabama man who maintains his innocence has spent a decade in jail awaiting trial bypassing, by years, his constitutionally guaranteed right to a speedy trial. Yet, the judge in the case says it is the defendant's fault he remains behind bars without having been adjudicated guilty. Kharon Dav...

Text Messages Promoting Suicide Crux Of Manslaughter Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a landmark case, a 20-year-old woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend, via text, to kill himself. However, some experts are concerned about the legal precedent the decision may set concerning technology, morality, and the law. The woman, who was 17 at the ...

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