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Did I Sexually Harass Someone? What Is Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the years to come, the year 2017 will be remembered as a milestone in the Sexual Harassment conversation. Harvey Weinstein is not the only celebrity to be brought to his knees by accusers first, the media second, and the rest of the world, third. Consequently, story after story of others accus...

When Can Shoplifting Charges be Defended?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many people charged with shoplifting are seeking something more than the trinkets or clothing items they stole. Studies show that often a person suffering from depression, stress, or another personal issue steals for reasons other than illegal personal gain. Research results have shown that some ...

What Can Go Wrong with an Ignition Interlock Device?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

The list of limiting and often painful consequences for a DUI charge can seem never-ending. If you are forced to Install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car, you might be wondering what could go wrong with it? This post will share some potential problems and what to do about them. Wha...

Prescription Drug Fraud in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

The clutches of opioid addiction have wormed into every walk of life, demographic, and community. Understanding the seriousness of crimes of violating controlled substance laws to secure pain medications such as Oxycodone or Vicodin is critical in grappling with your case. A consultation with a W...

DUI Traffic Stops in Washington: What You Should Know

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

With one bar for every 7,851 people in Washington, thousands of people leave bars and drive home daily. No one expects to be stopped by police. What you say and do during a traffic stop can impact your case. This post outlines how to respond to law enforcement in a Washington DUI traffic stop.

Police Pursuits Under Evaluation In LA

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Police officers pull people over for a variety of reasons from traffic violations to outstanding warrants. Unfortunately, sometimes a driver chooses not to stop when signaled to do so by law enforcement. Drivers may choose to take off for any number of reasons, but whatever the rationale, a pursu...

96 Days Without Seeing A Judge Deemed Unconstitutional

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being arrested and taken to jail can be a stressful and frightening experience. Many people choose to make bail and await trial out of custody, if the judge permits bail in their case. However, in order to make bail, a bail must be set. And in order for this to happen, a person must first go befo...

Honolulu Bans Looking At Phone When Crossing The Street

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its invention, the cellular telephone has become increasingly popular. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, over 90% of adults own a cell phone in the United States. Nowadays people dont use their phones just to make calls. Phones are used for texting, listening to music, checki...

PTSD And Crime: When Is Trauma To Blame?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The trauma of war can stay with a person long after he or she has left the battlefield. Veterans returning from various conflicts sometimes experience post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the National Center for PTSD, the number of veterans suffering from PTSD depends on the particular co...

Washington Supreme Court Addresses Whether Minors Can Be Prosecuted For Taking And Distributing Sexually Explicit Images Of Themselves

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A seventeen-year-old boy sent an unsolicited photo of his genitals to a woman. Upon receiving the picture, the woman contacted police and the defendant was charged in juvenile court with “one count of second degree dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct under RCW 9....

Judge Reduces Sentence Of Man After Supreme Court Ruling

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Washington Supreme Court handed down its opinion in the case of State v. Houston-Sconiers in March of 2017. According to the Seattle Times, in that case, the court “gave trial judges unfettered discretion to depart from standard sentences and mandatory enhancements in place for adult defendan...

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Plea Agreement Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court recently started its newest term, hearing arguments on various cases covering various matters. In the first week of argument, the court heard the case of Class v. United States which dealt with what claims are waived when a defendant pleads guilty to charge. The case originated...

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