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What Are "Strike" Laws?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many of us condemn the foolish acts of our own youth. Luckily, most people mature, leave behind the crazy, restless and often, reckless acts of being a teen or young adult. Those whose zany actions caused them to be arrested and charged with a crime may have more to worry about than side glances ...

When Public Pranks Become Indecent Exposure

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

It doesnt have to be Mardi Gras or New Years Eve to read headlines of people running naked through crowds or winding up in public places naked. Usually, alcohol or drugs are involved in these shenanigans. When these individuals are corralled by law enforcement, they are usually arrested and cha...

Insurance Companies Grapple with New Washington E-DUI Law

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Washington enacted its E-DUI law last year, only warnings were issued for the first six months. During those six months, insurance companies were unable to collect data. Now that citations are being issued, insurance companies plan to collect data in a possible effort to adjust premiums. As ...

Kent, WA Launches New DUI Court

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Repeat DUI offenders in Kent, WA could gain treatment time instead of time in jail because of its new DUI court. The court will offer individual treatment and supervision of DUI offenders and to compel offenders to check in through an accountability structure. Joining other County DUI Courts in W...

Your Petty Theft Defense in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is Petty Theft? Whether you or a loved one was charged with theft of a bicycle, an item in a store (shoplifting), or stealing a small item from someones home while visiting, you are likely to be charged with petty theft. Getting help from an experienced attorney can help you weigh your opt...

Am I An Abuser? Six Ways You Could Be Accused of Abuse

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

The more that is learned about domestic violence, the more there is to learn. Couples lives slide into a cycle of arguing and physical abuse for any number of reasons. Financial problems, infidelity, a loss of trust, and the need for control are among some of the main reasons that instigate an o...

Embezzlement in Washington: What You Need to Know

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embezzlement is in the news often with headlines usually including large corporations or politicians. It is not only a crime of high finance or one that belongs only to corporate circles—it can happen anywhere. Perhaps you have been a secretary or treasurer of a club or organization? You likely h...

Can I Be Charged with Cyberbullying on Facebook?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bullying has become high tech. Today, with smartphones, tablets, and video games, young people can be tempted to act like bullies online, and often, they do not understand what they are doing and what the consequences of their actions are. Text messaging and social media have laid the platform fo...

How to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one are being charged with a criminal offense for the first time, it is likely you are afraid, concerned about your future, and unsure of what steps to take first. Hiring a trusted, experienced attorney to help with your defense is going to be among the first items on your check...

Defending Vehicular Assault in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few people would consider a vehicle a weapon but when a person steps into the driver seat, his vehicle becomes a potentially deadly instrument. And anyone in its path becomes a potential victim. Vehicular Assault is when someone injures another person while driving under the influence or operatin...

When Does Bad Behavior become Stalking?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jealousy, rejection, and curiosity, are all emotions that can trigger the worst in a person. There is no crime in feeling any of these things, but when they spark behaviors that make others feel uncomfortable, the boundary begins to be a bit murky. We all have a right to our privacy and when othe...

What is Malicious Mischief In Washington State?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Anger is at the heart of many crimes. When some people are enraged, they can “act out” and get physical in their fury. When property gets in the way of someone who cannot control his or her emotions, and he or she breaks it or damages it, malicious mischief is the criminal offense. Classified as ...

Washington Reports DUI Crackdown Results

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

More and more frequently, police departments around the country have designated time frames around popular holidays as a crackdown on impaired drivers. Deadly holiday accidents claim many lives each year. The primary reasons are twofold: (1) some people are less accustomed to drinking throughout ...

Spousal or Partner Rape: Can You Be Charged in Washington?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The idea of sexual assault by a spouse or a partner can bring dubious reactions at one end of the spectrum and rage at the other. Yet, these rape charges are very real and prosecutors take allegations very seriously; they punish convicted offenders as harshly as any other attacker. If you are fac...

Juvenile Drug Charges: Preserving Your Child’s Future

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kids will be kids. Except when their crimes are adult crimes. When preteens or teenagers behave like adults and dabble in criminal activities, parents fear the financial burden. Naturally, parents also wring their hands over the black mark on their childs record. But when juvenile drug charges ...

What Does it Mean to Get an e-DUI Citation in Washington?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says drivers using a cell phone are more dangerous than drunk drivers with blood alcohol content level at 0.08%. In the last three or so years, motor vehicle crashes have proven this fact and in July, Washington passed its Electronic Driving While Impaired Law. For ...

Embezzlement in Washington: What you Need to Know

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

When we hear the word embezzlement, we think of movies, big corporations, and the mob. The truth is, it can happen anywhere: the nonprofit, the school parent teacher group, or in a small business. Whenever handling cash or receipts is part of an organization, embezzlement can happen. The Meaning...

Charged with a Harassment Offense: Can I Keep My Job?

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

Being charged with a harassment offense will change your life. Everything about you is likely to be challenged—your relationships; your career; your residence; your reputation; and more. If you are convicted, there are many hoops you will be forced to jump through for the rest of your life that w...

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Named a "rising star" in criminal defense by Washington Law and Politics magazine, Mr. Karimi is a former prosecutor for King County who uses his insight into prosecution strategies to protect his clients' rights in criminal court.