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DNA Links Samurai Sword to Washington State Murder

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

After months of questions following the beheading death of a woman in Camano Island, Washington, law enforcement officials have filed murder charges against the woman's boyfriend after her DNA was linked to the man's samurai sword. 33-year-old Jacob Gonzales has been wanted on an unrelated charge...

Arrest Made in Murder of Controversial Rapper XXXtentacion

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

A suspect in the murder of controversial rapper XXXtentacion has been arrested in Florida according to Broward County Sheriff's Office officials. The suspect, 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams, is being held without bond for the rapper's murder on June 18, 2018. The arrest occurred at approximately...

Woman Charged with Sending Man 65,000 Text Messages

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Phoenix, Arizona woman is facing a broad array of charges after sending over 65,000 text messages to a man she met on a dating site. The texts, which numbered in the hundreds each day, often contained strange or threatening language. The 31-year-old woman, Jacqueline Ades, was charged on May 8...

Can a Cop Pull Me Over for No Reason in Washington?

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some law enforcement officers are not known for their overly friendly demeanor. Yet, regardless of their personality or baseless suspicions, they cannot conduct a traffic stop just because they feel like it. Reasonable suspicion is what the law refers to as a valid reason a police officer may pul...

What Is A Hate Crime in Washington?

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

FBI statistics report an increase in hate crimes nationally over the last two years. Targets for these offenses revolve around many issues—religion, race, ethnicity, sexual preference. As these acts grow, how do authorities categorize actions as hate crimes? And what activities might be included?...

Felony Check Fraud: What to Do if You are Charged

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

It has been an unusually bad flu season and this year you caught it and could not work for a week. Then, the rent came due and your bank account had a huge hole in it; you simply did not have the money in your account to cover the rent. But you were expecting your income tax refund at any time to...

Probation Violation in Washington: What Does It Mean?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adapting to a life on probation can sometimes be met with denial or obstinate behavior. Yet, when obstinance or denial leads to behavior that violates your court order of probation, you could find yourself in hot water with the courts. Probation can last anywhere from one to three years, or longe...

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...

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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.