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Man Takes a Smoke Break During His Apprehension in Seattle

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month a man in Seattle found himself in inescapable circumstances. Still, he took the time to smoke a cigarette while he considered the situation and while the police had him surrounded. Police arrived at the 1000 Block of NE 112th Street after a parking officer called the police to report ...

Extension Granted in Police Compliance Plan

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week a judge granted a 30-day extension to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to come up with a plan to come into compliance with a consent decree in police reforms. The city of Seattle had asked for the extension because it said it needed more time to interact with the Department of Justic...

Genetic Genealogy Identifies DNA in Washington Cold Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Genetic genealogy is being used more and more by police to investigate cold cases that are sometimes decades old, but some ethicists say that using this kind of technology is questionable. Just as the suspect in the Golden State Killer case was apprehended, a Washington man is on trial for the mu...

Surprising Death Penalty Statistics Out of Los Angeles

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When one thinks of the death penalty, one might think of Texas, which has executed more inmates than any other state in the country since 1930. But California is ranked fourth in the number of executions it has carried out, and 13 people have been put to death by the state of California since 197...

Rash of Car Thefts in Seattle Area

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people in the surrounding counties were in for a surprise last month when 70 cars were stolen in a 48-hour period. King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties Affected According to the head of the Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force, thieves stole 44 cars in King County, 16 cars in Pierce County, a...

Everett Police Department To Test Use of Body Cameras

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Everett Police Department is considering the implementation of body cameras for its officers. Success of the pilot body camera video program will be measured by tracking several metrics, including: the use of police force, assaults by police, complaints made by the community, police inj...

Everett Woman Killed in Apparent Hit & Run Accident

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman, whose name has yet to be released, was found dead on Grand Avenue in North Everett. The Seattle Times reports that emergency responders were called to the scene and transported her to Providence Medical Center where her death was confirmed. It appears that she was the victim of a hit-and...

Former CEO of Washington Bank Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Victor Karpiak, a former CEO of First Savings Bank Northwest in Renton, was sentenced to one year in prison in a U.S. District Court recently.  He is currently retired and residing in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Judge William M. Conley was responsible for sentencing after Karpiak was found to have avoi...

Sealing an Adult Criminal Record in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Washington State General Rule 15 provides for sealing or redacting of criminal record where a conviction has been vacated. Though existing rules for vacating of criminal record do not universally provide for the destruction of court records in an adult criminal conviction, a court may decide to t...


Posted by Steve Karimi | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence is a serious criminal infraction in Washington that can cost tens of thousands of dollars in fines, restitution auto repairs, as well as time in jail or prison. If charged with a DUI in Washington, a criminal attorney may be able to assist a defendant in “plea bargaini...

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