The Washington State Patrol and other members of local law enforcement have intensified patrols for drunk drivers. This started at the beginning of the holiday season, with increased efforts to collect Place of Last Drink (POLD) data. On December 7, Washington State Patrol troopers participated in a program known as Night of a Thousand Stars.… Read More


The recent passage of the federal First Step Act could signal that Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Act is lawful and should remain in force.   That city ordinance is being challenged in a Washington court. However, the aims of the First Step Act and its bipartisan support might underscore the necessity, and the importance of… Read More


In June 2018, the Washington legislature amended the laws governing legal financial obligations imposed on criminal defendants. The new law forbids assessing discretionary obligations. In June 2018, House Bill 1783 took effect in Washington. This new law revises the state’s system for imposing legal financial obligations (LFOs) on criminal defendants. LFOs are basically the fines, fees, court… Read More


Lack of Evidence; The best defense in both police officer and civilian assault cases; although, other defenses include self-defense and defense of property. King County officials will not file charges against two former Seattle officers who poured numerous gunshots into a fleeing vehicle. In refusing to pursue the case, prosecutors cited Washington’s controversial malice requirement in police… Read More


Washington state lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill that tightens drunk driving laws in the state. Frockt plans to reintroduce a DUI bill in the upcoming state legislative session. Anyone who has been convicted of a DUI or DWI in Seattle should know that Washington State lawmakers recently announced plans to reintroduce a bill to tighten… Read More