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


 The source code behind a police breathalyzer widely used in multiple states — and millions of drunk driving arrests — is under fire. It’s the latest case of technology and the real world colliding — one that revolves around source code, calibration of equipment, two researchers and legal maneuvering, state law enforcement agencies, and… Read More


Distracted driving is a major concern across the country, including Washington. The state is now enforcing a new distracted driving law that will ban the use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. The law hopes to curb negligent driving, which can lead to accidents, injuries and even death. The law originally was supposed… Read More


Everyone makes mistakes every now and then—even professional athletes. Some mistakes, however, can go on your criminal record and affect your life for many years. A Seattle Seahawks player was recently arrested on DUI charges. Jeremy Lane, a cornerback for the Seahawks, was arrested on the morning of January 14. He was pulled over while… Read More


A man was recently charged by prosecutors for his role in a jewelry store robbery in downtown Seattle. The 31-year-old man allegedly served as a lookout for three other men who committed a robbery at the Ben Bridge jewelry shop on December 22. The robbery resulted in $750,000 in damages and losses. The man smashed… Read More


Sometimes threats of domestic violence are not taken seriously, and as a result, innocent people lose their lives. Fortunately, Seattle police officers were able to intervene during a domestic dispute and arrest a man who had threatened to blow up his neighborhood. Around 9 p.m. on December 31, police officers responded to a call about… Read More


With the new year comes new changes in laws. The Obama administration created a policy called the Cole memo, which would focus on serious drug offenses such as cultivating pot on public land and selling to minors. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently rescinded that policy, however, and now cannabis shops in Washington are nervous.… Read More


Stopping after an accident is not optional. If you are ever involved in a car crash, you need to stop as soon as possible to exchange insurance information and render medical aid, if necessary. Failure to stop after a crash is considered a hit and run, which is a serious crime if you injured or… Read More