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Sunday, December 27, 2009

What to do when arrested for DUI? Not act like this.

This is a poor example of how to act if arrested for DUI. Remember that you always have the right to counsel and to silence.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Assault Arrests Increasingly Leading to No Contact Order Violations

In my recent experiences in the Everett Municipal and other Snohomish County District and City Courts, more and more men and women charged with assault are facing more and more penalties.

In part, this is because people who get involved in assault cases may need treatment or other remedies. But a major contributing factor is the Cycle of Domestic Violence, and how many Washington Legislators and Courts choose to deal with such cases.

A Domestic Violence call to a residence requires (where both parties are there when the police arrive) the "primary aggressor" to be arrested and taken to jail. While this can be a very important and helpful thing to true Domestic Violence victims, there are many cases where the wrong person is arrested. I have had many female clients who were arrested on Assault Domestic Violence charges, when in fact they were the true victims. No contact orders may then be put into place that bar these women from their homes. Many prosecutors take weeks or longer to recognize their error - if ever.

If you or a loved one has been accused of Assault in the greater Snohomish County region, call Attorney Brian Sullivan for a free consultation: (425) 322-1076, or click for more information on Domestic Violenece Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Sullivan

For those accused of felony / violent crime seeking counsel, please click here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Drug Defense Lawyer - Don't Consent to Search

Many cases of late have had my clients consent to search.

Don't make this mistake. Before you allow police to search your house or your vehicle for suspected criminal activity, call a local Everett, WA Defense Attorney: Brian Sullivan.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Personal Injury Accident Attorney

Injured in an Automobile Accident in Snohomish County?

Before you speak with the insurance companies, protect yourself and call an attorney. Don't accept any offers without the advice of legal counsel.

Attorney Sullivan offers a free consultation to all persons injured in Everett, WA and other areas of Snohomish, Skagit, King, and other Washington State counties.

The Law Office of Brian M. Sullivan, PLLC
(425) 322-1076
Ask to speak to local attorney Brian Sullivan about your case for a free analysis.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Washington State Breath Testing Back - Certified Laboratories?

With the recent news that the Washington State Toxicology Laboratory has been certified, there is an expectation that many courts will be seeing new challenges to the breath test. This time, however, the prosecutors will likely be seeking to admit evidence that some courts have suppressed for quite some time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Border Crossing - What's New in DUI Defense in Washington

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that a driver who crosses the border into a neighboring state can still be prosecuted for DUI in Washington.

While the case at hand, State v. a Rivera-Santos, had a driver eluding / being chased by police while driving into Oregon, it certainly leaves the door open for how much pursuit, if any, would be required for both states to prosecute if there was evidence of driving in both states (e.g., a photo of the person's vehicle crossing the bridge.

Read the Washington State Supreme Court's Opinion in State v. Rivera-Santos.