Economists to Discuss Legalized Weed at Econ Forum

As we inch closer to November 2014 elections and ballot measures in Oregon; specifically, Measure 91, the potential for legalized marijuana continues to draw interest not only from criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, cannabis lawyers, law enforcement, and dispensaries, processors and growers — but economists, as well. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Lays Down the Law on Post-Arrest Cellphone Searches

In the shadow of the highly controversial “Hobby Lobby” case in which the US Supreme Court held corporations can state religious objections to employee health care benefits that are incongruent with their own religious beliefs — the US Supreme Court also imposed substantial limitations on post-arrest cell phone searches. [Read more…]

DUI & Administrative Hearing w/ the WA DOL

If you are arrested for DUI in Washington, you have a right to an Administrative Hearing with the Washington Department of Licensing. The cost of the hearing is $375.00 and the request must be made within 20 days of the date of arrest. There are nuances to blood draw DUI cases but you should still talk to an attorney immediately to weigh your options. [Read more…]

5th Amendment. Should I Invoke? Short Answer: Yes.

First and foremost, you do not have to wait for an arrest to occur to invoke your right to remain silent under the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Many people are under the impression their 5th Amendment Right against Self-Incrimination is not triggered until they have been given their Miranda Warnings: [Read more…]