Understanding Domestic Violence Defense

December 3, 2010

Today’s domestic violence justice system response can cause the head to spin it is fast, formidable and, at times, unfair. A swift and sure domestic violence response system is certainly excellent for victims of domestic violence, but it can also provide excellent ground for false accusations of domestic violence to take route and destroy lives, [...]

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Guilty of a Juvenile Offense? It Shall Not Be Deemed a Criminal Conviction

November 23, 2010

Last summer the Legislature passed an amendment to our juvenile laws that clarify that a court order finding a “juvenile offender” guiltyof a crime is not a criminal conviction. This was really just tidying the statutory language to replace “juvenile delinquent” with  ”juvenile offender” to be in keeping with the terms used in the rest of the [...]

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In the Eye of the Beholder – A Juvenile Sex Offense

November 18, 2010

Parents and kids alike know that they don’t want a sex offense and they don’t want  sex offender labels anywhere near them.  But what is a sex offense and who is a sex offender? Under Washington law, there are sexual offenses that are explicitly …

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Myth: Juvenile Court Records Go Away at Age 18

November 12, 2010

It’s a myth that juvenile offenses automatically go away at age 18 in Washington State.  No juvenile adjudication automatically goes away after age 18-  with one exception – a deferred disposition that was successfully completed.  Otherw…

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