An Auburn defense attorney will have a plethora of possible defenses for a client being charged with domestic violence. However, if a defendant is involved in a case that has potential to turn into a civil suit, pleading “no contest” might be a better option. This is especially true if the defendant doesn’t want the details of the case to be publicized or if the outcome of the trial is uncertain.Continue reading
Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are much more likely cause car accidents. This is why, just like in many states, traffic laws in the State of Washington are particularly stringent. Any driver in cities like Puyallup who is convicted with DUI faces a number of legal (usually long-term) consequences. Here are some of them.Continue reading
Covington, Washington (September 19, 2016) – Kim E. Hunter, an experienced Auburn defense attorney has recently been chosen to join the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Sections Policy Workgroup. Ms. Hunter has the honor to represent the BAR sections groups for various areas of law. She takes on the title of Section Leader and the role of a representative for the “mid-sized” sections from the Bar. She is tasked to gather viewpoints and be the voice of these sections to the Board of Governors regarding certain sensitive internal fiscal matters and governance issues.
Covington, Washington (September 19, 2016) – Renowned Kent DUI attorney Kim E. Hunter gives a presentation on “The Psychology of Juries” at the 23rd Annual Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). Attorney Kim Hunter has co-chaired this event for six consecutive years now, and she is proud to be a part of such a huge gathering of legal professionals. A partnership between the Washington State Bar Association and WSBA Criminal Law Section made it possible for prosecutors, defense counsel, judges and law enforcement professionals to come together, all in the name of discussing the most pressing issues in criminal law.
You’ve probably heard of DUI or driving under the influence, but have you ever heard of the offense called “DWB”? If not, then you should hear the story of Jessie Thornton, a 64-year-old retired firefighter from Arizona.
In 2014 alone, almost 10,000 people perished because of alcohol-related car crashes, accounting for about one-third of all traffic-related casualties in the country. It’s therefore not surprising why courts mete out severe punishments to those caught driving under the influence (DUI). In the state of Washington, for instance, a person can be incarcerated for up to one year, on top of a four-year license suspension and up to $5,000 in fines.
Did you know there are 1.5 million DUI arrests in the country every year? For some people, this may just be a number, but for those indicted of this crime, it’s a serious matter. With steep penalties, including jail time and the harsh stigma that comes with conviction, a DUI can impart life-altering effects upon anyone.Continue reading
Being pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) poses serious ramifications for a motorist. With penalties ranging from a suspended license to serving jail time, a DUI arrest is no small matter.
But, is the arrest valid? Long held to be the holy grail of sobriety testing, the main basis for DUI arrests–the breathalyzer–isn’t the reliable tool many believe it is. As any experienced Puyallup DUI lawyer knows, the instrument possesses flaws calling into question the very convictions it has sealed.Continue reading
Some motorists believe that refusing to submit to a chemical test for alcohol when pulled over won’t get them into more trouble. Granted that it is an individual’s right to refuse the test but doing so will lead to license suspension. Drivers should be more aware about the “Implied Consent Law” and its implications when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol. An experienced DUI attorney in Kent can shed more light on the subject.Continue reading
Covington, Washington (August 16, 2016) – The Washington State Bar Association invites esteemed Auburn defense attorney Kim E. Hunter to speak at the Criminal Law Section Member Benefit CLE in Spokane. The event was held last June 4, 2016 at the Gonzaga University School of Law. The Criminal Law Section Member Benefit: Marijuana Law Update, Fact Patterns and No-contact Orders seminar gave those who attended a chance to gain continuing legal education credits for Ethics (07.5) and Legal Procedure (1.25).Continue reading