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Car Chase Leads to Reckless Endangerment Charge

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Snohomish County woman has found herself facing a domestic violence charge of reckless endangerment after leading police on a car chase with her daughter in her vehicle. On Friday, May 8, 2020, Washington State Patrol officers near Everett responded to a hit-and-run, where a driver of a BMW sai...

King County Allows For Remote Protection Orders

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation, more and more jobs and services have been moved online. For the time being, whatever can be done online is being done online. In King County, this now includes the ability to file for an order of protection by e-mail or over the phone. Before, anyon...

Collateral Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

A domestic violence offense is not a charge which should be taken lightly.  Unfortunately, the sting of such a charge does not end after a person completes their sentence—the consequences of a domestic violence conviction are widespread and can haunt a person for years.  If you have been charged...

Washington State's Mandatory Arrest Law

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington, the state that was hit first by the novel coronavirus, has issued a sweeping stay-at-home order to try to slow the advance of COVID-19. While the order has aided the population in flattening the curve, there have been some unfortunate side effects. With so many people staying at home,...

Amber Alert Issued for Children, Father Arrested

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four siblings were found safe on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, after Washington State Patrol officers located the family traveling in an RV near Cheney, Washington. A statewide Amber Alert had been issued for the children—ages 7, 9, 13, and 16—when their parents did not turn them over to Child Prot...

Do the Holidays Lead to a Spike in Domestic Violence?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Now that the 2019 holiday season is officially upon us, many people are planning for Christmas or Hanukkah and New Year's. And despite the refrain from that popular old song, “It's the most wonderful time of the year,” it can actually be a stressful time of year for many people. Unrealistic expec...

Instagram Posts Leads to MLB Investigation

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this day and age, social media usage is widespread. It seems that almost everyone—from elementary-aged children to grandparents—uses some form of social media to interact with family and friends. Despite its latest controversies, Facebook still has 1.59 billion users, and 400 million people us...

Astros Fire Executive Over Outburst in Clubhouse

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Astros may have earned their way into the World Series, but comments made by their assistant general manager after their win over the New York Yankees earned a lot of contempt and outcries recently, which have resulted in him being fired. But the controversy started long before October 18, 20...

Raiders Player Faces Civil Domestic Violence Suit

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The former partner of Oakland Raiders' lineman Trent Brown, Diorra Marzette-Sanders, has filed a civil lawsuit against him, claiming she has been subjected to a pattern of domestic abuse by Brown for two years. The lawsuit was filed in Alameda County in California and requests a jury trial and an...

Sheriff Ordered to Surrender Guns

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A very messy divorce between a Benton County sheriff and his soon-to-be-ex-wife has led to a temporary restraining order and a protective order being filed, which means the sheriff had to surrender all his guns and weapons—even the ones he uses for work. Jerry Hatcher was appointed to be the she...

DNA Samples Mistakenly Destroyed

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just recently, the City of Seattle and the Washington State Crime Lab had finally resolved a dispute that had created a huge backlog of DNA samples. In 2014, the State Crime Lab said they would only accept and test samples from municipals that had incorporated state laws into their municipal code...

When Is Elder Abuse Considered Domestic Violence?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

When most people think of domestic violence, they picture an abusive man who is terrorizing his wife and/or children. According to Washington state law RCW 10.99.020, domestic violence is defined as a criminal act committed against a family or household member and includes crimes like physical vi...

Seattle’s Backlog of DNA Samples

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Seattle city council members, Lorena González and Pete Holmes, have introduced legislation that will allow DNA samples taken in sexual assault and/or domestic violence convictions to be uploaded and shared to CODIS, which is the federal Combined DNA Index System. Both council members say that...

Extreme Risk Protective Orders Are in the News Again

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A couple of weekends back we saw two mass shootings in America in less than 24 hours. The first happened in El Paso, Texas when a gunman drove from Dallas and opened up fire at a Walmart. He killed 20 and injured dozens before being apprehended by the police. The second shooting happened in Dayt...

Same-Sex Domestic Violence

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently two WNBA players have been in the headlines for accusations or charges of domestic violence: Natasha Howard with the Seattle Storm and Riquna Williams with the Los Angeles Sparks. While society has mostly focused on bringing awareness to heterosexual domestic violence, unfortunately, tho...

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