The Fourth Amendment has been under attack during the last few decades, as the Supreme Court of the United States has sanctioned exception after exception to the warrant requirement. In United States v. Leon, the Supreme Court created the “good faith” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. Under the good faith exception, evidence seized […]
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In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Padilla v. Kentucky, that a criminal defense attorney’s failure to advise a non-citizen client of the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction amounts to ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The change in law effected by Padilla […]
Almost every year, the Washington State Legislature makes changes to the Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) statutes to make the consequences of a DUI even more severe. Currently, a first-time DUI conviction results in a mandatory one-day jail sentence (the judge has discretion to impose a sentence of up to 364 in jail) and five […]
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