103 E. Holly, Suite 512 Bellingham, WA 98225
103 E. Holly, Suite 512 Bellingham, WA 98225

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Sep
29
2013

Can Police Search My Cell Phone Without Permission?

In courts across the United States, the government and defense attorneys are battling it out to determine whether police can search a person’s cell phone for evidence, without seeking a search warrant. Why are cops interested in my cell phone data? Most …

Sep
23
2013

Send a care-package to someone in Whatcom County Jail

Whatcom County Jail offers you a way to send care-packs to an inmate.  The “iCare” packages available include various food packs (Chips, Candy, Burgers, Snacks, ect.) as well as stationary to allow your friend or family member to write and stay connected …

Jul
19
2013

DUI Checkpoint

A Youtube video (4th of July DUI Checkpoint) posted by a Tennessee man has some questioning what their rights are when pulled over at a DUI checkpoint. A DUI checkpoint is a location where police officers set up stations to check …

Dec
03
2012

Employee Drug Testing After I-502

On December 6, 2012 recreational marijuana will be legal in Washington State for those 21 years and older. All criminal penalties for possession of one ounce of marijuana or less will be eliminated. Despite this change in the State law, …

Oct
20
2012

Vacating Your Criminal Record

Recently we’ve had many clients inquiring about clearing their old criminal records. These individuals have been experiencing difficulty crossing the Canadian / United States border, obtaining professional licenses, getting approved for a Nexus pass, or getting hired for a new …

Jul
15
2012

WHATCOM COUNTY JAIL INMATES RULES & ADVICE

First, take a deep breath and know that this can happen to anyone. A loved one could be in the wrong place at the wrong time, make a split second mistake, be struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.  …

Apr
11
2012

Don’t be a witness against yourself

“Don’t Talk to the Police” By Professor James Duane

Apr
11
2012

What to do if you are arrested and taken to the police station

You have the right to remain silent and to talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police. Tell the police nothing except your name and address. Don’t give any explanations, excuses or stories. You can make your defense …

Apr
11
2012

What to do when stopped by police

DO Be Respectful and polite Think carefully about your words and movements Remember that anything you say or do can be used against you Keep your hand where the police can see them Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your …

Apr
11
2012

What to do if you’re stopped for questioning

1. If you are asked to identify yourself you must show your driver’s license and registration if you are stopped in a car. You do not have to answer any other questions. 2. By refusing to answer police questions you …

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