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Another Inmate Dies in Spokane Jail

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2018, on average, one inmate has died every 34 days in the Spokane jail facility. Most recently a woman was found unresponsive in her cell where she was pronounced dead due to peritonitis. In the past 14 months, three inmates died from hanging themselves, one from a fistfight, and two that rem...

Seattle Kidnapping

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Sep 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the September 6th kidnapping incident in Parkland, Washington, the defendant is being held on a $2.5 million bail. A man is accused of holding people hostage after entering an auto repair shop and demanding a car with gas. The man entered the shop with a rifle and a handgun. After entering...

Do’s and Don’ts of a DUI Stop

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

DO have your license, registration and insurance ready to go before the officer even gets to you. Once pulled over, the officer will look at your finger dexterity and response time, if he sees you are delayed, this can be an indicator for them to arrest you. You can prevent this if you have your ...

Judicial Opinions on the 3D Printing of Guns

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The debate over 3D gun printing has increased as state legislatures are ruling in on the issue. The problems stem from the fact that the plastic weapons will be untraceable and can cause problems when stolen weapons are used in crimes with no way to find the owner. A federal judge in Seattle has...

Backpage Directors Charged with Prostitution

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Backpage.com is a well known site for individuals to find ads listing service for acts most frequently being prostitution. The site was shutdown back in April by the FBI after they were able to capture the web domain in an attempt to decrease the rampant prostitution problem. The FBI had issued s...

DUI Arrest with Child Passengers

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

What happens when you get pulled over for a DUI and have children present in the vehicle as passengers? You are facing more charges than just a DUI. The number of DUI arrests in Western Washington are rising alone but a DUI arrest with children as passengers has more than doubled. Authorities sta...

Washington DUI Rankings vs. Nationwide

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Based on the study conducted by WalletHub, the following are some fast facts about Washington State DUIs: -Did you know that Washington is the 15th strictest state for DUI patrol and penalties? -Washington is also included in the all but six states that can automatically suspend the license of ...

A New Kind of Police Sting

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Police Stings in an attempt to limit the number of women prostituting themselves on the streets has been a common occurrence in major cities in the United States including Seattle and Los Angeles. However, Pierce County has recently and successfully tried a new type of sting that targets sexual p...

Increase in DUI Patrol

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington State has increased the number of DUI patrol vehicles that are on the roads as we approach Labor Day. Drivers will see more patrol units on the roads from August 17 through September 3 as this is typically the deadliest time of the year. Drunk or drugged driving crashes are often easi...

Domestic Violence under Military Law

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time, domestic violence has officially become a separate crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. In the past, domestic violence crimes have been prosecuted by military officials under general categories such as assault. Now, the crime will have its own justice category and...

Gun Safety Laws

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

With school shootings frequently occurring, it is common to see a news headline for a child accessing a gun. Because guns can easily end up in the hands of the wrong person whether it be a child, a convicted felon, someone without a gun permit or an individual with mental health issues, the safet...

Prosecutor Power

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did you know that it is often a prosecutor that convicts a person of a crime? Not a judge. Not a jury. One single government employee. The power that prosecutors hold has been highly publicized in the media surrounding the uproars that have occurred when prosecutors have failed to bring charges t...

Popularity of Prostitution Stings

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Facing a Patronizing a Prostitute charge can be detrimental to many people's lives. However, it is often that much worse when you were arrested in a police prostitution sting. These operations are becoming all that much more common throughout the greater King County area especially in areas where...

Increasing Prevalence of Narcotic DUI

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Aug 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did you know that you can be charged with a DUI for taking prescription drugs such as Narcotics or Opioids even if they are prescribed to you? Most people think of a DUI being just alcohol intoxication. However, alcohol is just one of the many intoxicating drugs that you can be charged with a DUI...

New Domestic Violence Penalties in 2018

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Jan 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In July of 2017 the Washington State Legislature passed HB 1163.  It is a bill that increases the penalties for a conviction of Domestic Violence in 2018.  The bill does the following:ŸŸŸ1. An Assault 4th degree (DV) is elevated from a gross misdemeanor                                            ...

Bellevue DUI Attorney John T. talks to KIRO 7 about the reduction in King County DUI's King

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Mar 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

"I think Uber's played a major part in the reduction of DUIs," said Bellevue defense attorney John Tymczyszyn. "They're down about 25 percent over the last three years." Incredibly, Tymczyszyn says he has been encouraging would-be clients to call for a ride rather than drive drunk.m"I drive on the same roads as everybody else," Tymczyszyn said. "And if people want to use Uber as a cheap alternative when they're drinking alcohol, I think that's great."

John T Law, PLLC publishes guide to shoplifting and 3rd degree theft charges with Free Download

Posted by John M. Tymczyszyn | Nov 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bellevue law firm John T Law, PLLC has published a new guide for persons faced with Shoplifting and 3rd degree theft charges. This guide is designed for persons who have been detained or arrested for retail theft by loss prevention officers (LPO) or police in Washington State. This is general information for first-time offenders that are accused of stealing merchandise valued less than $750 under RCW 9A.56.050. RCW 9A.56.050 is a Gross Misdemeanor in Washington state and punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $5000 fine. This is not a substitute for representation by a qualified criminal defense attorney.

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