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Bellevue DUI's up in 2022

Posted by John Tymczyszyn | Mar 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

In Bellevue there were 34 DUI arrests in the first three months of 2021. So far, there have been 52 DUI arrests for 2022.

Defective DUI blood vials in Washington State - See John on Kiro 7 news

Posted by John Tymczyszyn | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

And the Bellevue DUI lawyer John Tymczyszyn insists the evidence from those defective vials should be tossed out and not presented to juries. "The judges in the state of Washington and the state should not admit any evidence related to these blood vials into DUI cases," insists John Tymczyszyn. "And all the cases that have already been heard, those convictions may be overturned."

H1-B visa denial rates skyrocket under Trump

Posted by John Tymczyszyn | May 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are a criminal defendant and you have an H1-B visa you should be aware that renewal of your H1-B visa is in jeopardy.  President Trump has been cracking down on H1-B visa renewals over the past year.  The current denial rate is now about 25% and this is double the rate of 13% under the Oba...

Another Inmate Dies in Spokane Jail

Posted by John 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 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 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 ...

Increasing Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Bellevue

Posted by John Tymczyszyn | Aug 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over this past week, Bellevue police called in backup from the SWAT team due to a standoff that resulted from a domestic violence call. The SWAT team attempted to negotiate with the suspect until he was able to be detained. He was arrested and is pending charges. This is just one of the many eve...

Judicial Opinions on the 3D Printing of Guns

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

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