Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What You Need to Consider About Plea Bargains According to a DUI Law Firm

Each year, 1,500,000 people are arrested for drunk driving. If this has happened to you and you’re charged with a DUI, you still have the option of taking a plea deal. Prosecutors will reach out at some point, as long as you’re willing to plead to a certain offense. Although this may sound like the best option, there are some considerations you need to be aware of before agreeing on anything.

Plea Bargain Deals Vary

Not all plea bargains are equal. They do vary, depending on the severity of your DUI charge. There may be times when you’re offered multiple deals, in which case you can select one that satisfies all parties. Then there are other times when you’re given a one-time deal and have to decide on the spot. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2uYI1ib

Monday, July 10, 2017

Domestic Violence Lawyer Named “Super Lawyer” for Third Consecutive Year

Covington, Washington (July 4, 2017) – Attorney Kim E. Hunter, a top-rated domestic violence lawyerserving the South King County, has once again been named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, a nationwide rating service. She has initially been dubbed a Super Lawyer in 2015 and has since been selected to Super Lawyers the following year, marking 2017 as the third year she has held the prestigious title. Prior to her being selected as a Super Lawyer, Ms. Hunter has also been named Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2013.

Being included in the Super Lawyers list is no easy feat as only the most noteworthy practitioners who have achieved high levels of peer recognition and exceptional legal track records are even considered. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process that in takes into account more than 70 practice areas across 50 states of the U.S. and England to single out truly outstanding professionals. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2upKiG7

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

One of the Most Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyers Was Elected to WSBA Board of Governors

Covington, Washington (July 4, 2017) – Attorney Kim E. Hunter, one of the most trusted criminal defense lawyers serving the South King County, has recently been elected to the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Board of Governors. She will be representing the 8th District and about 3000 WSBA members in parts of South and East King County. Ms. Hunter is honored to be elected by the constituency of the district to such a prestigious position.

The WSBA is an integral part of the judicial branch, authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to exercise a governmental function and license approximately 35,000 lawyers within the state. It is also responsible for regulating lawyers under the authority of Court, with the Board of the Governors as its primary governing body. The Board determines the general policies of the Bar and approves the WSBA’s annual budget. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2uYATSS

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Defense Strategies Your DUI Attorney May Use and How You Can Help

DUI defense attorneys often use a variety of defense strategies to help you fight an accusation of driving under the influence of alcohol. The actual defense your attorney uses depends on the specifics of your particular case and how police officers handled the situation, but there are several common strategies that DUI attorneys like to use.

Knowing what those defense strategies can give you a better understanding of the information your attorney needs to mount a successful defense. Similarly, you can keep your eyes and ears open for any violations that your attorney may find useful. With that in mind, here are a few defense strategies your attorney may choose to use in court.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The 3 Biggest Ways a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help You Fight Abuse

If you are a victim of any type of domestic violence, let a domestic violence attorney such as Atty. Kim Hunter help you. These legal professionals can help you eliminate the threat and consequences of domestic violence in a number of ways, such as obtaining an order of protection or filing for divorce. Below are three of the functions of a domestic lawyer that can be difficult to perform yourself.

1: Enact a protection/restraining order

A protection/restraining order is a court order that prevents your abuser from committing further acts or threats of domestic violence against you. It can prevent an abuser from making contact or coming within a certain distance of the victim. It also has the power to compel the abuser to move out of a home shared with the victim, even prohibit him from carrying firearms if necessary.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Criminal Defense Lawyer Shares What to Do When Pulled Over for a DUI

The blaring siren and bright lights of a police car behind you can be a highly stressful experience for anyone. This is especially true if this is the first time you’ve been pulled over by a police officer or if you know you’ve consumed even a tiny bit of alcohol. Ideally, you should not be drinking and driving at all, but if you ever find yourself in such a scenario, here are a few steps your criminal defense lawyer would want you to take:

Stay Polite, Stay Safe

Even if you feel as if you were pulled over unfairly, try to remain polite with the police officer. More often than not, bad behavior and rudeness is linked to intoxication in DUI cases. This holds true even if you believe the arresting officer was rude or aggressive towards you.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Following Some Tested Tips and Hiring a DUI Lawyer will Help You Through Your DUI Ordeal

Drunk driving reached endemic proportions many years ago in the United States. In 2014 alone, over 1.1 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. You may have even found yourself charged with the offense.

However, just because you are pulled over by a police officer does not mean life as you know it is finished. There are effective ways to handle this precarious situation.

Refuse the Field Sobriety Test

After getting pulled over, the officer may ask you to undergo a sobriety test to see if you have been drinking. You should absolutely refuse the field sobriety test. Unlike the breathalyzer test, there are no serious consequences for refusing a field sobriety test. You also do not benefit at all from taking the test because of its subjectivity. The test is merely a way for the officer to further incriminate you by extending the chances of a slip up on your part, which the officer will most likely use to charge you with a DUI.

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