Sunday, September 20, 2015
Kim E. Hunter, a reputable criminal defense and DUI attorney serving Kent and neighboring locations, is honored to have been named a Super Lawyer, after being a Rising Star for the preceding four years. The recognition was bestowed by Super Lawyers, a nationwide rating service of noteworthy practitioners who have achieved high levels of peer recognition and exceptional legal track records. An article about Ms. Hunter’s recent achievement can be found in the latest print edition of Super Lawyer Magazine. The Super Lawyer title is given to attorneys who have shown commendable dedication to their fields of practice. Candidates aren’t merely nominated by peers; they are voted upon. An appointed committee then chooses which nominees will be presented, taking into account factors like special cases, dismissals, and acquittals, as well as the lawyer’s contribution to the community, feedback from clients, and relationships to judges and peers in the criminal justice community.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol means facing license suspension, fines, and possibly even jail time. Many people, however, make matters worse for themselves by believing in common and persistent DUI myths. With most of the American public confused on the subject of drinking and driving, it would help to inform yourself about the truth behind some of these most common myths. Driving Carefully Won’t Get You Caught Some people say that as long as you drive carefully even when drunk, you can avoid DUI charges. Others, meanwhile, believe that they can only be charged with DUI if they were actually caught behind the wheel. Both of these won’t help you elude a DUI charge. First, you could run across sobriety checkpoints that have been put up everywhere, even if you drive carefully. Also, cops can arrest you if they suspect you’re drunk and know you have recently been driving.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Though there have been efforts to increase awareness on the issue of false domestic violence allegations, people still tend to automatically believe the accuser in most cases. The number of persons who were charged with domestic violence but did not actually commit the crime may surprise you. Nonetheless, these people have to face the significant effects the charges have made on their lives. Victim of False Accusations Such was the case of former NBA player Dante Cunningham. A forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cunningham was involved in a domestic violence case filed last year by his then-girlfriend. The woman claimed that Cunningham kicked down a locked bedroom door, pushed her against the wall, and attempted to choke her. She obtained a restraining order, which she accused Cunningham of violating three days later, causing him to get arrested again.
Integrity, honesty and humility—such qualities in a lawyer are expected, but are hard to embody at all times. This is why when Super Lawyer Ms. Kim Hunter, a reputable DUI attorney serving Federal Way, was asked by the NW Lawyer Magazine to write about the topic “My Most Influential Law Figure”, she chose the character of Atticus Finch. Set in a time when African American discrimination wasn’t considered unjust, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains one the most moving novels about criminal defense that inspires lawyers, young and veteran alike, to dedicate their best in protecting their client’s right. “Not only did he recognize the injustice operating in his small town; he took up the gauntlet and defended Mr. Tom Robinson with a zealously that is rarely seen today”, wrote Ms. Hunter. Atticus Finch stood firm in his belief that everyone deserves the best defense, even in the face of threat against his family.