Sunday, July 31, 2016

Defense Attorney Kim Hunter Named Special Conflict Counsel of Auburn

Esteemed criminal defense lawyer Attorney Kim E. Hunter was recently named Special Conflict Counsel to the City of Auburn, WA and the City of Renton, WA. She was reappointed to the rule last June of this year. Attorney Hunter also holds this position for the City of Des Moines, WA, and has served the city for many years.

The role of Special Conflict Counsel is to take over cases that are ongoing if a public defender could not continue in a case due to its complexity or in the event that some kind of conflict arises. The position requires handling a case on short notice and coming up to speed quickly which is something not every lawyer can do very well.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kim Hunter, DUI Attorney Receives the Prestigious WSBA Pro Bono Award

Renowned Federal Way DUI Attorney, Kim E. Hunter from the Law Offices of Kim E Hunter, PLLC was awarded the prestigious Pro Bono Award from the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) for the eleventh consecutive year. Atty. Kim Hunter has been a proud receiver of this award since 2004, adding to the many accolades she has been given for her years of service.

The Washington State Bar Association honors the achievements of outstanding lawyers and the state-wide legal community by hosting an annual awards program. Each year, numerous nominations for the different awards categories are submitted. The WSBA awards committee then carefully reviews each nomination based on different criteria for each category.

Friday, July 29, 2016

DUI Attorney Kim E. Hunter Co-Chairs 2016 Criminal Justice Institute

Attorney Kim E. Hunter, a notable DUI defense lawyer in Kent co-chairs the 23rd Annual Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) for 2016. By the initiative of the Criminal Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), the purpose of the conference is to reach out to any and all attorneys and professionals involved in criminal law in order to offer information and support. This will also give attendees the opportunity for networking to defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement professionals, and judges. The seminar will be held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, WA on September 22 and 23.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Defense Strategies an Experienced Lawyer Will Pull to Beat DUI Charges

Contrary to popular belief, a driving-under-the-influence (DUI) charge is no minor thing. It might not be an offense worthy of capital punishment but it sure can still make your life a living hell. Aside from the possibility of losing your driving privileges, it can also lead to potential unemployment as most employers are not keen in keeping an employee with a tainted police record.

Fortunately, the law favors no one. Hiring a good DUI attorney in Puyallup can lead to completely beating the charges made against you. Here are the most common defense strategies any DUI lawyer in Puyallup uses in order to get you out of a sticky DUI situation.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How a Puyallup DUI Lawyer Can Help You After Getting Charged With DUI

Every state has laws regarding driving under the influence, and they are usually dependent on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as taken by a device known as a breathalyzer. If found above the limit, you may be charged with a DUI. If you happen to be in such a scenario, here are some facts that you should know so you can smartly handle these charges: Car Insurance Increase DUIs unfortunately can cause your car insurance to go up. So don’t be surprised to see these bills go up after being prosecuted. Insurance companies now see you as a high-risk driver. There are several ways you handle these increased costs. You can always try getting insurance from a new company. A lengthier option may be displaying good driving behavior over the next several years.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hiring an Auburn Defense Attorney to Help you Deal with Assault Charges

You may find yourself facing an assault charge when you attempt or threaten to strike another person, a scenario which can happen every day. In fact, every year, hundreds of thousands of assault charges have been reported and filed. If you find yourself facing an assault charge, you need to act fast so that you don’t suffer serious consequences. Prepare for Your Arraignment You need to prepare for your arraignment by gathering copies of the police reports, your past criminal history, and any evidence that can be used to show that you are innocent. Having these documents organized beforehand gives you an upper hand in helping clear you of the charge. Consider Plea Bargaining If you don’t have a lot of legal options available, it may be time to plea bargain with the judge and attorneys.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DUI Lawyer in Federal Way: What to Do When You Get Pulled Over for DUI

As a driver, DUI charges can affect your life in many ways. Your license could be suspended, and if you have multiple offenses, you may be doing some time in jail. The consequences of a DUI charge don’t have to be so harsh, though, if you respond the right way. Don’t Act Suspicious Seeing those flashing lights in the rear-view mirror may cause some concern, but you need to remain calm and not act suspicious. Otherwise you may raise some red flags, and the officer may ask you to get out of the car and take a field sobriety test. Pull over properly and make sure you are on the side of the road at a safe distance. You also need to stay in your car and keep your hands in plain sight. Do exactly as the officer tells you to do.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Handling a DUI Charge Correctly with the Help of a Kent DUI Attorney

It was found that in 2013, over 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol. If you fall into this category, you may have to deal with a DUI charge at some point. Get through this tough time by taking these actions. Talking to the Officer Once the officer has pulled you over, make sure you act and talk in a calm manner. You have the right to not answer any questions from the officer if you don’t want to. This prevents you from making any statements that may be used against you. You also don’t have to take a field sobriety test. You should refuse this option if you know you have been drinking. The results from this test won’t be used against you as evidence, which is important for the next actions taken in court.