Hey, that’s not fair!

         It has happened to all of us.  The Court orally rules, and then you receive the written order.  The written order does not seem...

When can a District Court issue a bench warrant? When is a defendant’s presence really necessary?

State of Washington v. Mark Gelinas, November 16, 2020. State v. Gelina is an appeal about whether the District Court had the authority to issue...

State v. Stoddard, 29928-7-III, Golden Rule and Assault

On October 18, 2012, the Washington State Court of Appeals for Division Three rejected the arguments of Kyle Stoddard and affirmed his conviction.  The Appellant argued...

When is a Officer’s Speedometer Admissible to Prove you were speeding?

Spokane v. Knight 96 Wash. 403 (1917) The defendant was disputing his speeding ticket. The defendant argued that Venue (the place the incident occurred) was...

What to Do When You Miss Court in Pierce County Superior Court

Things happen, and sometimes people miss court. If you have missed court there is likely a warrant out for your arrest. Once a bench warrant...

Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Jump RCW 9A.76.170

I was not on bail at the time I missed court so how can I be guilty of Bail Jump? The bail jump statute does...

Washington DOL Suspension of CDL for “Serious Traffic Offenses”

The Washington Department of Licensing Will Suspend your CDL (Commercial Driving License) for having two or more "serious traffic offenses" arising from separate incidents within...

FAQs: Security at Pierce County Court

Where is the Pierce County Superior Court?The Pierce County Superior Court is located at the Pierce County/City Building. The address is: 930 Tacoma Ave. S.,...

FAQs: Federal Court House in Tacoma, Washington

Information about parking, security, contact information and important web links for the Federal Court House in Tacoma, Washington. Where is the Federal Court House in...

FAQs: Medical Marijuana in Washington State

A brief discussion of some of the issues with Medical Marijuana in Washington State. Is marijuana legal for private use in Washington?Marijuana possession is illegal...