Local Law

06 Jul State v. Mecham – Sobriety Tests

Mr. Mecham was stopped and investigated for DUI. During the stop, officers asked Mr. Mecham to perform voluntary field sobriety tests. Mr. Mecham refused to perform these tests. At trial, the State presented evidence of Mr. Mecham’s refusal against him at trial. The Washington Supreme...

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06 Jul State v. Deleon – Gang Affiliations

The Washington Supreme Court heard a case in which defendants were forced to choose between making incriminating statements and facing physical violence. The case centered around a drive-by shooting in which three defendants were ultimately charged with first degree assault while armed with a firearm...

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