The Seattle Municipal Court will now vacate old misdemeanor marijuana convictions for possession of marijuana that were obtained before marijuana was legalized in Washington in December 2012. About 542 convictions between 1996 and 2010 could be affected. Contact Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson for more information. Call (425) 778-7339

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Washington State Patrol Troopers are doing emphasis patrols on HOV carpool violators. The five day emphasis patrols focus on freeways between north Pierce County and south Snohomish County. It includes all of King County. HOV / Carpool violations are one of the most frequent complaints troopers receive. Drivers face $136 if they are caught breaking…

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Washington drivers face a $430.00 traffic ticket if they illegally pass a school bus that has it’s red lights flashing on and stop-arm out.  So when is it OK, or not OK, to pass a stopped school bus with its red flashing lights on and stop-arm out?  If you are on a two lane road,…

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