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SPD Suffering from Lack of Officers?

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Andrew Charles Huff

Are Seattle Police Officers slow to respond to property crimes such a vehicle prowls? If so, the blame might be a shortage of available officers. What most people might not realize is the Seattle Police Department simply doesn’t have the personnel to respond to certain reports of crimes. Seattle police union President Ron Smith describes the precincts as “staffed to the bare bones.” Smith noted that when he started with the department 22 years ago, each squad routinely had 12 to 14 patrol officers. Now he says there are often only five or six patrol officers per squad. He says SPD just doesn’t have the bodies needed for a police force. Unfortunately, this is becoming a true safety issue for Seattle.

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"Goodfella" Acquited by Jury

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Andrew Charles Huff

Alleged “Goodfellas” mobster Vinny Asaro was recently acquitted by a New York jury in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist and a slew of other crimes. The verdict was a stunning blow to federal prosecutors. The 80-year-old Asaro is alleged to have served as the Bonanno crime-family capo. The heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film, “Goodfellas.”

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Judge Joanna Bender Appointed to Superior Court

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Andrew Charles Huff

District Court Judge Johanna Bender has been appointed to the King County Superior Court, replacing Judge Carol A. Schapira, who has served on the King County Superior Court bench since 1989.

Judge Bender previously served as judge pro tem and staff attorney at The Defender Association. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the Western District of the United States District Court.

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Seattle Criminal Defense Lawyers

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Andrew Charles Huff

We all have something in common, along with judges, court employees, law enforcement and any member of the public who needs to visit the King County Courthouse. That is WE NEED A NEW COUNTY COURTHOUSE. This 100-year-old monstrosity is literally falling apart and the temporary patch work to the wiring and plumbing can only go so far.

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Probationer’s Roommate Retains Privacy Rights

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Andrew Charles Huff

A probation officer’s authority to search a woman’s apartment suspected of violating the terms of her probation stops at the roommates private space.

In State v. Rooney, Division II was faced with the question whether a warrantless search of an apartment cohabitated by a probationer and her roommate was proper. By statute, a probation officer has authority to search a probationer suspected of violating the terms of probation. But the Court found that “the consent of only one person with common authority over the place to be searched when multiple cohabitants are present, however, is not sufficient to conduct a lawful search of shared space.” In other words, you need to get a warrant.

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