Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Washington Hit and Run Laws

The punishment for leaving the scene of an accident/hit and run in Washington is up to 90 days in jail for misdemeanor offenses. In addition, if the victim dies, the hit and run driver risks felony charges punishable by up to 10 years in prison plus a $20000 fine. Quick take: Leaving the scene of … Read more

Washington Sexting Laws

Under house bill 1724-2019-20, Washington sexting law. Sexting between teens that involves the exchange of indecent media is a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. Quick take: Washington sexting laws require prosecutors to prioritize diversion for first time youth offenders. Disseminating images of a child below 12 is a Class B felony even if the accused is … Read more

Washington Child Support Laws

Child Support Las in the state of Washington

Washington child support laws are unique in that the parent that spends less than 50% parental time pays child support.  However, that does not mean that the court cannot order both parents to pay. Right off the bat, you can tell that the capitol’s upkeep laws are a bit convoluted.  The good news is this … Read more

Washington Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations as they apply to the state of Washington

Statute of Limitations WA- Summary Washington’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Washington State Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws as they apply to the state of Washington

A Summary of Washington Whistleblower Laws Washington is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Washington Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of Washington

Summary of Washington Lemon Laws Washington’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after multiple valid attempts, as stated upon the categories of claims, by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is … Read more

Washington Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Laws as they apply to the state of Washington

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Washington State Washington law requires children under 2 years to ride on rear-facing child restraint systems. The law allows children of ages 2-4 years to ride on forward-facing seats equipped with a harness. Children who have exceeded the forward-facing limits or those who are 4 years or … Read more

Washington Recording Laws

Washington Recording Law Summary: Washington recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Washington, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the conversation. This means that in Washington you are not legally … Read more