Government Entrapment of Citizens

Posted by Keith Hall | Apr 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The lawyers at Newton & Hall can assist you in determining if an entrapment defense is applicable in your case. RCW 9A.16.070 defines entrapment as: (1) In any prosecution for a crime, it is a defense that: (a) The criminal design originated in the mind of law enforcement officials, or any person acting under their direction, and (b) The actor was lured or induced to commit a crime which the actor had not otherwise intended to commit. (2) The defense of entrapment is not established by a showing only that law enforcement officials merely afforded the actor an opportunity to commit a crime.

Seattle Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Posted by Keith Hall | Apr 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seattle and Kent Sex Crime Defense Attorneys The criminal defense attorneys in our office regularly appear in both the King County Superior Courts, located in Seattle and Kent.   There are actually two King County superior courthouses. One is located in Kent. at the Maleng Regional Justice Cent...

What Is An Indeterminate Sentence for Sex Crimes?

Posted by Keith Hall | Jan 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2001, changes to Washington law added flexibility to the sentencing for certain sex crimes. Prior to that, judges determined the prison terms. Now judges determine the minimum sentence, the law specifies the maximum sentence and the Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board determines the actual s...

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