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Ellensburg, WA Lawyer for Power of Attorney

Posted by Tony Swartz | Jul 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

A power of attorney (POA) is an estate planning tool in Washington where you appoint a person, known as the agent, to manage your affairs. Typically, the POA is appointed to manage financial or medical matters when you cannot do so yourself because you are incapacitated by illness or injury.  Pe...

Probation Violations in Washington and Urine Tests

Posted by Tony Swartz | Mar 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Are you on probation for driving while under the influence of alcohol or another chemical substance in Washington? If so, chances are  that you may be asked to provide a urine sample. There are many questions about this type of chemical testing. At Law Office of Tony Swartz, Tony is a DUI defens...

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Field Sobriety Test

Posted by Tony Swartz | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test is one of three standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) validated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is also a test that police in Kittitas or Yakima County administer frequently during traffic stops when intoxicated driving is...

Should I request a DOL hearing after my DUI?

Posted by Tony Swartz | Aug 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is a very confusing area of the law. It is IMPERATIVE that you call an attorney right after your DUI happens to discuss your specific scenario because the deadlines are very short here and laws often change. If you make the wrong decision, it is not easy, and maybe near  impossible, to rever...

Personal therapy options

Posted by Tony Swartz | Aug 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Clients sometimes ask for help seeking out therapy for their own personal reasons (even when it is not court ordered or required in their case). Here are my recommendations.

How do I expunge my Kittitas County conviction?

Posted by Tony Swartz | Apr 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you were convicted of a crime, misdemeanor or felony, in Kittitas County, you may be at the point where you want to remove or delete that conviction from your record. Most people call me to ask for an expungement. Washington law is a bit complicated in its terminology for this area. ...

When can my Washington Commercial Driver's License (CDL) be suspended, revoked, cancelled, or otherwise affected by a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)?

Posted by Tony Swartz | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Clients typically wonder what will happen to their CDL when they get charged with a DUI, even if the Driving Under the Influence case occurred when they were driving a personal car (in other words, they were NOT driving a commercial vehicle). Department of Licensing takes a two-step appro...

Moving versus Non-Moving Traffic Infraction Violations

Posted by Tony Swartz | Apr 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tony represents people charged with Washington State traffic infractions such as speeding, expired license tabs, and other offenses cited in Kittitas County or Yakima County. One of the questions that frequently arises is whether an offense is considered a moving violation for insurance purpo...

Criminal Case Flow Chart

Posted by Tony Swartz | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Clients typically ask how court works. I created this flow chart to show you how I expect a typical criminal charge will make its way through the court system, be it in Kittitas County or Yakima County. This is based on my experience working on an approximated 10,000 criminal cases within our Was...

New Eviction / Unlawful Detainer Rules Effective 2019

Posted by Tony Swartz | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Washington State Legislature made many big changes to how Washington State evictions work. These changes are effective July 28, 2019. You need to make sure that you follow these rules when proceeding with an unlawful detainer (eviction) case. Feel free to call my office, as I do many of t...

Law Office of Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz is a lawyer practicing criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County who specializes in Ellensburg DUIs and Yakima DUIs. He also represents clients with other misdemeanor charges. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony moved to Ellensburg in 2005 and has lived here since other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law. He is also on the executive board for Ellensburg Music Festival, Ellensburg Downtown Rotary, and Ellensburg Big Band (where he also plays trumpet). He also plays hockey at the Yakima Ice Rink and Kraken Community Iceplex, in addition to attending a lot of Seattle Kraken games.

Contact Info

​PO Box 684
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Office: 422 N Pine, Ellensburg WA 98926

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Fax: 509-295-8378