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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. ...

Washington Eviction Moratorium Extended

Posted by Tony Swartz | Jun 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Jay Inslee extended his June 4, 2020 expiration of his COVID-19 related eviction moratorium with a new expiration of August 1, 2020. The extension also modifies the moratorium quite a bit, to include but not limited to: Prohibiting retaliation against any tenant wh...

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...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Court Closures - Kittitas County

Posted by Tony Swartz | Mar 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

I am compiling a list of court closure orders and other related information on this page for client reference. It is important to check with me, or check with your attorney if I do not represent you, before you rely on this information. All virus-related closures are an extremely fluid proces...

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 who practices criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County. He also represents clients with speeding tickets and other infractions. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony has lived in Ellensburg since 2005, other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law.

Contact Info

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

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Fax: 509-295-8378