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Matthew Curran Knauss

Kirkland DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I was charged with a DUI. No alcohol was involved or drugs

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Travis Michael O'Neal
    3. William J Quirk
    4. Matthew Curran Knauss
    5. Michael Adam Haber
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    It sounds like you've got some issues to work with in your case. It sounds like they didn't test the blood because the officer didn't tell them what to look for. If that's what happened it could be due to a recent Court of Appeals decision regarding blood tests. That said, assuming they still have the blood sample they may be able to test it in the future. One of the issues I'd want to discuss with you (privately of course) is whether they would find anything in your blood if it was tested....

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  2. What's the possibility of jail time and other punishments?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Matthew Curran Knauss
    2. Bruce J. Finlay
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Jennifer J Wirsching
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    I understand you're scared and this is a serious charge, but the first thing you need to do is get an attorney working on your case to get you the best possible outcome. No attorney can really evaluate your case on this website, and please don't post any facts about what happened because they might be used against you in court. That said, it's pretty unlikely that even in your worst case scenario you would be unable to attend college in the fall. The best way to help put your mind at ease...

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  3. Is SR-22 Insurance required for the duration of a DUI Deferred Prosecution (2 years)?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Matthew Curran Knauss
    4. Ryan Hogaboam
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    As of January 1, 2011 SR22 is no longer required for a deferred prosecution in which the individual submitted to a breath test. However, generally the person would would still be required to have an ignition interlock device for at least two years.

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  4. Domestic Violence SOC

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Matthew Curran Knauss
    2. Bruce J. Finlay
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
    4. Alexander Floyd Ransom
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    Usually "SOC" stands for a stipulated order of continuance that essentially puts your case on hold in pre-conviction status. If that's the case the charge would probably not be a conviction, but I strongly recommend you speak with an attorney privately about the specifics of your case, the language of your SOC, and the exact wording of the background question.

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  5. I'm waiting for a citation mail of 'using fake id and MIP' for a month. How long does it takes to get a citation?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Matthew Robert White
    2. Andrew Eugene Cherin
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
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    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    If the government is able to go after you (and inclined to do so), they have two years starting on the date of the incident.

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  6. If i go 2 trial is it possible 4 pros. 2 prove i was inside a building i was not and should i feel safe using a public attrn?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. Matthew Curran Knauss
    3. Alexander Floyd Ransom
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Vitaliy Kertchen
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    It's impossible to say what the prosecutor can prove without knowing what the police and their witnesses will say. That said, please DON'T post any of the facts of your case on this website because it might hurt your case. If you have questions about the specifics of your case I strongly recommend reaching out to your attorney.

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  7. Got a DUI 4 years ago. I was charged, appealed it twice, Was finally charged 3 years later, and got an assault the next month.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Matthew Curran Knauss
    4. Vitaliy Kertchen
    5. George Alan Steele
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    It's really important for you to get an attorney to help you with this right away. Even if your assault case wasn't a conviction, the court may still be able to take action against you on the DUI. There are a couple of factors that would make your situation more difficult: First, if your assault case involved alcohol the court is going to be pretty upset about the incident. Second, if you have multiple failures on your interlock device you have a big problem because even if that isn't...

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  8. Can a sherriff's deputy legally open my door without consent at a traffic stop?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Matthew Curran Knauss
    3. Joseph Anthony Breidenbach
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
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    Like many search and seizure issues, this is very fact specific and an attorney would need a little more information. Important facts to nail down would include the reason the officer gives for opening the door and the reason for arrest. I strongly recommend that you do not post facts about your case here in this public forum because you may inadvertently give the government information that they will try to use against you. You should talk with an attorney asap, and most criminal defense...

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  9. Will I still be charged with a DUI if I wasn't cited for anything that night?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Grigoriy Sarkisyan
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    4. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    5. Matthew Curran Knauss
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    It's likely that you'll be charged in the future if there's any alcohol, medications, or other drugs in your blood. The prosecutor has up to two years to file a charge against you, and there may be a separate administrative suspension of your driver's license. If the reason for the blood test was because you refused a breath test, your driver's license is likely to be suspended for a year. It's important for you to contact an attorney right away to talk about the facts of your case (please...

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  10. Why am I being charged for crimes that I did not commit?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Peter John Marek
    2. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    4. Matthew Curran Knauss
    5. George Alan Steele
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    Unfortunately sometimes people do exaggerate or complete fabricate stories to hurt someone when a relationship goes bad. It's really important that you don't just assume you can handle this yourself because none of what she says is true. You face an uphill battle with prosecutors and likely even judges who will treat you as if you're guilty long before here's ever a trial in your case. I would want to know more about what happened and what the police say happened (not always the same...

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