Hussein Karmali’s Answers

Hussein Karmali

Redmond Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am on probation for DUI in Seattle, WA and was reported non-compliant by my treatment center. I have a review hearing 2/4/13.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Hussein Karmali
    3. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    4. Daniel Joseph Gerl
    5. Jan Phillip Olson
    5 lawyer answers

    I believe this is a situation that can be explained to the judge but any changes in treatment agencies must be reported to the court. You are better off with a lawyer because a lawyer will best explain what happened and what you have done.

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  2. Contesting a no contact order in state of WA

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    2. Gregory L Fullington
    2 lawyer answers

    From my experience the general procedure is to make a motion to the court to make no hostile contact a condition of release rather than having a formal no-contact order in place. The court needs a solid justification to do this though. If the judge goes along with the request, the formal no-contact order would be lifted and no hostile contact added as a condition of release. The condition of release would go into effect immediately. The no-contact order would be lifted but would remain in...

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  3. Right to a speedy trial

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Hussein Karmali
    3. Travis S Jones
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    4 lawyer answers

    It looks like you are wondering if you have grounds to dismiss this case under the speedy trial rule. Based on what I am reading, my answer would be not quite yet. The initial commencement date would be 90 days from the date of arraignment if one is out of custody, not 90 days from the date of the alleged violation, unless you were arraigned on February 22. It is true that courts do not dismiss under the speedy trial rule very often. There are a number of justifications and exceptions under the...

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  4. Can a conviction of 2 misdemeanors from 1 incident be vacated and how soon would one need begin the process if 3yrs have passed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl A Munson JR
    2. Ryan Hogaboam
    3. Hussein Karmali
    3 lawyer answers

    My belief is that only one of those convictions can be vacated. To really begin the process, one must wait until 3 years have passed from the time the case is closed, and there are a list of requirements that must be fulfilled before the court would grant such a request. Consultation with an attorney would be wise on a case like this.

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  5. Is there statute of limitations on a criminal fine.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    I am not sure what you mean by statute of limitations on a criminal fine. If you had a suspended sentence, your case would be closed at the end of the jurisdiction period, with any remaining fines being sent to collections. If you want proof of payment, your best option is to contact the court to verify that the fine was paid in full and get proof from the court.

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  6. Question about intermediate driver's license suspension in WA state.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    2. Travis S Jones
    2 lawyer answers

    My understanding of the rules surrounding the intermediate driver license is that the six month suspension must be waited out at which point, assuming the infractions have been paid, the driver would be eligible to reinstate their license after paying the reissue fee and then complying with the remaining statutory requirements.You could certainly see about appealing this suspension but there are no guarantees unfortunately.

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  7. What is a better deal to go for pre trial diversion or civil compromise of misdeameanor

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    2. Sean Bennet Malcolm
    2 lawyer answers

    Very simply, a civil compromise of misdemeanor dismisses the case upon presentation of a signed motion and order to the judge. There are no probationary conditions and the case is dismissed at that point with payment of costs. With a pretrial diversion, you are certainly in limbo so to speak because the case would not be dismissed until conditions are complied with. If you must plead guilty and the conviction would be vacated after you comply with conditions, that conviction will show on your...

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  8. I have a 2 year old unpaid ticket in Idaho. And I received a dwls 3 in Washington state.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Sean Bennet Malcolm
    2. Hussein Karmali
    3. Travis S Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have an Idaho driver license, you need to take care of the unpaid ticket in Idaho and reinstate your license in Idaho before you will be recognized to drive in Washington. The ticket in Idaho is separate from the criminal charge in Washington and must be addressed separately. DWLS 3 is a criminal charge in Washington so there is every reason to be concerned because jail time is possible with a criminal charge. Paying off the ticket in Idaho and getting your license reinstated is a good...

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  9. What action(s) by purchaser warrants a violation/ticket for over consumption from a Liquor control board Enforcement Agent?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    1 lawyer answer

    Under state statute, no one can sell alcohol to someone apparently under the influence of alcohol and no one apparently under the influence of alcohol can purchase or consume alcohol on any premises licensed by the liquor control board. It is considered an infraction under state statute, but one concern is a typical condition of release on a DUI is no consumption of any alcohol. If your daughter has that as a condition of release and the court picks up on the fact that she was ticketed, this...

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  10. If I received a ticket in March of last year does the deferral start the day I got the ticket or when they approved my Deferral?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hussein Karmali
    2. Kenneth W Blanford
    2 lawyer answers

    The deferral starts from the day the deferral was approved.

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