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Ann Michaela Carey

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is the sentencing range for asualt in thefirst degree in washington state?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ann Michaela Carey
    1 lawyer answer

    An Assault in the First Degree is a serious violent Class A felony. For a person with no criminal history the standard sentence range is from 93 to 123 months in the Department of Corrections. It is a very serious charge. Self-defense is a complete defense to an assault charge. This eighteen year old should have an attorney immediately.

  2. My cousin assaulted me, I think, by slapping my hand out on a ledge of a very high ledge of a hotel...11th floor. She was

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ann Michaela Carey
    1 lawyer answer

    There are three recognized definitions of "assault" in the State of Washington: 1. an attempt, with unlawful force, to inflict bodily injury upon anotjher; 2. an unlawful touching with criminal intent, and 3. putting another in apprehension of harm whether or not the actor intends to inflict or is incapable of inflicting that harm. Your inquiry describes life threatening circumstances. Your cousin's intent is not clear from your inquiry. An assault is committed by one of the three...

  3. I got a ticket for 50 mph in a 25 school zone while I was a minor and I turned 18 before the court date what will happen?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ann Michaela Carey
    1 lawyer answer

    This is an infraction and not a criminal matter. In Washington State, courts of limited jurisdiction have authority to adjudicate traffic infractions. Courts of limited jurisdiction are commonly municipal (city) courts and district (county) courts. The sames laws and procedures apply to juveniles and adults in courts of limited jurisdiciton.

  4. What are the porcedures and consequnces for a juvenile first time shoplifter for somethng worth less than $50?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Shawn Matlock
    2. Andrew Johnston Williams
    3. Ann Michaela Carey
    4. Tara Kristen Haaland-Ford
    4 lawyer answers

    In most jurisdictions a simple shoplift is a misdemeanor theft. A first time juvenile shoftlifter may have alternatives available which will keep the matter out of court and off her record. Check with a local attorney or public defender to determine whether your daughter qualifies for a "diversion" or the low level alternative available in your juvenile court. In addition to the criminal matter, the store may seek a civil monetary sanction and/or issue a trespass admonishment,...