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Aaron A Pelley

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How long will a negligent driving charge stay on a criminal record?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Schoen R Parnell
    2. Aaron A Pelley
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    It will not drop off your record automatically. And, no, it does not stay on forever, like DUI. However, in order to have it removed from your record, you need to take certain actions. The first is to complete all the terms and conditions of your sentence (fines, community service, etc.). From this point, the clock starts. You can learn more about the procedures and requirement by viewing the link on Vacation of Misdemeanor Convictions.

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  2. Possible jail time for second 2nd degree theft WA criminal law, no prior convictions

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Timothy John Leary
    2. Aaron A Pelley
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    To learn more about theft you can read the information article below.

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  3. Procedure in WA state to expunge vacate misdemeanor assault DV charge

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
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    In Washington, we use the term "vacation of conviction" when describing the removal of criminal records for the purposes of employment and housing. You can review the legal guide, below, for how the steps on how to vacate a misdemeanor fourth degree assault that has a domestic violence classification.

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  4. Is it possible to have a felony removed from your record?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mathew Kidman Higbee
    2. Aaron A Pelley
    3. Robert S. McKay
    3 lawyer answers

    You might be able to have the Felony removed from your record. First, it is helpful to know what the Class of Felony was (Class A, B, or C). The clock starts from the point when you completed all the conditions required by the court and obtained a Certificate of Discharge. For more information view the links below.

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  5. Right to an attorney at arraignment

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
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    CrRLJ 4.1 ARRAIGNMENT At arraignment, defendants are apprised of their rights in a criminal case and of the charges against them, for the first time. At the arraignment hearing the judge may also make a finding of probable cause and set bail and other conditions of release, in addition to asking a defendant to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. While arraignment is a critical stage in the proceedings and thus should require the presence of counsel pursuant to CrRLJ 3.1, the current version...

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  6. Sentence for 2nd degree domestic violence

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
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    There are a number of factors here. First, "domestic violence" is a designation that can be added to any crime. For example, you can be convicted of assault in the second degree, domestic violence. You could also be convicted of malicious mischief in the second degree, domestic violence. What crime is alleged? Also, sentencing for Felonies is based on whether there is any criminal history. The more criminal history, the more "points" the person has. This, in turn, increases the potential...

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  7. Sobriety tests - is probably cause required to take the test.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Theodore Perlick Molinari
    4. Steven H. Fagan
    4 lawyer answers

    The officer does need probable cause to pull you over. He will likely provide in his police report that your aggressive driving was the reason for the stop. You are not given a police report and often you will get nothing else, other than a notice of your arraignment date (to appear in court). Your attorney will have the police report, once he/she has filed a notice of appearance. With regards to next steps, it is advisable to speak with a DUI lawyer. There are two issues you now face. The...

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  8. How long until DUI comes off my record?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    3. Nicholas William Juhl
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    In Washington State the conviction will not be removed from your record after a certain amount of time. Nor can a DUI be removed from your record by vacating the record.

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  9. Murder Charges

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    3 lawyer answers

    You could be questioned for as long as you consent to be questioned. If an officer begins questioning you, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, you should take the opportunity to leave and contact a parent or attorney. If the officer says no, you should not answer any more questions without speaking to a lawyer. You should ask to have attorney present before any more questioning.

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  10. Misdemeanor

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Laura L Mancuso
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    Misdemeanors can carry a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine. See RCW 9A.020.021(3). Certain misdemeanor's carry a mandatory minimum sentence.

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