Aaron A Pelley’s Answers

Aaron A Pelley

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Would a juvenile record prevent someone from buying a handgun in WA state

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    1 lawyer answer

    The answer depends on what the conviction was for. Certain felonies (Class A felonies and sex offenses) will prevent you from being able to petition the court for restoration of firearm rights. Consult with a local criminal defense lawyer to review the judgment and sentence in your case.

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  2. In WA state, can a person with a C class felony possess a firearm

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Alec Scott Rose
    2 lawyer answers

    Perhaps. It depends, in part, on what the underlying conviction was for and how long it has been since the conviction. There are a number of other requirements under the laws of Washington for petitioning the court for restoration of firearms. Most attorneys provide a free consultation. I recommend you consult with a criminal defense attorney to see whether you meet the requirements.

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  3. Fighting a traffic ticket

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    1 lawyer answer

    It may benefit you to seek counsel. Jon Michael Zimmerman is one of many highly respected lawyers in this area. Jon's profile: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98101-wa-jon-zimmerman-36961.html

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  4. Expungement/vacating misdemeanors

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    I wrote a few articles regarding expunging and vacating criminal records. You can view them in the links below. This may help to better understand the qualification requirements. I do not believe there is anything that would prevent you from seeking an expungement for your 1993 case. If the case was dismissed, and no guilty plea was entered, expungement is likely the correct course.

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  5. Deferred prosecution

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2 lawyer answers

    Hiring an attorney to help make your case to the Prosecutor and the Judge would be a good approach. The attorney can help you put together the documents and letters of support that set forth your plan to enter the military. If your attorney reaches an agreement with the Prosecutor's Office, you are more likely to gain the support of the Judge.

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  6. Old case

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    There is one critical question that needs to be known, to answer your question regarding sealing records. What was your husband convicted of? There are felonies that can be sealed and others that cannot. If he qualifies to have his record vacated, he can seek to do so. To find out more about vacating a felony conviction (and the qualifications), see the link below.

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  7. Suspended license

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2 lawyer answers

    You can use the link below to check license status with the Dept. of Licensing.

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  8. Landlord dropping in on renters

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Lawrence Neil Rogak
    3 lawyer answers

    Consent is the mother of all waivers. If you consent to this invasion, you give the landlord a free pass. However, you can advise the landlord that you would like two days notice before he stops in. If he balks, you can tell him RCW 59.18 sets forth that you have a right to 48 hours notice. From WSBA website: "In general, with tenant consent, a landlord has a right of entry to inspect the premises; make repairs; supply necessary or agreed services; or show the property to potential tenants,...

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  9. Dui deferred prosecution

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Brian Michael Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    If the deferred prosecution is entered as an offense, it will be sent to the Department of Licensing (DOL). The DOL will make an entry of the charge that will be maintained for ten years from the date of the entry of the order granting a deferred prosecution. If you meet the terms and conditions of the deferred prosecution, the drivers abstract will show when the deferred prosecution was entered and completed.

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  10. Application for job

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Donald W. Heyrich
    2 lawyer answers

    Pursuant to WAC 162-12-140, an employer can ask about any crime within the past ten years as it relates to job duties. However, certain employers are exempt from the ten year requirement. WAC 162-12-140 “Because statistical studies regarding arrests have shown a disparate impact on some racial and ethnic minorities, and an arrest by itself is not a reliable indication of criminal behavior, inquiries concerning arrests must include whether charges are still pending, have been dismissed, or...

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