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  • WA state criminal procedure, code, laws regarding trespass

    Asked by a user in Buckley, WA - almost 6 years ago.

    Below are the statutes that govern criminal trespass. RCW 9A.52.070 Criminal trespass in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree if he knowingly enters...

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  • Maximum jail time for misdemeanor assault, fourth degree, with no prior convictions WA state criminal code

    Asked by a user in Vancouver, WA - about 6 years ago.

    The maximum you could serve is one year in jail and/or a $5000 fine. However, with no criminal history, it is unlikely that you are facing the maximum. Usually, the lawyer handling your case can give...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • What is

    Asked by a user in Tacoma, WA - over 6 years ago.

    Knapstad is a pretrial motion to dismiss for insufficient evidence. This motion hearing is named after the case State v. Knapstad. If the attorney can show that there are no material disputed facts...

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  • Grand jury

    Asked by a user in Washington - almost 7 years ago.

    The American Bar Association: "The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires a grand jury indictment for federal criminal charges. Only about half the states now use grand juries."

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  • Denial of public housing due to criminal record

    Asked by a user in Poulsbo, WA - over 6 years ago.

    Generally speaking, in determining eligibility for public housing, including Section 8 housing and other forms of federally assisted housing, federal law gives local public housing agencies liberal...

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  • Jail in KC

    Asked by a user in Issaquah, WA - almost 7 years ago.

    Yes. In Washington a person has the opportunity to earn a reduction in their sentence for good behavior. See RCW 9.92.151. A person can reduce their sentence by 1/3 (except for those convicted of...

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  • Shoplifting at target store

    Asked by a user in Redmond, WA - almost 7 years ago.

    Some courts will accept a "Compromise of Misdemeanor" as a way to have the case dismissed. A Compromise of Misdemeanor requires the person injured by the act constituting the offense has a remedy by...

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  • Smoke bombs

    Asked by a user in Washington - almost 7 years ago.

    "Although certain types of fireworks are legal in some states, all fireworks are potentially dangerous because of their composition and unpredictability. Homemade fireworks can pose a particular risk...

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  • Cell phone and drive

    Asked by a user in Seattle, WA - almost 7 years ago.

    In the beginning of 2008 Washington has joined New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Connecticut and California in outlawing the practice of speaking on a hand-held cell phone while driving....

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  • Three strikes

    Asked by a user in Washington - almost 7 years ago.

    Washington was the first state to pass a “three strikes and you’re out” law. Washington has both a “three strikes” law and “two strikes” law. Each law depends on a specific list of crimes for which a...

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