Kris R. Jensen’s Answers

Kris R. Jensen

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. An officer told me to wait to get a letter from DA before getting a lawyer

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. Stephen A. Gustitis
    3. Kris R. Jensen
    4. Thomas A. Mackin
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5 lawyer answers

    Usually the police do not have you take the breath test and also take your blood for alcohol testing. They can in certain circumstances, but if you blew over the legal limit it seems redundant. Regardless of that issue, the officer will send a report to both the prosecutors and to the WA DOL. DOL will then take action to suspend your drivers license for 90 days. That's the immediate issue you should be dealing with right now. Have your lawyer contact DOL to make sure your drivers...

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  2. I got a DUI but never got a citation? The officer took me home & said I need to mail a paper to the DOL within 20 days?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Joseph C Rome
    3. Jonathan David Rands
    4. Alan Baker
    5. Kris R. Jensen
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    If you blew over .08 on the breath test you are fairly certain to get charged within a few months. The court will mail an arraignment hearing date to your address. I tell my clients to make sure the address on your drivers license is where you get mail. If not, go down to a licensing office right away and change it. The courts refer to the DOL databas when they send out subpoenas for court. Pay your $375 and request a DOL hearing within the 20 days. I tell clients to request on the...

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  3. I was convicted of bank robbery and was done with sentence and parole 17 years ago.can I get my gun rights back and how?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kris R. Jensen
    2. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Dave Hawkins
    5. Robert David Richman
    5 lawyer answers

    Assuming you were convicted in a WA State court of Robbery in the First Degree, then the answer is "no" because State gun rights cannot be restored for a Class A felony conviction. If you were convicted of Robbery in the Second Degree, then it's likely you can have your rights restored. 17 years ago these types of cases could have been bargained down to a Robb 2, so we need more information. www.JensenLegal.com (206) 617-9173

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  4. If broken bones were sustained during a assult, does the charge turn into a felony?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kris R. Jensen
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. James Regan
    4. John Leif Fossum
    5. John Joseph Lutgens
    5 lawyer answers

    A charge does not turn into a felony until the prosecutors change the charge. It's their job and their burden. If you are currently going to court on an Assault 4, they could threaten to upgrade the charge to a felony if you don't plead gulity to the Assault 2. Broken bone is classic upgrade to Assault 2, so you are in a difficult bargaining position if you are still in misdemeanor court. Hire a good lawyer on this case and do it now. JensenLegal.com (206) 617-9173

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  5. Filing a Motion for Vacating a Felong in King County Supreme Court - specific steps?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Kris R. Jensen
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3 lawyer answers

    I handle these cases regularly in the King County Superior Court. You have the correct documents, but you may not need them all. I contact the post sentencing prosecutor and work out logistics with them. After they approve the vacate and restoration documents, the agreed orders are routed to the appropriate judge for signatures. You would not need to appear at any court hearings. There are a multitude of technicalities here and I have not seen a person do this without an attorney,...

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  6. Have review for deferred prosecution violation for new trespass charge.Will they pull up all police reports I was involved in?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kris R. Jensen
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    Your DP court can ask the new trespass court to send them a copy of the police report. Sometimes they do it, sometimes they don't, it depends on each of the courts whether the report will actually make it there and whether they will take notice. You are on thin ice, so you need a skilled attorney to prevent a revocation of your DP and also defend against the new possible trespass charge. As correctly pointed out by Mr. Nahajski, the DP court will be looking for any signs of alcohol in any...

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  7. UW police officer called me today and said that I pawned a stolen power-tool. He wants to meet with me to ask questions.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    3. Kris R. Jensen
    4. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    5. Mark R Stephens
    5 lawyer answers

    You are in a tough spot and speaking to police will not help you. Police will tell you they are going to charge you with trafficking in stolen property (felony) unless you give up all information about your friend. You know there's no good solution there because to speak or not speak is being between a rock and a hard place. Both = ouch. On the other hand, if you don't speak to police then they won't have any of your statements and they'll only have evidence that you pawned a hammer...

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  8. 2 Reckless driving how long license will be suspend

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael P Brodsky
    2. Kris R. Jensen
    3. Joshua Doull
    4. Brian Michael Sullivan
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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    RCW 46.61.500 states that your license will be suspended for not less than 30 days, unless this charge was reduced from a DUI or similar charge. If so, the suspension gets much more complex and also involves ignition interlock requirements. You really need to hire a good attorney to handle this case. A second reckless will mess up your license and cost you lots. We handle these cases. JensenLegal.com (206) 617-9173

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  9. A prior assault and 1 strike plus 2 counts arson 2nd degree and assault 2nd degree how long would the sentence be?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kris R. Jensen
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    More information is needed in order to determine your standard range under the SRA. But, even if you gave more information you still wouldn't get an answer that could be relied upon. You need to go through this with the attorney who represents you and ask them questions. If you cannot get good information from your attorney you need to hire a different lawyer. Here are some issues you should consider: - Whether your priors are strikes is irrelevant to scoring. - Having a strike is...

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  10. Can a charge be dismissed if the police did not read you your Miranda Rights?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Steven Clark
    2. Robert A. Stumpf
    3. Cristine Beckwith
    4. Kris R. Jensen
    5. Gregory Howard Wiley
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    No. The remedy for the police obtaining evidence such as your verbal statements in violation of Miranda is suppression, not dismissal. Sometimes suppression leads to dismissal and this is where good lawyering is important. You need a good attorney. www.JensenLegal.com (206) 617-9173

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