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Linda Medeiros Callahan

Seattle DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is the registered owner required by law to identify the driver of their car in a camera citation situation ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Barbara Ann Bowden
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, without identifying someone else as the driver, the registered owner is responsible, unless there is some other reason to not hold the registered owner responsible. For example, there may be a legal reason why the evidence is inadmissible or insufficient that could secure a dismissal of the case at a contested hearing.

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  2. Can a cop pull me over while he is parked illegally?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Adam Joseph Yanasak
    3. John Michael Phillips
    3 lawyer answers

    Even if the cop was wrongfully in a bike lane, that is not going to persuade the judge that you didn't break the law. There are more effective ways to challenge a speeding ticket. Usually, these are won on technicalities--something missing in the report, a violation of the court rules, no proof of calibration of the speed measuring device, etc. A seasoned infraction defense lawyer, preferably one who is familiar with the Aberdeen/Grays Harbor court judges, will know best how to win your case.

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  3. What impact will a DUI have on work-sponsored immigration to Australia?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Rudolph Baboun
    2. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    3. Robert West
    4. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    5. Gen Kimura
    5 lawyer answers

    You might check the Australian Consulate Website for information. Do not omit the conviction on your application; lying about it is worse because they have access to your record.

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  4. Can you be arrested and jailed over 38 hours without being allowed to call you attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3. Teresa Lynn Border
    3 lawyer answers

    You should have been afforded a phone call with an attorney prior to any evidentiary breath or blood test and before any questioning once you were arrested. Also, you should have been allowed to contact someone such as a bail bonds person to post bail. You could sue for violation of your civil rights but good luck with that. Most people (juries) don't sympathize with people accused of drunk driving. Your defense attorney may be able to make an issue of the denial of counsel in your DUI...

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  5. Drunk driving in Washington state

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2 lawyer answers

    I would guess that there are very few people who get three DUIs in a single year. A person convicted of a DUI must drive only vehicles equipped with ignition interlock devices for a year after a first DUI, and for 5 years after a second within 7 years. That being said, if you wanted to pursue such legislation you should contact your representative or state senator for your district. This is because a bill must have a sponsor who is a member of the legislature. You could also petition for a...

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  6. In order to be charge with a dwi in texas or dui dosent the officer have to stop you while driving?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jodi Soyars
    2. Gene Raymond Beaty
    3. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends. Were you the only person there when the cop showed up? The prosecution can use circumstantial evidence to prove you were the driver, particularly if you are the registered owner of the car, and if you had the keys, if the seat was adjusted to your height, or if you admitted to the officer that you were driving when the tire blew out. I recommend that you get a good DUI lawyer.

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  7. How do I fight this ticket for speeding?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Teresa Lynn Border
    3. Hriste Stojanovski
    3 lawyer answers

    It is not about the $298 fine, it is about the increase in insurance you will pay over the next 3 years. Speeding tickets are not won by the alleged speeder denying they were speeding, because you readily admit you were over by 5 to 10 mph. Speeding tickets are won by finding something is missing or done wrong on the citation, or if the city or state cannot prove that any speed measuring device was not priorly calibrated, etc. It takes a lawyer who is familiar with all the things to look...

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  8. I got a ticket for "failing to keep right" when I entered the left lane going the speed limit, 2 miles before the exit I needed.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. James Michael McKain
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should contest it. There is an exception to the rule (that you must keep to the right) if you are "preparing for a left turn, exit, .... when such left turn is legally permitted." RCW 46.61.100(2)(d). Apparently, that is is exactly what you were doing--preparing to exit to the left. But are you likely to get it dismissed? It depends on what the officer wrote on the back of the ticket--and on whether the court believes you if the officer's account differs from yours factually....

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  9. Can I be charged with a dui when my blood alcohol was 0.00?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3. John Lawrence Buckley
    4. James Robin McKinney Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can be charged with a DUI if the officer suspects you are under the influence of alcohol OR any drug, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. I am curious how you know your blood test result--usually this is not available until after the case is filed and your attorney obtains the case discovery. At any rate, if they tested your blood for alcohol, that wouldn't be very smart because they should have been looking for marijuana in your blood. You should plead not guilty at your...

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  10. Can you refuse a ticket in TN if you know you're in the right? Can they take you to jail on the spot if you refuse a ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Ruchee Janardan Patel
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    Sure he could have, the cops always have that option. You were right to take the ticket. It never helps to argue with the cop or you could get charged with obstructing or delaying the officer which is a criminal charge. The place to fight a ticket is at the court house.

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