There is no statutory authority for Stipulated Orders of Continuance (SOC) so there is no statutory prohibition against an SOC even with a fourth DUI charge. Some judges, however, don't authorize SOCs and some judges don't authorize SOCs on DUIs.
Whether you will get an SOC depends on a lot of facts not referenced in your question--such as what court are you being chargd out of? Are there any evidentiary issues with your case such as with the traffic stop or the breath test? Did you take a...
The backgroud check conducted by the Washington State Patrol shows both arrests and convictions. You can obtain a application on-line from the Washington State Patrol to delete non-conviction data from your record.
ADATSA will pay for alcohol treatment if a person is truly needy and needs treatment--so the judge may believe he can get treatment without a job or the judge may think without treatment your boyfriend is not safe to be in the community.
There is no legal requirement for a store to call or not call the police based on the amount of loss involved--just that there was a loss. I assume the property was recovered so restitution is not an issue and the amount in controvery is still below the felony level so I don't see any harm in pointing this out but I don't think this is a major concern.
A bail forfeiture is a civil adjudication that under the law and through Judicial Information Systems (JIS) has to be paid in full at the time the court authorizes the forfeiture. There are courts that do, but should not, allow forfeitures to be paid over time--and if someone does not pay the forfeiture it theoretically can't go to collections since JIS does not identify this as a legal financial obligation that can go to collections.
Although not a criminal conviction, the Department of...
There is an evidence rule (ER 404(b)) and a variety of cases that set some parameters for what is and is not admissible in your hypothetical. Without knowing the underlying (alleged) facts for the crime and the underlying facts about your past it is impossible to adequately answer your question.
I assume SOL is meant to be an acronym for Statute of Limitations. The SOL is for the filing of charges not for whether you are time barred from being prosecuted after charges have been filed.
Bench warrants normally expire and then the court reissues the warrant.
You can either post bail for the amount of the warrant at which time you will be given another court date or you can go the court the warrant is issued out of and seek to have the warrant quashed. If you proceed by means of a...
This sounds like your case may have been resolved as a bail forfeiture--which is not a criminal conviction but will appear on certain background checks as a civil adjudication. You may be able to get the arrest record removed from your record through an application with the Washington State Patrol.
I think more details are needed to give a better answer to your question.
A free initial consultation with a lawyer might be the first step your freind should take to see if there are legal defenses available to him in this case.
Diversion programs may also be available depending on what jurisdiction the alleged offense took place in