Michael F. Morgan’s Answers

Michael F. Morgan

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. If deferred sentencing is revoked and you are sentenced to time, do they terminate the unsupervised probation as well?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael F. Morgan
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Dennis James Dressler
    4. William Karl Kirk
    5. James C Forslund
    5 lawyer answers

    Since you have a lawyer I think it would be improper to answer that question without your lawyer's permission

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  2. I have been wrongfully accused in a cyberstalking case. I am unaware of what kind of "proof" the other person has.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    2. Erin Bradley McAleer
    3. Michael F. Morgan
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. John Leif Fossum
    5 lawyer answers

    It would normally require an examination of the hard drive of a computer associated with you to determine if any internet postings/emails came from your computer. But with remote access devices and the possibility that other individuals have access to your computer that still raises the possiblity someone impersonated you. If your email system has been compromised, I would suggest you take some protective measures such as getting a new password or even a new email account.

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  3. I was summoned to Buckley Municipal Court for jury duty, but failed to go. What should I do and will I be arrested?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. John Groseclose
    4. Michael F. Morgan
    5. Edward J. Dyer
    5 lawyer answers

    It is very difficult to prove a person received a summons for jury duty. I know of only one case (in another state) in which a person was prosecuted for failing to respond to a summons. The person in that case had told a subordinate she would be fired if she answered a jury summons and mentioned how he had ignored a summons. The subordinate did show up for jury service and was fired--and the media made quite an issue of this and then it crossed the prosecuting authority's mind to prosecute the...

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  4. If a person is being held on two charges and they release him on one does that mean he is serving time for the other?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Michael F. Morgan
    2. Emily Laz
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    4. Jason T Schwisow
    4 lawyer answers

    If your boyfriend was not released from jail, the clear implication is he being held aka is serving time on the other charge.

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  5. DV victim Material witness warrant issued but they haven't caught me what happens if i don't go to the next court date

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Michael F. Morgan
    3. Thomas Ifversen
    3 lawyer answers

    Many courts will, upon request, appoint an attorney at public expense for a material witness. I think this is an avenue you should explore--at least with a phone call to the administrator that handles public defense appointments in the jurisdiction your warrant was issued from.

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  6. I have a possession of marijuana charge (under 40g). Would unwitting possession be a strong defense in my case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
    3. Michael F. Morgan
    3 lawyer answers

    I think you are providing too many details about your case in a public forum. To answer your last question first, it is unusual for the prosecutor to drop a charge based on an unwitting possession defense unless you were to take and then passed a polygraph test. In respect to your other question, credibility is a key component to the answer to this question and that is hard to judge without meeting someone. Are your passengers willing to fall on their sword for you or are they going to refuse...

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  7. Can my boyfriend of a year sue me for breaking his things after finding out he was cheating?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael F. Morgan
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Carl A Munson JR
    3 lawyer answers

    It is not a legal defense to a charge that your boyfriend was unfaithful. Also, the facts of your case are such that I would not discuss them on the internet.

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  8. Is it possible to get my restitution reduced or interest removed from my restitution that has been sitting in collections?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael F. Morgan
    2. Carl A Munson JR
    2 lawyer answers

    First, you have to ask the court to get the case out of collections--which some courts are reluctant to do. Second, if you can convince the court to take it out of collections then you can ask to have the interest and penalties waived--which some courts are also reluctant to do especialy if you paid nothing in 4 years. Third, it is a joint and several obligation so the restitution order remains in effect until it is satisfied.

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  9. I lost papers for court, how do I get a copy?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Blake Nathaniel Dore
    2. Carl A Munson JR
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Michael F. Morgan
    5. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    5 lawyer answers

    The Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma expects you to serve the prosecutor with a notice of a motion to qaush a warrant and then there is a confirmation process. The notice will be genrated by the clerk's office and can be taken to the prosecutor but then proof needs to be returned to the clerk.

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  10. My ignition interlock company is saying I have a failed test even though i stop drinking and doing everything with my deferred

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Michael F. Morgan
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    I am reluctant to offer any advice without more information but I think you have to act fairly quickly. Certain U/As can test for alcohol/drug consumption for several days and may rebut the insinuation from a failed ignition interlock. U/As can be easily doctored and I don't know how much weight your particular judge would give a U/A because of this. Blood tests are probably more relaible than U/As and cost about the same. Some hair follicle tests can now check for up to 3 months of...

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