Michelle Marie Scudder’s Answers

Michelle Marie Scudder

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 4th degree assault domestic violence charges filed against me. How do I prove cops blew out of proportion?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michelle Marie Scudder
    2. Bruce Clement
    3. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    A couple of things to keep in mind- First, be careful what information about the case you share on a public forum. Second, based on what you have said this would be a tough case for the prosecution to prove without a statement from the alleged "victim" that she was threatened or assaulted or some evidence of injury or harm. It sounds like maybe a neighbor or someone in the vicinity heard a fight and called the police. Keep in mind that the way the current domestic violence laws are, the police...

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  2. I need a defense attorney to help me. I think I am about to be arrested for a crime and fired to. I have money.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas Marlan Petersen
    2. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    3. Michelle Marie Scudder
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Stephen F Wallace
    5 lawyer answers

    First, I would be careful about including so many details on this website as it is open to public view. However, it sounds like your situation is quite complicated and like there are a lot of issues worth investigating. You should definitely consult with an attorney about the case. It might be worthwhile to have an attorney represent you before you are contacted for questioning or the prosecutor files charges and issues an arrest warrant of some sort. Most of us provide free consultations and...

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  3. How to get a DWLS dismissed or greatly reduced based on situation & attempting to recover a valid licesnse

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    3. Michelle Marie Scudder
    4. James D. Laukkonen
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with what the other attorneys said. Depending on the county where this took place, check and see if they offer a "relicensing program." When I worked for the prosecutor's office, we often sent these straight to a relicensing program to give individuals a chance to pay off their tickets rather than face criminal sanctions. Either way, if he can get his license back it will likely be reduced or dismissed.

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  4. Malicious Mischief 2-time to make this right. What are the chances of this moving to a misdemeanor? Thank you.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nelson Kuo Hua Lee
    2. James D. Laukkonen
    3. Michelle Teresa Dellino
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Michelle Marie Scudder
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Lee in that you should be careful about discussing the facts of the case on a public forum. That being said, the progress and changes you have made since the incident are significant and could be excellent mitigation for your attorney to present to the prosecutor handling the case. As a former prosecutor myself, I can say that there are times when equitable factors are considered in resolving a case. You should definitely provide your attorney all the supporting documentation...

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  5. How long does it take to remove an alien if the judge decision is to remove because of aggravated felony?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Mark Robert Barr
    5. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
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    6 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, removal proceedings don't follow a consistent timeline. However, as was said in previous comments, it will be much quicker if the decision was not appealed. Additionally, for individuals in custody, it will typically happen much faster than if the person is out of custody. It will also depend on what the country of origin is that the individual is being returned to.