Zachary Charles Wagnild’s Answers

Zachary Charles Wagnild

Seattle Child Abuse Lawyer.

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  1. Will I be charged for Child Pornography?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Brian S Wayson
    3. E. Martin Davidoff
    4. Wesley Kent Hill
    4 lawyer answers

    The previous attorneys are correct, you are being exploited and need to get help to get out of this situation. However, my advice would be to go to your parents first and consider hiring an attorney to represent you. It's important for you to know that, technically, you have possessed and distributed child pornography. Having handled these cases for many many years both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, I can tell you that, if all of the information that you have given is accurate, I...

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  2. What is the average or possible sentance for multiple charges at one time?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Lenell Rae Nussbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    Your brother's sentencing range is very difficult to determine given the long list of very serious charges he's potentially facing, the possibility of deadly weapon enhancements, and his unknown (to us) criminal history. Suffice it to say, if he's charged in relation to an offense in which the allegations involve that many serious charges, he's going to want to find a good attorney to represent him. Most of those charges are Class A felonies that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison....

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  3. My son broke in to school green house

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Holli Giffin
    3. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    4. Lenell Rae Nussbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    Technically it sounds like a Burglary case (unlawfully entering into a builiding with intent to commit a crime inside). Burglary is a class B felony which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $5,000 fine. It's interesting that no charges have been filed yet. Technically the statute of limitations is three years so the State has time but usually they try to file cases like this before the defendant turns 18 so it can be filed in juvenile court. The delay can mean one of a few...

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  4. Can your juvenile convictions count in a persistent offender act case

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Jon Thomas Scott
    2 lawyer answers

    In short, no. As long as the prior(s) were adjudicated in juvenile court, they can't be counted as strike offenses. Keep in mind that it's the court( i.e. adult vs. juvenile) that's the deciding factor. Not your son's age at the time of the convictions.

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  5. Are texts considered sufficient evidence to obtain a stalking order?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. James J White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    In short, yes (at least if by "stalking order" you are referring to an antiharassment order). Of course, it depends on what her texts say, whether there's sufficient information to prove that they are from her, and whether or not you made it clear that you did not want her to contact you. But if she is sending you threatening or harassing texts and you have made it clear that you want her to leave you alone, then texts can be sufficient to obtain an order legally prevenign her from contacting you.

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  6. A friend committed a robbery with a gun

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. James D. Laukkonen
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    4 lawyer answers

    That's hard to answer based on the limited information that you've provided. The best thing he can do is talk to his attorney about the situation so his attorney can advise him and properly investigate the case and all possible defenses.

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  7. I was arrested for illegally smoking marijuana and I'm turning 18 next month. Will I get charged as an adult?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Teresa Lynn Border
    3. Jeffrey L Kradel
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    4 lawyer answers

    While it might seem unfair, whether or not a defendant is charged into juvenile or adult court depends on the age of the defendant at the time he is charged, not at the time of the offense. Thus, if you committed an offense as a 17 year old but the State waits until you're 18 to file charges against you, you will be charged as an adult. However, depending on the circumstances, the delay in filing charges may allow you to raise certain legal challenges. Thus, you should strongly consider...

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  8. How do i get a no contact order lifted that my wife didnt want in the first place?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. Paul Vincent Martin
    3 lawyer answers

    To be honest, it's not easy and it's definitely not something that you can do alone. The only way any judge is going to lift a no contact order (NCO) is when the victim requests that it be lifted. But, as you've learned, the victim requesting the recall of a NCO does not assure that the judge will grant the request. If you have been convicted of Assault 4 - DV and ordered to get treatment (e.g. Domestic Violence Batterer's Treatment (DVBT) or chemical dependency treatment) than the judge...

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  9. My boyfriend was convicted of 1st degree child molestation in 04 do we need to disclose this on a rental application?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. Scott John Terry
    3. Seth A. Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on what information the application seeks. Are you renting the apartment under both of your names? Simply being "discharged" just means that he's fulfilled all of the court ordered obligations contained in his Judgment and Sentence. It does not mean that the conviction is vacated or that it will not show up on a criminal background check of him. Furthermore, he undoubtedly still has to register as a sex offender and can be easily found in the sex offender database. Finally, once...

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  10. What is the consequence of someone found with 3 counts of robbery in the first degree?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edward A Nelson
    2. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other two attorneys who have posted answers. Your nephew is facing considerable prison time with those charges and is going to need an attorney who is experienced and who he trusts.

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