Jennifer Ellen Horwitz’s Answers

Jennifer Ellen Horwitz

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am the tenant, I asked him to leave. He refused to leave so I called the police, and I got arrested for domestic violence.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    4. John Michael Phillips
    4 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney experienced in domestic violence criminal cases to represent you since it sounds like there may not have been a basis to arrest you and charge you with a crime. However, it is hard to know exactly what prompted your arrest, since you provide very little information. Once you have counsel on board, you can give your attorney all the relevant information about what happened between you and "him," what the housing arrangement was, and what the police said about why...

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  2. If I go to court and request the nco be lifted prior to the pretrial hearing, could I be subpoenaed at that time as the victim?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Peter Jaret Abbarno
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    In my experience, it is not uncommon for the prosecution to use the opportunity of a hearing where the alleged victim wants to try to lift the NCO to personally serve a subpoena on that witness. Your request to life the NCO may flag for the prosecutor that you will not want to cooperate with the prosecution. You may want to retain counsel to advise you on how to balance your various wishes and concerns in this case and to advocate for the outcome that best serves you.

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  3. I was detained for criminal trespassing in October without being charged and just received a court summons for criminal trespass

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    3. Mark Anthony Chmelewski
    4. Jason Scott Lantz
    4 lawyer answers

    I concur with the answer provided below and have some additional comments. There is a lot at stake for you in this case because of your status in the Marines. A criminal conviction could create a problem for you in your military career. Since you have not prior convictions, it is very important that an attorney try to get this case resolved for you in a manner that will leave you without any convicitions on your record. I'd be happy to consult with you about this case. Make sure whoever...

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  4. I have been served with an anti-harrassment order by my roommate. The petitioner is also my ex & father of my 3 children

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    While you may need a landlord-tenant attorney down the line, if he does seek eviction, right now what you need is someone experienced in handling protection order cases. Courts routinely issue temporary orders when a petition is filed. It is at the next hearing that the argument should be made that there is no basis for a permanent order. It is important that you seek experienced counsel to handle this matter because the courts often grant permanent protection orders if they do not...

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  5. I was pulled over with my friend and his friend in the car, friend's friend is a fugitive.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert David Butler
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    3. Lisa Michelle Bassis
    4. James S. Lawrence
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other answers given and wanted to add something. You do not explain why the police stopped the car in the first place, but an experienced criminal defense attorney may see a basis to challenge the stop and as long as there is not other evidence, such as a statement from you, it may be possible to challenge the evidence seized and get the case dismissed or charges reduced. Every lawyer has their own way of structuring fee agreements. Many, like myself request a certain...

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  6. UW police officer called me today and said that I pawned a stolen power-tool. He wants to meet with me to ask questions.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    3. Kris R. Jensen
    4. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    5. Mark R Stephens
    5 lawyer answers

    You should retain an attorney to represent you and not meet directly with the police. The police can make all kinds of promises that you will not be prosecuted and they may or may not keep that promise. The only way to get a binding agreement that you will not be prosecuted is if your attorney contacts the prosecutor who reviews the case for the filing of charges and gets an agreement from that person not to file charges. You may be prosecuted if you knew or should have known that the item...

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  7. What should my girlfriend tell the police? They want a statement to write a police report concerning domestic violence.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4 lawyer answers

    You and your girlfriend should each get an attorney on board. You cannot be represented by the same attorney. Your girlfriend's attorney can answer her questions and give her advice on how to respond to the sheriff's request for information. Your attorney can work on your defense and can also confer with your girlfriend's attorney, if each of you give permission. This can be helpful in cases when a no contact order will very likely be imposed preventing you from communicating with your...

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  8. I got cought shoplifting at walmart for about $45 worth of make-up. What are the consequences? Im 21

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Jason T Schwisow
    4. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    4 lawyer answers

    Do not further communicate with Walmart or the police until you retain and consult with experienced counsel. Since this is your first offense, the goal should be to keep this off your record. An experienced attorney should be able to come up with a strategy for defending you on this case. If you are not a U.S. citizen, even a misdemeanor theft charge can imperil your status in this country or plans to become a U.S. citizen, so if that is an issue, make sure you consult with someone who also...

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  9. 4th degree assault domestic violence - slapped husband's on arm, no charges from his side. Will I be deported?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Lenell Rae Nussbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    A conviction for domestic violence fourth degree assault could imperil your status in this country and chance to become a U.S. citizen, if that is what you wish to do. However, there are possible ways this case could be resolved that would not trigger deportation or other immigration consequences. Make sure you work with a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and has an idea how to resolve this case in an "immigration-safe"...

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  10. Car Rental Company wants to press charges for auto theft because I kept the car longer than I had rented it.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2 lawyer answers

    It is very important to get a lawyer involved at this juncture to try to head off criminal charges since it sounds like you may have a legitimate defense. I often get involved in cases when a charge has not yet been filed, but there is a threat of a criminal charge. In that situation, I communicate with the client about the situation, then communicate with the police, and prosecutor (if the police have referred the case to the prosecutor to evaluate whether charges should be filed). If you...

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