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Shawn Roric Crowley

Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My 18 year old is being charged with 2nd degree robbery, he was evading the police,he went to sleep in a dumpster last week and

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Steven Everett Savage
    2 lawyer answers

    He should not answer any questions asked by the police. Period. Just like on TV, everything he says can and will be used against him. People often tell the police things that they think are a defense but actually make the situation worse. Your son does not have to have an attorney to refuse to answer questions. If he is not in custody the police do not have to read him his rights. He needs to refuse to answer all, and I mean all, questions. The police are allowed to lie to get a confession...

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  2. Please help with questions

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    1 lawyer answer

    First, assault 4 is a gross misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 365 days in jail and a $5000 fine.To get the maximum you'd have to have a pretty horrible criminal history. Disorderly conduct, at least under the state statute (RCW 9A.84.030) is a simple misdemeanor, carrying a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. It is very difficult to predict a realistic possible sentence. It depends upon the specific facts of your case: the nature of the assault; injuries to...

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  3. Can I become a lawyer if I have multiple felonies on my record?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no clear answer to this question. In Washington State I am aware of several attorneys who were admitted to the bar despite having felony convictions. Others have been refused admittance. Factors to be considered would include the nature of the offenses, whether in the case of multiple convictions the convictions came from one incident or several, how old the convictions are, and what you have been doing since being convicted. I doubt that the state bar association would give you an...

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  4. Are no insurance tickets concidered a non-moving violation

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    In Washington State a citation for not having insurance is considered a non-moving violation. The list of moving violations can be found in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) at 308-104-160. Here is a link to that list: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-104-160. The above is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Information provided here is not a substitute for a consultation with an attorney who has the ability to consider...

  5. If someone is sentenced to 15-20 months how much time will they actually serve?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question seems as if it should be easy to answer. It isn't without much more information. Washington's Sentence Reform Act created "determinate" sentencing and eliminated parole. The SRA is changed almost every legislative session. This results in different outcomes depending upon the sentencing date and what kind of priors the defendant has. Residential Burglary is a level 4 offense. A 15-20 month sentence range means that the defendant has prior convictions (with no priors the range...

  6. I missed a probation meeting

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    3. Matthew A Leyba
    3 lawyer answers

    I won't ask you why you missed the meeting, my advice would be the same. Call your PO. If you can reach him/her say you missed and want to come in as soon as possible. And then follow through by showing up. If you can't reach the PO directly, leave a message even if it means going to their office and leaving a note with the receptionist. The idea is to be straight up and show that you are willing to make up the visit. If a warrant has issued, find out which court the case would be heard in...

  7. I am curious as to how the statute of limitations works.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2 lawyer answers

    No. The statute of limitations concerns the period of time between the commission of the crime and the filing of charges. The period depends upon the crime. Gross misdemeanors usually have a two year statute of limitations. Some crimes, such as homicide, do not have a statute of limitation; charges can be brought no matter how old the case. Once charges have been filed there is no longer a statute of limitation issue. When someone fails to appear the court usually issues an arrest warrant....

  8. A DUI gross misdeamenor jury trial ends in a hung jury/mistrial.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    3. Matthew A Leyba
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no statutory limit. Because a hung jury does not result in a verdict, retrial does not violate double jeopardy. There is an exception if the mis-trial is improperly granted over the objection of the defense. But this is unusual and specific to the individual facts of a case. If the jury was hung 5-1 to convict it increases the possibility of the prosecutor going for a second trial. If the majority of the jurors were favoring a not guilty verdict the prosecutor might be open to a...

  9. Is it possible to seal a juvenile class b felony disposition 5yrs ago and return to community 3 1/2 yrs ago? I am now 21 yrs old

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Roric Crowley
    1 lawyer answer

    Sealing of juvenile records is governed by RCW 13.50.050(11) and (12) and for diverted offenses RCW 13.40.127(10). In general a class B felony can be sealed if: more than 5 consecutive years have passed since release from confinement (or full-time residential treatment) without having any new offenses that result in conviction. All restitution must be paid in full. There can not be any pending offenses. Lastly, the person seeking sealing must never have been convicted of a class A felony or a...

  10. Travel to Canada

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. James R. Schimanski
    2. Shawn Roric Crowley
    3. Edward Jerome Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is unclear about whether the rehabilitation is under Michigan law or a Canadian process. In any case, Canadian officials have access to the same data bases as American law enforcement. They can find pending charges as well as convictions. Whether a particular customs official does a complete check is a matter of chance. It is much more likely that a driver entering Canada will be checked than a passenger. I do not recommend trying to enter Canada if you are inadmissible. This can...

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