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Alexander Ransom’s Legal Guides

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  • STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    A statute of limitation is a law which forbids prosecutors from charging someone with a crime that was committed more than a specified number of years ago. RCW 9A.04.080 governs Washington's statute o

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  • VACATING A PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION

    Washington law permits the vacation of some misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor convictions. Unfortunately, the law does not automatically vacate your conviction! If you want your criminal misdemeanor c

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  • PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT: THE RULES, THE ISSUES AND THE REMEDIES.

    Most Prosecutors are very professional, approachable, and direct in their dealings. It's rare to find ones who aren't. For the rare exception, however, this guide summaraizes how to handle Prosecutors

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  • HAILEY'S LAW: MANDATORY IMPOUND OF VEHICLES FOR DRIVERS FACING DUI CHARGES.

    This guide discusses the history and implementation of Hailey's Law, which went into effect in July of 2011 as another statute designed to preventing people from driving while under the influence (DUI

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  • DRUG DUI'S: THE BASIC ISSUES

    This guide summarizes the basic issues involved in drug-related DUI arrests and investigations. It discusses arrests, investigations and the Department of Licensing (DOL). This guide is educational an

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  • ALCOHOL DUI'S: THE BASIC ISSUES

    This guide summarizes the basic issues involved in alcohol-related DUI arrests and investigations. It discusses arrests, investigations and the Department of Licensing (DOL). This guide is educational

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  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY CHARGE ME? CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN A NUTSHELL.

    Here, we summarize the procedural aspects of criminal charges and court hearings. We discusses arraignment, bail, pretrial hearings, motion practice, trial and plea resolutions. At all points, a brief

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  • GETTING CASES DISMISSED VIA STIPULATED ORDER OF CONTINUANCE.

    This guide summarizes a legal WHAT IS A STIPULATED ORDER OF CONTINUANCE? In a Stipulated Order of Continuance - also called an SOC - the defendant enters into a contractual agreement with the city or

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  • SELF-DEFENSE

    This Legal Guide summarizes self-defense as apotential defense to criminal charges. It also provides information on other lateral defenses which may support a self-defense defense. Contact a qualified

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  • VEHICLE IMPOUNDS: THE REASONS, THE RULES AND (HOPEFULLY) THE RELEASE.

    Aargh! It was a bad scene. The cops impounded your vehicle. Perhaps they hope to find evidence of drugs, guns or other unlawful contraband. Whatever the reasons, you are highly inconvenienced. This gu

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