You can quash warrants in Bellingham Municipal Court Fridays at 10:30. You should get in touch with a Bellingham criminal defense attorney to assist you with noting a motion to quash the warrant (either hire someone or see if you qualify for a public defender). WWU has a legal information center in the VU that may have referrals for attorneys.
Likley a $100 warrant fee has been applied in your case, but your attorney can ask the court to waive it given the circumstances.
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When a criminal prosecution is dismissed with prejudice, it means the charge can’t be refiled. When it is dismissed without prejudice, the prosecution could decide to refile.
There are all sorts of different companies that preform background checks, and some of those provide information only about convictions, while others could include information about arrests as well. Some landlords and employers, use the Washington State Patrol to conduct background checks. You can order a report...
Generally, 10 minute rest periods are paid. I'm attaching a link to the LNI Workplace Rights sheet which lays out what breaks are required, when, and whether an employer is required to pay for them or not.
Despite the fact that marijuana use is no longer criminal, employment decisions can still be based on use of marijuana. I have included a link to more information on employer testing for marijuana after the passage of I-502.
Gather any forfeiture notices you may have received after your arrest. Then, speak with an attorney (preferably the one who handled your dismissal).
It is difficult to guess the best course without knowing more about your specific situation and reviewing the notices (if any) that you received, but I can say that in the past when property has not been returned after a case is dismissed, we will file a complaint in Whatcom District Court against the Chief of Police. The complaint seeks return...
Your question touches on several different topics, and my response only hits on a few of those areas. I will not be able to tell you whether you have a case without more information, however I have included some of the State laws that you may find helpful.
With regards to the cost of uniform deductions: An employee and employer may agree orally or in writing that the employer may deduct the cost of uniforms provided by the employer if the uniforms are not returned by the employee at the...
Yes, one person kicking another would be considered assault. As for how to proceed, you have several options.
(1) Contact the school principal: Every school has a policy that prohibits harassment, intimidation and bullying. The school can determine appropriate discipline that would be warranted given the situation.
(2) Contact the police: Your daughter can give a statement about the bullying and assault to the police department. Depending on the contents of the statements obtained in...
If you have not already done so order your criminal history from the Washington State Patrol to verify if that information is incorrect. If it is, you can submit corrections/challenges to that criminal history using their form found online.
Look for civil rights attorneys in the county he was arrested. If that doesn't work, you can also call the national advocacy for the deaf and ask for assistance locating a suitable attorney.
Yes. A person can be charged with malicious mischief for damaging community property. The laws regarding malicious mischief are found in RCW’s 9A.48.070, 9A.48.080, and 9A.48.090 (Malicious mischief in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree). "Property of another" is defined in the statute as “property in which the actor possesses anything less than exclusive ownership.” Since your friend would not have had exclusive ownership over community property he can be charged.