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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

Bellingham DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Pcs meth with intent /novol

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    2 lawyer answers

    No, there is no per se requirement for the police to perform a field test on drugs or drug paraphernalia which they seize. This is especially true when the suspect admits the nature of items or substances which were seized. These field tests require the user to drop a portion of the substance into a vial containing a certain fluid. If the fluid changes color or reacts with a certain color change, the substance is presumptively positive for the presence of drugs. A presumptive positive...

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  2. I was arrested in whatcom county with ambien from UK that I ordered online. Am I now looking at a federal case with the DEA?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Joshua H Reinitz
    2 lawyer answers

    I will echo but will also amplify what the last lawyer said. The chances of your case going federal are, in my opinion, slim to none. The U.S. Attorney for this area is in Seattle, and that office has guidelines, unwritten though they may be, as to when a case not detected by federal authorities will become federal. Unless you are a massive importer of illegal drugs and have done so several time,s the Feds won't be interested in your case. In fact, the Whatcom County Prosecutors get funding...

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  3. Received speeding ticket for going 36 mph in school zone (20 mph) when school was out for spring break.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Abraham J. Ritter
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer in that your chances of winning go way, way up in traffic court when you have a lawyer. But if you do go to court on your own, I recommend you outline your presentation and stick with it. Sometimes in traffic court people do not win because they prejudice themselves with the judge. Be polite, use "your honor" when speaking to the judge and do not say too much. Most traffic litigants try to pretend they are Johnny Cochran, and this will be a big turn off if...

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  4. How do you file a complaint against a commissioner in king county superior court?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    A superior court commissioner is judicial officer, similar to an elected judge, who's professional behaviors fall under the jurisdiction of the Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct. If you feel that the court commissioner is acting unfairly, untruthfully, or unprofessionally, you should go to the website: http://www.cjc.state.wa.us/ and take a look at the Code of Judicial Conduct. If after looking at these rules, you still feel that the court commissioner is behaving unethically or...

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  5. Miss court date dv case

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    If the warrant gets quashed, then you won't be taken into custody.

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  6. I received a (speeding) ticket in Renton from a Newcastle police officer. Is this legal? He was in Renton when he "noticed" me.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    The new traffic tickets in Washington are now being printed out on a 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper with a landscape orientation. You do not need to sign the new tickets. Now turning to the issues, as far as I can tell, Washington State Law is completely watered down on cross-jurisdictional exercise of police powers. I remember watching the old show Dukes of Hazard when the Dukes would lead the sheriff on a high speed chance to the county line and once across, the cops would pull off and...

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  7. I was convicted of a misdemeanor and agreed to a deferred sentence. I was given 2 yrs probation. can i terminate early

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    Maybe. It all depends on the mood of the court where you received your conviction. Also, if the prosecutor can be pursuaded to agree, then you really have a chance! You may want to get yourself a lawyer and have him or her petition the court for a review of your probation and progress on treatment, and to file a motion to curtail your probation. I think if you can present compelling facts and a moving presentation, you could be successful in getting off that two-year probation early....

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  8. Do you lose your time served after you bail out of jail?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
    2 lawyer answers

    As long as he has had no jail infractions and no misconduct while in jail, he will have a right to receive at least day-for-day credit against time served if he is later convicted or pleads guilty to some crime. However, if he misses a court date subsequent to bailing out of jail, he could face the charge of bail jumping, which is a separate charge. A conviction for bail jumping here in Whatcom County can sometimes times lead to the invalidation of any time already served. But as long as...

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  9. Can i marry the same person twice if the fisrts marriage was in Costa Rica. We are trying to make it legal in the USA

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    The fact that you were married elsewhere outside of the country is not a legal bar against getting married again here if you would like. You need to go to the local county auditor's office and obtain a marriage license. This is done by paying a fee and signing an application form. Under state law, you will need to wait three days for the license to become valid, and you will need to find an officiant to preside at the marriage ceremony. In Washington, only ordained ministers or Superior...

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  10. Will the airport flag me for trying to leave the state.. not the US. while on probation?.. without informing my PO

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    No, it's pretty unlikely that while a probation travel restriction that anyone at the airport would flag you if you tried to take a trip. The airlines do check ID as part of homeland security requirements, but they are not matching that to probation databases. The only exception I can think of is if you have a warrant issued for your arrest and you fly internationally and fly back into the country and have to check in thought customs. In that situation, the Customs people will probably find...

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