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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

Bellingham DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I am 23 years old man Got in trouble first time for residential burglary@thieve 3 What sentence can I get for it?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming you have no other offenses adult or juvenile on your record, the following may occur on your case as far as sentencing goes. To begin with, a residential burglary charge is a Class B, nonviolent felony with a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.00. No one gets this for their first offense. Rather Washington uses an adult sentencing guideline for felonies. Assuming no other felonies are charged, your range as a zero point offender is 3 to 9...

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  2. Do police officers have to file inventories after executing a search warrant. Can officers search for records twice?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a very interesting situation, but really more facts are needed for me to give you a complete answer. But I will try to give you some information anyway. First of all, are you a criminal suspect or a defendant? Or are you just a bystander who had their location become the subject of this search warrant? The reason I need to know this is because your ability to legally challenge the warrant (which we call "legal standing") and your remedy for the procedural issues that may be...

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  3. How do you get a speeding ticket deferred

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. John Groseclose
    2 lawyer answers

    When you receive an infraction citation (i.e. a "ticket") in Washington State, you have four options. First, pay the ticket at full face value to the clerk of court within 15 days from the date the ticket was issued. This can be a good option if you are busy, or from out of state, or if you have neither the time nor the motivation to fight the ticket in any way. Second, you can request a mitigation review. This allows the court to take into consideration your driving record and any...

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  4. Defer a speeding ticket?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    When you receive an infraction citation (i.e. a "ticket") in Washington State, you have four options. First, pay the ticket at full face value to the clerk of court within 15 days from the date the ticket was issued. This can be a good option if you are busy, or from out of state, or if you have neither the time nor the motivation to fight the ticket in any way. Second, you can request a mitigation review. This allows the court to take into consideration your driving record and any...

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  5. I miss my court date.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stan Glisson
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2 lawyer answers

    Missing your court date can be a bad thing. Under state law, if you miss court, you could be charged with the offense of bail jumping. If you are out on a bail or bond, the court can order that your bail amount be forfeited and you could be held in jail until your case is resolved. Now that is the worst case scenario. If this is the one and only time you missed court, you can schedule a "warrant quash hearing" and ask to have the missed court date forgiven. If your warrant is quashed,...

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  6. If a person is sending your attorney e-mails, do I have a right not to pay the bill?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    If this is what you specifically said to your lawyer, then he is not following your explicit instructions and you should dispute your bill. You should do so in writing so there is a paper trail proving that you voiced your objections. Do not pay the bill until it is resolved.

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  7. I need advice on obtaining a power of attorney for an elderly parent.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    If your mother is of sound mind (no dementia / no Alzheimer's) and she is willing to allow someone to act as her legal agent for financial matters, housing issues, and other day to day business matters, then she can grant a power of attorney to whomever she chooses. Assuming that she would want it, you can be the one she appoints, making you her "attorney-in-fact." But I wonder how this could work with you moving away and her remaining here? Even in this day and age with computers and...

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  8. A resident of my apt complex was deported.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    Legally, you can get the vehicles towed and impounded, assuming that you are the apartment manager and have posted notices in the parking lot. Of course, as you point out, the cars may ultimately be junked when they go unclaimed. Where did the resident get deported to? Can you reach him through next of kin via telephone or e-mail? Maybe he will have some specific desires as to what to do with the vehicles?

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  9. If someone is on federal probation and gets in trouble for drinking what will happen.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Steven Glenn Shapiro
    3. Lawrence Jason Zimmerman
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    4 lawyer answers

    Him being placed back into custody could be the result of a probation violation. Usually people on probation will have a hearing to show cause to the court why they should not be punished for violating their probation. But if he hasn't had this hearing yet, he could be in custody and awaiting the hearing to happen. A probation sanction may require him to serve a certain amount of time in the jail or federal detention center and once this is served, he will may be released back to...

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  10. I had a lawyer...Julie anne lawry...That was incompetent: lacking sufficient kowlege,skill,ability.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a rare opportunity you have been given. Don't do this alone. Do NOT go back to your old lawyer. Hire the best lawyer you can afford. Have your new lawyer file the necessary pleadings in court and then argue this to the judge. You're only going to get one chance to do this, so don't blow it. If the judge agrees with you, you may be able to get a do-over, either a new trial if it went to trial before or you will be able to withdraw your guilty plea if you plead guilty.

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