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  • Do any lawyers work probono for criminal defence?

    just wondering.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    In my opinion, it is rare to find attorneys willing to work criminal defense cases pro bono, or for free. The public defender is the agency which tends to occupy the field in this area.

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  • Do i need an attorney for DWLS 2nd degree, first offense?

    dwls is from a DUI.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It is always recommended that you have a lawyer assist and represent you whenever you have been charged with any criminal offense. In this case, a conviction for DWLS 2nd degree could add another one year of driver's license suspension on top of any license suspension you currently have. Also, if you are on probation, this new charge will in all likelihood, result in an allegation that you violated your probation. And even if you think that there may be no actual legal defenses to the allegations, having a lawyer explain your circumstances to the prosecutor may result in getting the charge dropped down to DWLS 3rd degree, which would mean at lot less penalties. So for these reasons, I would certainly recommend that you get a lawyer skilled in traffic law to assist you as soon as possible.

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  • Is it legal for the military to threaten and intimidate women who report rape and force them to sign a paper saying

    the rape never happened or they won't prosecute.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Rape victims are witnesses. It's a crime under both military law and civilian federal law to threaten or intimidate a witness. You haven't indicated where this is happening, but you may want to call the local FBI office or the local county prosecutor. The these two agencies may have the power to prosecute this rape if the military refuses to do. They may also be able to address whether or not the military forcing you to change your testimony is in itself a criminal act.

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  • Can a General or Flag officer issue a letter of reprimand based on hearsay?

    I am suspected of non malicious pranks that have occur. There hasn't been any omissions to who has committed the pranks. The case is built all on hearsay testimony. I am hearing that the Admiral wants to issue a general letter of reprimand to thos...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Yes, there is nothing to prevent the admiral from doing this even though he only "suspects" you of having committed the offense. But under military regulations, you will be entitled to write a rebuttal letter addressing the situation. If you exercise this option, you could certainly point out that you did not commit the offenses and you could also cite the lack of direct proof to support what you are saying. Anything you submit must be made a part of the official record, i.e. it must be attached to the admiral's letter. If you do this, be tactful and respectful. Do not state anything which could be shown to be false. Usually you get three duty days in which to submit a rebuttal to an official letter of reprimand.

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  • If i am accused of Malicious Mischief and I Am innocent what do i do??

    i was accused of Malicious Mischief today from a detective at school. i just turned 18 about 2 days ago. i have no idea of the two guys he told me about. yet alone have been to a party that had that type of situation happen. what do i do to get o...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I would seek to hire a criminal defense lawyer who can look into the allegations and formulate a defense.

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  • What is the penalty for serving a minor alcohol in the state of washington

    what is the penalty for serving a minor alcohol in the state of washington

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    This charge is called furnishing alcohol to minors. It is a gross misdemeanor and has the maximum penalty of up to 365 days in the county jail and a $5,000.00 fine. No one gets the maximum sentence on their first offense. If you have no prior arrests or convictions for this behavior, you can probably anticipate a fine and possibly community service, depending on what the facts underlying the situation were.

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  • Does a will or living trust need to be notarized to be valid?

    None

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    A will requires the signature of two witnesses, over 18 years old, who actually see the person making the will sign the will. It also requires a notary's attestation that the witnesses and the person making the will were present and identified when the will was signed. The same is true for a living trust.

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  • How do I fight this ticket?

    I was avoiding an accident so I crossed into the Hov lane and a cop gave me a ticket. The cop gave me a bad RCW number so I had to go to court to get issued the right one. The judged said pay it or fight it. Well I am fighting it for the 2nd time,...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you can clearly establish that you had to go into the HOV lane in order to avoid the accident, then you may be able to argue "necessity."

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  • Can I fire my court appointed Attorney, who failed to adequately failed to represent me during the Dependacy Court process and

    He will represent me 4 the term/ my parental rights, he doesn't listen to what i say. He states I will nvr get my kids back/ I give into there requests. He doesn't believe in me or provided anything to the crts to defend myself on my behalf. I hav...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You're going to have to say something in court and ask to have another lawyer appointed or you're just going to have to hire your own lawyer.

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  • What is the usual punishment for 3rd degree theft?

    This is the first time this person has been arrested. He was caught stealing gas from an orchard.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Luckily the person was not charged with theft of fuel. That charge carries a mandatory license suspension after conviction.

    Any way, usually if there is no prior criminal conviction or criminal arrest history, a person getting a theft 3rd conviction can usually expect only a fine and no jail.

    But you should pursue a civil compromise of misdemeanor This is where you pay restitution and the charge against you gets dismissed.

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