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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Driving with suspended license

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Aaron A Pelley
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    Driving while license is suspended comes in three degrees. For DWLS 3rd degree, the maximum penalty is up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The typical first offense penalties range from zero days in jail and a $250 fine to one or two days in jail with a $500 fine in some places. For DWLS 2, the maximum penalty is 365 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. First offense penalties for 2nd degree usually range from one or two days in jail and a $400 fine, much higher in some places. Second...

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  2. Wrongful arrest/What kind of lawyer

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2 lawyer answers

    In all likelihood, there is very little that you can do in this situation against the police. First of all, the police in Idaho will have a limited immunity and even if they don’t, under Idaho law, they can rely on the information which the Washington DOL puts in the computer system. If the Idaho police relied on this albeit false information to make your arrest, then you cannot sue them due to negligence. On the other hand, if the Washington DOL negligently failed to list you as being...

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  3. I got a ticket for not wearing my seat belt.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Teresa Lynn Border
    2 lawyer answers

    Within 15 days of the date the office gave you that ticket, you need to return it to the clerk's office with box three on the back checked, so you can request a contested hearing. The clerk's office will set a hearing date and time. Your hearing date probably won;t be for a few months from now, so prepare for your hearing by writing down - RIGHT NOW - what happened so the recent events are recorded and fresh in your mind. Then go to the hearing and read off your version of events. Be sure to...

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  4. What will i be charged with for Reporting a false statement?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Aaron Lukoff
    2 lawyer answers

    It all depends on the mood of the case. A lot of times, victims get a free pass when then recant. Prosecutors listen to recantations all the time and in some domestic violence cases, they expect them. Sometimes prosecutors disbelieve recantations, but they may act to drop charges against a defendant any way. Usually a recanting victim will have no ramifications because prosecutors do not want to have a victim tagged with a perjury charge. Victims have a high percentage of becoming victims again...

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  5. I am a Canadian. Do i have to pay my Traffic Ticket which i got when i travel to USA/WHATCOM COUNTY? What happen if i don't pay?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    Answer 1: If you don't reply to your ticket in 15-days from the day it was issued, the court will send paperwork to the Washington Department of Licensing indicating you failed to respond. Even though you do not have a license in Washington, your privileges to drive in Washington could be suspended. If that happens, and you a caught driving in the state, you can be arrested for driving on a suspended license, which is a criminal offense. You make a reply by either paying the ticket in-full or...

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  6. My husband was arrested at the usa border what do i do now

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    I recommend that you contact an immigration lawyer who can file a request for information.

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  7. Pcs meth with intent /novol

    Answered over 6 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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  8. 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 over 3 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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