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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Will the airport flag me for trying to leave the state.. not the US. while on probation?.. without informing my PO

    Answered over 5 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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  6. What does 0850 stand for? When your talking about a government agency?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Shaye Larkin
    3. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    3 lawyer answers

    If it's in reference to a time or an event, it probably means 8:50 AM.

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  7. Can i request clearer copies of pics taken as evidence.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    2 lawyer answers

    The issue here is challenging the warrant. If you can show that the earlier photo was taken before the warrant was issued, there may be some question about whether the evidence was there at the time of the stop or if it may have been planted. You really need to get your lawyer to conduct interviews the police officers who were at the scene and verify what they will say about the two different photos. Even though the photos each show something different, the issue will most likely turn on...

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

    Answered 3 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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  9. Do police officers have to file inventories after executing a search warrant. Can officers search for records twice?

    Answered 3 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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  10. 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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