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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is the monetary difference between a civil and a criminal case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    I agree with what the other lawyer said in his answer, but I would never agree to pay anything for something I did not do. Stick to your guns. If they try to sue you, they must prove it. I suspect that if you don't pay and just ignore their requests, it may all go away.

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  2. How long can police my car?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    While there is no set law on this, it is possible for the police to keep your car as evidence until your case is resolved. Now normally they won't do that, especially since it can be expensive to store a car in some cases. I think 3 days should be enough to get the forensic evaluations done. Beyond that, get your lawyer to file a motion for the return of your property. If the police cannot justify holding your car any longer, then you should be able to get the court to order its return to...

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  3. Should I get a lawyer for my Seattle DUI?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Travis S Jones
    4. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    5. Okorie Okorocha
    5 lawyer answers

    There is no question that you will need a lawyer to defend you. No one facing a criminal charge or even a potential charge, should go it alone. I am a lawyer and if I ever got in any trouble, I'd hire a lawyer to represent me. By the way: Did you really blow just just under 0.300 or do you mean 0.03? There's a big difference.

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  4. Tacoma, WA - Speeding ticket with ERRORS

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    The lack of notation on the face of the ticket of yor vehicle speed on it's own is not a guaranteed win. The citation form will be filed along with a sworn statement written out by the officer after you left. The narrative needs to contain the exact speed you were traveling so the court can verify that a violation has occurred. If you choose to contest the infraction, you need to ask the prosecutor (not the court) for discovery and you should be provided with that narrative. If the...

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  5. A warrant was issued for failing to appear at DUI hearing, person left the U.S. what will happen upon return to the U.S.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Scot Dale Goldberg
    2 lawyer answers

    The computer systems used at airports and ports of entry by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are rather sophisticated these days. They scan passports and the computer will instantaneously match the person with records across multiple agencies. I think these is much cause for concern in the situation you describe. If your friend does have a valid and active arrest warrant and enters the US at a port of entry in the state where the warrant was issued, it's likely that the friend...

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  6. Pot

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Robert S. McKay
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    4. John R. Clark
    4 lawyer answers

    I was once on a panel of experts regarding marijuana laws at Western Washington University. On with me was an RCMP constable from Vancouver who explained that under local law, the enforcement of marijuana laws is regarded as a low priority. He said that unless the person is overtly distributing the substance, police will confiscate, but not arrest people using or possessing marijuana. The City of Seattle has a similar ordinance.

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  7. Don't want to go to Iraq

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Craig Edward Kennedy
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    3. Lisa Ellen Seifert
    4. Eli Mayer Kantor
    4 lawyer answers

    Why do you not desire to join your fellow Marines on the field of battle? Military law recognizes the status as known as “conscientious objector” for people who do not wish to bear arms and fight in armed conflict. CO status may be based on religious customs and practice, but don't have to be. Beliefs may be moral or ethical; however, ones reasons for not wanting to participate in a war must not be based on politics, expediency, or self-interest. In general, the claimant’s lifestyle prior to...

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  8. If my fiance was discharged (administrative) after just entering Navy boot camp will he be eligible for re-entry?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    He is probably receiving not an administrative discharge, but rather an "Entry Level Separation." Under personnel regulations, when a service member has been on duty for less than 180 days and something comes up which prevents them from continuing their service past that point, they receive an "ELS." Usually an ELS will not bar a person from re-enlisting so long as they have remedied the issues which brought them into the ELS in the first place. As far as taking 2 to 3 weeks to out-process...

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  9. Hi my name is greg where can i get my deposition

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    1 lawyer answer

    Well, this doesn't make a lot of sense. Do you mean disposition? Did you have a prior juvenile charge? In a juvenile case, sometimes a conviction is called a "juvenile disposition." If this is the case, the recruiter may need paperwork from the local court on that to get you through the enlistment process. I am just guessing here based on the limited information you stated in your question, so please pardon me if I am wrong.

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  10. Speeding Ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2 lawyer answers

    No, there is no such law in this or any other state. Traffic laws apply around the clock. However, I am aware that most police agencies, including the Washington State Patrol, do not use un-marked police cars after dark to avoid anyone feeling uncomfortable about being potentially pulled over by an imposter. Another thing to consider is that after dark in a lot of places, the traffic laws are used by police as a means to justify pulling you over to see if you are DUI. Right now road block...

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