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Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone

Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Criminal points

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    2. Michael P Brodsky
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Your sentencing points can go back to zero. In the State of Washington, felony sentencing points will drop ("wash") after 10-years of pure law abiding behavior. Is this simple answer entirely true? No. The Washington Sentencing Reform Act (SRA) is full of technicalities, exceptions, and is constantly changing. So, if you are changing your plea, or even thinking about committing a new crime, consult with a lawyer who is familiar with the SRA, so you have advanced notice...

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  2. Probation violation? or Different charge? Its been 10 years.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    Today, find a person you trust with your child, and who would be available for childcare on short notice. Together, develop an emergency plan in case you are arrested. Be sure your child's life isn't knocked out of balance if yours is. If you're going to turn yourself into jail, it's smarter to do it on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Why? If you do it on a Friday, you'll be in custody all weekend before you see a judge. If you turn yourself in on a Monday, the jail and courts are busy...

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  3. My public defender told me i would not be able to fight a bail jumping charge. Is that true?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Sean D Mckee
    2. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    3. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    3 lawyer answers

    Good question. It really doesn't seem fair, but your public defender is being realistic. It is a common prosecution tactic to threaten to add a bail jump charge if you don't plead. They are busy, they want one less case to worry about, and they want to win. That being said, there are some defenses to a bail jump charge. Look for a technical defense. Is there an error in the Court's Scheduling Order? For example, did the Court write the wrong date on your Notice? Or,...

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  4. I have two warrants 1 out of federal way also I have 1 out of tacoma 4 non compliance. Will I get arrested I need to quash it.?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    2. Michael F. Morgan
    3. Mark C Blair
    3 lawyer answers

    Without knowing more about what parts of the Courts' orders you didn't comply with, it's hard to be specific. Call the Courts and ask to schedule a warrant quash date. If the court will not do that, and tell you to turn yourself into the jail, then be sure to turn yourself in on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. The worse time to turn yourself in is on a Friday before a 3-day holiday. You will sit in jail for a long time, it will be crowded, and then the judges, prosecutors, probation officers, and...

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  5. I was arrested and cited for a "Minor .02 Violation", what are my options? Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Sean D Mckee
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    3. Andrea R. Rogers
    4. Michael P Brodsky
    5. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    5 lawyer answers

    Read all of your paperwork and get a lawyer. Don't let the deadline pass before you do something about requesting a hearing from DOL, but it's best to talk to your lawyer first. Shop for a lawyer wisely. Talk to several. Finally, relax. There is nothing you can do to make this go away this second. Hire wisely.

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  6. If you Remove a Public Defender for reason can the court appoint that same public Defender on another case

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Robert David Richman
    2. Teresa Lynn Border
    3. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    3 lawyer answers

    There are various protocols for asking for a new public defender--it depends on the jurisdiction. You were successful 6-months ago, and you probably will be successful this time. Here are some things for you to think about: UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHT TO A PUBLIC DEFENDER: You have a Constitutional right to a lawyer in a criminal case. If you are charged with a crime, and if you can't afford to hire a lawyer, then you get one at the expense of the taxpayers. However, you don't get...

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  7. I do not have a criminal record, the police came to my house, they have video of me shoplifting, I said it was a misunderstandi

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    3. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other two lawyers--get a lawyer! Also, their information about theft is very informative. Do not talk to the police anymore. Do not talk to anyone except your lawyer about details of your case. If you've posted anything about the incident on Facebook or on other social media, clean it up. Your first court date will be for an arraignment. Simply put, that is the name of a hearing where you're charged with a crime and enter a plea. Be sure to plead "not guilty"....

  8. When can you petition for early release in WA state?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael P Brodsky
    2. Kristin Miriam Hanna Slone
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other two lawyers who have answered--more information is needed. However, there is no "petition for early release" in Washington. For State Court felonies, the judge sentences the convicted person, and then the Department of Corrections determines "early release" based on many factors, such as criminal history, the nature of the offense, and whether the prison system is too crowded. Another consideration with sex-related felonies in Washington, is whether the State will seek...