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Ziad Iskandar Youssef

Bellingham DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I got a DUI in Oregon almost 5 years ago. Completed diversion. Unfortunately, I just got another DUI in Washington blowing .092.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Keola Aiona Siu
    4. Beau D. Harlan
    5. Nicholas A. Wood
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    If the court knows that you have been arrested for a DUI in the past, they could make a finding that there is risk of violence to the community (something as simple as having an accident might count). If the court makes that finding based on your prior, then you could be facing a high bail and other restrictive conditions. Look us up at www.mytrafficman.net.

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  2. I received a DUI in 2008 in Hawaii, I just got another one last night 9 Mar 13. Will this be considered a second offense?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Nicholas A. Wood
    3. Beau D. Harlan
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Sean Andrew Bratner
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    The answer is yes, but having a prior in Hawaii is not something your are obligated to volunteer to the prosecution, and having an attorney to shield you from that line of questioning will be crucial at your arraignment. Judges use prior offenses to make a finding of risk of violence to the community. That finding could lead to a high bail amount and you could end up in jail if you can't afford to make the bail. So, the better question is how will they find out about your prior offense or...

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  3. I live in Mount vernon the ticket is for SNOHOMIS

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    2 lawyer answers

    I have had great success fighting these tickets. I charge a one time fee and if you would like more information, please look us up at www.mytrafficman.net or call 360-734-0908 for FREE ADVICE.

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  4. Second MIP, and I've already had two deferrals. What do I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sean D Mckee
    2. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    2 lawyer answers

    Prosecutors will say, "Get treatment for your alcohol," and I agree with Mr. McKee, "Get representation for your alcohol charge!". NOW is the time to fight to protect your rights. Look us up at www.mytrafficman.net or call 360-734-0908 for a free meeting.

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  5. How should I answer question in Application for Naturalization DUI or reckless driving? what date should I put there of arest or

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. James J White
    3 lawyer answers

    This question is best answered as follows: I was arrested on "suspicion of DUI" on date: (enter date of arrest). I also recommend that you add an addendum to the question which explains that you c

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  6. What happens if you miss your court date in washington state,is there an automatic bench warrant issued?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    1 lawyer answer

    Most courts in Washington will not issue a warrant immediately. The court will, however, authorize the warrant immediately, but it usually does not arrive to law enforcement until the close of business, so as a practical matter, if you appear personally (not over the phone), you might be able to pay a fee to quash the warrant and reschedule your hearing, unless the judge set a bail amount. To avoid getting arrested, you should call the court first and see if a warrant was authorized. If...

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  7. Do I need a private attorney for a first time arrest flans DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Kormanik
    2. Teresa Lynn Border
    3. Hriste Stojanovski
    4. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    5. Shane M Silverthorn
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    Most counties and cities in Washington State have formal or informal policies with regard to first time offenders like yourself, but you will always have to overcome the presumption made by prosecutors that this is only your first time getting caught, but not your first time. And, you have to remember that to prove a DUI, the prosecution

  8. DWLS 3rd degree and on probation for a dui

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. James J White
    3. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    4. Ziad Iskandar Youssef
    4 lawyer answers

    You can fight the new Charge, and try to get it reduced or dismissed, but even that is no guarantee that you won't be punished for violating conditions of your probation (which last for 5years on a DUI, and only 2years on a lesser offense like Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving if your DUI was reduced). It's just as Important to have an attorney now as it was to have one in 2009. The probation court only has to find that you probably committed the DWLS 3 to impose a penalty, so even if...