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  • Hi my name is janice how do i esponce a record

    getting it off my records

    Ryan’s Answer

    What kind of case is it? How old is it? Do you have any new crimes between that conviction and todays date? If it is a case that there is no statutory bar from vacating, you just need to contact a local defense attorney. They will most likely provide a free consultation.

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  • Mistake felony

    felony

    Ryan’s Answer

    Most felonies are mistakes - but hindsight is 20/20. What is your question - without stating any facts on here that could implicate you in a crime. This is a public forum, so be careful how you ask your question. Anticipating a question......

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  • My DUI was in Feb 2012. I was granted deferred prosecution in May 2012. When can I expect to go back to court?

    I am curious if I go back to court at all after the 2 years of meetings/outpatient etc. or if i just wait until 2017 when the full 5 year term ends?

    Ryan’s Answer

    In Kitsap County and in most Counties I have practiced in, they will set a date at the end of the two year period to ensure that you have the two year treatment phase complete - and that you have paid all the costs to the Court. If either of these things are not complete, you are not able to begin the final three year period. So for example if it takes you 2.5 years to pay the fines, your 3 year period will start at the 2.5 year mark - extending the DP from 5 years to 5.5 years. Contact the Court Clerk - they will be able to look at a scheduling order and tell you when your next date is. I assume it is between 24 and 30 months from the date of entry of the DP. Best of luck.

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  • Can two people be charged with the same crime?

    My boyfriend and I are both being charged with recreational fishing 1st degree for the same bucket of clams. Can they do this?

    Ryan’s Answer

    I believe Recreational Fishing is an Infraction.

    RCW 77.15.160 (Infractions)

    (d) Recreational fishing: Fishing for fish or shellfish and, without yet possessing fish or shellfish, the person:
    (i) Owns, but fails to have in the person's possession the license or the catch record card required by chapter 77.32 RCW for such an activity; or
    (ii) Violates any department rule regarding seasons, closed areas, closed times, or any other rule addressing the manner or method of fishing for fish or shellfish. This subsection does not apply to use of a net to take fish under RCW 77.15.580 or the unlawful use of shellfish gear for personal use under RCW 77.15.382

    It sounds like a ticket (civil rather than criminal) that you can pay. Your next question is whether or not you want to fight the ticket. If you do, just find someone local to your area that fights tickets in Kitsap County District Court. Best of luck.

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  • How long does a personal injury lawsuit take and can i change lawyer before i decide to take that route?

    I was offered a very small settlement and was wondering if i could change lawyers before i file a lawsuit? and how long will, this proses take?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Is liability at issue? (meaning was a report done and did an investigating officer determine the other driver to be at fault?), Have you received any medical treatment? Are you still involved in treatment? How long has it been since the accident? Who is the opposing insurance company? These are all facts that are really necessary to give a guess as to how long a case would take to get to resolution.

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  • If i got 9 failures to appears in court then what are the possibilities of going to jail on my next court date?

    its a misdemeanor

    Ryan’s Answer

    Chances are very high that you will be taken in on bail, or on a warrant if there are any pending. Good luck.

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  • I have a pre-trial court date on this Thursday for a misdemeanor theft 3rd degree,can I ask for adjudication or similar?

    Caught taking 2x4s in amount of $30 from a residential construction property, 1st time offense and nothing else on my record.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Talk to your attorney about a "compromise of misdemeanor." With an agreeable victim, that is a quick and easy (and usually cheaper) way to resolve a case. If it works out, it resolves in a dismissal. You need at attorney to make it happen. Good luck!

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  • I received a speeding ticket in Seattle and read that if the report isn't filed in 5 days the case will be dismissed. True?

    I looked at seattle.gov where they have police reports available online. I didn't see my ticket there, is that enough to assume it hasn't been filed and that I would be able to contest the ticket myself?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes, the citation needs to be filed within 5 days excluding holidays and weekends, Don't trust going on line to get the filing date. You need to call the County or City Clerk where the infraction took place and ask them what the filing date was. Then - contest. Good luck.

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  • What is the best way to deal with a missed court date warrant 5 years after the court date?

    5 years ago when I was 19 I was given a court date for an underage drinking ticket. I didn't go and a warrant was issued. I am from Canada and I would like to return to the states soon so i need to know the best and easiest way to deal with this.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Google a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where this happened. Who knows what has happened in the last 5 years. Maybe the Officer doesn't work for the local department anymore, maybe the warrant has expired. You just need to talk to a person that is familiar with the jurisdiction where the crime is charged.

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