Ryan C Witt’s Answers

Ryan C Witt

Bremerton Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. In the State of Washington, can a probation officer tell you or force you to get a job?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2. Ryan C Witt
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. James Regan
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, especially if you are in some type of program like Drug Court. Getting a job or at least attempting to get a job is a specific term of a Drug Court contract. It is not so much the Probation Officer personally, but rather the PO attempting to enforce the terms of a contract or a Judgement and Sentence.

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  2. Can you drive into canada????

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Ryan C Witt
    2. James J White
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    4. Ted Harvatin
    4 lawyer answers

    In the past, we have called the Canadian Consulate for clients. They have been helpful. I would not just cross my fingers and hit the border. I assume this is in Kitsap County. See if your current counsel has any room to move with the Prosecutor about alternative resolutions. The Kitsap Prosecutors are actually pretty understanding about that issue. Best of luck.

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  3. Mistake felony

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Ryan C Witt
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  4. Striking Motions DUI Trial

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jacob Brian Smith
    2. Ryan C Witt
    3. Mark C Blair
    3 lawyer answers

    Once an attorney has done a few trials and motions to suppress or dismiss, they will get a feel for what is the best strategy to employ in a particular case. If he/she has been around the block, they probably know what they are doing. Read some reviews on them if can't get over your nerves. Trust your gut, you can always jump ship - however you have provided no facts for anyone on here to give you an actual opinion. Best of luck.

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  5. What if you were not the driver and the ticket comes to you any way will the photo show the driver of the car at the time.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Ryan C Witt
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    As someone who practices in Kitsap County, and in Bremerton Municipal Court, I can tell you that the Court has a solution for this issue. Go to the counter of BMC and ask the Clerks for the declaration form that you can sign indicating you were not the driver. Fill out the form, sign it under penalty of perjury, and the Court will dismiss the ticket. Good luck.

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  6. 1st time fail on my interlock device and have not gone to sentencing yet what will happen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen A. Gustitis
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Ryan C Witt
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4 lawyer answers

    I practice in Bremerton. If it is only one fail, a lot of times the provider won't even notify the Court. If they did inform the Court, you will probably get a summons requiring you to be present for the Prosecution to argue for additional release conditions. Basically, they will want to increase bail. If this is going to happen, you should get notice of it. Hopefully the provider doesn't pass that info along. Contact your attorney and explain the situation. If you do not have one, you...

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  7. Can I fight a camera school zone ticket with much success? See below.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas G Smith
    2. Ryan C Witt
    3. Kenan Lee Isitt
    3 lawyer answers

    One method we have used successfully with photo tickets is challenging them based on their filing date. The citation needs to be filed with 5 days (excluding holidays and weekends) or it shall be dismissed upon your request. In our experience with these photo enforcements, the courts have not been able to tell us exactly when the citation was filed. I would contact a local experienced traffic infraction attorney to walk you through this process. Good luck.

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  8. Will a theft 3 charge be easy to dismiss if I have no criminal record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan C Witt
    2. Philip G Sayles
    3. Samantha J Leage
    3 lawyer answers

    Depending on who the victim is, and if they are open to this concept, there is a means to dismiss a case known as a compramise of misdemeanor. You indicated that you have an attorney. Any attorney who practices at the District or Municipal Court level will know how to accomplish this. Basically your attorney gets the victim to sign a document waiving any future civil claims and stating that the no longer wish to see the defendant prosecuted. You should end up alright. Best of luck.

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  9. Was it illegal for my lock box to be opened and searched?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward A Nelson
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Ryan C Witt
    3 lawyer answers

    Without consent or a warrant, the answer is typically that the search is unlawful. I agree with the other two gentlemen, there are more facts necassary to answer the question. I am local to your area. Our firm is in downtown Bremerton. Please feel free to give our firm a call. (360) 782-9000.

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  10. What is the likely outcome for a charge of assault in the fourth degree?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. James J White
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    4. Ryan C Witt
    4 lawyer answers

    Security guards, especially concert security guards, always screw this stuff up. They are transient like carnival workers. I would be shocked if they can put together a good report and / or show up for a trial if the matter has to proceed that far. You should hire him a good attorney familiar with concerts (and the fallout) in that area. Best of luck. My suspicion is that he will be OK.

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