I agree with Mr. Jensen. In addition, you may be able to work off the fine through community service. A lot of the District and Municipal Courts in Washington State will allow that. Call the Court Clerk in the in the City/County where your ticket was heard and explain that you have a fine and that you would like to satisfy it with community service. It is worth a try. Good Luck!
Most likely not. The Courts / Probation / Prosecutors will typically look at a system that shows data on a case once it has been charged by the Prosecuting Attorney and filed with the Court having jurisdiction. If the case is not filed, nothing will show in that system.
There is a system that most likely has your name in it, however it is really only used by law enforcement. My gut tells me you should be OK.
Sorry for that sad situation. Unfortunately, once that 911 call is made you can't go back. The mental health evaluation process does take a long time due to the heavy work load on Western State Hospital. Also, there is no real urgency to accelerate the process, because requesting the mental health evaluation tolls speedy trial. I agree that experienced private counsel in your area may make this go faster, but more importantly may be able to attain the end result that will be the best for...
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.
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...
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.
Your question is not super clear. Is this felony diversion at the Kitsap District Court level? (They handle felony diversion in District Court) If I am reading the question right, you will need a strong defense on the new case in hopes of saving the pending diversion. Make an appointment and make the time to speak with your attorney. Don't just expect to walk in and speak to them. Make an appointment and make it a priority. Best of luck.
If it is a "ticket" (an infraction) then the Officer would need to file his report within 5 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) or else the case shall be dismissed upon request for the Respondent (you).
If what you call a "ticket" is a crime, the Officer would need to provide his reports, or at least a summary of his reports, before your 12/27 (arraignment) date. With no reports, a Judge can't find Probable Cause. Roughly speaking, P.C. is necessary for a case to go forward....
Sure you can. Think about what you are doing first. You should contact a well respected local criminal defense attorney and talk to them about what the ramifications will be to that relative. Maybe there is another way to get your point across and satisfy the retail store without turning over the fate of your relative to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
If you plead to the charge, yes. If you are able to avoid the conviction your security clearance will probably be OK. Some factors include the level of clearance, or the length of time you have been with PSNS.
In agreement with the last answer, your best route is to avoid the conviction. You need to call an experienced, local criminal defense attorney - such as myself or Mr. Glisson.