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  • If i got a ticket on 12/13 and the court date was 12/27 and the officer still had not sent his side to the courts yet?

    how many days does he have to send his portion to the courts?

    Ryan’s Answer

    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. Something does not jive with your question.

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  • If i find out about someone who stole merchandise from a store can i turn them in if it's been 3+ weeks since the incident?

    If i find out about a relative that stole merchandise from a retail store, but it was 3+ weeks ago can i still turn them in and have charges filed against them?

    Ryan’s Answer

    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.

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  • Arrested for criminal trespass. What will happen?

    I'm an 18 year old male, and I was arrested for criminal trespass today along with my 19 year old friend. We stupidly decided to have a campfire in a firepit that we found near the railroad tracks, and a cop car drove by on the private road next t...

    Ryan’s Answer

    My suggestion would be to contact a well respected local defense attorney and have them contact the prosecutor's office prior to the charges being filed. Sometimes, if the case is weak and the attorney is convincing, one can persuade the charging prosecutor to not file charges. That is the best case scenario. Best of luck.

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

    I out on bail and may have not understood the terms of my release. I did drink the night before at a xmas party. I have no criminal record, I have GERD and don't know if that effects anything. Plus I had just got done using tooth whitener any may ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    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 ought to contact a local attorney who practices DUI law. Best of luck.

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

    I was going north on 30th Ave in Longview, Wa. I wasn't quite at an intersection when I noticed the 20mph school zone sign. I slowed to 20 mph quickly. When I drove by the camera though I saw the camera flash at my vehicle. Do I have any defen...

    Ryan’s Answer

    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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  • Can I be charged with DUI?

    Last night I was pulled over for not fully stopping at a red light and also an illegal lane change. The State Patrolman asked me to step out to do field sobriety tests. I refused all tests as well as the breathalyzer on the side of the road. She p...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes. If you don't want to be caught off guard, hire a local criminal defense attorney and they can contact the local Prosecuting Attorney's Office to see if charges have been filed yet. They can keep tabs on if and when this is happening. At least there won't be any surprises that way. Good luck.

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  • Can my husband request another bail hearing?

    My husband is currently in jail on assault 3(not his fault,even video proof) and his bail is 50,000. Is it possible to request a new bail hearing and get it lowered. Also my whole family wants to come and speak on his behalf. Can we do that? My hu...

    Ryan’s Answer

    From your location, I am making the assumption that this is a Kitsap County case. Oddly, Kitsap County felonies are heard by the Kitsap District Court Judges, not Superior Court Judges (at least until the case is ready to resolve. The Kitsap County District Court Bench (Judges) will entertain requests to lower the bail and they will hear from his family. Typically they can be motivated to redude the bail amount if he can show a change of circumstances - like something that the Court did not know during his original Probable Cause determination hearing. If you can articulate a change of circumstances to his attorney, the attorney should note up a hearing. Good luck.

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  • Will a misdemeanor theft 3 disqualify you security clearance for PSNS

    I was arrested and charged with theft 3 in april. Going thru court right now.

    Ryan’s Answer

    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.

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  • I went into a seizer and my 18yrs son calls the cops and says the boy friend I'm dating was abusing me which is not the cas

    I've only dated this wonderful man for a month and I went with him to to alla or kitsap county cause that is where heisin jail. Tim My boy friend got assult4 . I don't know everything that went on because I went into asiezer but my son told ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Is your issue in Post Falls Idaho, or is it in Olalla (Kitsap) Washington? Other than that, I don't know if you asked a question. Please clarify.

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  • My 15 year old was punched by a 50 year old stranger. Police charged him with 4th degree assault. What should we do now?

    What can we do now that the man has been charged with 4th degree assault? We have 2 witnesses to the incident.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Contact the local prosecutor's office that has the case. Each prosecutor's office should have a victim's advocate. They can answer most of your questions for you. Good luck.

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