Sounds like the charge comes from Oregon, so he really needs advice from an Oregon attorney. Any hearing to attempt to avoid a license consequence would have to be done through the State of Oregon, not Washington. Be aware though that if Oregon suspends or revokes his driver's privilege, that suspension is supposed to carry over to all the other states.
I recommend you call a lawyer right away to get your questions answered. Any attorney is going to need a lot of information from you in order to explain what has happened, and what your options are from here.
There is only "attempting to elude" the police. Oddly, not actually a crime for eluding, although the terminology is commonly confused.
Sounds as though there is a very compelling defense, you should probably work on seeking counsel who can help.
Sounds like the police sent the report to DOL to take action on your license. If so, I would certainly expect you will get charged, most likely with DUI.
We can only give you possible answers until you actually call a lawyer and talk in person. With your name and the dates involved, a DUI lawyer can tell you exactly what is going on. I would not make any further mention of the facts of your case on a public website like this.
The prosecutor can always change / add charges if they can be proven, regardless of what the officer cited. That office has ultimate charging discretion.
Depending on the court, diversion may be an option for you. However, there may be even better options available, depending on the strength of the case and the defense.
Call a lawyer right away, don't wait until you appear in court; you want to be prepared prior to seeing a judge for the first time.
I agree with the other answers. The rule generally says that the accused person has a right to trial within 90 days, but there are a variety of ways for the judge, or the prosecutor, or the defense attorney to extend that time.
Most important, however, is the accused person. If you want the case resolved, you can have that power. Your attorney can push the case forward if that is your wish. Communication from and with the attorney is the key. If you don't have that with your current lawyer,...
Not a crime.
But not going to make the arrest process go very smoothly for the individual who wishes to choose that particular time and place to exercise his/her speech rights.
Also, the statements will be reported, and often are admissible in evidence at trial. Therefore, the prosecutor gets to tell the jury what the defendant said, usually resulting in the jury's attitude toward the defendant being negatively impacted. Makes the laywer's work at trial much harder.
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It is certainly possible, but not mandatory. Did you discuss the consequences of a plea on your old probation with the lawyer in the new case?
Usually, especially if the new case was alcohol related, the old court is going to take some action. That doesn't necessarily mean jail, it could also mean community service or a fine. Probation violation sanctions vary WIDELY from court to court.
Ken Bagwell is a lawyer in Silverdale who specializes in PSNS security issues. He can probably answer your question.
The best way to protect your future job opportunities is to NOT be convicted of the crime in the first place! There are many ways to keep a conviction off your record for this type of charge. If you have not spoken to a good attorney yet, do so right away.
If you hire an attorney prior to the arraignment, then they can certainly work on the case right away. It is possible, although rare, to have charges dismissed prior to the arraignment.
If you are planning to represent yourself, or use a court appointed attorney, then you probably will not be able to discuss the case with the lawyer or prosecutor until after you have physically appeared in court for arraignment.