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  • Is it possible to change a guilty plea after I was made promises that were untrue by my public defender?

    I plead guilty to a DUI charge that I was going to take to trial. When presented with the deal, my public defender promised me that I would no longer have to be on DOC supervision and that I would not be sent to Hawaii for violation of my intersta...

    Stan’s Answer

    It is possible. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, because withdrawal of the plea may be time limited. State and federal law require that an accused person be fully informed about consequences of a plea, and failure to provide that information may allow withdrawal of the plea.

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  • Is there any way a judge would drop the manditory 30 day jail for a dwi probation violation?

    i got a dwi back in dec 2010. Got sober on my own last year. I attended outpatent at Agape. I graduated. I had 11 months before I relapsed. I still angry with a lot of resentments from my childhood until my adulthood. I was beaten by my mom, ...

    Stan’s Answer

    Waive? Probably not. But in certain circumstances, a judge can convert the jail to an alternative, such as home monitoring or even credit for time in an inpatient facility.
    I would be happy to discuss this with you if you want to call or email.
    stan@glissonmorris.com
    360.519.3500

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  • In the State of Washington can 16.52.205 (animal cruelty in the first degree) be vacated after probation and number of years?

    Arrested and plead guilty to 16.52.205 at 18 years old. 74 days in jail and two years probation which was completed October 2014. Can this be vacated from my adult record? If so, how and when?

    Stan’s Answer

    I don't see why not. It's a class C, eligible after 5 years from time of discharge from probation. Make sure all the court's costs / fines / restitution is paid, the 5 year clock can't start until all requirements are met.
    http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.94A.640

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  • Whats the likelihood my ex girlfriend will be let out of jail today on her own?

    Arrested yesterday in WA state for unlawful imprisonment DV and interfering with someones attemtps to make a 911 call. She has no prior arrests or convictions of any kind.

    Stan’s Answer

    I would say for sure that the prosecution will ask that bail be required, it is then up to the judge. With what you have described, she SHOULD be released without posting bail. But depending on the facts of the allegations, judges commonly find that the defendant is a risk to be released and require bail. Almost certainly there will be other conditions of release that impact where she can be, who she can be with, etc.

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  • If one has been charged with a crime and the charge is sent to a different county how can one assure it is closed?

    I was charged with breaking a protection order by going to my local courthouse to research a case I was involved in. The charge was dropped by the prosecutor but transferred to a next door County's prosecutor according to my public defender attorn...

    Stan’s Answer

    Normally only the county prosecutor where the act took place has any authority to bring a charge. So if the incident happened in Jefferson County, for example, only the Jefferson County prosecutor would have any interest in it. However if they have a conflict of interest, then they can refer the case to a neighboring county to have it reviewed. I would probably call your public defender and ask how you can follow up and make sure there isn't a charge coming. Or you could hire a local lawyer to do the same thing.
    You of course can call the two prosecutors' offices yourself, they should be able to tell you if they have a file on you that is still being reviewed or considered for charging.

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  • I got caught shoplifting in washington state. It was under $25. Will I go to jail?

    I have a warrant from 5 years ago for the same thing I never went to court for in a different county.

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers; that type of charge very rarely results in jail, unless you have a lengthy criminal history. If you show up for court on the new one, though, the court will see the old warrant. That changes things. Now the court might see you as a flight risk and incarcerate you pending trial. Unlikely, but you should be aware of it as a possibility.
    You really should talk to a lawyer who practices in the court where the new case is.

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  • Can pleading the fifth get this charge dropped?

    BF has a pre trial deversion on a case were he assaulted me. All terms are completed except the time. We were not getting along a few months back and I called the police and said that he was threatening to hit me and broke a cell phone. The cop se...

    Stan’s Answer

    Your boyfriend certainly needs an attorney to answer these questions. You can't just 'have the case dropped', but your input is important to the prosecution in deciding how to handle the case. They need to know what is going on with you, and your boyfriend's attorney needs to hear from you as well so he can give him the best advice.

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  • What could happen if i receive a dui while my son (10 yrs.) was in the vehicle, and i was on a diversion at the time for DV?

    i was pulled over and given roadside test and breath test(which was negative), they towed my truck, had my son picked up by his sister and taken in for a blood test(which i refused, and warrant was issued and test was done) and then sent home, be...

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree you should talk to a lawyer before you go to court. If the DUI charge has already been filed, then they are certainly going to file a motion to revoke the DV diversion also. Soon, if you haven't already, you will likely also get a letter from the DOL advising that they are going to start an action against your driver's license. You will have limited time to respond to that, so talk to someone soon!

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  • I need a pro bono lawyer or payment plan on a 12 year old identity theft2 charge no other criminal record been clean 12.5 years

    I was picked up on a warrant that was over 12 years old during a traffic stop in Las Vegas Nv. I was extradited to Port Orchard Wa was arraigned on the charge of identity theft 2 was released from jail with permission from the judge to return to N...

    Stan’s Answer

    If you are not comfortable with the court appointed representation, you certainly should talk to some private attorneys and get your questions answered. A case that old is sure to have some problems of proof for the government, and a good lawyer should be able to exploit that to your advantage.
    If you call around, you will find lots of lawyers in this community do payment plans and have reasonable rates. My office would be happy to talk to you, as I'm sure several other firms would as well.

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  • I was gun shot victim , shot in neck and arm. still trying to get answers to who the man is and why he did it, it was point blan

    the man was arrested and being charged by kitsap county on assult 1 w/ deadly weapon. he bailed out on $750,000.00

    Stan’s Answer

    Normally there is a victim advocate at the prosecutor's office who is assigned to answer your questions. If you have not been contacted by them, you can certainly contact that office to get information.
    As for the injuries, it probably is a good idea for you to meet with a lawyer who can make sure you get any compensation to which you are entitled as a result of your injuries. That lawyer can also assist in letting you know about upcoming court dates, and what is happening with the criminal court case.

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