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Angela Horwath

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What are possible consequences for 4th degree assault in WA state

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    The maximum sentence for a Domestic Violence Assault 4 is 1 year and $5,0000. There is no mandatory minimum sentence. Because you do not have a criminal history, an attorney may be able to prevent you from having to serve any jail time as well as prevent this from tarnishing your record forever, especially if your wife does not wish for you to be prosecuted criminally. The best thing that you can do right now is stop talking about the incident, attend all court hearings, get an attorney on...

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  2. WA criminal code, penalties for giving alcohol to a minor

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    Under RCW 66.44.270 Furnishing Liquor to Minors is a Gross Misdemeanor. Which means that the maximum sentence is 365 days in jail and a $5,000. If charged, the actual sentence will depend on criminal history, and the allegations.

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  3. WA state speeding and traffic ticket laws, contesting suspended license due to driving in HOV lane ticket

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a situation where it might be best to get an attorney on board if at all possible. Your license was likely suspended because the court that required payment of the ticket issued a failure to appear to the department of license. If you prefer to handle it on your own you should start by contacting the court that was handling the ticket. If you don't know which court that is then you can contact DOL for that information. Good luck!

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  4. I have a warrant for a dv charge and never made it to court.what can i do without going to jail

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3 lawyer answers

    If you contact an attorney they can usually prepare a motion to set a court date to quash the bench warrant. If the judge grants the motion than you can appear in court with your attorney without turning yourself into jail. More information is needed to determine if it is likely that jail time could be avoided in your case.

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  5. Got pulled over and cop said he would mail me ticket for driving without license.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Robert Sauers
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes it is quite common for a cop to mail the ticket to you (make sure that your address is correct with the Department of Licensing). And yes it will be helpful for you to have your license before you go to court.

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  6. Under WA criminal code what is the definition of extortion

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    1 lawyer answer

    Under RCW 9A.56.110 "Extortion" means knowingly to obtain or attempt to obtain by threat property or services of the owner, and specifically includes sexual favors. You can find a complete list of the revised code of washington at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw

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  7. Do I need an attorney for a BUI or should I try to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney or use a public defender.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    1 lawyer answer

    You should absolutely consult with an attorney about this charge. A BUI should be taken very seriously because not only do you have the possibility of up to 90 days in jail and $1000 in fines you also have the risk of being court ordered to take alcohol assessments and classes. Based on the limited information you provided, it sounds like you may some arguments worth making to the prosecutor but an attorney would be in a much better position than you to explore those issues. Additionally, if...

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  8. If my case was deffered and dismissed do I have to check yes on convicted of a misdemeanor

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Blake Nathaniel Dore
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3 lawyer answers

    Deferred is term that is used for several different types of resolutions. If you mean that you plead guilty and the sentence was deferred then yes you have been convicted of a misdemeanor (assuming that was the charge). If you did a continuation with out finding, stipulated order of continuance (sometimes referred to as "other deferred") then you probably do not have to mark yes on the conviction question. Go back to your court paperwork and determine what type of resolution you entered into.

  9. Can a police officer give a breathalizer test on a minor without consent?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are talking about parental consent the answer is yes. However, portable breath tests are voluntary and should not be given without the individual's own consent.

  10. 3 yrs into my deferred prosecution in WA state. Transferred to another state in '08. Is early termination possible?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Angela Horwath
    2. Matthew A Leyba
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunatly, the 5 year court monitoring is statutory and cannot be shortened. Typically the last 3 years of your Deferred Prosecution has minimal supervision by probation. Whether or not you can move out of State would depend on your specific situation and certainly depend on whether or not you have completed two years of treatment. I would suggest that you talk to the attorney that helped you enter into the deferred or hire a new one to work this all out.

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