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James J White

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  • I have a Class D felony (domestic violence), my first offense, would I be able to apply for a passport?

    I have a Class D felony (domestic violence), my first offense, I do not have a probation officer, all I have is a no-contact order against me which expires in April of 2017 and a $50 fine each month, that's it, would I be able to apply for a passp...

    James’s Answer

    There are no class D felonies in Washington so yes, apply for your passport. The problem is not likely to be the passport but your entry into Canada. You may wish to speak to a Canadian Immigration Attorney before you plan your trip. Also, get your Judgment and Sentence from your case so we can know exactly what class of crime and conditions apply to you.

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  • I've plead guilty to DUI. My drug & alcohol eval is scheduled. I will probably test positive for THC. What are the consequences?

    I fulfilled required day in jail and all other requirements. I've met my parol officer. I will be seeing her after the evaluation.

    James’s Answer

    The consequences are likely more treatment than you might otherwise get. Also, it result in you being further jailed depending on the specifics of your case. Talk to your lawyer about the details of which there are many.

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  • I have a Domestic violence class 4 from 15 years ago is this a misdemeanor or a felony

    why am I not able to buy a gun and how can I change this hawk630@hotmail.com

    James’s Answer

    Any DV prohibits firearm purchases. You can have your right to possess a firearm restored to you.

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  • Do I have the right to say I have never plead guilty? Should I still disclose it?

    My case was deferred (not sure if deferred judgement or deferred sentence). I have completed all required for satisfaction and it has passed the probationary date. My question is did the charge drop off or do I have to do anything? I am applying f...

    James’s Answer

    You cannot say that you did not plead guilty on a deferred sentence. You did plead guilty. You can legally say you have not been convicted if you have the charge vacated (per the vacate statute). The procedure varies by court. Some courts automatically dismiss the case upon compliance and some require that you make a motion. Contact the lawyer who helped you with the case. If you provide me your full name I can see whether the matter has been dismissed already.

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  • Medication clerk registration application and diversion program - Would I answer yes to having entered a plea similar to guilty?

    Four years ago, I was arrested with a girl who had been shoplifting. I hired a lawyer, and I agreed to complete a diversion program so that I would not be sentenced in criminal courts or have it taken to trial before a judge. I completed the pr...

    James’s Answer

    No. You have done none of the above. You agreed to continue the case. You agreed to some conditions. You agreed the police report was admissible. But you did not agree to any of the above.

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  • How to cross the Canadian border with a DUI from 5 years ago?

    Friend got a DUI 5 years ago. We are doing a group trip to Whistler Canada in January. I know the Vancouver border is strict about letting people in with DUI. What does my buddy need to do to be able to cross smoothly and join us on the trip?

    James’s Answer

    Try McCrea and associates, an immigration firm out of Vancouver BC.

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  • Domestic violence in the state of Nevada

    I got a domestic violence in the state of Nevada for fighting with my brother he was never charged actually he was charged but never prosecuted they convicted me is ther anyway I can get this removed from my I only pled guilty because he threatene...

    James’s Answer

    You really need to contact a Nevada lawyer about that. This posted to Washington because you are in Seattle but you can post to a Nevada board through AVVO.

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  • Assault inside of a convienience store - Options?

    I was punched in the face (closed fist) by an older man (I am a younger female) inside of a 7-11 downtown on my lunch break. He ran off, and statements were given to police, as well as the video recording of the incident. I will be contacted if he...

    James’s Answer

    The main thing is the treat your injury with professional assistance and make yourself well. The prosecutor can seek restitution on your behalf bills incurred in treating. You could possibly sue the gentlemen if he is located. Whether it is worth it to do so likely depends on the size of your medical bills which likely depends on whether your teeth or damaged or not. Then you also need to consider whether the gentlemen has any means to pay. You may wish to consult with a lawyer know to see if 7-11 might in anyway be liable for this assault upon your person.

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  • Can I get a restraining order on a homeless person? How do they get served, if they have no address?

    There is a man coming around my 89yr old grandma's house. This man's mother is a boarder at my grandma's and is in the process of moving out. Her son is on heroin and pills, and has stolen from my grandma's house numerous times. The woman living w...

    James’s Answer

    That's an easy one. Have him personally served the protection order next time he comes over. Contact your local county courthouse for information on how to get a protection order.

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  • Son has a restraining order against him

    Son has a restraining order against him the other person on the return order side is threatening to follow him what do I do for you

    James’s Answer

    Does the restraining order prohibit surveillance? If not, film the person following. If the person follows your son somewhere that he has no lawful right to enter (like a home) then call the police and report the trespass.

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