James J White’s Answers

James J White

Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If you get a DUI while 20 and only days before 21st birthday, constitute an adult? Can you direct me to case law?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Samuel Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    Actually, she's an adult at 18. She can be charged with a regular DUI if she is .08 or higher. She can be tried for a minor dui id under 21 years of age and over .02. Basically, anyone with a bac over .08 will be charged with a regular dui.

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  2. Will a second DWI in 5 years result in automatic jail time or would you have the options of electric home monitoring?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Luke Edward Baumgarten
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. James J White
    4. Vitaliy Kertchen
    5. Michael Edward Haas
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    7 lawyer answers

    It could be minimum 45 days jail if the State can prove an aggravator. A medical condition can get you out of the jail time. Also, a deferred prosecution does not need to serve the jail. If you win a dismissalcon motion or not guilty at trial you do not need to serve jail. Your previous case has 5 years jurisdiction so you also face a minimum 30 day revocation there also. That can be converted to house arrest. At your service,

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  3. What are at risk if I hire a Lawyer 2 months before my trial date for a DUI Charge, with a Blood Test.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Maximillian Charles Kalton
    3. Vitaliy Kertchen
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Richard Timothy Jones
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    8 lawyer answers

    Hire a lawyer. Likely 2 months is enough time to prepare. If it is not then the new lawyer can always ask for more time.

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  4. If i blew a .080 for my 1st DUI/offense and my second test came up .077 what can legal rights take place?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. James J White
    3. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    4. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    4 lawyer answers

    Field tests need to be voluntary or the results are suppressed. Perhaps without the fields the Officer cannot justify arresting you. If not, the breath test is suppressed. That would not leave much evidence of a DUI. But is cutting off an Officer reckless?

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  5. Inquiry to daughters 2nd DUI, my daughter was arrested for a second DUI for .20 , her first DUI was turned down into a negligent

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    2. Michelle Teresa Dellino
    3. James J White
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Michael P Brodsky
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    6 lawyer answers

    Ms. Campbell gave you a comprehensive answer on how to obtain the requisite records on your own. This is a situation where a lawyer is absolutely necessary ... unless your daughter wishes to pursue the deferred prosecution option. That she can do on her own and/or with the assistance of the public defender.

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  6. If I was arrested and charged with DUI and I blew a .179, how likely will the charge be dismissed, acquitted, or case thrown out

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Adam Joseph Yanasak
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    4. James J White
    5. Jacob Brian Smith
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    No one wants to say that based on the information you provided it is not likely at all. However, there are numerous facts that a skilled defense attorney can use to get a case dismissed that are not addressed in your summary that it is impossible to determine. This is why you need to consult with an experienced dui defense attorney.

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  7. My boyfriend is looking at 1st degree attempted murder, burglary, 1st degree attempted murder commit

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    5. William Peter Daley
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    6 lawyer answers

    You'll want better than good. You need the best. His range depends on history, weapons or firearms, aggravators and many other factors. You are better researching your lawyer first then asking him/her all of your questions. At your service,

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  8. Will I get in trouble with the courts for this?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Sean Andrew Bratner
    2. James J White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Double check the court order. Likely the order is to do the the jail by the date. If so, you can turn in the paperwork after.

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  9. Can I be charged with DUI?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    2. James J White
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    5. Ryan C Witt
    5 lawyer answers

    I have seen cases as low as .04 charged as DUI. They will at least charge you with neg. 1.

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  10. When going to court for having 2 controlled buys what evidence must be provided proving your guilt

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. James J White
    2. Christopher Michael Davis
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Melissa Aura Keiko Odama
    5. Timothy Foster Lloyd
    5 lawyer answers

    All the evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you along with any evidence in their possession tending to disprove your guilt. Your friend should ask his lawyer these questions for a more case specific answer. Sincerely,

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