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Joseph B Cutter

Joseph Cutter’s Answers

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  • Do I have to say I was convicted of anything?

    I had a DUI reduced to a negligent driving with a deferred prosecution of two years so if I have clean record it will be erased. I did a background check on myself and my DUI arrest shows up but no convictions do. If an employer asks me if I hav...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I don't believe you entered into a deferred prosecution. I believe what you are referring to is the court granted you a Deferred Sentence. Which means if you have LAB( stay out of trouble) for 2 years and fulfill all the courts requirments. At the end of the Deferred Sentence time period you can request the court to vacate and dismiss your charge of Negilgent Driving. However, until your charge is offically vacated and dismissed it is considered a misdemeanor conviction. That being said once it is vacated and dismissed you no longer need to said you have a criminal conviction. But if the question is," have you ever been arrested" the answer would still "YES".

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  • Can i get my moving violation ticket deferred?

    I have been driving for 2 years almost with not tickets. I received this ticket for making a right turn on red where a sign was posted that said no right turns on red. I am going to court this wednesday. I really dont know what to do. Is it p...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Yes you can go deferred, unless you have used it before. You only get 1 every 7 years. I would also consult an attorney.

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  • I got a speeding ticket on fort lewis, will it go on my record?

    i got a speeding ticket on fort lewis, will it go on my record?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Yes---If you just pay the ticket it will get reported to the Department of Licensing and it will show on your driving record. To avoid this you must go to court and contest the infraction. If you have no other tickets on your record the prosecutor might negotiate. Otherwise hire an attorney to represent you.

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  • Can I get a speeding ticket dismissed if I had my foot on the brake the whole time, it was a speed trap at the bottom of a hill.

    I was braking, going downhill in Snohomish County, WA. Speed limit was 35. I've gone down this hill numerous times and never have gotten much above 35 with the brakes being applied. I had a debilitating migraine at the time and was in no mood to s...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The officers affidavit is going to say that he clocked you on radar going 47 in a 35. The court is not going to care about a "headache". Your best bet is to request discovery from the prosecutor's office (IN Writing) and find attorney outside the court room to review the ticket for potential issues. Just ask one of them, they should give ya a hand.

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  • Can I get a speeding ticket dismissed if I had my foot on the brake the whole time, it was a speed trap at the bottom of a hill.

    I was braking, going downhill in Snohomish County, WA. Speed limit was 35. I've gone down this hill numerous times and never have gotten much above 35 with the brakes being applied. I had a debilitating migraine at the time and was in no mood to s...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The officers affidavit is going to say that he clocked you on radar going 47 in a 35. The court is not going to care about a "headache". Your best bet is to request discovery from the prosecutor's office (IN Writing) and find attorney outside the court room to review the ticket for potential issues. Just ask one of them, they should give ya a hand. You might get lucky with have a winnner.

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