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Kelsey E Ault

Kelsey Ault’s Answers

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  • Why didn't he get an MIP THAT night? Can he and I handle this w/o parents involved? Chances w/ diversion w/ a public defender?

    Regarding my 18 yr old brother. He and friends were drinking in his dorm. He got really sick/ drunk, was vomiting a lot. Friends left him. The dorm leader was making her rounds when she heard him dry heaving, she went in to help, shortly after he...

    Kelsey’s Answer

    A person can be charged with a crime without being arrested. Once the police take a report, they send it in to the prosecutor, who decides whether or not to charge the case. MIP is a gross misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. Depending on your brother’s criminal history, his lawyer may be able to work out a deal such as a diversion agreement. It is not necessary for his parents to be involved if he doesn’t want them to be. I suggest that you have your brother contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Do we get bail money back if charges are dropped?

    Bail was 100k, paid 10k charges have been dropped due to the officer lying and making false reports and well...got busted himself. So are we still out the 10k or is there a way to get it back some how because the lawyer fee's plus the bail took al...

    Kelsey’s Answer

    As posted by my colleagues, the bail would only be returned to you if you paid the amount in cash rather than using a bondsman.

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  • I was arested for assault 4 a misdemeanor can i get out of jail time if i got in to anger management or how much time with i do?

    i have two prior felonies a asualt 2 and a riot.

    Kelsey’s Answer

    Assault 4 is a gross misdemeanor and has a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. Depending on your criminal history, you might be able to avoid jail time if you complete a domestic violence assessment (if it was DV related) or an anger management class. You should speak to an attorney before pleading to anything.

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  • DUI Subpoena for a motion post-sentencing

    I took a plea for a DUI 1, and received the minimum sentence. Due to the rural area and being on unemployment I have not been able to complete the ADIS (because I have no license to drive to Yakima and no other transportation), or get the IIL inst...

    Kelsey’s Answer

    If you already plead guilty to the DUI, you cannot ask the judge to reduce it to a Reckless. The hearing may have been set for you to explain the circumstances on why you have not completed the ADIS class. Does the summons say that it is for a violation hearing? The court may have gotten notice that you have not installed the ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You should contact an attorney to represent you at the hearing.

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  • Criminal Case, Disorderly:; Probation; I am confused as to what this means I have the form in front of me so I will read from it

    "Order Of Commitment" It gives the financial details but I paid cash for fees etc so nothing to talk to P O about regarding that and then it states "the court has jurisdiction until... (mid summer 2014 date) two years... "Conditions Of Sentence...

    Kelsey’s Answer

    The sentence indicating that the court has jurisdiction until 2014 means that the case will remain open for the next two years. If you violate any of the conditions that the court imposed at sentencing (like having contact with the victim or getting arrested again for something else), the court can summons you back in and "un-suspend" some of your suspended jail days as a sanction.

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  • My son was ticketed with DWLS 3rd degree -- drove on suspended license to see grandpa before they pulled the plug at hospital...

    Will they send him to jail or is there any grace for an emergency like this? Court date Oct 30..... what is the cost to get an attorney for something like this?

    Kelsey’s Answer

    DWLS 3 is a simple misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. It would be a good idea for your son to obtain an attorney. Depending on his history and his current license status, he may be able to get the charge reduced to an infraction. Most attorneys provide free consultations where you can obtain price quotes.

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  • First offense theft from mall, what will happen in court?

    -The item was only $7 (It was really stupid and I am willing to face all charges.) -I am eighteen years of age, and the police were called, and gave me a court date. I have also never had anything else happen against any laws. -Nothing went wron...

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    You could be charged with theft in the 3rd degree, a gross misdemeanor. The maximum sentence is 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. If this is your first offense, you could try to resolve the case by way of a compromise of misdemeanor. Under Washington State law, the court may dismiss certain charges against a defendant if the victim of the incident has been made whole and if they are not opposed to the court dismissing the charge. If the store is not open to agreeing to the compromise, you may be able to work out some sort of pre-trial diversion agreement. You should make an appointment to speak with an attorney to go over all of your options.

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  • Should I be worried about jail time?

    I received a summons on 10/23/12 to appear in Kent Municipal court on 11/08/12 for a disorderly conduct violation dating back to 2008. It says Expired BW in the bottom right hand corner and I'm not sure what that means. In the time since this vio...

    Kelsey’s Answer

    You state that you only have one payment left on the case, which I would assume means that this case is in post-conviction status. Disorderly conduct is a simple misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail. If you have failed to meet certain obligations of your sentence, the court can impose all 90 days. If the only issue remaining is the fine, your attorney could most likely convince the court to allow you time to pay the fine, then close the case without any jail time. You should talk with an attorney before going to court.

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  • Can the Washington DOL revoke a California drivers license? Because of a DUI charge?

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    Kelsey’s Answer

    Washington cannot revoke your California license directly, however, if California is part of the interstate licensing compact, your California license could be affected as well. As noted by the other attorneys, you cannot drive in Washington while your privilege to drive is suspended, even if your California license is still valid. Also, keep in mind that if you are on probation for a DUI and get a Driving While Suspended charge, you are facing a mandatory 30 days in jail.

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  • I'm jus singed to 5years probation for a DUI charge, An I've had my medical marijuana card for about 6 months now.

    Was wondering with this affect my medical use of marijuana

    Kelsey’s Answer

    It sounds like you recently plead guilty to or were convicted of a DUI, and the judge ordered 5 years of probation. Often times, the terms of probation include no consumption of alcohol or mood altering substances without a prescription. While you may have a prescription for marijuana, it is still illegal on the federal level. Whether or not you will be considered to be in violation of probation depends on the judge and the prosecutor. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney who can research the issue for you.

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