Kelsey E Ault’s Answers

Kelsey E Ault

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is getting your bail amount reduced mean good things for your case/trials?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Steven Clark
    2. Kent W Underwood
    3. Kelsey E Ault
    4. Carl A Munson JR
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    A judge can impose bail if the prosecutor demonstrates that (1) the defendant is a danger to the community or (2) the defendant is a flight risk. For example, if the defendant has an extensive criminal history or several warrants on his/her history, bail will most likely be imposed. A defense attorney can make a motion to reduce bail; however it is ultimately up to the discretion of the judge on whether or not to reduce bail. Bail generally relates to protecting the community and ensuring...

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  2. Should I be worried about jail time?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kelsey E Ault
    2. David Richard Kirshenbaum
    3. Scott John Terry
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    5. John Stocks
    6. ···
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    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...

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  3. What exactly constitutes cyberstalking? Does it differ for lay people and 'celebrity'?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kelsey E Ault
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    Under Washington law, a person is guilty of cyber-stalking if he, with intent to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass any other person, and under circumstances not constituting telephone harassment, makes an electronic communication to such other person or a third party: (a) Using any lewd, lascivious, indecent, or obscene words, images, or language, or suggesting the commission of any lewd or lascivious act; (b) Anonymously or repeatedly whether or not conversation occurs; or (c)...

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  4. 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?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kelsey E Ault
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Christopher Allen Eastwood
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    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...

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  5. Fail to transfer title w/i 45 days citation. Do i plea guilty at the arraignment? Title was transferred immediately after cited.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kent W Underwood
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. Kelsey E Ault
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    4 lawyer answers

    When you go to your arraignment, you should fill out the questionnaire to see if you qualify for a public defender. He or she can help you decide what the best options are. If this is your first criminal charge the prosecutor may be willing to amend it to an infraction if you provide proof that you transferred the title after the incident, but you should talk to an attorney before entering into any kind of deal.

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  6. I have to do 120 hours of community service (I live in Seattle, WA). Is there any way I can turn them into a fine and just pay?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Kelsey E Ault
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    If the community service hours were ordered in lieu of jail time, you cannot convert them to a fine. If the community service hours were ordered in lieu of a fine, you could ask the court to re-impose the fine. If the community service hours were negotiated as a condition of your plea, you probably will not be able to avoid doing them unless you can get the prosecutor to agree. You should probably contact the attorney who represented you in your case to assist you.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Steven Clark
    2. Kelsey E Ault
    3. Kent W Underwood
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
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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...

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  8. 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?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nadine L. Bertman
    2. Kelsey E Ault
    3. Andrew Yi
    4. Howard C Williams
    4 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Christopher Barr
    2. Kelsey E Ault
    3. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kelsey E Ault
    2. James D. Laukkonen
    3. Michael Steven Clark
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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