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William Allen White

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Lawyer told me this, but unsure if this is the case

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    4. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    5. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    6. ···
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    You get 1/3 off of a sentence for "good time" upon entering the jail. If you behave it will not be taken away. The real question is why are you doing any jail time on a DWLS 3rd degree charge.

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  2. Vacate/expunge an infraction in district court

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. James D. Laukkonen
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    No. The word expungement is used for criminal matters and trafic infractions are civil. One would have to bring a motion to set aside the finding of "committed" and it will be up to the court to decide. Most courts will not be willing to set their decisions aside without a good reason. The longer one waits to bring the motion will also affect the court's decison. The Department of Licensing also has their own rules about whethe they will remove it from your driving record even if the court...

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  3. Do I really need an attorney for my domestic violence restraining order hearing?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Cheryl L Van Ackeren
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    If there is a criminal charge pending against the individual then a prosecuting attorney will be asking the court to enforce the Court Order. If you are seeking a Temporary Order of Protection on your own in a civil case then an attorney is helpful to make sure you are complying with the requirements of the statute. There are times when an individual who should get a protective order does not get one because they failed to state or word the documents correctly. Most Courts would like to help...

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  4. 2 years ago i was charged and convicted with a dui. am i looking at jail time

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Stan Glisson
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    For God's sake, do not go to the clerk's office tomorrow. You could be taken into custody on the spot without a good explanation for your failures to comply. Contact an attorney. We know which courts take what types of actions. We know what they will want to see from you. The attorney can protect you and eliminate or reduce the consequences for failure to comply.

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  5. Can a person drive again in WA after a license suspension with a valid out-of-state license?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Todd Nygaard George
    3. Mark C Blair
    4. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
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    No. Upon conviction his PRIVILEGE to drive in Washington is suspended or revoked. If this status remains in Washington then an out of state license will not allow him to drive in Washington. California is supposed to honor the suspension/revocation of the Washington action. If he has passed the period of suspension/revocation imposed by Washington then there are reinstatement requirements that must be met before he can drive in Washington. Some of these will be proof of insurance (SR-22 form),...

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  6. Drivers license is suspended and got pulled over and got dwls. this is my 5th one in a 10 yr period . what is going to happen

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a complex question and the answer will depend upon information you have not provided. There are three degrees of DWLS. If you have 5 DWLS in the 3rd degree then you will not be re-suspended unless the DOL has taken previous probationary actions. Now, a judge will not think kindly to someone who continues to flaunt the law. They feel at some point that punishment may change the behavior. If he can get licensed before he appears in court (fix the problem) it will certainly help.

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  7. What is a review hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maximillian Charles Kalton
    2. William Allen White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
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    The first thing I need is some clarification. Was your DUI for alcohol or for drugs? If this review hearing is for an alleged violation, did they find ETOH (alcohol) or did they find drugs? If alcohol, then hand sanitizer could provide a false reading. My research indicates that it would likely need to be a large amount and not a swipe of it on your hands. Did they get a level of alcohol or just evidence of its presence? Did they run a confirming test? Did they draw blood to verify and to...

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  8. Would it help to pay off a pawn on a theft of a laptop case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3. William Allen White
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    First off do not admit to committing a crime anywhere, especially on a public website. It can be used against you in a court of law. It is a good idea to speak in the hypothetical. You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately, and before you take any further action. You do not want to do or say anything that can incriminate you any further.

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  9. Where would i go to answer a bench warrant

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    4. William Allen White
    5. Peter Francis Iocona
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    The obvious answer is the jurisdiction (Court) that issued the warrant. More importantly is what you do before you go in to quash the warrant. Preparation to present the Court with answers as to why you failed to appear, what risk do you pose the the community and why the Court should trust you when you say you won't fail to appear again. Depending upon whether there was a breath/blood test and what the level was may affect what conditions of release you will be facing. The Court may require...

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  10. WA says I refused the breath test. I did not refuse, I didnt provide enough air 1st time and was denied a second try. What now?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. William Allen White
    4. Brian Michael Sullivan
    5. Gregory David Spink
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    6 lawyer answers

    The obvious answer from everyone will be to hire an attorney. What is needed is an investigation into the database of the breath machine. The length of your breath in time should be recorded, and from that we can argue that you did not refuse the test. Additionally, a review of this particular officer's practices and record may demonstrate his propensity to claim refusals at a higher rate than other officers. You have a limited time to request a hearing with the department of licensing, and a...

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