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William Allen White

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. No court date, how is this possible???

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3. Mark E Bratlien
    4. Ronald S. Pichlik
    5. Ronald Lee Burdge
    5 lawyer answers

    Your answer depends upon a lot of unknown factors. First, is the case filed in a municipal, district or superior court? If a local, municipal prosecutor is involved they usual act quickly. Then comes district court. If you are in Kirkland but it is filed in District Court there is a longer review before charging. If she is being reviewed for a felony then an even longer review is likely. This could take months. They will likely have up to two years to decide whether to file charges against...

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  2. I believe that my sentence papers a judge signed is wrong. How can I go in front same judge to verify?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    3. Emily Laz
    3 lawyer answers

    To go in front of the same judge, go to the court clerk's office and ask them their procedure to get it on the calendar: follow their instrutions. If you had an attorney and he/she is still the attorney of record the court clerk may indicate that your attorney must do it. Be nice, but that is not true. You have a right to represent yourself. It is best to have an attorney look into the actual facts of the case. There have been times when someone did not understand the mandatory minimums and...

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  3. How do i drop a case of DV against my husband in washington state? I am ok now and i forgive him. He has no priors whatsoever.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. William Allen White
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    You don't. You are considered a witness and the plaintiff is the governmental authority. A good and crafty attorney will hopefully guide this matter to a favorable result. Do not think that you can control the outcome. Get an experienced attorney who will handle this matter. there are serious and profound consequences for him and you if there is a conviction for a DV offense,

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  4. Why am I being investigated?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. William Allen White
    3. Aaron Lukoff
    3 lawyer answers

    Do not wait until you are charged to protect yourself. Hire an attorney now to do the investigation into your situation. The attorney is a barrier to the government obtaining evidence that can be used against you. Also, if you are working in a pharmacy I suspect you have some level of license to do so. I am currently defending an action to revoke the license of someone who is alleged to have been involved in theft of drugs. The investigation can lead to unexpected consequences in other areas.

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  5. Ive been summoned for lewd conduct, and ive never been arrested or given a ticket what should I do i cant even remember this

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan C Witt
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. William Allen White
    4. Stan Glisson
    4 lawyer answers

    Your description of your problem raises many worrisome issues. Lewd conduct could be as slight as urinating in public but it could include conduct that could label you as a sex offender. Without the details no attorney can answer your question with more specifics. You need an attorney. The attorney will know what to do about protecting you from the charges the government is bringing against you. The attorney will be able to get information without making statements to the police, the...

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  6. If take a neg driving reduced down from a dui, how much probation and days in jail would you receive/ in a plea deal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    Each of us attorneys are wondering why you are getting a reduction to Negligent Driving. This suggests there are serious problems with your case. The prosecuting authority is not in the business of reducing charges, especially where there is a prior offense. You must also be wary because you may likely be on probation for the first DUI and not realize it. That judge likely took five years of jurisdiction and this reduction would violate the terms of probation. It may be worth your time and...

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  7. My ignition interlock company is saying I have a failed test even though i stop drinking and doing everything with my deferred

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Michael F. Morgan
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    This can be a very serious issue. Your IID is very sensitive. They should have told you at the time of installation all of the various products that could activate a failed test. With a probation violation already on your case file it is important that your attorney, if you have one, to be able to argue on your behalf the reason for the failed test. There could be many reasons for it. If you do not have an attorney I would suggest obtaining one. As one of my colleagues said before, find one...

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  8. What is a ominbus hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    The omnibus hearing is an all-encompassing hearing which allows the Court to insure that all parties and all issues are prepared before a trial begins.

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  9. My husband has been charged with 2nd degree DV.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Grigoriy Sarkisyan
    2. William Allen White
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    If your husband is charged with Assault 2nd degree and the prosecutor is willing to reduce it from a felony to a misdemeanor this is usually a good thing. One should avoid a conviction for a felony. An important question is why is the prosecutor willing to do this? Does this mean there case is not strong? A prosecutor is under certain duties under the law regarding domestic violence cases and reductions are usually because of proof problems. The prosecutor will not just dismiss the case....

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  10. Is a glass pipe with visible residue untested constitute probable cause for search warrent. of a vehicle.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    2. Patrick James Feldman
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5. William Allen White
    5 lawyer answers

    It depends. You would think that the answer would be the same in every court in every city, county and state. The truth is it depends upon the judge in each court. Your rights to be free from search and seizure are just about gone. The courts have expanded the limiting term "unreasonable" as in "unreasonable search and seizure" and have given great deference to law enforcement claims that it is reasonable for them to suspect criminal activity. An attorney will focus on information that is...

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