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William Allen White

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  • Should i plead guilty or not guilty when i got to court, have to go to court for possessio of a controlled substance/paraphanela

    I was camping out on the beach with some friends. We had been smoking marijuana in our tent. We left the bong out behind the tent and when we came back to the camp-site two park rangers were there. Wrote me a ticket for paraphernalia and possessio...

    William’s Answer

    First of all don't ever admit to anything, be it online or at any other opportunity. The PA can use this against you in court. If you speak in the hypothetical than you can deliver your message without it being used against you later. From your post it appears you have a few issues that could provide a valid defense. It is important to get an attorney to represent you on this matter. If you cannot afford one a public defender is better than not having anything at all. If you are unable to obtain an attorney prior to your arraignment than a not guilty plea would likely be in your best interest.

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  • I need a denfense lawyer i have a public defender who is doing nothing for me and it is not right i was beat up falsely arrested

    and he says that is not important. I have a who assaulted me in march after i was cuffed then again in may why i was down with arms behind my back by two cops i was tasered and head beat into ground.

    William’s Answer

    From your brief statement it appears you have two separate matters. First, the criminal matter that the public defender is handling, without knowing more details one could not say whether the police had probable cause to arrest you. You may hire a private defense counsel if you are not happy with his defense.
    The second issue is a civil matter in which you would need to bring a 1983 civil rights violation lawsuit against those involved.

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  • Where would i go to answer a bench warrant

    i have a bench warrant for a dui that i never appeared in court for 2 years ago, here in washington state. I was detained last night after talking to the police officer he told me he was going to let me go and to take care of the issue.

    William’s Answer

    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 you to post bail, be on electronic home monitoring, install an ignition interlock device in your vehicile or report to pretrial services (pre-conviction probation). An attorney experienced in DUI practice is your best answer to these and other questions.

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  • Hello, I was arrested, booked and charged with DUI in kittitas county. I'm out on $1000 bonded bail.

    I have a DUI in 05 (more than 7 years ago, and a DUI reduced to NEG 1 in 07. In case of a warrant does Kittitas county or bondsmen come accross the cascades to arrest in King county? My attorney in western washington doesn't know how kittitas co...

    William’s Answer

    If you posted a bond and you fail to appear and a warrant is issued for your arrest, you can be certain that the bonding company does not want to lose their money. Their recourse is to send their bounty hunters to track you down and bring you to court/jail. My experience in Kittitas County is that they are well known for their strenuous enforcement measures, especially this being your third DUI arrest. It seems unwise to hope they will overlook you.

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  • Can my d.l. lawfully be suspended for FTA when no formal Case Setting Notice was issued for signature at pre-trial nor mailed?

    I was told a date and time at which my trial for driving w/out IID was to take place which was incorrectly communicated to me. I was told the date and time chosen by the judge just a moment before being told, "you have paperwork" which is not with...

    William’s Answer

    The law allows the Department of Licensing to suspend the operator's license of someone who fails to appear (FTA). A problem with your situation is that if you are correct you may have to file a law suit against the DOL to have it corrected. This is usually not cost effective. If there was an FTA, whether it was the court error or your error, a "Notice of Adjudication" should be sent to the DOL when you appear in court. This should lift the suspension so long as there are no other bases for a suspension. You may be required to file proof of insurannce (SR-22 Form) for three years as part of your reinstatement of your driving privileges. If it is court error you may be able to argue against it but again, your final recourse would be a law suit.

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  • Is it possible to have documents returned to me or receive reimbursement for damages to my home during a search?

    A detective came to my home for 'john d', wouldnt tell me why. John happened to be there & they arranged return of a mt. bike, stored at johns daughters home. John said he returned the bike but 3 weeks later, even tho they never spoke to me re: th...

    William’s Answer

    Yes, depending upon specific facts that are not contained in your narrative. Getting property returned may be requested to the police or to the court if charges are filed. If you are charged then your lawyer can bring a motion to return non-evidential items immediately. A motion to return evidential items that are not contraband can be filed when the evidential items are no longer needed. If you are not charged than a separate replevin action could be filed asking the court to require the police to return them to you. Damages to property sustained during the search may be recoverable under limited circumstances.

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  • Recently there was an attempt to serve of a $50,000 warrant for 2nd Degree Robbery by 2 US. Marshals & several law officials

    I attempted to shoplift a $24.97 bag of dog food from Walmart. The male approached me, detained me...I went willing into room. He then went after my 11 yr old daughter, jerking my purse from her outside the store, I ran after him & proceeded to ta...

    William’s Answer

    Not only do you need to find an attorney immediately but you also need to stop writing details about the incident on this or any internet site. I understand your concern and need for information but you need to be careful about what you post on any site about ongoing cases. Many attorneys, like myself, offer free consultations. Call today to get one set up.

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  • Expired calibration?

    I am going to court for a speeding ticket and I noticed something on the WSP site for the laser certification: https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/smdsearch/Display/CertificationPrint/1838 While the ticket was just a few months ago, it shows it is a va...

    William’s Answer

    I'm afraid that the standards used and evidence given can be quite confusing. This question demonstrates the need of finding an experienced traffic attorney who is familiar with both court rules and an evaluation of the evidence.

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