William Allen White’s Answers

William Allen White

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. William Allen White
    3. Richard Bruce Rosenthal
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Is my passport flagged?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Derek Michael Smith
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    If your probabtion officer said you cannot leave the country than you will violate your probabtion if you do.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  3. Am I still cosidered a felon and can I get a gun and a consealed to carry permit?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kent W Underwood
    2. Krisztian G Carrasco
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    You are still considered a felon until a court expunges your record. You are not able to carry a firearm or obtain a concealed weapons permit until the conviction is expunged from your record and the court enters an order to reinstate your firearm rights. Even then federal law may continue to prohibit your ability to carry a firearm. An attorney will be able to review your history and let you know what steps must be taken in order to restore your rights.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  4. Can you report a crime that happened in a different state or county than it happened in?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ray C Brooks
    2. William Allen White
    3. Bruce J. Finlay
    3 lawyer answers

    From the beginning of government those in power have friends who help them and they help back. If a person fears retribution for reporting criminal activity then the environment is likely already set up to protect them. Whistleblower statutes attempt to protect some. Anonymous reporting of crime is difficult at best. A request to outside agencies will also allow disclosure of the reporting party. The final answer is if it is important enough one must take the risk of retribution. Publicity...

  5. What do I have to do to show that I have a good reason for a restraining order? Is there a court hearing?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Larry Jerome Couture
    3 lawyer answers

    There are restraining orders and Orders of Protection. Essentially you must show illegal behavior that threatens or harasses you. There must be a pattern rather than an isolated incident. There will be a hearing as you must appear before the Court and prove the allegations.

  6. I'm charged with assault 4, I was drunk, the cop says tried to hit him, I didn't. There's no video, should I take the plea deal?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas Stine Peters
    2. William Allen White
    3. Mark C Blair
    4. Alexander Floyd Ransom
    5. Robert Lee Vogel
    5 lawyer answers

    No. Don' take the deal, unless it is a dismissal, an apology from the cop and $50.00 for your trouble. Fight it. You will not be happy if you plead guilty. What is the risk to fight and ask a jury to determine if the cop is telling the truth.

  7. What are my chances of keeping this off my record

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    2. Jacob Brian Smith
    3. Emily Laz
    4. William Allen White
    4 lawyer answers

    Zero. Now that this has been said please understand my answer. We are in the internet age when everything is recorded electronically and stored. Once shared it stays shared and there is no eraser to take it off of a piece of paper. A shredder cannot destroy it. I suggest the real question is who will have access to the records and for what purpose? The record of your arrest may already be in the records of a company who proivdes back ground checks. They are not required to remove this...

  8. What are my options for fighting traffic ticket received on Federal installation? Does it affect my driving record if I pay it?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bradley G Barshis
    2. William Allen White
    3. Jennifer J Wirsching
    3 lawyer answers

    As stated above, handling a citation in Federal court is a very different scenario than state court. First, an attorney must be approved to practice in Federal court as opposed to State court. Second, the procedures are more stringent than state court and the rules of evidence are applied in a different manner. Being that you are a federal employee and this was issued on federal land, I'd recommend hiring an attorney familiar with handling these cases in Federal Court to fight for you.

  9. How can I drop the assault in the 4th degree charge against my husband?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, you are not able to "drop" the charge. The prosecuting authority files a criminal charge and is the one who decides whether to drop (dismiss) a criminal charge. What you can do to help your husband is to hire him a qualified attorney to represent him. If he is convicted of a Domestic Violence offense he will carry the label as a "DV Perpetrator". This has ramifications of mandatory treatment for violence, anger, alcohol, drugs and mental health. Jail time is also available to...

  10. My boyfriend and I argued I was drunk and hit jim dont remember what happened, told the police he hit me and strangles me but it

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Jeffery Scott Whalley
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    First, if your boyfriend is arrested or charged or will be charged, he needs to get an attorney immediately. He needs to start gathering evidence to defend himself against the charges. The fact that you are willing to tell the truth will help but many prosecutors will not believe you and will claim that your "recanting" of your report to the police is a symptom of a DV pattern. Also, you need to get an attorney as you are admitting to providing false information to the police. This may lead...