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Wade Steven Samuelson

Centralia DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Whats the worst that can happen to him. 4th dui in 5yrs

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    4. James J White
    5. Stan Glisson
    5 lawyer answers

    It's impossible to predict the outcome of the newest charge, but I can answer your question, "What's the worst that can happen to him?" If your boyfriend was on a Deferred Prosecution for his 3rd DUI when he was cited for his 4th DUI, the court can revoke the Deferred Prosecution and impose any sentence between the minimums (either 90 or 120 days if there are two or more convictions in the last 7 years) and the maximum (365 days). The court can also impose a similar sentence on the new DUI...

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  2. Communication w/ A Minor for Immoral Purposes - Case Law, Defenses Chapter 9.68A RCW?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. Steven Zalewski
    3 lawyer answers

    Juries receive specific instructions as to how to decide a case and are instructed to follow the instructions. Do they always follow the instructions? No. However, it's a huge gamble to go to trial on the hope that the jury will refuse to follow the instructions and decide the case in a more common-sense fashion. If the minor in your case is going to testify and clearly appears to be an adult--to the point it would make a jury feel sorry for you--then MAYBE it would be worth it to go to...

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  3. Ex room mate is trying to dump possession on me.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to talk to an attorney in person BEFORE you talk to the cops and bring them evidence against you!! <--Read that again! Talking to the police before talking to an attorney is a bad idea nearly 100% of the time. An attorney can evaluate your situation and make an accurate determination of what admissible evidence exists now and how strong of a case the cops can make against you. Your statements and delivery of the backpack will almost certainly make your case worse--much worse!!...

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  4. Will a person with 7 felonys such as 2 counts of assault 2, 2 counts robbery 1, burglary 1, 2 counts kidnapping 1 ever get out?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Derek Michael Smith
    2. Wade Steven Samuelson
    3. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    3 lawyer answers

    The only thing I would like to add to Mr. Smith's answer is that if you are convicted of all of these offenses at once, you will not be sentenced as a Persistent Offender. You have to have "prior" qualifying convictions and then commit a new strike offense. That is not to say that you wouldn't get a life sentence anyway, but it just wouldn't be under the third strike (Persistent Offender) statute. Good luck!

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  5. Criminal: What Can Police record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carl A Munson JR
    2. Wade Steven Samuelson
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    4. Jennifer Vickers Freeman
    4 lawyer answers

    You actually are asking several questions. I'll try to address all of your concerns: 1. What is that microphone on their upper left chest? For most cops, that's just their radio. The only conversation that gets recorded is what they say when they push the button and talk into it. Other agencies have actual voice recording equipment on each officer. 2. If it is a general voice-recording microphone, when is it turned on? It depends. Usually, if a cop is having official contact...

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  6. Can I have a DUI expluged/deferred if I already have a neg 1 charge already on my record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. James J White
    4. John Brendan Kidd
    4 lawyer answers

    You ask two questions: If you have a prior DUI that was reduced to Neg 1, (1) Can you get a DUI expunged, and (2) Can you get a DUI deferred. In your situation, your prior DUI that was reduced to Negligent Driving 1st degree does not affect your available options. Nobody can get a DUI conviction expunged/vacated regardless of what priors they have (if any). A DUI conviction remains on your criminal record permanently. With regard to your second question, any person charged with DUI may...

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  7. DUI and Neg Driving

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you get charged with Negligent Driving First Degree or Second Degree? First Degree is a misdemeanor and does not trigger a suspension of your driving privilege. Second degree is simply an infraction and is not even a criminal offense. Either is preferable to a DUI conviction.

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  8. Vacate question

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    1 lawyer answer

    The required waiting period to vacate a felony conviction varies, depending on what crime you were convicted of. That waiting restarts whenever convicted of a new crime, even a gross misdeameanor, because one of the requirements to vacate is that you have spent ___ years in the community without committing a new crime. So, if you just got a new DUI, you are likely under a suspended sentence for the next 5 years. When the suspended sentence is over, then the waiting period to vacate your...

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  9. WA state DUI laws, I am required to use an interlock device, but my primary mode of transportation is a motorcycle

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    1 lawyer answer

    No there are no exceptions for motorcycles. If you are required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed then you need one on your motorcycle (unless it is an employer-owned motorcycle and you are driving it for work purposes). An IID can be installed on some motorcycles. I have called a couple IID providers in the past and they say the same thing: it's done on a case by case basis. If they can find a way to mount it to your bike, they'll do it. They say that it is most...

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  10. How do I to get a charge off my record?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    As I understand your situation, you were arrested, taken to jail, but the charges were dismissed. Much depends on a couple pieces of information that you did not include: First, how long ago did this take place? And second: Was the dismissal "with prejudice" or "without prejudice." If the dismissal was "with prejudice" it doesn't matter when all of this took place. A dismissal "with prejudice" is forever. The case cannot be brought back (assuming the prosecutor did not appeal). If...

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