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Edward Balloch DeBray

Longview DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Legal Advice on Arrested for shoplifting theft of $50-$500 while on defered adjudication for the same offense Theft $50-$500

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Balloch DeBray
    1 lawyer answer

    What to expect? Worst-case scenario would be two convictions with significant jail time. Your making payments on fines helps but is no guarantee. Even if a jury were to acquit you of the new charges, you could still be revoked from your deferred adjudication.

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  2. DWLS 3rd degree pre-trial...what should I expect?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Balloch DeBray
    1 lawyer answer

    To begin with, you probably qualify for a court-appointed attorney. That should be your first step: ask the judge to appoint a lawyer to represent you. These matters are often dismissed if you are able to get your license back, but the exact mechanics of dealing with the prosecutor and judge are best handled by an attorney.

  3. What are my charges for illegal cockfighting

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Balloch DeBray
    2. Kris R. Jensen
    2 lawyer answers

    This is an offense charged under RCW 16.52.117. I am only aware of civil forfeiture proceedings that are available to the government in drug and fish and wildlife cases, under chapters 69 and 77 of the RCW respectively.

  4. How do I handle juvenile rehabilitation reimbursement in Washington?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Balloch DeBray
    1 lawyer answer

    You should look at the provisions of RCW 13.16.085: In any case in which a child under eighteen years of age has been placed in any detention facility under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the court may inquire into the facts concerning the necessity or propriety of such child's detention notwithstanding the fact that such child may not have been found to be either a dependent or a delinquent child. The court may, either in the proceedings involving the question of dependency...