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Jeffrey W Holmes

Vancouver Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. What can be a penalty for indecent exposure in the state of Washington, if found guilty and have one or more prior records.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Blair
    2. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    3. Jeffrey W Holmes
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    More details would likely be needed to provide a definite answer on this. My Colleague is correct in stating that Indecent Exposure with a prior conviction would be treated as a Class C Felony. The standard range for this offense, with not other prior felony history, would be 3 months to 9 months in custody. The range could be different, however, if there are multiple charges, prior felony offenses, a sexual motivation enhancement, or if the exposure was made to an individual under 14 years...

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  2. I was under the influence and my brother was to. I was arrested with dv 2. no record and what is the most time I will get?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Jeffery Scott Whalley
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The specific facts of this case are required before any assessment can be made. That being said, this is a public forum, and probably not a good place to post the specific facts of your case. There is no crime of "DV 2", but there are a number of "second degree" crimes that can be given the DV Tag. Without knowing the actual crime, and whether there are any other accompanying lesser DV charges along with the most serious offense, it is next to impossible to assess your potential sentence (...

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  3. Age of consent in the state of Washington when in a relationship?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Patrick Owen Earl
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    3 lawyer answers

    With regard to any criminal penalties that may arise out of a romantic relationship of this nature, the age of consent for sexual contact in Washington is 16. As such, there would be no general prohibition on such a relationship unless there was some additional factor (e.g. The 21 year old was a teacher in a position of trust or supervision over the 16 year old). You should take note, however, that a 'minor' is defined as anyone under the age of 18 for purposes of other criminal statutes such...

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  4. My fiancé is being charged with robber1 for a bank robbery with a note in Washington state, what might he be facing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm assuming he's charged with only Robbery 1 in Washington with no aggravators or enhancements. If his two prior felonies have not 'washed out' for scoring purposes, then his standard range sentence would be 41 month to 54 months. This is again assuming he doesn't have any other factors that would increase his range, including being on DOC at the time of the offense or other priors. He definitely needs an attorney on his side, and Clark county has a number of great felony public defenders.

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  5. Does she need a lawyer? Plead guilty or not guilty?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Raymond George Wigell
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend should absolutely speak with a lawyer prior to doing anything on her case, and should plead not guilty at her first court appearance. A theft is a 'crime of dishonesty' and can carry with it long term consequences. An attorney can review the case to examine possible defenses and can also negotiate with the prosecutor to attempt to get a reduced charge or a favorable resolution. An attorney could also explore resolution outside of court such as a civil compromise. Your friend should...

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  6. Whats my range for res burg and second degree theft?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Carl A Munson JR
    2. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3. Ryan Sweet
    3 lawyer answers

    As my colleague indicates, with no adult criminal history you would likely be looking at a range of 6 months to 12 months given you would be scored as a "1" with another current felony offense. This assumes convictions on both charges, however, which isn't necessarily a given. I would highly recommend talking with a public defender or having a consultation with a private attorney to discuss your options. An experienced defense attorney should be able to work with the prosecution to...

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  7. Can a 16 year old girl have a relationship with a 21 year old female?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Raymond George Wigell
    2 lawyer answers

    With regard to any criminal penalties that may arise out of a romantic relationship of this nature, the age of consent for sexual contact in Washington is 16. As such, there would be no general prohibition on such a relationship unless there was some additional factor (e.g. The 21 year old was a teacher in a position of trust or supervision over the 16 year old). You should take note, however, that a 'minor' is defined as anyone under the age of 18 for purposes of other criminal statutes such...

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  8. I need good attorney for SW Washington. Accident was in Clark County. They were ticketed for following to close.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Eugene Lewis
    2. Jeffrey W Holmes
    3. Todd A Taylor
    4. Christopher John Gansen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
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    I'm sorry to hear about your situation. There are a number of great Personal Injury attorneys in Vancouver. I'd be happy to personally meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case, and will be in the office off and on over the holiday weekend. Feel free to call or email if you would like to discuss your case in further detail and set up an appointment.

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  9. Is it okay to report something to the police that happened a while ago?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. James D. Laukkonen
    4. Patrick Ontiveros Cantor
    4 lawyer answers

    You should be able to. You can contact law enforcement and indicate you want to make a report relating to an incident that occurred about a year ago. Depending on the nature of what you are reporting, they may just have you provide a brief statement, or they may open a full investigation. If you could potentially be charged with a crime arising out of what you are reporting, you should think twice and consult with an attorney prior to going to law enforcement.

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  10. Will my boyfriends bail amount go Down at his next hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Jeffrey W Holmes
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree generally with Mr. Lawrence. Typically an initial bail is set at first appearance (first court date) which can sometimes be reviewed without a formal motion being filed at arraignment. It depends on the particular judge, but typically bail set at first appearance/arraignment will not be reviewed again absent a formal motion stating additional compelling facts that would justify an increase or decrease in the bail amount. If your boyfriend cannot afford to post bail during pretrial...

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