John Peterson’s Answers

John Peterson

Vancouver Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 6
  1. My home was searched today, I was advised that the officer had a search warrant, I was never shown the warrant until after.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. James D. Laukkonen
    3. Nelson Kuo Hua Lee
    4. John Peterson
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my fellow responders. If you need assistance, feel free to call. (360) 433-2958

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. I got arrested for a "failure to appear" warrant for a case that was dismissed, what should I do?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Peterson
    2. Lauren Jennifer Cutuly Campoli
    2 lawyer answers

    The number one thing to do is to not wait. Most likely this is a clerical error that can be easily fixed. I would call you public defender and ask him/her what is the most efficient way to get this problem solved.

  3. I was caught stealing at walmart $70 worth My first time. Got a court date next month Im nervous and what should i expect?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Derek Michael Smith
    2. John Peterson
    2 lawyer answers

    You will typically be charged with the gross misdemeanor of Theft in the 3rd Degree. At your first court appearance, you will be asked whether you plead guilty of not guilty. Typically, you will want to plead not guilty to keep your trial rights in tact. Also, you will be given the option to screen for a court appointed attorney if you financially qualify and, if not, hire your own attorney.

  4. I blew .000 but admitted to having a beer, I am already on deferment for accompanying a shoplift. will a judge through this out?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2. Shane M Silverthorn
    3. John Peterson
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, a case is not dismissed at arraignment. However, for a person to be convicted of any crime, there must be some additional evidence of the crime other than your own admission. I believe an experienced attorney could at least be able to look into the legal issues that you might have.

  5. What is the sentencing and fines for a second dui and mariguana and parapanila charges.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Peterson
    2. Blake Nathaniel Dore
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on whether the second DUI occurred within 7 years of your previous one and it also depends on whether your current DUI is a refusal and/or what your breath test level is.