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Nicole Terece Dalton

Vancouver Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Oregon Minor With Marijuana in Washington. Should We Contact the DA?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    2. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    I would not advise contacting the prosecutor. It's possible that the officer decided not to file any citation and to just let her go. Calling the prosecutor could prompt the prosecutor to inquire of the officer which may cause him to file charges. It is also possible that the officer realized he may have conducted an illegal search and decided not to file charges. If you are concerned that a warrant may have issued, you can contact the Clark County Sheriff's office periodically to find out...

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  2. No Contact Order ?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Tracy Lee Henderson
    3 lawyer answers

    You might want to ask your lawyer to argue to have the no contact order removed. If a no contact is not entered seperately, but just as a condition of sentence, it may be less likely that it would be enforced. However, the court could technically find that you violated your conditions of probation if you are with your boyfriend. It's hard to say whether police would have the order in their database, but if they did, any minor traffic infraction with both of you in the car could lead to your...

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  3. Are there any defenses to failure to appear?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    In Vancouver, Washington, if you never personally appeared and a summons was simply issued to appear, it may be difficult for the prosecution to prove that you knew - they would have to prove you knew to convict you. However, if you signed a paper agreeing to appear and forgot your court date, it is generally pretty difficult to beat a bail jumping charge because the defendant forgot. As a last resort, a technicality may fly at trial, but the chances of winning are generally slim if you just...

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  4. How does my teen defend himself.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    2. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    2 lawyer answers

    At his first appearance in court he will be asked if he wants a lawyer and given the opportunity to request a public defender. If he cannot afford a lawyer, it's a good idea to ask for a public defender. He should not talk about the incident to anyone but his lawyer, particularly when he is in court, as his words can be used against him. When he asks for a lawyer, he will be given financial paperwork to fill out and given contact information for a lawyer if he qualifies. A lawyer should be...

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  5. Can you be convicted of dui in WA state after refusing blood test?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Nicholas William Juhl
    2. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    3. Nicole Terece Dalton
    4. Randall Lee Berman
    4 lawyer answers

    In Washington State, a refusal can still result in a DUI charge and conviction. You do have a right to speak with a lawyer however, and it sounds like your rights may have been violated by not allowing you to at least attempt to speak with a lawyer. Under certain circumstances, police can obtain the results of a blood sample without your consent, but it sounds like maybe that did not happen here. I'm afraid that a big concern for you at this point is the likelihood that you may face a DOL...

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  6. Fighting a speeding ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    1 lawyer answer

    Speeding tickets can be a bit of a technicalities game. Some attorneys have a very good rate of beating them - but that should never be a guarantee. Attorneys usally request materials relating to the ticket and then look for technical defects in the materials provided and materials on file at the courthouse. Sometimes there aren't any real helpful defects and attorneys issue a subpoena for the officer. In Clark County, the officer does not automatically appear for the hearing. If a...

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  7. Is it worth pointing out fictional police reports on d.u.i. cases or is this the norm

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jacob Brian Smith
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Nicole Terece Dalton
    4. Christopher Courtlandt Van Vechten
    5. Julia E. Simmons
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Police officers are regular human beings, although they are trained in report writing and they are supposed to tell the truth. Sometimes they exaggerate and spin details. In my experience, occasionally, they simply don't tell the truth about everything. An experienced and aggressive DUI defender in Washington will interview the officer in your case and work hard to substantiate any discrepancies between the reality and the officer's version of events. Sometimes officers contradict...

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  8. Traffic Citations

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
    2. Frank A Selden
    2 lawyer answers

    Contesting tickets can be a technicalities game in Washington. If you really need to avoid having the ticket on your record, you might want to talk to an attorney who handles a lot of tickets in the court where you are cited. A mitigation hearing will basically just allow you to ask for a reduction of the fine. You should also ask whether the court has some kind of deferral program for tickets. Some jurisdictions allow people with no prior traffic tickets during a certain perior of time,...

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  9. Are previous case transcripts available?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Schoen R Parnell
    2. Nicole Terece Dalton
    3. Nathan L Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Parnell was correct about needing an experienced DUI attorney to more accurately weigh the option of going to trial versus taking a plea. In Washington State, you might find police reports showing a string of similar cases filed (where convictions were obtained) where the same officer made the arrest, by doing a detailed public records request. However, a five inch stack of police reports with a lot of details about how the officer acted in other cases won't be particularly helpful to...

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  10. How long does a arrest warrant last in in washington?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Nicole Terece Dalton
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    In most cases, if a warrant for arrest exists, it will sit there indefinitely. Whether and when law enforcement agencies may choose to stop actively listing the warrant, is difficult to predict. In Clark County, Washington, a misdemeanor warrant can often be quashed (or canceled) by arranging to come to court and appearing for legal proceedings in the case. An experienced attorney may be able to arrange for a client to appear in court on a warrant and be released on recognizance, without...

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