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  • How can I modify lift or remove the no contact order.

    Domestic violence case pending against my fiancé against myself, my son and mother. A no contact order was placed for my son for 5 years and myself and mother for 10 years.

    Patrick’s Answer

    These cases are always viewed as committed by the States Prosecutor's office because they believe it happened even if the parties claim that it didn't happen after the fact. You need to sit down with an experience criminal defense attorney because you could be subjected too a criminal charge of your own if you lied to police. Please find an attorney to talk to.

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  • What could I expect at this hearing?

    Hello, I'm in a pretty dire situation I feel like. I've fondled with the court system ever since i turned 18. In February of 2014 I was arrested for MIP, obstruction of Police Officer and a Theft. My lawyer resolved this case and I was to keep my ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    The answer is simple. Get an evaluation done and get into treatment now, stop drinking or you will go to jail. If you continue drinking you will be arrested for more crimes and the likelihood that you will injury someone while driving drunk will be so high if you continue to drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol. You will be hiring an attorney for a vehicular assault or homicide charge. Get it together and catch a clue. Alcohol isn't your friend.

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  • Is it safe for me to remove my ignition interlock since the courts don't require it?

    I recieved a dui in early December it doesn't show on my driving record and my license is still clear. I never received a letter from the dol for suspension. The criminal courts defered the charge. I've called two dol offices one said my license w...

    Patrick’s Answer

    From what you have said you should be fine but what I would do is call 360-902-3900. This is drivers responsibility for DOL in Olympia. Call the number, push the buttons to hear about suspension issues and then that you want to talk to a representative. Ask that person, writing down the person's name, what status your license is in and if there are any restrictions or concerns. Write down the response and again make sure you have the person name and date written down so you can refer to this info in the future if needed. Good Luck

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  • Does the warrant for blood draw have to have the date and time of issuance on it to be valid? Cause my copy is blank.

    Had a car accident.

    Patrick’s Answer

    There are a bunch of factors that goes into the analysis of a warrant for blood. You need to sit down with an attorney that is a criminal defense attorney and go through all of the facts and issues and then he/she will be able to assess the case and give you some answers. Without all the facts, good and bad no attorney can give you an opinion that is worth something. Good Luck to you. Have an attorney help you.

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  • Will restraining order appear on background check? Can neighbor get in trouble for lying on application?

    My neighbor broke our kitchen window with a BB gun. My husband witness the action. The neighbor is denying the action and police was called. Neighbor refuse to pay for damage so served papers to small claim court. Now neighbor filed restrainin...

    Patrick’s Answer

    This is a very subjective situation. The one thing that you must do is keep your head. Don't get upset in front of the Judge and remain calm. People that are telling the truth don't lose their control or emotions. In my opinion you need to have an attorney help you with this issue so that you are separated from the parties but in small claims court there are no attorneys. So I suggest you sit down with an attorney and get some advise on how to proceed. This will be an up hill battle without the police filing a report on the matter. Your word against the neighbor right?

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  • How can this be dropped or excused.

    My boyfriend and i got in a fight and i called the cops because i was really mad. I was on drugs and alcohol and so i lied to the cops and said he abused me. He didnt touch me. He fled the scene and got arressted months later for something else. I...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney to represent your interests and issue with this matter. Please do so and make sure you tell the truth.

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  • Can you help me get him released and the false charge dropped?

    I filed a wrongful domestic violence statement and need it retracted. My boyfriend is now in jail for it. I was very mad because of a fight we had. I called the police and wanted him arrested. I lied to the police. I can not talk or see my boyfrie...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney for yourself. You could be facing a criminal charge of False Statement or obstructing a public servant. Talk to an attorney today.

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  • Can you please tell me what laws are used to determine the max amount of time for this in jail? Is one year excessive?

    Friend violated protection order by coming within 500 feet of work. He was ordered to 1 year in jail for this.

    Patrick’s Answer

    It isn't excessive. That is just the max a judge can give on a gross misdemeanor or some type of determinate sentencing for a felony. He must have priors. To really analyze this you could sit down with an attorney and give him/her all the facts and see what is possible.

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  • How can i go about this or what is the most i can do?

    I want to know if i have a lawsuit...my child was going to a daycare and he was having trouble getting comfortable because he has never been to a daycare its his first time he just turned for in August 2015 okay well on his second day i dropped hi...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I got this because you marked this as a juvenile matter which it is not. Juvenile means a possible case that would handled in the juvenile criminal system and this wouldn't be a criminal act as a 4 year old. If you have a claim for a civil lawsuit you would have to talk to a civil litigator. Good Luck

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  • How long does law enforcement have to test someone for alcohol impairment before any testing becomes invalid?

    I read somewhere awhile ago that police have a limited amount of time to conduct breath/blood tests on a person suspected of drunk driving, and once that time has past any testing becomes inadmissible in court. What is that time limit, and what so...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree this the analysis of the other attorney. It is spot on. Remember what he is saying between the lines is that there isn't an exact number answer to your question, like a math problem. Two hours and 14 minutes past the time where you weren't driving any longer makes it inadmissible? It doesn't work that way under the law. GET AN EXPERIENCE ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU MY FRIEND. That is what I and the other attorney is telling you. Good Luck .

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