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Chris A. Bugbee
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  • Shoplifting Charge (1st)

    This is my 1st ever shoplifting charge. I do not have a criminal record. I will be receiving a letter from the military base shopping exchage in the mail in a week giving me the information I am required to pay restitution of approx $500. I have a...

    Chris’s Answer

    You need a lawyer. First, if you are member of the military you will be facing court martial/criminal charges by your base's commanding officer. You should talk to the area defense counsel on your base. Second, you have to determine whether or not to pay the civil penalty being requested. Third, you may face concurrent criminal charges in the jurisdiction where the alleged theft occurred. The good news is that as a first offender you should be eligible for a misdemeanor compromise, which will ultimately result in dismissal of criminal charges by the city or county.

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  • Can we get probation violation ran concurrent with assault 4?

    probation violation was malicious mischief, a gross misdemeanor. It was 2 year probation. He recently got in a fight and now is facing assault 4 gross misdemeanor charge which violates his probation for the malicious mischief.... can we get these ...

    Chris’s Answer

    Yes, a violation for a prior misdemeanor (commonly referred to as a "show cause") can be run concurrently with a new charge. Both cases will likely be assigned to the same judge if they derive from the same jurisdiction (i.e., Spokane County District Court or Spokane Municipal Court). If they are in different courts then your attorney will have extra work to do to get both prosecutors and both judges to agree.

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  • CAN A FRIEND OF MINE GET 1ST TIME AFENDER

    SHE GOT INTO DRUGS FOR 8 MONTHS AND GOT 10 FELLONY CHARGES. NEVER BEFORE IN TRUBLE . THE CHARGES ARE: RES.BERG. (1 COUNT) TRAF. STOLEN PRO. (1 CT.) POS. STOLEN CAR (1CT.) AND 7 COUNTS OF IDENTITY THEFT. SHE HAS NEVER BEEN IN TRUBLE BEFORE IN HER L...

    Chris’s Answer

    The first offender waiver may be available to your friend, but it will have to be negotiated by an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. Given the number and the severity of charges that your friend faces prosecutors - and the court - may be reluctant to utilize this option. Your friend needs a very effective advocate to keep him or her out of jail or prison.

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