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Chris A. Bugbee

Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can we get probation violation ran concurrent with assault 4?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris A. Bugbee
    2. Francis A. Malone
    3. Aaron Lukoff
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Shoplifting Charge (1st)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Chris A. Bugbee
    3. Aaron Lukoff
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris A. Bugbee
    2. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    3. John Patrick Stine
    4. Kelsey E Ault
    4 lawyer answers

    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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