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Brian Roach

Pasco DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I had a DUI reduced to a neg driving in 1988. Why does my criminal record show a DUI guilty disposition?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John P. Yetter
    2. Brian Roach
    3. Matthew A Leyba
    3 lawyer answers

    It shouldn't. A call to the district court in which you entered your plea should give you a starting point. Your case is old, and therefore records of the plea may be hard to obtain through either the court system or your prior attorney. You may also be eligible to vacate your prior misdemeanor under our vacation/expungement statutes. I would imagine a lawyer in WA could handle this situation for you, or at least completely size it up at a relatively low cost.

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  2. My boyfriend got a bench warrant for dui while being deported to mexico what to do and how long does it stay active

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Brian Roach
    2. Nicklaus James Misiti
    3. Jason Jay Darfus
    3 lawyer answers

    For a situation like this in Washington State, a District Court would typically issue a warrant for failure to appear and, with few exceptions, order a bail amount associated with the warrant. That warrant would remain active, and can be renewed by the court at certain intervals. If there is a liklihood that your boyfriend will be shortly returning, there is a way to coordinate the posting of bail and his return to court (or get an agreement with a prosecutor to quash that warrant). Attorneys...

  3. Can they change negligent driving 1st to a DUI?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Brian Roach
    2. Matthew A Leyba
    3. Michael Edward Atwater
    3 lawyer answers

    The direct answer to your question is: NO, if it is charged from the very beginning as a Negligent Driving 1st degree offense, it is not being treated as a DUI by the agency who filed the charge. BUT: often times, police agencies will issue you a ticket that requires you to show up for an arraignment. By the time you first see the judge, the prosecutor's office may have never seen or screened the citation issued by the arresting officer. (Happens all the time here in Kennewick) I have seen...

  4. Is there anyone who will install an intrelock device on a scooter?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Brian Roach
    2 lawyer answers

    It has been done on motorcylces in Washington State.

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