I have no criminal history, and when I was arrested for the DUI (marijuana), they did not book me into the jail or make me pay bail. They made me take a blood test at the hospital and then let me go to a hotel after impounding my car, which I was ...
You should be aware that it is a possibility and plan accordingly. But based on the little information here, it is extremely unlikely.
At that first hearing the court will set 'conditions of release'. Commonly, they will tell you while the case is pending not to drink, not to drive without a license and insurance, to follow the law, that sort of thing. They have the right to also order bail if there is a reason to do so, and you would have to post that bail before you could be release.
But if the incident is from September, you don't have other criminal history, and (most importantly) you don't have a history of failing to show up for court, then bail should not be an issue.
Not a bad idea to talk to a lawyer prior to court of course.
I recently had a single-car accident where I skidded on black ice and ended up crashing into a ditch. I was able to move the car to the shoulder on the other side of the road and turned on my flashers. There were no other cars in the vicinity at t...
That could be important. You really should have a lawyer review the documents. The proper county is an element of the charge, and if the charging documents don't establish the county where the incident occurred, the district court lacks jurisdiction and the ticket has to be dismissed.
If it's right on one document and wrong on the other, it becomes more complicated. Also, there is probably an incident report that the officer generated, and many courts don't give you access to that document until you show up for your hearing. That report could change the nature of the defense.
i recently talked and only talked to a 16 year old girl. she told me she is 18. i am 21. can i get in trouble? my soon to be ex wife who i am currently separated with is trying to get my in trouble to win custody of my two sons. what are the reper...
This is a complex question and I strongly recommend that you talk to a lawyer on the phone or in person, and not post anything further on a public website.
It is a crime to communicate with a minor for an 'immoral' sexual purpose. It becomes a felony if that communication happens by electronic means. It is a different crime to exchange photos or videos of explicit sexual nature, and yet another crime to disclose intimate images of another.
This is a very complex area of the law and you can't get reliable advice without talking to a lawyer about the details of your individual situation.
I need to show a good cause for failure to commitment of judgement and sentence. My attorney ignored me. I needed to Amend my confinement of electronic home monitoring. I found out he was defending a a case which i was a material witness to on t...
Sounds like you need to get back in front of a judge to get an amended commitment, so you can still do EHM? If so, that is certainly a possibility but I would be uncomfortable going in there without a lawyer.
If you are saying that the outcome of your case is tainted because you think your lawyer did something inappropriate, that is a much more complicated conversation and you should contact a lawyer directly to discuss it.
I was ordered to go to drug court. they do not have a bed for me. I have to leave WA. to stay clean. can i be extradited back to WA. State?
Certainly, felony warrants qualify to have a person brought back here from another state. There is some expense to the local jurisdiction, so they don't always choose to do it.
Most often our advice is to hire a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued, and let them negotiate terms of your return.
Bottom line is the warrant never goes away until you appear in the issuing court, and being arrested and brought back is always a possibility. Even if the local jurisdiction chooses not to bring the fugitive back one time, the decision may be different next time.
Washington state. 1st dui. Under .015 bac. Court dropped dui to neg-1. Dui upheld by DOL. 12 month iid required. 90 day suspension. I would like to apply for early removal of IID after 4 months without any violations of the DOLS requirements....
Those numbers don't make any sense to me. I would be happy to look at your paperwork and give you an opinion. But if the court didn't enter a DUI conviction, and the DOL suspension is 90 days, the DOL should not be imposing a one year order.See question
I did not think I was impaired at the time, and still think that was the case
You should talk to a DUI lawyer right away. There could very well be a way to beat this and protect your job. You may have several options, depending on the other facts of the case.See question
OK so where do I start? My licence has been suspended coming on 13 years. No moving Violations ( One No Insurance ticket started it all! ) followed by repeated driving that over the next 5 years got me DWLS 3rd No Insurance infraction 5......
It is an uphill battle, but the sooner you start the sooner you'll be there. And you should be able to do with without a lawyer, as long as you are patient.
Assuming it is still just a financial suspension, then dealing with the collection agencies and the courts that issued the fines is the starting point. I'd be happy to talk you though what you need to do if you want to give a call.
If there is another layer of suspension, other than financial, then the answer gets a little more complex.
My 21 yr. Old son was killed when his friend was driving drunk, rolled the vehicle, throwng my son out of vehicle crushing him. The person was under age, no current drivers licence, and was convicted of vehicular homicide. He on got 28 months in p...
I'm sorry to hear that, what a tragedy.
If you are talking about the insurance settlement, I would definitely have a lawyer handle it for you. There are sometimes multiple sources to recover damages from, that an experienced attorney will know about. Also, the insurance companies commonly try to avoid paying on criminal cases, your lawyer will know how to deal with that. Finally, having a lawyer will insulate you from having to deal with this personally.
I recently discovered that the state of Washington issued a bench warrant back in 1983. After much correspondence I was able to find out the county that the warrant was issued from and the amount of the fine. I mailed a cashiers check to the cou...
I agree, normally personal appearance is required. But I have handled a number of warrant cases without the client having to travel back to WA. Find a lawyer in the area near the courthouse where the warrant is, and contact them about helping you.See question