I didnt pay a ticket in time and my license was suspended. I wasnt aware until I got a dwls 3rd charge. I have to drive for work and unfortunately have a few dwls charges I currently face. They are in Cowlitz, Pierce and King County courts as w...
its possible an attorney representing you could get the cases resolved together, by speaking with all of the prosecutors and seeking what is called a "global resolution." it may be that on the district court level, the courts are not inclined to hear charges occurring out of their jurisdictions (with felony matters, it is not uncommon to have one county handle another county's case as part of a global resolution); i suspect the municipal court matter will need to be addressed in that court though that doesnt mean it cant be a part of the global resolution. if you dont already have one, it makes sense to get an attorney; if you are indigent, you should contact the attorneys assigned to you matters to let them know that you want to resolve all of your cases at once and ask if you can waive your appearance at any hearings.See question
I another party went to watch a football game at Applebees on 11/07/16. Due to miscommunication on both parts(thinking the other had payed) we left. Police showed up at our location a few hours later. That is when we realized the error. Offered to...
it may well be that there is a way to resolve this case without you having to enter a guilty plea. there are alternatives that would allow you to continue your case for 12 months (or perhaps less) during which you will pay fines/court costs and restitution, and stay out of trouble. if you have paid what you are required to pay and havent been convicted of a new charge, this current charge could be dismissed. the outcome depends on the jurisdiction - different prosecuting attorneys offices and courts handle such cases differently. you really need to have an attorney help you negotiate the sort of result about which you are asking. i do agree with the previous response as to your forgetting to pay (that everyone so charged would make the claim) but i do think it is of moment that you dont have criminal history and that you attempted to pay when you were made aware of the problem.See question
I turned in Daughter for drugs in her home 9 yrs ago, she filed a no contact order it was granted, two grandkids as minors were listed on it. They are both over 18 now, is it legal for them to come see me now? Am I OK to have contact with them now...
if the no contact order is still in effect, the fact that the grandchildren are no longer minors doesnt matter. however, if they want to have contact with you, they could seek to have the no contact order removed as to them. you should probably check with your court clerks office (i think that would be Kittitas County Superior Court) to see for how long the no contact order is in place - they typically have an expiration date, and unless the order was renewed, once it expires, you may have contact with anyone who was listed on the order. i would advise against contact with your daughter period, and your grandchildren until you have determined if the order is still in effect.See question
The defendant in this case was booked with 7 charges. 2 counts of forgery, DUI, UPCS, Making a false statement, obstruction & Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. In what appears to be a plea agreement, defendant plead guilty to 1 count of forgery ...
The case is still an open case until such time as the client is sentenced, at which time the case becomes "closed."
There are many offenses over which both the state and federal government have jurisdiction. Sometimes a matter that could be charged at the federal level is charged instead at the state level - in my experience that has occurred in cases in which the criminal activity is on a small scale.See question
My case happend in the county jail in 1977 I did my time and was release in 1995 been on level 1 status working doing good just want to be left alone
Its not clear what you mean when you ask about your rights. Your conviction is public record and anyone can look at public records. If you want to be relieved of your obligation to register as a sex offender, you should speak to an attorney who does that work. My firm, the Meryhew Law Group, specializes in representing people charged and/or convicted of sex offenses. Take a look at our website than give us a call. I spent several years in the TriCities and still take cases there.See question
Child stressful time and needed daycare in order to work no family support at the time with no diversion in king county should I just plea? Great work record and status in community out of character crime . My job also knows because of a random ba...
Please hire an attorney and if that is not possible, ask for a court appointed attorney. You do not want to make any decision about the resolution of your case without speaking first to an attorney experienced in criminal defense. There are many really good private counsel and public defenders in King County. It may be that one such attorney could get a resolution for your case that reduces the charges and allows you to continue working.See question
A friend has been charged with PC664/187(A). Video evidence shows he is innocent and the actual suspects have been arrested. However he is still in jail awaiting court next month. He had a court date this month where he met the public defender t...
Some of the best private criminal defense attorneys in this country started their careers as public defenders. The case loads are large but that doesnt necessarily mean that the public defenders so a bad job. Your friend must continue to make attempts to contact his attorney to share the information regarding his innocence; if you have that same information, perhaps you could contact the attorney. If contact by phone isnt working, use email or certified letter instead ( I like email because it creates an electronic papertrail that can be later used to prove communication took place). If the defender doesnt have the information, s/he cannot properly assess the case or represent your friend, and it may be taht the defender didnt/doesnt yet have the video evidence of which you speak.See question
The defendant can pay immediate restitution (13K) and is willing to comply with any requirements set out by the court. No prior arrests or convictions. If a SOC isn't offered, what other options are there? Is all hope lost??? If a SOC isn't possi...
You should be addressing your questions to your attorney. It may be that with no criminal history and the ability to pay restitution, the state will offer you a misdemeanor theft. It is unlikely that one gets an SoC on a felony matter - I havent seen it happen - but your attorney can certainly ask the prosecutor for such an outcome.See question
THE PROBABLE CAUSE CHARGES ARE 1ST DEGREE ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE $500.
You will not be punished for contacting the assailant but s/he could be - there is likely an order outstanding that prohibits that person from contacting you and s/he could face additional charges for the contact, even if you initiate it.
Once the police have been called, it is generally out of the hands of the people involved. It is the state that makes the decision about charges and going forward with a criminal case, not the victim. You can speak with the prosecutor assigned to your case to let him or her know how you feel about the incident but they wont be obligated to drop the charges.
You should consider speaking to a counselor in your area who works with the victims of violence. Perhaps with was an isolated incident or there was a misunderstanding that led to the police being called, but if this isnt the first time you have been assaulted by this person, continuing to have contact with him/her may lead to greater harm for you.See question
He currently has a charge of Organized Retail Theft 2 and has an extensive Theft history all in which he plead guilty to. I'm just wondering... Thanks!
Organized Retail Theft 2 has a 5 year maximum sentence. As to what specific sentence one could get for such a conviction, that would depend on how many prior felony convictions you friend has - if all of his priors are misdemeanor thefts, it may be that he only faces 0 to 90 days; if he has several felony theft convictions, he could face up to 43 to 57 months. His attorney will have access to his criminal history and will be able to give your friend the sentencing range applicable to his case.See question