She's 17 and I'm 15 and I wanna know if it's ok
Washington law views you and your girlfriend as 'peers' close enough in age that the disparity does not cause an imbalance in power. As Mr. Laukkonen states in his fine answer, as long as the parents of both of you are aware of the relationship, it should be okay. There are certain things that you simply should not do, such as sext or communicate by electronic means such as email, text or Instagram , in a sexual way. All of these things could be viewed now or at a later time as criminal acts.See question
A ex called police when we were in a dispute over child. Out of spite because I broke it off. And now has her kids as witness (lie)
Mr. Smith is correct. You going to trial will probably force the prosecutor to examine the case again, and determine if there is real bias by persons who have a motive to fabricate.
The prosecutor will not want to put the children on the stand, and may offer you a plea bargain, such as a "Stipulated Order of Continuance", which allows the case to be dismissed with out a conviction. However, you would likely be required to get some sort of counseling.
Some prosecutors get quite upset at the prospect of children being subjected to an emotional trial involving a parent, and may professionally retaliate by increased punishment if you get convicted.
Talk to a lawyer thoroughly about your options. Good luck.
I went to this place where I was told there was an estate sell when I went up to house door was wide open. I knocked and walked in first room and saw prices on everything. I yelled hello and then when I left I had a couple and there kid run up to ...
Your question is a little confusing, but here is what I would share with anyone concerning diversion: it allows you to avoid conviction if you stay out of trouble for awhile, and do some probationary-like things, such as community service or a small fine.
You describe the traditional defense for criminal trespass; you thought you were invited in(for an estate sale ).
Diversion is for people who are NOT contesting their guilt, at least in most circumstances.
Your factual description makes sense, but others are going to say that you had no right to go inside, and that you fled when confronted.
So, you have to do a risk analysis: either go to trial on facts that will be advocated both 'for' and 'against' you, or take an offer wherein you can come out of the episode with no conviction.
You should discuss the offer in more detail with a lawyer. good luck.
If Statutes of limitations time past and a year later video evidence to convict that person is found could that person still face jail time ?
Both previous answers are accurate and helpful.
Additionally, the applicable S/L can depend on when the fed government alleges the crime was completed; if the government alleges there is a continuing course of conduct( such as in drug manufacturing cases )the S/L 'starts' when the Rx manufacturing ends. If there is a continuing enterprise, then there is no S/L that starts ticking. Tolling may occur when the person or enterprise avoids detection by purposefully leaving the applicable jurisdiction(such as leaving the state to avoid arrest).
Talk with a lawyer soon to determine if any of these things, or other wrinkles involving the correct S/L is present. Good luck.
My significant other is being charged with Criminal Burg and DV for phone harassment and broke into a boat I was suppose to be at. He's been in King county jail over a month now. The courts placed a NCO on him and I'm trying to have it modified or...
The most effective way to deal with your issue is to get a hearing to have a judge consider your request for rescission or modification of the NCO. The most effective way to get such a hearing is to hire a lawyer. That lawyer will know how to schedule such a hearing for the court to consider your request. That lawyer will also be able to effectively communicate for you that the Victim's Advocate is not listening to your particular issues. Good luck.See question
So found out got a warrant for trafficking stolen property in the 1st degree and found out it was for a paint gun that my soon to be ex husband had me pawn , we were on and off at the time , cause he was under investigation for rape ,and I couldn'...
Similar to Mr. Laukkonen's answer, you must find a lawyer to advocate your arguments you present here. You may well have an actual defense, but first you must get the warrant taken care of. Most court's have a 'warrant calendar' to deal with FTA's(failure to appear), and you have a good response for why you did not appear on the date described in the summons. You need an attorney to argue for you. That person may even be able to have the prosecutor withdraw the warrant, if you agree to be arraigned at a certain time. Good luck.
I'm 18 years old and she is 16 years old. We haven't had sex yet but maybe in the future time we will. She also agree with it. Could I be in trouble because she is 16? Do I need her parents agree to have sex? I live in Washington not DC.
It isn't, from your description, simply whether someone is of legal age to consent(which is indeed 16). If you are 'communicating' with this person in a sexual way, this could be the crime of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The WA statute prohibits sex talk between an adult and someone who is a minor, i.e. less than 18. You are running the risk of being charged with this crime if you talk about having sex with this individual. Whether this is a realistic risk is one you are gambling with.
It is a felony registration offense to communicate via electronic means, such as texts or email.
So you are running a risk, particularly if you 'seek consent' from a parent; not too many dads are going to give a green light to have sex with their daughters. But they may direct you to have no further communication with the daughter.
I was incarcerated for Assualt 2, I served approximately 90 days in jail only to have my case "Dismissed without prejudice"
Waaay too complex an question to answer 'yes or no' in a discussion forum like this.
Consistent with previous answers, you can consult with an attorney to see if there is any remedy, but there is probably not going to be.
The State, including the jail, has sovereign immunity from lawsuits, unless there was no probable cause for the charge against you(you did not indicate in your question whether you were absolutely innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever, and there was no evidence at all to charge you). If there was probable cause, then the State/jail are immune from lawsuits in State court.
There may be a 'civil rights' violation in Federal court-that is why you can consult with a lawyer to determine the likelihood that such a claim would be successful. Good luck .
I know somebody who has multiple prior felonies, spent time in prison before, is on probation and now arrested for PSP II, Forgery and theft. What is a likely jail sentence for this person? Bail is set at $30,000. He has been in and out of jail fo...
Mssrs Melnick and Laukkonen are correct: there is no way of telling what your friend is going to get in terms of a jail sentence. But, with "multiple prior felonies", and crimes that are inherently involving acts of dishonesty, it is VERY likely that this person is facing imprisonment, not just county jail-the exact amount of time is going to be based on the factors discussed in previous answersSee question
I was caught shoplifting from a chain store. I have been convicted of theft 3 from another of their stores in 2009. I wasn't aware of a no trespass order, nor was it signed. But I'm being charged with burglary 2. What is the sentencing range for s...
Agree with both Mssrs Nahajski & Laukkonen's answers.
The reason you need to consult with an experienced lawyer 'asap' is that Burg 2, even in Thurston County, appears to be overcharged, based on your description that this was a shoplifting matter gotten out of hand.
However, it is possible that people are simply getting tired of you shoplifting, and you should be getting tired of getting into trouble. An experienced lawyer quite conceivably can a very good disposition for you on this case.