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Im being charged with robbery second dregee and theif second dregee and I already have payed them back in the same day l need to know what is can they give me?
It is not possible for any attorney to predict what sentence you might receive based on what you have posted. Washington uses a "determinate" felony sentencing procedure where your sentence is set by the seriousness level of the crimes and your prior felony history. It is actually very complicated.
As for your question about whether to take a court appointed attorney or hire an attorney. Court appointed attorneys are just as much an attorney as anyone you might hire. The quality of court-appointed attorneys varies but so does the quality of private lawyers for hire. If you're going to pay for an attorney make certain they specialize in criminal law and have been doing it for some time. Private counsel can be very expensive but not necessarily any better than many public defenders. You might want to meet with the appointed attorney and see what you think. But beware of any attorney who says he or she can guarantee a particular result. By way of disclosure I was a public defender for many years. I always had an excellent relationship with most private attorneys and we freely exchanged information and help to benefit our clients.See question
I was pulled over in Moses lake WA and got a driving while license suspended well I was on probation in two different countys. Lincoln county and grant county. Lincoln county gave me seven days for it and grant county gave me ten day to do. Is tha...
First, every time you drive while suspended is a new crime. But it sounds as though the seven days and ten days are punishment for violating probation on prior convictions. When you are on probation the court usually has suspended some of the possible jail time (90 days maximum on a misdemeanor, 364 on a gross misdemeanor) on conditions like "no new criminal law violations." So when you get arrested for a new charge you can be given more time on the earlier charges until you hit the maximum possible sentence. It doesn't matter what county, you could get time on each earlier conviction even in the same county.See question
got dumped and seriously hurt broken pelvis ruptured blatter,the police were here yesterday left him here because of his injuries,they want him to talk to them about what happend,we feal he shouldnt talk to them without an attorney present,but can...
He should not answer any questions asked by the police. Period. Just like on TV, everything he says can and will be used against him. People often tell the police things that they think are a defense but actually make the situation worse.
Your son does not have to have an attorney to refuse to answer questions. If he is not in custody the police do not have to read him his rights. He needs to refuse to answer all, and I mean all, questions. The police are allowed to lie to get a confession or statement. The only safe course of action is silence. If and when he is charged with a crime he will be able to obtain an appointed attorney if he can't afford one.See question
in the past no insurance tickets were concidered non m,oving in wa. state. But I'm trying to get a new job and their legal dept. is saying that they are a moving violation. This is the only thing holding me back from getting this job, what can I d...
In Washington State a citation for not having insurance is considered a non-moving violation. The list of moving violations can be found in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) at 308-104-160. Here is a link to that list: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-104-160.
The above is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Information provided here is not a substitute for a consultation with an attorney who has the ability to consider all available facts and the specifics of an individual's circumstances.See question
Also if sentence for 15-20 months for residential burglary what can that person do to get out sooner?
Your question seems as if it should be easy to answer. It isn't without much more information. Washington's Sentence Reform Act created "determinate" sentencing and eliminated parole. The SRA is changed almost every legislative session. This results in different outcomes depending upon the sentencing date and what kind of priors the defendant has.
Residential Burglary is a level 4 offense. A 15-20 month sentence range means that the defendant has prior convictions (with no priors the range is 3-9 months). A sentence within the standard range is the time to be served. Good time calculations are complex due to numerous changes in the law. In general, Residential Burglary is eligible for up to 33% good time. This can be less if prior convictions were for certain crimes. DOC is also using a "risk" scoring form to determine each inmates risk level.
To get the maximum available good time you need to avoid infractions of prison rules, do recommended programing and have a release plan approved by DOC.
A defendant's attorney, having all of the needed specific information, is in the best position to answer questions about the possibilites for a particular defendant.
The Sentencing Guidelines manual is available online at: http://www.sgc.wa.gov/
DOC's good time (and other) rules are at: http://www.doc.wa.gov/family/offenderlife/default.asp
All of the above is intended for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The above answer is subject to modification depending upon an individual's particular circumstances.See question
there is someone incarcerated now and owes money to his lawyer for the case that he worked.
The lawyer can pursue the same civil remedies as for any other debt. The client's status as an inmate has no impact on the debt. The attorney can sue for a court judgment and then try to collect from any assets the inmate might have.
Most criminal defense attorneys ask for money up front because trying to collect a fee after the case is over is time-consuming. It is also pointless if the client/debtor has no assets (bank account, real estate, wages) to pay with.
Even if unpaid, though, an attorney is still bound by the rules of professional responsibility. The lawyer can not divulge client secrets or do anything to harm the client's interests in the case. Any attempt to do so should prompt a complaint the state bar association.See question
i couldn't get to my probation meeting
I won't ask you why you missed the meeting, my advice would be the same. Call your PO. If you can reach him/her say you missed and want to come in as soon as possible. And then follow through by showing up. If you can't reach the PO directly, leave a message even if it means going to their office and leaving a note with the receptionist. The idea is to be straight up and show that you are willing to make up the visit.
If a warrant has issued, find out which court the case would be heard in and when they deal with probation matters. At this point it might be helpful to have an attorney to call the prosecutor and the PO to see if the warrant could either be quashed or arrangements made to show up at court to have the judge hear the matter without you having to sit in jail waiting for a date.
You did not say if this was a misdemeanor case, a felony, or whether it is DOC community custody. If it is a violation of community custody the matter is heard before a DOC hearing officer. In these DOC hearings not only are you not entitled to an attorney, if you have an attorney he/she is not allowed to participate. (I know this sounds wrong but it would take too long to explain here).
A word of caution: you are very likely to be drug tested after missing a meeting, so keep it clean. Good luck.See question
This is in regards to two court cases.These include attempted ID theft (found a bank card & ID on the ground and tried to use it in a bank to withdraw cash to no avail) & accused theft 1 (acquaintance misplaced a ring and accused him of stealing i...
No. The statute of limitations concerns the period of time between the commission of the crime and the filing of charges. The period depends upon the crime. Gross misdemeanors usually have a two year statute of limitations. Some crimes, such as homicide, do not have a statute of limitation; charges can be brought no matter how old the case.
Once charges have been filed there is no longer a statute of limitation issue. When someone fails to appear the court usually issues an arrest warrant. Warrants can remain open for an indefinite period or the court can re-issue expired warrants. Sorry, but these cases will not just go away.See question
on september 28 2008 i got my second dui and they are just now putting me thru court when it happend i made a deal with the dea and they let me go he is now saying that i never complied and i did but he never called me back so i thought everything...
Statutes of limitation deal with the time between the crime and the charging of the crime. Once charges are filed, the statute of limitations no longer applies. I am not licensed in Alaska but in most states the court's jurisdiction period does not run out if a warrant is issued. In short, you can't wait this case out, you will have to deal with it. Better to go to court on your own, even if there is a chance of being jailed, than get picked up when you least expect it. It also looks better to the court that you can in on your own. You should get a local attorney to help you with this. Good luck.See question
I own a bar were the local township police relentlessly observe the bar parking lot across the street while they are on “routine patrol” between the hours of 10pm to 2am, when the bar closes. Would this be considered entrapment? Because; in my opi...
The prior answers are correct. What you should be concerned about is over-serving your customers. If they are being pulled over after being followed from your establishment there is no question that they had their last drink at your place. This can have a consequence for your liquor license if the police complain about the number of DUIs coming from your bar. There is also a serious issue of civil liability if a driver leaving your establishment is involved in an accident.See question