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  • How to get a NCO order lifted in Wa state

    BF and i got into a little argument he left to his parents house (we agree its best to seperate when arguing) my cell phone was lef tin his car I then went to his parents house to get my phone he would not let me in, I left as i was doing so he h...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Most judges will keep a no contact order in place until they see your BF take active steps to get tretament for his behavior. The DV assessment is the best and sometimes only way to persuade a judge. The health of your pregnancy only enforces the judge's concern for your safety. Good luck, sometimes it's a good idea to be represented yourself at these hearings so someone who knows what a judge's concerns are can argue for you.

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  • If California has two bench warrants for a misdemeanor, will they extradite you from Washington?

    Failure to comply with the courts

    Cassandra’s Answer

    I agree, I have many clients who have Washington warrants and have moved to other states, since have been pulled over, and were not extradited. Also it is common practice by California to only extradite on felony cases and even those not unless they are violent felonies. I have seen on jail calendars many inmates released after California was contacted about a warrant and they refused to extradite. Still good idea to make plans to go to California to resolve those misdemeanor matter so you don't have to worry anymore about them.

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  • How are protection domestic violence orders suppose to protect us if nothing is done when a violation happens?

    So I had a witness come to me and tell me that my ex asked her to follow me and gave her my address, car make , model, and license plate, my work information and my school information (i just transferred to this new school this quarter so how he k...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    The protection order is suppose to keep him from coming near you. You did the right thing by reporting the stalking with help of 3rd party. I agree with other attorneys who have suggested being safe, keep a cell phone near you, and stay in public view. Doesn't seem like he's come near you, as he's been instructed by the court. Hang in there.

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  • Am I able to get an ignition interlock device on a car I do not own?

    I was arrested for a DUI in 2011, but it was reduced to reckless driving. I was just again arrested for a DUI charge (2013). I'm hoping to plead for a deferred prosecution, which I know entails an Ignition Interlock Device. My boyfriend and I cur...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Check out the DOL website look under the tab for suspended licenses and DUI, lots of information there. If you have questions check in with an attorney but DOL does a great job of setting out the rules and regulations of Ignition Interlock Devices. Best of luck!

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  • Im in snohomish county , and have a d.u.i. i caught a new misedimenor charge out of a diffrent county ...

    and they say its a probation violation, im now pregnant and super concerned about how much jail time im looking at.. This will be my first violation...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Understandably your stressed out. Probation likely reported the new charge to your sentencing judge who called you in for a hearing, or will. Depending on which judge in Smohomish and which court will determine what your actually facing. All the judges in Snoho are different and some will allow for your new charge to be resolved before taking action some wont. You need to know that before you appear. Do NOT go in to a review unprepared. Despite the new charge make certain your up to date on fines, treatment, or any other conditions the judge set for you. I agree with the gentlemen's recommendations you hire an attorney to fight the new charge it sometimes helps to hire that attorney to also do your review. Please be prepared.

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  • Decovery the day is wrong for the day it happend the cops and all the papper work says 23 th it happend but was the 22nd

    Should I go to trial

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Did the incident happen close to midnight? Because oftentimes the mistake is made about date because it's minutes away from the 23rd or 22nd but is easily corrected before trial or even during trial by the prosecutor as Mr. Lawrence points out.

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  • How can I stop someone from getting a restraining order against me when the story they are providing the courts is a lie?

    A neighbors 11 year old was riding his quad on the private road going thru my property and he apparently told his parents that I chased him in my car and tried to hit him. They called the sheriff and subsequently filed a temporary restraining orde...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    It's been my experience that judges know when a story is embellished, they do this everyday. You need to write a declaration of what happened and appear at the hearing. The other side needs to meet certain legal standards with facts. It's important to present your side in a clear and calm manner. Cool & level head always prevails.

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  • What are the consequences for perjury in a criminal case?

    If a victim committed perjury, what can be his/her consequence? And how can this be brought forward to the judge?

    Cassandra’s Answer

    If you mean bring it to the judge because it caused the defendant to be convicted wrongly, then the proper channel would depend if your goal us to have the victim punished or to overturn the defendant's conviction. If your goal is to have them punished then reporting it to the prosecutor may be a good place to start. If your goal is to have the defendant's conviction overturned then speaking yo an attorney that does appeals would be a good start. Like my colleague mentions below, proving perjury is difficult, so be aware of that from the start.

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  • What does Robbery 2 drop to after? Theft 1 then??

    First case offense, originally Robbery 1. Plea bargain is willing to take robbery 2. Wondering what the next lowest charge would be??

    Cassandra’s Answer

    It depends on the facts of the case. A lower charge could be something different altogether. I recommend discussing the matter with your attorney.

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  • How will a first offense OWI in Wisconsin impact my NY State drivers licnese?

    If found guilty, will Wisconsin DMV report this to NY DMV? I was told that Wisconsin is not a part of the Drivers License Compact and will not share this information with my DMV. Is this true?

    Cassandra’s Answer

    While some states may not report a conviction to another state's DMV, the state where the conviction originated from will have it reflected on their DMV driving records. When you apply to obtain or renew a license in a different state they will check your driving record from other states, so while it may not be reported to them directly, they will find out.

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