Yesterday after trying to get a hold of my ex to exchange our son for fathers day he became irritate. I gave him directions to where I was, just 3 min off the freeway. He was coming from up north a little ways so it wasn't that far out of the way....
Threats, if you believe that they would be carried out, are Harassment. When he pushed you out of the way, that was Assault. Doing these things in front of your son, depending on his age, can be an aggravating factor. If you are nervous or just want to speak with someone about the process and how to protect yourself, most Prosecutor's Offices will have a Victims Advocate that can help you through the process. Keep yourself safe and good luck.See question
I was put on 12 months of probation for minor in possession of marijuana. I was placed on active probation and had to check in every week for the first three months, after those 3 months I was told to only check in once every month. Now I have bee...
If the Court or the Prosecutor has suspicion that you are using, they can always ask that you give a sample. I've seen that done many times. If you refuse, they presume the result is positive. So yes, I believe that even though your form doesn't expressly say that there will be random drug tests, there certainly can be. Best to just keep clean, which it sounds like is your plan. Cleanse your social media profiles of photos of you with alcohol or drugs, prosecutors love looking at those these days. Bunch of stalkers!See question
Gross misdemeanor. Unlawful firing of a weapon. Snohomish County, Wa. St. 2011 started 2 yr rehab supervised program and 3 yr unsupervised probation to total 5 yrs. Ended 6/6/16 with no further incidents. Do I need to contact someone? Do I receiv...
In all the Court that I have been in, if you are in full compliance, they will dismiss the case in your absence. Probably the best thing that you can do is just call the Court Clerk and verify with them that they believe that you are in compliance. Then you are covering your bases.See question
My girlfriend's sister locked me out of my apartment. Is this a good reason to call the police? I am using phone right now
There is a lot you are leaving out, so I am going to say "no."See question
I wonder if someone's grocery shopping cart accidently bumps into another parked vehicle in a parking lot , and if the person who had the shopping cart just walk away, can she/he be charged wih crimnal panalty as "hit and run, If someone sees it...
It is not a Hit and Run. If the person did it intentionally, it could be Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree if there was damage caused to the vehicle. The police may not get overly excited about that and I could see it going nowhere.See question
Most likely. However it would be better to call an attorney and have a private consultation rather than admit that you are violating your conditions of release online.See question
If someone is 19 it is okay to ask someone who is 16 to have sex? I know 16 is the age of consent but I just want to be sure?
Yes*. Technically it is OK to have sex with a 16 year old as the age of consent is 16. The previous answers correctly note the exceptions to that rule. The issue is conflicting statutes regarding age. While is it legal to have consensual sex with a 16 year old, it is NOT legal to communicate with them about it. Strange, but true. Communication with a Minor for an Immoral purpose deals with anyone under 18. So while you may be able to have sex with a 16 year old, you can not express to them your desire to do so. You can be prosecuted for "speaking dirty" to someone who is 16 or 17. No naughty talk, no dirty letters.See question
I just need to know what to plan for
Typically people contact our office and we will either call the Court Clerks, or if we need more specific information, we call the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. We are always able to get information one of those two ways. Best of luck.See question
I have recently seen the viral video of Phoenix Jones fighting a racist and claiming that Washington has a mutual combat law that permits fights between the plantiff and defendant so long as the defendant did not beat the plantiff excessively, and...
No, it is not permitted under the law. The definition of assault includes "harmful or unwanted" contact. So why can't two consenting adults say that the assault is neither harmful or unwanted. Basically, "I'm asking for a fight." That would seem like wanted contact that has been consented too.
Washington Courts have consistently held that this is unlawful. The reason being is that consent is not a valid defense to something that is against public policy. It is viewed, in general, that assaults are breaches to the "public peace." If something is a breach to the public peace, then it follows that it is also a violation of public policy - hence the courts do not allow a "consent" defense. There is, however, a distinction for competitive sports.
In early November, I was actually so interested in this topic that I wrote a blog article about it. I go into much more depth in the article. I will attach it here:
Best of Luck - Ryan WIttSee question
My son was caught trespassing on a abandon lot. A witness heard the sound of breaking glass and thought they had broken a window but the window was already broken and my son only smashed glass on the ground. He did steal anything but how long coul...
An attorney will need to know significantly more facts to be able to answer this question. How old is he? Has he ever been charged with a crime before? Has he done a juvenile diversion? Has he been charged with tis current offense by the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney? You probably need to dial up a Kitsap County Defense Attorney and they will know what questions to ask you. Best of luck.See question