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  • How can I quash a warrant that was issued in 1983 in the state of Washington?

    I recently discovered that the state of Washington issued a bench warrant back in 1983. After much correspondence I was able to find out the county that the warrant was issued from and the amount of the fine. I mailed a cashiers check to the cou...

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree, normally personal appearance is required. But I have handled a number of warrant cases without the client having to travel back to WA. Find a lawyer in the area near the courthouse where the warrant is, and contact them about helping you.

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  • How long may an individual await or push back a trial?

    This is my second time asking this question, the lawyer who responded to my first post corrected my grammar and did not answer the posted question. How long may someone in jail ask to push back a court date? My friend would like to push...

    Stan’s Answer

    It depends on the charges, the age of the case, and other factors. A continuance, or two, is normally not a big deal. But the judge has to approve, and the prosecutor will object unless there is a legitimate reason for the continuance. On certain types of cases (most notably sex offenses), there are different rules about continuances and they are more difficult. Also a huge difference from one court to another, and from felony to misdemeanor court. Sometimes your money might be better spent on a lawyer; is it worth it to pay a bondsman if your friend is just going to wind up pleading guilty and going right back to jail?

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  • How long does the state of wa hold a license under the need to complete drug and alcohol treatment after a dui?

    I committed a dui 6 years ago, to my probation officer and I, I had completed treatment but the proper papers were not filed by the association who ran the drug and alcohol treatment. nearly 6 years later it still has a hold on my license and the ...

    Stan’s Answer

    They will continue to hold the license until proof of treatment completion is filed. If the agency no longer has the proof, and if the court / probation officer no longer has the proof, then I agree you are probably stuck going to a new place. If you have had no new problems since the last treatment, you probably won't have to do much. I don't see you having any other choice if you want to get a license, and nobody has proof anymore of your previous treatment.

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  • How long is an individual aloud to push out a court date while currently in jail?

    My friend is currently in jail and has 3 charges with the bail amounting to $30,000. I would like to bail him out but do not have immediate funds to do so. So I am wondering if the court date could be pushed farther out so I may save for a short t...

    Stan’s Answer

    It depends on the charges, the age of the case, and other factors. A continuance, or two, is normally not a big deal. But the judge has to approve, and the prosecutor will object unless there is a legitimate reason for the continuance. On certain types of cases (most notably sex offenses), there are different rules about continuances and they are more difficult. Also a huge difference from one court to another, and from felony to misdemeanor court. Sometimes your money might be better spent on a lawyer; is it worth it to pay a bondsman if your friend is just going to wind up pleading guilty and going right back to jail?

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  • Wrongful death of my grand son while in Cps care died of suffocation laying on a couch unattended Do I have a case it's been a y

    I was at a meeting with Cps them stating the the foster home was over capacity it was urgent then it little bit after I got a call at work that my grandson was dead I was not sure if I could start the law suit as the grand mother my grandson was t...

    Stan’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    I definitely think you should speak to an attorney right away. We would need more information to give you reliable advice, but it is definitely something an attorney would be happy to help you with.

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  • Can I defer my DUI ticket or do a diversion program?

    I am 18 and got a DWI/DUI ticket. I got arrested then bailed out and have court tomorrow. I blew a .088 the first time and .093 the second time. What should be my next step? Can I do something so this won't be on my record?

    Stan’s Answer

    Most courts offer some kind of diversion program that lets you clear your record after probation. Could take years, but usually would be possible with your facts.
    Definitely speak to an attorney sooner rather than later, there are probably things you can be doing right now to improve your situation. Better to spend the money now and handle the case right, since your concern is about the long term consequences.

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  • Can I get everything situated before my court date?

    DUI and assault 4, I served 10 days in jail was released on probation. Didn't show up to court for revocation hearing. Was arrested for a warrant got bailed out and my next court date is Sept 15th. If I start taking DV classes, take my victims pan...

    Stan’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it definitely changes a great deal from one judge to another.
    Certainly if you were sentenced to those conditions, you will have to do them sooner or later. You will definitely be in a better situation in front of the judge if you are making progress on the conditions. Generally drug / alcohol assessment and possible treatment needs to be addressed prior to DV, but there are many factors that a lawyer would have to know before giving specific advice about what you should do first.
    I would contact the lawyer who represented you and ask their advice, or hire another lawyer who practices in that court.

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  • Have I violated a anti harassment order by returning a text or phone call to a mutual friend of mine and the petitioner ?

    I've had this 3yr. on again off again relationship with a guy who lives with this older lady . This lady doesn't want us seeing each other so she has placed an anti- harassment order on me . Recently he spent a few days with me and he had her cel...

    Stan’s Answer

    Talk to a lawyer in person or on the phone. You definitely need to have a confidential conversation with a lawyer, and make no more mention of the facts in public forums like this one. I also recommend you not talk to the police until you have spoken to a lawyer first, you may inadvertently say something that will be used against you.

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  • Speeding ticket in kitsap county

    Does a speeding ticket have to include a report number on the ticket. That space was left blank.

    Stan’s Answer

    Maybe. There has to be something to connect the citation to the report. Normally, it's the report number that does that.
    Once you see the report, you will be able to analyze whether the government can demonstrate that the citation you were issued goes with that report. If not, there are no facts for the judge to use to find you committed the infraction.

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  • If you are released on personal recognizances and you miss a court date, can you be charged with bail jumping?

    I got a recreational fishing in the first degree ticket. It's a mandatory court appearance. At the arraignment hearing they said that I was PR'd ( released on personal recognizances) I missed a court date but promptly quashed the warrant. I could ...

    Stan’s Answer

    Technically yes. Whether you had to post bail isn't the question, it's whether you had 'conditions of release'. So if the judge told you anything, like commit no crimes, that is enough.
    Let's be practical though; is a prosecutor really going to pursue misdemeanor bail jump over a fishing violation? That sounds a lot more like empty threats to take advantage of the fact that you are unrepresented, than a true negotiation. I have practiced in this county for over 15 years and never seen that happen.

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