was at a casino and hit a jackpot, while jackpot reeling winnings the machine crashed. Waved an attendant over and she opened up the machine and cleared it. Denied me my money I put into the machine and the jackpot (unknown amount as machine crash...
Definitely. Port Orchard has a number of fine attorneys, start calling / emails lawyers right away and find one that you are comfortable working with.See question
I got charged with residential burglary. I have never committed crime. I have a honorable discharge from the army. I just got into a argument with my parents. Drank a whole bottle of vodka and broke out the windows of a house that was for sale. I ...
The standard sentence range is between 3 and 9 months in jail. So yes, if you are convicted, you will almost certainly be sentenced to jail.
The court does have alternative programs that a lawyer can help you qualify for, though. I would say based on your facts, if you hire a lawyer you have a good chance of getting out of this without jail. The other priority of course is avoiding a felony conviction, and that may be a very attainable goal as well.
I definitely recommend you talk to a lawyer quickly, as there may be affirmative steps you could be taking right now that will improve your situation.
Charge is theft 3 the recovered the merchandise but I was schudeled in court but I didn't know anything about the court date
I agree, I would call a lawyer right away and find out what your options are. You can also call the clerk of the court, and they can tell you if a warrant has been issued for you, and if so how to get in front of a judge to get that warrant cleared.See question
I was pulled over with no insurance, suspended license and the wrong plates on my car I requested a mitigation hearing is it too late to ask for a deferral on my ticket?
Generally you must respond within 14 days. And the suspended license is a criminal charge, so you should have been given a mandatory court date for that.
I would call the court clerk, there should be a number on the ticket. If you have missed the deadline to get a court hearing, some courts allow you to make a motion to re-open the case so you can handle it, to prevent the fine from going to collections.
this person was already trespassed from a store and got caught stealing there. they have about 7-8 prior felonies and two strikes. just wondering what the range is for jail/prison time would be.
8 felonies may mean 8 'points'. Could be more (some felonies count more than one point), but for Burglary 2 with 8 points, the standard sentence range is 43 ‐ 57 months.See question
A friend on mine has over 80 traffic tickets and driving on a suspended tickets. Suspended because of unpaid tickets. Starting at 16. It has ruined his chance to ever have any credit. Is it true that you do not need a license to drive. That it is ...
There is a constitutional right to travel, but not to drive. It has been long established that states may rightfully prescribe uniform regulations necessary for public safety and order in the operation upon its highways of motor vehicles, and the state may require the licensing of drivers. E.g., Hendrick v. Maryland, 235 U.S. 610, 59 L.Ed. 385, 35 S.Ct. 140 (1915); State v. Clifford, 57 Wn.App. 127, 787 P.2d 571 (1990); Spokane v. Port, 43 Wn.App. 273, 275-76, 716 P.2d 945 (1986).
"What is at issue here is not his right to travel interstate, but his right to operate a motor vehicle on the public highways, and we have no hesitation in holding that this is not a fundamental right." Berberian
v. Petit, 374 A.2d 791 (R.I. 1977).
Thanks to Jeff Jahns and Pam Loginsky, authors of "Freemen: Armageddon’s Prophets of Hate And Terror", 1999.
What many people in his situation do is consider a bankruptcy to discharge the old debts, free the driver's privilege, then test and get a license, then start rebuilding credit.See question
I have no criminal history, and when I was arrested for the DUI (marijuana), they did not book me into the jail or make me pay bail. They made me take a blood test at the hospital and then let me go to a hotel after impounding my car, which I was ...
You should be aware that it is a possibility and plan accordingly. But based on the little information here, it is extremely unlikely.
At that first hearing the court will set 'conditions of release'. Commonly, they will tell you while the case is pending not to drink, not to drive without a license and insurance, to follow the law, that sort of thing. They have the right to also order bail if there is a reason to do so, and you would have to post that bail before you could be release.
But if the incident is from September, you don't have other criminal history, and (most importantly) you don't have a history of failing to show up for court, then bail should not be an issue.
Not a bad idea to talk to a lawyer prior to court of course.
I recently had a single-car accident where I skidded on black ice and ended up crashing into a ditch. I was able to move the car to the shoulder on the other side of the road and turned on my flashers. There were no other cars in the vicinity at t...
That could be important. You really should have a lawyer review the documents. The proper county is an element of the charge, and if the charging documents don't establish the county where the incident occurred, the district court lacks jurisdiction and the ticket has to be dismissed.
If it's right on one document and wrong on the other, it becomes more complicated. Also, there is probably an incident report that the officer generated, and many courts don't give you access to that document until you show up for your hearing. That report could change the nature of the defense.
i recently talked and only talked to a 16 year old girl. she told me she is 18. i am 21. can i get in trouble? my soon to be ex wife who i am currently separated with is trying to get my in trouble to win custody of my two sons. what are the reper...
This is a complex question and I strongly recommend that you talk to a lawyer on the phone or in person, and not post anything further on a public website.
It is a crime to communicate with a minor for an 'immoral' sexual purpose. It becomes a felony if that communication happens by electronic means. It is a different crime to exchange photos or videos of explicit sexual nature, and yet another crime to disclose intimate images of another.
This is a very complex area of the law and you can't get reliable advice without talking to a lawyer about the details of your individual situation.
I need to show a good cause for failure to commitment of judgement and sentence. My attorney ignored me. I needed to Amend my confinement of electronic home monitoring. I found out he was defending a a case which i was a material witness to on t...
Sounds like you need to get back in front of a judge to get an amended commitment, so you can still do EHM? If so, that is certainly a possibility but I would be uncomfortable going in there without a lawyer.
If you are saying that the outcome of your case is tainted because you think your lawyer did something inappropriate, that is a much more complicated conversation and you should contact a lawyer directly to discuss it.