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  • Can I get a DUI/DWI if my wife has video evidence of me drinking and driving?

    While driving she has secretly videoed me drinking l, having open containers, and doing I with our son in the back seat. She's also pregnant. Can their be child endangerment charges?

    Stan’s Answer

    Depends on the strength of the video. Could a jury find your ability to drive was impaired, by the consumption of alcohol? And as long as you are married, you can object to your wife being called as a witness against you.
    I cannot imagine a criminal prosecutor pursuing such a case, but they have certainly surprised me in the past.

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  • What will happen in court? What fines will I receive?

    A couple weeks ago I got caught shoplifting with my friend in Walmart in Washington state. The LP woman did not call the police & we were not arrested, she did say because we helped each other that we would both pay together. In my letter it asks ...

    Stan’s Answer

    Washington law allows the store to impose a civil penalty of up to $200. It is completely separate from a possible criminal charge. That doesn't mean you shouldn't pay it, but whether the local prosecutor files a charge against you is not determined by the civil penalty.
    Walmart does generally forward shoplift reports to the police, and prosecutors in Kitsap county almost always file criminal charges. I recommend you talk to a lawyer here before that happens; it may be possible that a deal could be worked out before you are charged, keeping your record completely clear.

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  • Can you get arrested for shoplifting at a later time if they can identify u

    My sister has been going in to Safeway, target, Fred Meyers, and wal-mart stores. Getting a shopping cart full of items and then walking right out of the store. She has not been caught or even followed. I was wondering if they just let her go beca...

    Stan’s Answer

    Shoplifters get away with it more often than not. She might never get caught. However, stores are definitely more aggressive than ever with shoplifters. It could be that they see her on video, but haven't had someone in the right place to physically detain her. Therefore, they will keep watching for her to come back. So yes; it could be that when a store finally does catch her, she gets charged with multiple crimes.

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  • Can I sue the jail I was locked up in for getting my face shattered

    Can I sue the jail I was locked up in for getting my face shattered in booking while asleep by some man

    Stan’s Answer

    You should definitely contact a lawyer right away. Important evidence needed to prove your claim can get lost if not preserved quickly. Talk to a lawyer who practices near that jail to at least get your questions answered. Make sure you call someone you can trust who knows what they are doing.

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  • Can a 27 year old male legally have sex with a 16 year old female?

    I posted an ad on Craigslist in the casual encounter section, specifically looking for adult sexual activity, as made clear in my post. I received a reply from a girl who said she wanted to meet up with me for fun. We started to email and she aske...

    Stan’s Answer

    Very confusing area of the law. The legal age of consent for sexual contact is 16. However, it is illegal to communicate with a person under 18 for an 'immoral' purpose of a sexual nature. That is a misdemeanor, unless done by electronic means in which case it can be a felony. The person need not actual be a minor, it is a crime if the adult believes them to be a minor (hence the "Catch a Predator").
    So paradoxically what you are planning to do might not be a crime, but what you have already done probably is.
    You may want to talk to a lawyer in confidence about this.

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  • What are the loopholes to being a "legal" Prostitute?

    Please say anything and everything

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree there is no legal prostitution in Washington State. If you are considering getting into the sex industry, it is probably a good idea to meet with a lawyer and just get your questions answered about what is legal and what is not, so that you do not inadvertently break the law. Most lawyers have a moderate consultation fee that would cover you getting information that could save you a lot of time and money down the road.

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  • Is there any law against sexual talk with a minor online? not asking her to have sex, just role play sex online.

    a girl on a social website would not stop harrassing me to be her online boy friend and i told her i am 18 and she is 15. she threaten suicide and would not stop messaging me and cursing at me. i reported her but she just made a new account everyt...

    Stan’s Answer

    Yes, very clearly a crime. Specifically, Communication with a Minor for Immoral Sexual Purpose. It is a sex offense, and carries very unpleasant penalties if there is a conviction.
    My advice is that you get to a lawyer's office quickly.

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  • Fugitive from Justice?

    My niece took her son out of state without permission from the other parent and has now been arrested and charged with fugitive from justice, does that mean that she had another warrant from our state or is it from taking him from our state?

    Stan’s Answer

    We could be mixing up terms here, hard to tell without more information. But a fugitive charge would normally allege that there is a warrant in a state other than the one the defendant is in.
    In WA, the defendant can be held on bail for up to 90 days while the two states coordinate the return of the defendant. The defendant can also stipulate to the validity of the warrant and get sent back sooner.

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  • Is it possible to change a guilty plea after I was made promises that were untrue by my public defender?

    I plead guilty to a DUI charge that I was going to take to trial. When presented with the deal, my public defender promised me that I would no longer have to be on DOC supervision and that I would not be sent to Hawaii for violation of my intersta...

    Stan’s Answer

    It is possible. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, because withdrawal of the plea may be time limited. State and federal law require that an accused person be fully informed about consequences of a plea, and failure to provide that information may allow withdrawal of the plea.

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  • Is there any way a judge would drop the manditory 30 day jail for a dwi probation violation?

    i got a dwi back in dec 2010. Got sober on my own last year. I attended outpatent at Agape. I graduated. I had 11 months before I relapsed. I still angry with a lot of resentments from my childhood until my adulthood. I was beaten by my mom, ...

    Stan’s Answer

    Waive? Probably not. But in certain circumstances, a judge can convert the jail to an alternative, such as home monitoring or even credit for time in an inpatient facility.
    I would be happy to discuss this with you if you want to call or email.
    stan@glissonmorris.com
    360.519.3500

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