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 ...
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.
I was arrested for thief in the third and false statement at Walmart two weeks ago. I don't believe that I was in the wrong but not my concern, but needless to say it happened and I, while never been charged with thief before I do have a prior re...
If there is a prior trespass order, it is certainly possible the prosecutor could be researching a more serious charge. Shoplift, in violation of a trespass order, can sometimes be filed as burglary.
I agree with the other answers though, it is far more likely that this is typical charging delay. It is common to wait 2 - 6 weeks in this county for a charge to be filed in a case like this. You may want to call the court and make sure they have a correct mailing address for you, so you don't accidentally miss a court date.
It is a good idea to have a lawyer on board prior to the charging decision, they could be a huge help and possibly prevent a charge from even getting filed.
Son got DUI at 17. After turning 18, he had a court appearance. It was decided that he had to pay his fine, check in with a parole officer, go before a victims panel, even though the victim was the friends dog that he swerved to miss, and do Outpa...
Probably, depending on the court. The easiest way is not to transfer supervision, but to get in to an equivalent program in Oregon and just keep the current probation office. This type of charge normally would not prohibit him from moving out of state, he just has to keep up with the treatment obligation.
Talk to the probation officer about it.
My mom recently called 911 because my stepdad inadvertently struck her. We had no idea that a no contact order would be put in place against my stepdad, or that he would remain in jail for so long. When my mom called 911, she explained she wanted ...
Unfortunately there is no way to speed the process up very much. The courts tend to have a 'one size fits all' approach to this type of charge, and you are learning it is very difficult to get someone to listen to your side.
In many cases, the only way to get the result you want is force the case forward to trial. If he is acquitted, the no contact order will go away. Make sure you are in touch with his attorney, that person can keep you advised about the status of the case. Perhaps he could be brought back in front of the judge to re-address the bail?
Found out there is a no-extradition warrant for my arrest in Clallam Co, Washington from 1987: second degree buglary. That was the start of my "criminal career", for lack of better terms. I was convicted for 10 different felonies since 1987 in 2...
Generally, you have to personally appear to clear a warrant. Get a local lawyer on board in advance, to make sure the process goes smoothly and with no surprises to you. Clallam is a county that tends to pretty fair. They could possibly agree to address the warrant without your personal appearance.See question
I recieved a dui in early December it doesn't show on my driving record and my license is still clear. I never received a letter from the dol for suspension. The criminal courts defered the charge. I've called two dol offices one said my license w...
If the IID requirement is not on your driving record, and the criminal case is 'resolved', then it should be fine to remove it. Occasionally, the court order remains in place (intentionally or not), so you could possibly need to check the court orders to make sure you are not in violation if you remove it.
Double check with the lawyer who handled your case, they should be able to clarify for you.
I was arrested on a DUI charge, the paperwork said "physical control" because the polic officers did not see me driving my vehicle, but I got stuck in a ditch. The judge released me the next day, because I had no prior criminal history, but in the...
They will look at the prior history, although it is not the most important thing. There are a number of ways your case could turn out. You should really talk to a local lawyer soon, you will get some tips on what you can do to improve your situation.
For most people the number one priority is avoiding a DUI conviction. In many cases that is possible.
I was involved in a traffic accident about a year and a half ago in SC. I was living in SC at the time, but have a WA license, as I am active duty military. I've since moved back to WA. I was hit on the roadway by 1 other car, we stopped and ca...
That will tell you if you are suspended in WA.
I live in Washington state and my fingerprints are on file with the state
I agree, I would get an attorney involved. Something that you say in a conversation with the police could be interpreted, or mis-interpreted, as involving you in a crime. Seems to me that speaking directly to the police would be a bad move.See question
Lack of medical attention while in custody at Kitsap County jail resulting in amputation.
You certainly can, and should, pursue your legal options. That means talk to a local lawyer right away. It may be a case that has a very high value, but of course a lawyer would have to talk to you about exactly what happened and investigate the case to give you any further advice.
But you definitely should talk to someone soon, these cases require action sooner rather than later.