I had my arraignment, my attorney plead not guilty for me. The judge then set a pretrial date and the courtroom is in the basement of the county jail instead of courthouse. Should I plan on going to jail because it's in the basement of the jail?
Yakima District Court, Union Gap and Superior court hold court in the courthouse and in the jail basement. There is nothing about having court in the jail that means any specific individual will be going to jail.
There are defendants who are held in custody and it's easier for the jail to transport them to those basement courtrooms.See question
Got in trouble arguing with another person. Then used foul language an walked across the street an got in trouble for something with traffic. But overall got charged with a disorderly conduct an now have to go to court.
Depending on your criminal history, you can resolve your case with a stay of proceedings (SOP) or a stipulated order of continuance (SOC). Different courts in Yakima County call it one or the other. But basically it's a 1-2 year continuance. You pay a fee and stay out of trouble and it gets dismissed.
Sometimes you have to get a treatment evaluation.
Im curious to know for a school project what the carges would be if an 18 year old has sex with a 15 year old. What charges would they face and what could happen if the 15 year olds parents took the 18 year old to court?
RCW 9A.44.079 covers rape of a child in the third degree. If a person who is 18 or older has sexual intercourse (any penetration no matter how slight) with another person between 14-16 AND the difference in age is at least 48 months. Then it's a felony complete with jail or prison time and sex offender registration.
If the sex is not consensual it's a different question all together.See question
I'm planning on signing up with a CDL truck driving paid training program. As part of the program, I must travel on the road traveling to different states to earn experience to get my CDL license. Its a contract for a year of driving across the st...
RCW 9.94A.703 sets out the mandatory and discretionary conditions of community custody. You have termed it parole - but based on the date of your conviction and length of 18 months - you are on community custody. You didn't mention the nature of your conviction but 18 months is the length of community custody for a violent crime.
You need to check the conditions listed in your Judgment and Sentence from the day you were sentenced. If you are not geographically limited in the J & S then its your CCO - community corrections officer - who is limiting you. Bring it up with him or her and see if you can work out lifting that condition.
IF it was ordered in your J & S you can bring a motion to lift that condition. You may have some luck with that based on your good work since your release. The State may argue against it and may argue there is no basis for re-sentencing. But its worth a shot. If the J&S does not have geographic restrictions and your CCO won't give you permission, bring a motion for permission to travel with in the Superior Court you were convicted in. In either case use the cause number for the case you are on community custody for. Good luck.
I am a private investigator trying to help my client. I have asked the county legal dept for it and they cannot come up with one. I asked the prosecuting office and they promised to file it but could not get a copy. The case is over a year old and...
criminal rule 3.2.1 says a finding of probable cause must be made within 48 hours. That's why Yakima has a Satuday probable cause hearing. It's just the State and the Judge but it is an official proceeding.
criminal rule 3.2 says if probable cause is not found then the accused shall be released without conditions.
The court file should contain the SIR - a sworn police officer statement and the docket and/or court orders should reflect the finding.
If not the defendant should be released. Have you checked with his or her attorney on this issue?
I was caught shoplifting at a Shopko. The loss prevention officer grabbed my arm as I was standing by the door and took me back to the office saying I was under arrest. I was freaked out, I panicked. I told the guy I did steal and I was extremel...
Shopko is in Union Gap so you should expect a summons with a court date from Union Gap Municipal Court. Which is now handled in Yakima County District Court. If you gave the officer your current address that should be where the summons is sent.
If you don't have much criminal history it should be a fairly easy case to resolve and perhaps without a criminal conviction.
What happens if I missed the court date? I was never notified of a court date. I wrote the judge in a timely manner after the ticket and never got anything back. What will happen now?
Call the court and ask them if you have an upcoming court date or if a warrant was issued for you. If you have a warrant you can set a motion to quash the warrant. You can hire an attorney to make that easier and quicker if you like.
If not after the warrant is quashed you can get a public defender.
If it's a DWLS 3 that's pretty simple. But if you are a habitual traffic offender and are charged with DWLS 1 that's a mush more serious case.
Also update your address with the DOL and the court.
I'm being charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance. The name of the city is wrong. Does this matter?
The search warrant must describe with particularity the place to be searched. So if the warrant describes the place as 123 N. 4th Toppenish and they search 123 N. 4th Yakima, that could be a significant enough of an issue to suppress the evidence of the search. But if the City is just misspelled, that would likely be considered by the court as a clerical error and have no effect at all. But to be certain you need to have an attorney read the search warrant and the affidavit in support of the warrant. If you have a public defender he or she should be able to help. Or you could hire an attorney who practices criminal defense in your area, such as myself.See question
I live in washington,I let the cops in someone way there doc was looking for,he had drugs,I told them he brought them,they were not mine,now the cop is pulling me over threading me to work for him or he will ,take me to jail 3months later he says ...
He cannot force you to be a confidential informant. For a small fee a private criminal defense attorney could get the cops contact information and call him to tell him "my client is not involved in drugs and he has no desire tone a confidential informant. Please stop calling." And I would follow it up with a letter to further cover those bases.
After that if he still harasses you a letter to the Chief or supervisor should do the trick.
Shane SilverthornSee question
I was convicted of forgery in 1974, ( $ 20.00 check ) in Washington State. I was given 5 years probation and paid restitution, my probation was revoked for failure to appear. I was then incarcerated and served 1 year in a correctional facility whi...
I agree with the other attorneys. You should have an attorney look at your copies of your documents restoring your rights and vacation of your record.
When you had that done the clerk of the court is supposed to send copies of the orders to WSP. But I have found they often fail to do that. My practice is to send copies to the WSP and also the county Sheriff of the county in which you were convicted. That helps to keep them from reporting the information.
Also, the private groups that do background checks sometimes have false data. If you can find what companies have been used you can send them a demand letter and a copy of your orders.