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What kind of punishment am I looking at? Can I defer this?: I was charged with reckless driving the other day. I was not intoxicated. I only made an illegal move in traffic going above the speed limit. I was issued a ticket for reckless driving and a court date. There was no speed listed on the ticket or a description of what I did.

Asked 4 days ago in Criminal Defense

Kris’s answer: Yes, you need a lawyer. Washington DOL will suspend your license for 30 days if you are convicted and then your insurance rates will go up. With the help of a lawyer you stand a greater chance of having the charge reduced and possibly dismissed.

Jensen Legal (206) 617-9173

Answered 3 days ago.


Regarding No-Contact Order: I am the victim of Domestic Violence and my Husband was arrested on Domestic Violence and presently there is a No-contract order in place.He is presently on probation taking up Domestic Violence Classes.The No-contact order will exist till his probation which is getting completed in the end of this year.Meanwhile i need some documents from him and would like to collect it from him.
(1) Is it legal to contact his attorney and get the details from my husband
(2) Can i contact(by phone or email) my husband directly and ask for the details.Is it legal to contact him?
(3) Can i ask a common friend to contact him and get the details.Is it legal?
(4) Should I have to hire an attorney?
Pls advise me.

Asked 3 months ago in Domestic Violence

Kris’s answer: Here are your questions, followed by my answers:

(1) Is it legal to contact his attorney and get the details from my husband? Yes
(2) Can I contact (by phone or email) my husband directly and ask for the details. Is it legal to contact him? Yes by email, but not by phone. You may be putting him at risk because if he answers you then he's in violation of the no contact order. You could also be creating other issues regarding your attempts to contact him.
(3) Can I ask a common friend to contact him and get the details.Is it legal? Yes, however, your husband cannot direct specific communications back to you. It's a fine line.
(4) Should I hire an attorney? Yes, that may be the easiest solution.

Kris Jensen, www.JensenLegal.com

Answered 3 months ago.


What should i do for probation?: I recently got told my probation officer wants me to spend 30 days in jail. I violated probation for getting a dui. I have finished court for it. Out off all my court stuff i got fees. Community service. Work crew. Alcohol assesment. Dv assesment. I comoleted community service. Alcohol assesment. Dv assesment. There charging me 20 days for no reason. What do i do?

Asked 3 months ago in Criminal Defense

Kris’s answer: You should go to the court review hearing with or without an attorney and advocate for yourself, telling the judge all the good things you've done. The probation officer's opinion may carry weight with the court but it's just an opinion and the judge is the decider.

Hiring an attorney to assist you in the probation hearing is also a good idea.

www.JensenLegal.com (206) 617-9173

Answered 3 months ago.