I was pulled over for destruction of public property. They said the parks will sometimes make a deal instead of pressing charges. What should I do? Also if I work out a deal do this goes on my record for jobs and such?
answered on Jan 25, 2023
Sorry to hear. Destruction of property can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony (depending on the level of damage). This definitely could go on your criminal record. It would be a good idea to reach out to a criminal defense attorney to see if they can investigate further...and hopefully work out... Read more »
And how do I get this changed. I feel im being harrassed by the local sheriffs office after they had wrongly arrested me when my husband passed away. Long story, maybe I need to speak with someone about this to fill in all the ugly disgusting details. I live in Washington state. Please help
answered on Jan 6, 2023
Sorry to hear. There are some misdemeanors with the Domestic Violence designation that can result in the loss of firearm rights.
I recommend that you contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss your criminal history (if any) and to see if there is something there that... Read more »
The case was dismissed via pre-trial diversion agreement. No prior record in any state before or since. No order of protection nor under any investigations. This happened two years ago and the case was dismissed in 2021
answered on Jan 3, 2023
A pretrial diversion agreement typically does not involve any finding or conviction. Because your case remained in pretrial status and was ultimately dismissed you will not lose your right to possess firearms as a result of entering into the agreement. You may want to confirm that your case was... Read more »
I completely overreacted and was very upset due to my past relationships
answered on Dec 22, 2022
Sorry to hear. This is a very delicate matter since doing so could expose you to criminal charges, if you were to admit to making a false police report. Definitely speak to a criminal defense attorney before attempting to recant a statement. This should not be the same attorney that is defending... Read more »
Now they wanna charge me with a Duii after they already released me can they do that
answered on Sep 27, 2022
Hi, sorry to hear. Yes the State can charge you with DUI after releasing you. Washington State has two years to file charges for a gross misdemeanor such as DUI.
Today a vehicle cut me off, so I passed them in the left lane. Their car sat a lot higher than mine and they had a clear view of my passenger seat. Which had my pistol sitting in it. They called the police and said that I had aimed the gun at them when I was passing. They followed me for 2 miles... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2022
Sorry to hear that this happened to you. From what you have described, it appears they do have evidence to include the firearm and possibly multiple witnesses that were in the other vehicle. It is very likely that the county prosecutor's office will move forward with criminal charges.... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2021
Sorry to hear of your situation. The most important thing you can do is to avoid speaking to anybody but an experienced criminal defense attorney about what happened. Speaking to law enforcement or trying to represent yourself are both very bad ideas. Most of us offer free phone consultations and... Read more »
Can I get a lawyer to help Me fight this at my hearing or is this like small claims court where I have to fight for my self? She accused me of abuse And said I molested her which I never did!!
More details: I was given a restraining order from my ex girlfriend of 7 years , and in it she... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2021
Sorry to hear. It would be a good idea to be represented by a lawyer. Cease all contact with her. In this type of scenario, things can quickly spiral out of control while you remain unrepresented. Best of luck.
the property was a dog
answered on Sep 9, 2021
Sorry to hear. The State may have determined that the value of the dog exceeded $750, which would result in a felony charge. The value of the dog is one of many potential issues that a criminal defense attorney can fight. It would be a good idea to call a criminal defense attorney today. Most of us... Read more »
His assigned counsel refused to submit his written counterplea before the prosecutor's deadline to either accept his plea and sentence or he would add more charges to his cases. He will submit a limited POA notice to an attorney who will make me his legal POA for negotiating a better plea. I... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2021
I agree with Mr. Earl. I will add that there is a good possibility that a non-attorney would unknowingly do something or say something that would make matters worse for the defendant. These are very delicate situations. Best of luck.
answered on Aug 1, 2021
0-364 days in jail. It is a good idea to contact a criminal defense attorney to fight the charge.
It looked like a court order signed by a judge and was sent to me certified from the prosecuting attorneys office. It listed a 5 day period this last November for when it was approved by the judge for intercepting my oral communications. I am so confused as to why I would receive this out of the... Read more »
answered on Jul 21, 2021
If you have not done anything wrong, it is possible that you have unknowingly communicated with a person who is being investigated for a very serious crime.
answered on Jul 18, 2021
The accused person will often go to jail. However, it is not uncommon for the alleged DV victim who called 911 to end up going to jail. When the police investigate, people often unknowingly admit to crimes when telling their side of the story.
answered on Jul 15, 2021
They are going to start automatically vacating VUCSA drug possession convictions in Washington State. It's a big project for the State and details of when are scarce.
I wrote a statement against my boyfriend in which I lied on I was angry at the time now he’s facing some time I’ve tried calling and asking for help on what to do I really need help he didn’t do the things I said he did
answered on Jun 7, 2021
Sorry to hear. You need to call a criminal defense attorney ASAP to help you navigate. Most of us offer free phone consultations. Making a false police report is a crime that could result in life changing consequences for yourself if you are not careful.
UPDATED INFO: This happened eight months ago. Why am I just now getting notice? Also, is there a police report out there that I can review?
I had a medical emergency, pulled over to the side of the freeway. Police recalled, they took a breath test and ambulance was called. I was... Read more »
answered on Oct 29, 2020
I'm sorry to hear. The Department of Licensing can and will take administrative action on your license when they receive a police report that meets certain criteria for suspicion of DUI. The license suspension will range from 90 days to 1 year depending on what is alleged in the report. This... Read more »
This has now caused me to miss court date as I never received any info on court date or what allegations I was. Looking at. I call the court and was told officer had done the service but never received any paperwork
answered on Oct 9, 2020
Sorry to hear. An attorney can file a motion to reconsider for lack of service. You should contact an attorney ASAP.
Is there anything he can do to fix this? If not what is in store for him? I still want to be with him and am so afraid that we won’t legally be able to. He hasn’t hired a lawyer because he can’t afford one... I myself have filed to get the no contact order dropped and we have a court date in... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2020
Be very careful. If you attempt to change your story, you could be charged with making a false or misleading statement or obstruction of justice. Also, remaining in contact with your boyfriend puts him at risk for a violation of the No Contact Order.
I’m not on probation
answered on Aug 25, 2020
Unfortunately, if your name was in a clear place and they were not violating any privacy laws by obtaining it, they can turn that information over to the prosecutor. The prosecutor can then choose to charge you based on the credibility of the information. You should retain an experienced attorney... Read more »
Someone called the police on us and when they arrived @ his apartment I was packing my things to leave and didn’t want to speak to them at all but they kept pressing me for info and had kinda made up their minds up about what happened before they got there. We now have the mandatory protection... Read more »
answered on Aug 3, 2020
Yes, your boyfriend definitely needs an attorney to fight for him as the consequences can be life changing. Unfortunately, the state can press charges against your wishes. You also need to be advised by an attorney. If you recant your statement made to police, you can be criminally charged with... Read more »
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