Generally, when there is a probation violation, the court will set a review hearing. At that time, the defense attorney can often agree on a sanction. Depending on the violation, this could be jail or as easy as community service. Please contact us at 253-238-8273 for a free consultation.
When I was 17, I had a boyfriend who was over 5 years older than me. Someone sent in an anonymous tip about our relationship and he had to go to court, and said a painful goodbye saying we can’t be in contact going forward. I know all about the potential consequences in Washington State for... Read more »
In certain cases, when it can be proven to the court that a certain jurisdiction would not be able to hold a fair trial, a motion to change venue could be granted. We would need to speak with you so we can get additional information. Please feel free to contact us at 253-238-8273.
I am currently under investigation for criminal burglary after looting in the riots from the protests. I was arrested in one store with nothing stolen on my person and was released on PR. My 72 hour period has surpassed and i have not been charged yet.... Read more »
Given the public health emergency and the current situation with mass protests, both the police department and prosecuting attorney's office are behind on reviewing cases and making charging decisions. It could take anywhere from a week to a year before you would receive a notice of court date...Read more »
my son got arrested for auto theft but he was messed up he does not remember anything about what happened he parked his van got out and when he got back in he accidentally got into the truck parked next to him thinking it was his van but also the judge cops and my sons lawyer are all best friends... Read more »
Your son can be held if probable cause was found by the Judge. He needs a defense attorney that will best advocate for him and a dismissal or appropriate resolution on the case. If your son was having a medical issue, it was a mistake or he lacked the intent to take the vehicle, that needs to be...Read more »
Hi, in that scenario, you would both be required to remain away from each other. However, the law disfavors competing protection orders so once a final hearing is scheduled, a judge will determine who gets a final order. These usually last one year.
Washington State does allow for vacation of certain DV convictions. Having the conviction vacated and the charge dismissed will clear your record and increase job opportunities moving forward. Please reach out to an attorney who can review your criminal history, the specific DV case and other...Read more »
She had just got suspended from school for fighting the girl she sent the snapchat to. In the snapchat it states some people have "shooters". She was charged with felony harassment. What should be my next step?
I am sorry to hear that this happened. This is a very serious criminal charge.
It is important that your daughter speaks to an attorney experienced with the Juvenile Justice System, as juvenile court is quite different than adult court. It is also important that your daughter avoids...Read more »
Already pleaed guilty to his charges but was put on probation till a month after he's 18 . Now he has a warrant for not checking in . Willl his warrant be dropped or will it be carried over as an adult ?
A DV protection order is petitioned for and controlled by the party seeking the order (petitioner). A criminal no contact order is entered by a Court typically at the request of the State (prosecutor).
If it is indeed a protection order, then you should be able to go to the Court house and...Read more »
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