Unfortunately, when cases are dismissed after a deferred period, it is still considered to be a "conviction" because there was a finding of guilt. Although the case has been dismissed it may still show up on background checks as a dismissed charge. How your case would be handled is...Read more »
Restoration of your firearm rights, vacating, sealing or expunging your record can all be done in Washington State, but definitely depends upon your history. You can complete the firearm restoration in either the county where the offense was committed, or the jurisdiction you are currently living....Read more »
I now have a job with Boeing and have been a contributing member of society as I learned from my mistakes and have a wife and kids whom I would very much like to be able to protect legally if the situation should ever occur where I need too? Lets hope it never does...
You cannot possess a firearm unless you have had that right restored by a court of law. However, if you have no other history, based upon those charges and the length of time, you may very well be eligible to restore your rights pursuant to RCW 9.41.047 Restoration of possession rights. Best of...Read more »
I went to my arrangement and asked the judge if the court we were in recognized the constitution and she stated "yes". I then asked "under which jurisdiction did the Court Plan to charge me under". And she blatantly said "I can't tell you that, you need to get a public... Read more »
Understanding you do not wish to have an attorney represent you, based upon your question I would recommend your next step be to speak with an attorney to explain the process. The Court has not charged you with a crime, the prosecution has.
The Court is required to advise defendants of...Read more »
the cop was on his way home and just happened to live in the neighborhood, a couple blocks from my house. when he ran my name it came back that i had a warrant out of another county (neither the county that i was in or the county that the cop was from). when it came back that i had a warrant he... Read more »
The easy answer...It depends. A licensed law enforcement officer is authorized to perform their duties even when they’re off duty. These cases are highly factually specific. It depends upon the contact that was made and the situation that surrounded that initial contact. So when that officer ran...Read more »
You can petition the court to restore your firearm rights if you have successfully completed all of the conditions of your sentence, have been free of criminal convictions for five or more years (since this was a felony), not currently charged with any felony or misdemeanor charge and have never...Read more »
My son got into a altercation at school where he was pushing another kid because the kid was bullying his friend. they ended up wrestling around and my son allegedly punched him in the face..they have a video of it but they cant say 100% that his fist hit the kids face..now he's charged with... Read more »
Your son should qualify for a diversion agreement if he has no prior criminal history and no prior diversions. This would be completed instead of an actual court action against him. He may be required to attend a class, meet with a diversion board or some type of remedial service. The benefit of a...Read more »
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