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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: I was pulled over in one county but the municipal court on my ticket is from a different county. Is this possible?
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Stan Glisson answered on Nov 14, 2019

There are a couple of possibilities, but a lawyer would have to look at the ticket to answer for sure. Could be an error by the citing officer. There are jurisdictions that 'share' a court, when one town doesn't want to maintain its own court. I have never heard of them being in separate counties,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: in a DV case simple assault so I need a lawyer? The victim damaged a fingernail while hitting me with a pillow.
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Stan Glisson answered on Nov 4, 2019

Sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer directly, yes. The domestic violence accusation can have some far reaching consequences, so I would recommend you call a lawyer as soon as you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: What do the points mean in the legal system. My son has 3 but on paper it says 6

Why was he give 12 year for first time offender?

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Stan Glisson answered on Oct 28, 2019

For felony crimes, the standard sentence range (where the judge is expected to sentence) is established by the number of "points" the defendant has. For example, any prior felony conviction generally counts as a point, and increased the standard sentence range. There are other factors in an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Would a criminal history from 25-30 years ago prevent a person from taking the bar.All related to drug addiction

Felony malicious mischief, lying to the police, dui, glue sniffing, various other crimes all within a few years time 1994. Then a dui in 2003.Rehabilitation then nothing more than 2 speeding tickets from 03-2019. Graduated with honors BS Paralegal Studies and become a top athlete. Plan on attending... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Oct 25, 2019

Not automatically. The bar association has rules regarding character and fitness:

http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.list&group=ga&set=APR

Look specifically at rule 21 to start.

Here is a real life example of someone who did it:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: how do we file a appeal if my sons attorney was disbarred right after trial by judge.Need some answers thanks

The attorney was being investigated at the time and we found out at the end of trial. the judge dismissed herself then came back to be the judge again. The attorney was disbarred after the court date and he has not given any records back and did not use any evidence that he had to prove the case.... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Oct 24, 2019

There is no one answer to this question, way too many variables (in my opinion). I would say call a lawyer asap and talk about the details of what happened, and he or she can talk you through some options.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: I am on municipal court probation i have a violation hearing does court legally have to allow me my attorney at hearing

Im in washington state

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Stan Glisson answered on Oct 21, 2019

You definitely have a right to a lawyer at every significant stage of proceedings, including probation violations.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: First time getting a ticket for illegal use of emergency equipment(Blue Uber Light)

Is there a way to get it lifted? I didnt know it was illegal if the light wasn't a flashing light?

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Stan Glisson answered on Sep 16, 2019

What court is it in? We have some experience with those, and I can't imagine that the blue Uber light should be found to be a violation of that statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Washington on
Q: What can i do? my 17yr old lives with 18yr boy friend but he is hitting her.

My daughter 17 lives w her boy friend 18 and his parents. They been together 2 yrs now they have a 9 month old baby. We found out he is hitting her. But she denys it. There is witnesses to this behavior. As a mother what can i do? She turns 18 in December so i need help fast. She has been suicidal... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Sep 9, 2019

The law allows a parent to seek a protection order on behalf of a minor child. So you can go to the local courthouse and ask for a protection order that would prohibit him from contacting her, but that would only be valid until she is 18.

You can of course report what is happening to local...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Dui. Deferred 2 years ago. last month. I had a slip up. got a dirty UA. Will they revoke?

Had an abortion this time last year. Since the slip up, I started treatment 1 day a week. Going to more AA’s. Going to a support group to learn to cope with it.

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Stan Glisson answered on Aug 26, 2019

First off, every court is different. I don't know what court your case is in, but GENERALLY the answer is no. Relapses are a part of recovery, particularly when someone goes through something like you have. As long as the treatment agency is aware and addressing it, then you should be fine.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I was a victim of rabbery 2, I know he is a first time felion. He has a public defender representing him.

I was wondering if someone could tell about how long of a sentence he might get?

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Stan Glisson answered on Aug 22, 2019

Standard sentencing range in WA is 3-9 months for Robbery 2 with no prior felony 'points'.

Different sentence alternatives do exist though, and often people plead to different charges at the end of the case. So many different things might happen.

I agree, the prosecutor's office...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: I need a no contact order lifted. I have no money. What are my options?
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Stan Glisson answered on Aug 19, 2019

Different courts handle these differently. First if there is a public defender on the case, ask her or him what the process is. If not, or if you don't know who that is, then call the court and ask them the procedure. You can do this without a lawyer and there are no costs. But if there is a lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: If a minor drinks and is reported 2 months later can they get in trouble?

Hi so I’m in a situation where I was driving 2 of my drunk friends home (I have a permit not a license) they both have a license but they are underaged. I’m going to court in 2 weeks and I don’t want to get my friends in trouble so I don’t know if I should mention the fact they were drunk.... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Aug 6, 2019

You are right that they can't really file a criminal charge (like MIP) without some further evidence besides your statement. But if they are on any kind of probation, it could possibly be used against them. If they are in school, particularly in athletics, I could see some possible repercussions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: So I am correct a driver's license is not required for driving my vessel?
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Stan Glisson answered on Aug 1, 2019

Not a driver's license, but a boater's license is required (for most people, depending on your age).

https://boat.wa.gov/BoatersCard.asp

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: In washington state does the complete address have to be correct on a speeding ticket. The county is wrong.
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Stan Glisson answered on Jun 27, 2019

Address where it happened, or address where the driver lives? One may matter, the other doesn't.

How much it matters depends on the specific facts and the court / judge who will hear the case. Some errors on tickets are significant, but not all. I don't think anyone can answer your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: When charged with vehicular assault, will the person be held on bail or released after there hearing.

The person has no prior record

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Stan Glisson answered on Jun 17, 2019

There is no exact answer. Depends on the jurisdiction, who the judge is, and the facts of the case. The most important factor about the facts of the case is probably whether it was alcohol related or not.

If the person appears out of custody, particularly if they appear with a lawyer, they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Can a warrant be issued at night and not served until 4 days later and still be valid. I was told the only way a warrant

Could be issued after court hours was if the evidence to be seized would be gone by the time the court reopened to obtain the warrant

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Stan Glisson answered on Jun 13, 2019

In Washington the short answer is yes, that can be done. There is no requirement for an after hours warrant that the evidence is going to be gone soon. The judge might not be happy about having her evening interrupted, but there's PC it doesn't matter what time the warrant is obtained.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: How can I find a Lawyer to help my son, who is incarcerated, write his brief for appeal court?

My son need a Lawyer that will help him was appeal brief, so he can get an appeal. The family is will to give a fee for this service.

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Stan Glisson answered on Jun 10, 2019

There are many lawyers around the state who specialize in appeals. I highly recommend Jeremy Morris, but full disclosure he is my law partner.

You should be able to find appellate lawyers with a quick search.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: I’m a bit confused on the wording of this law in WA state: RCW 46.61.685

So if the motor is not running is that okay?

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Stan Glisson answered on Mar 26, 2019

Correct - that crime is only committed if the engine is running.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: Still haven't paid two tickets from 8 months ago can I still hire a lawyer to have them dismissed?

My son inlaws license has now been suspended because he didn't pay the tickets and as of December he owed $600 to get his license back and the fines paid. He hasn't had the money to pay. My son just had two tickets that were dismissed but of course, they weren't past due and his license wasn't... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Feb 21, 2019

It is definitely not too late to hire a lawyer, but what they can do at this point might be limited.

Depending on the court, it may still be possible to get them withdrawn from collections, and back on a calendar in front of a judge to fight them. This is actually fairly common, but every...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: can i own a firearm if i have stayed out of trouble from 3/7/2006 with a vucsa : possession w/intent to manufacture

no violations on doc plus

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... Read more »

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Stan Glisson answered on Jan 22, 2019

With the age of that case, you may well be eligible to have the conviction vacated and separately to have your firearms rights reinstated. I would talk to a lawyer who practices in the court where you were convicted. Have them review your case and see if you are eligible.

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