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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 »

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.

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?

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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Q: I need a no contact order lifted. I have no money. What are my options?

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 »

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?

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).

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.

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

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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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

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.

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?

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 »

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 »

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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Washington on

Q: I was involved in a liquor board sting. I was not given a ticket, citation, summons, any sort of notification to appear

(Convenience store clerk) At the time of the alleged incident all I received was a business card from the accusing officer & was told I would be hearing from the district attorney if they decided to go forth with charges. 8 months later I was pulled over on a traffic stop & arrested on a warrant... Read more »

Stan Glisson answered on Jan 17, 2019

Unfortunately this is not uncommon. Investigators send their report to the local prosecutor, who may take weeks or months to file a charge. The court sends a summons to whatever address they can find for you, and that is often an out of date address; could be the one you had the last time you got a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on

Q: So if I refuse a BAC test, I lose my license. But is that it? What are the other penalties in WA?

Stan Glisson answered on Dec 11, 2018

Complex question, I'll try to make it short.

Administratively you MAY lose your license. If you have no priors, the DOL will revoke for a year unless you successfully appeal. You may be able to drive during the revocation if you install an interlock and apply for a restricted license. The...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on

Q: i was stopped for dui but blew a 0- i dont drink but i do take medications which caution about driving/operating equipme

when blood is taken to determine dui results it takes 8 weeks for the results to come back from the lab. why so long and exactly what all is it tested for?

Stan Glisson answered on Nov 30, 2018

I think you'll find right now it's going to be more than 8 weeks, probably more like 3-4 months. They test for whatever the officer asks them to. If he or she has reason to suspect certain drugs, they will just ask to screen for those. If they aren't sure, they can just request a full screen, which... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on

Q: How soon will my court date be after getting pulled over for drunk driving?

Stan Glisson answered on Nov 2, 2018

In Washington the hearing is supposed to held the "next judicial day". Not all jurisdictions follow that rule though.

It is almost always within two weeks, unless the investigation involved a blood draw. The toxicology lab may take months to test a blood sample.

You should make...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on

Q: Received a voicemail saying there in a location order and a case # at my local court.

It was a local number but wanted me to call her back on a 1-855 number. She stated her name but not where she is from. She said it was an attempt to contact, and she is going to proceed to contact my supervisor to locate me on grounds. And the case # at my local court is going to be filed as public... Read more »

Stan Glisson answered on Sep 10, 2018

That number has too many digits, and the local court told you there is no record?

It's a scam. I would search Google for similar scams, that may ease your mind. You can always tell them to send you something in writing or ask where you can meet with someone in person, I'm sure they will...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on

Q: Are there ways you can get the results of a breath test excluded from a DUI trial?

Stan Glisson answered on Sep 6, 2018

There isn't any one answer for all cases, but there are certainly legal challenges that can sometimes result in suppression of the test result from evidence. You would need to go over the specific facts of your case with an experienced DUI lawyer to know if you have any legal defenses to fall back... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Washington on

Q: Is it constitutional to require urine analysis upon demand prior to being found guilty?

Is it unconstitutional for a court to put stipulations upon a persons before they're found guilty by jury of their peers

Stan Glisson answered on Aug 23, 2018

Generally yes.

"the trial court erred when it determined that Wilson was unlikely to appear for future court dates and, accordingly, such a finding cannot support the trial court's imposition of weekly UAs for Wilson."

State v. Rose, 146 Wash. App. 439, 451, 191 P.3d 83, 89...
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