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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I was pulled over my boyfriend had a gun in the car and he forced me to keep the gun on me out fear I obeyed. What to do
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jan 13, 2023

Are you charged with a crime? Possession of a firearm? Something like that ?

Did you mention any of this to the officer?

Where was it found? How was it found?

Do you have your gun rights revoked so that it is a major charge against you for having the gun?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I am a witness and have been incarcerated in same unit as defendant putting me in emotional distress very high profile c
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Are you incarcerated because of a pending charge against you unrelated to the issue that you are a witness of?

Do you have an attorney? If not are you going to hire private counsel OR ask for the appointment of an attorney by the court to represent you?

my cell is 509-750-9921

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Yes I was wondering what institutional hold meant
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Dec 5, 2022

I don't understand your question completely and I need context. Is there someone that is being held in jail or at a state mental facility due to a criminal offense in the State of WA

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I'm getting charged with prowling 2nd degree and theft 3. Besides traffic violations this would be my first criminal

I found what looked to be an abandoned vehicle so I stopped to look into it see what I can find, I got in and chickened out immediately and cops showed up as soon as I closed the door on my way out and turns out the vehicle was stolen.

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 14, 2022

I already gave you advise about getting an attorney. You need help to explain the circumstances and get the prosecutor to understand what happened. HOWEVER, your decision to enter into the vehicle was criminal. You should NOT have done that. Get an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Being charged with vehicle prowling 2nd degree and theft 3. I was on the scene but I just found the car on the side

Never been in trouble before I don't know how to proceed

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 14, 2022

I am an attorney here in Moses Lake WA, some 3 hours away from Seattle. I am not sure what county your charge is in but you need an attorney. If you can't afford to hire a private attorney ask the court to appoint you one. If your not eligible for the appointment of an attorney by the court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Can I add more details to an old police report?

A year ago I called the police because my ex had assaulted me but they didn't find probable cause. Now I know there's a witness can I go and refile a police report? The witness is a minor, will this change the outcome? Is it worth the trouble of trying to press charges?

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You asking the wrong people! This is a question forum that goes to defense attorneys, not law enforcement or prosecutor's. We are the ones that would represent the accused.

With that say, NOBODY should have to put up with or deal with anyone assaulting them. If this happened to...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Is there a way to make a mobile bartender? and if so what would someone need to do it?

I live in Washington state in spokane and seattle areas, I am wondering if it's possible to have a service where I go to someone's house and mix a drink than leave. I'm not really sure if there is anyway for this to be done I know I would need a license to serve alcohol, but besides... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Oct 31, 2022

This is not the correct forum for this type of question! You are asking criminal defense attorneys this question where you need to ask civil business attorney's Good Luck to you

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Do I show that paper they sent me to my attorney or prosecutor attorney or for I ask it 2 be dismissed 2day or no?

I rented a car, on way 2 drop off had mechanical issues, was late 4 work so ☎️ them told them where pick car up... my mother picked me up. Now charging me w/stealing car when they sent me letter saying that they had the car & how much gas they had 2 put in it & whatnot. I have court... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Oct 27, 2022

You need to ask for the court to appoint you an attorney because you are charged with a criminal offense of Theft of a motor vehicle it sounds like. OR if you can hire your own private attorney OR if the court says that you have to hire your own attorney DO IT.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I have a Stimulation of countinuance final review hearing from a case back in June 2020 should I be concerned?
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Oct 21, 2022

Are you saying that you have a Stipulated order of continuance on a criminal case in the State of WA? You live now in Utah?

Do you have any attorney here in the WA assuming that your case that you are asking about is from WA?

Did you complete all the conditions for the continuance?...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I need to know how to help my girlfriend get out of a dv assault 4 on me. We can just end the relationship and her not

We were just arguing and she also has a drug problem as well as mental issues and has been off her zannex for a long time and it makes her a bit off the handle i dont want her to be in jail but just not be together any more. How can i help it be ended

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Oct 10, 2022

Sounds like you are alleged victim of an assault case and you would like to inform the prosecutor of some change or something different. It is a GOOD idea before you do this to contact a criminal defense attorney FOR YOURSELF so that your interests are protected and you don't get yourself... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: living salt lake city Utah June 29 2022 felony warrant grays harbor Washington possession with intent ? Extradite me ?

If I'm stopped by police here in Utah will they extradite me back to wa state

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Sep 26, 2022

For a felony warrant it is possible. Not guaranteed

You should contact an attorney in that county (or in WA State) and get something started before you get picked up and maybe a court date can be set and an appearance done so that you don't have to START the process in jail. That is my advise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: If some one is in jail and they are Hispanic and the race shown says he is white and the suspect theh are looking for is

White wouldent they just be fitting him as the victom

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Your question seems to be, If the alleged suspect of an alleged crime is White, why is there an Hispanic person being held in jail for the crime?

If this is true, it is because the report was supplemented with information against the person in custody OR there is something that was pointing...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Washington on
Q: if someone is supposed to go do 60 days can they ask for home monitoring instead and just do more time?

already been sentenced and pleaded guilty

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Aug 17, 2022

You needed to ask for this clarification at the time of sentencing because it sounds like the Judge sentenced this person to 60 days jail and so that is the way it is.

If there are circumstances that have changed that wasn't available to be talked about or discussed when it was done in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Does NCF Final mean there’s no charge and won’t ever be a charge?

Court never saw and individual while they were in jail. They had a court date and never were seen. We’re released and disposition said NCF final on the website. Does that mean there’s no charge and the individual won’t be called back in at a later date into a municipal or district court for a... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on May 20, 2022

What this means is that for now, the matter isn't charged. It has been stopped and the State is investigating it further to determine if they have more potential evidence against this person to file the charge. If the underlying charge is a misdemeanor level case, they have a year to file... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Washington on
Q: I have a detective and adult services checking on my mom because she took out 50,000 out of her bank America account

My m moved in about 6 months ago and got a settlement and I went to the bank with her about 2 months ago and she withdrawn 50 thousand and now I have a detective and adult services at my door what should I do I haven’t done anything wrong my moms old doctor ordered her to get tests done for some... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Apr 14, 2022

You need to contact and consult a criminal defense attorney now so that you are protected. If you proceed forward without representation you may give information you shouldn't. Sound like this should be figured out and you should be fine. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney now.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: I was charged and sentenced for DUI even though I was walking

I had parked my car and was walking home when I was arrested charged and sentenced for DUI this is from almost 20 years ago

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Mar 21, 2022

So what is your question?

If you have already charged and either plead guilty to the DUI or was found guilty at trial What are you seeking?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: If I am experiencing COVID symptoms and have a doctors note can the courts issue a warrant for me not being present
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Mar 9, 2022

I have found that if you were to provide this information to the court (usually through your attorney) the court/Judge will allow the continuance. You have an attorney RIGHT?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: If I was arrested for a dui in Washington State can I work out of state?
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Dec 17, 2021

yes you can but you need to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through this mine field of DUI.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Is my case still open? I was told by a local police precinct when I was 16 that I had an active/open case with them. Th

I was told by a local police precinct when I was 16 that I had an active/open case with them. They won’t tell me what it’s about. How do I know if it’s still open? I’m 19 now and haven’t been contacted by anyone ever since. Never went to court or charged with anything.

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Dec 6, 2021

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney and he/she could help you. Do it now for peace of mind

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I reported a crime 2020 and have been charged due to it 2021. I did not know I've been summoned and now I have a warrant

I did not know they would charge me with a felony regarding the day I reported the crime last year 2020, a year later. Now I missed the court date because I was not aware I was required to show up to the court. They might have sent the notice to appear court date to the old residential address I... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 23, 2021

I assume you are saying that you have a pending criminal case here in WA State and that you live in MN.

What you need to do is hire an experienced criminal defense attorney here in WA, where your charge is filed and he/she can start the process to get you a court date and maybe even get...
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