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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Facing a Second DUI Charge after a previous offense reduced four and half years ago in WA State.

I'm 26 and got nabbed for my second DUI by the state patrol. The last incident was around four and a half years ago, but it got reduced to Neg 1, and I blew a 0.11. This time, it's more serious, at 0.17. I've entered a plea of not guilty. Right now, I need some guidance on what steps... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Yes you are in between a rock and a hard place because this last DUI is your second offense and the penalties are higher because of the first one. Please Please contact an experienced criminal defense attorney that does DUI law All the time. Not one that just does one or two cases here and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Had a DUI accident a 1yr ago, did a BAC test, and got charged with DUI and Vehicular Assault but haven't been convicted

It's been a year since the accident I had in WA. Told the officer I had 2 glasses of wine, and did a BAC test but the results haven't been released yet. I had a court date a few days after the accident but it got postponed because they were still investigating. I haven't received... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Aug 28, 2023

You say that you have an attorney so ask that attorney what is happening because he/she will have access to all of the potential evidence. It sounds like there is a blood test that is being processed by the State Tox lab and that takes a long time sometimes so the State is waiting to see what the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: What is the penalty for three probation violations in Washington state. Dv4 charge from 2 years ago.

No other violations such as arrests or violations of no contact. What consequences can I expect? I’m panicking

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on May 30, 2023

Your underlying attorney should be able to answer this for you and it depends on the charge that you have AND what the probation violations are for. If you don't have an attorney GET ONE. An experienced criminal defense attorney can get you the answers that you seek so that you can have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: What is the first step in withdrawing my plea?

I found an email between my lawyer and prosecutor. Don't know why he sent them to me but the prosecutor says my speedy date is set to run out before my trial date. Him and my lawyer both ignored it. I later signed a plea a year later due to my public defender needing time to look at the case... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Mar 11, 2023

If you entered a guilty plea before the end of your outside date, with the assistance of counsel and there was a written statement that you agreed made you guilty of the crime you plead guilty to it would be very difficult to get the court to allow the withdrawal of your guilty plea.... View More

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: In Washington State what is the least amount of time for a harassment charge or threat to kill and have previous violent
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 26, 2023

I'm sorry there isn't enough information for me or any attorney to give you direct answer. We would need to sit down and talk about all the needed information and background to see what range of time you are facing. It all depends on criminal history, what you are actually charged with... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I was arrested for DUI but wasn't driving. I was passenger and am facing charges. What happens now?

Driver was on drugs says I was driving. I was released but now am facing charges from government organization.

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jun 12, 2023

You have to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in this matter. They have to prove you were driving.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: What are the specific parameters needed to be considered in physical control of a vehicle?

car was parked by person #1 who left immediately after. Person#2 went inside to use bathroom while others parked. Person #2 went out to car and fell asleep in drivers seat for 4 hours. Neighbors called in wellness check and Police want to charge Person #2 with physical control rcw 46.61.504. Also... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jun 6, 2023

One of the most important issues is where was the car/vehicle parked. Was it safety off the roadway?

You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Make sure you have one.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Is it possible to get assault 2 and assault 4 dv. Lowered if I complete anger management on my own before my next court

My ex kicked me and I grabbed the back of neck and moved her out of my way so I could leave,I immediately called 911 and explained what happened and where to find me. A long history of her having disorderly interactions with police and false accusations proven time after time. I've contacted... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Apr 25, 2023

Oh there is a bunch of questions that need to be answered in your situation to determine what if anything would help your situation. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. One that has been in this type of situation hundred (thousands) of times and knows how... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Washington on
Q: My case got picked up from CPS two days ago I signed the papers to the terminate my parental rights what can I do?

My kids were taken by CPS on July 19th 2019, I was required to do services and complete them and do random UA's cuz I had a drug problem. At that time it was hard for me to even get in to services due to the coronavirus recently started. When I was able to get in to Services I stayed doing... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Mar 3, 2023

I am a criminal defense attorney. From what you are talking about you need a dependancy attorney. Good Luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: I bought a jeep back in Oct. It now has been reported stolen out of oregon . It's in my name in washingtom

What do I do now

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Feb 25, 2023

If you are looking at getting charged with a criminal offense HIRE AN experience criminal defense attorney immediately

If you are in need of an attorney to explain your side of the situation to try and avoid a charge you can hire an attorney to help you through this process but there are no...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: What can happen if you run out of court room after you have been sentenced and waiting for a jailer to come get you
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Feb 25, 2023

The first thing I would need to know before I can answer this question is: When you were in front of the Judge for sentencing were you nice and compliant with the system, Judge, prosecutor and your attorney or were you a pain in the butt?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Can i defend my dog with a firearm if it is getting trampled to death in my backyard as a felon. Girlfriends gun. Locked

It was locked and i gained access to it and tried all other means for help i could think of. Only charged with Unlawful possession of a firearm and nothing else. Cop justified the shooting of the cow.

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jan 27, 2023

I am sorry but NO you can not possess a firearm for any reason. Make sure you follow the law so that you don't get charged with an offense that can be avoided by just remembering that your past actions have consequences.

Have a great day

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: 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... View 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... View 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... View 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.

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