Asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: can a person be held for stealing a motorvehicle if he doesnt remember anything please see details

my son got arrested for auto theft but he was messed up he does not remember anything about what happened he parked his van got out and when he got back in he accidentally got into the truck parked next to him thinking it was his van but also the judge cops and my sons lawyer are all best friends and the lawyer is not helping him at all what can i do

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Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Yes he can be held or investigated. The question is can he be held accountable for the alleged action. Please hire an experienced criminal defense attorney NOW for him. These issues are very important and he needs someone that has dealt with these type of arguments over years. I have 27 years of experience in doing criminal cases day in and day out.

Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Your son can be held if probable cause was found by the Judge. He needs a defense attorney that will best advocate for him and a dismissal or appropriate resolution on the case. If your son was having a medical issue, it was a mistake or he lacked the intent to take the vehicle, that needs to be investigated and explored as a possible defense or negotiation tool with the prosecutor. If you are interested in retaining a private attorney to fight for his rights please contact us for a free consultation.

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