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Q: Can you be charged for posession because of a pipe being positive for a substance
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jun 29, 2020

Good question. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a crime and get the analysis that you seek and the answers that you are asking for.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for Washington on
Q: so if Inslee continues to call this and emergency does this mean he can keep doing this forever?

also does he have the right to jail and fine people for not complying with his wishes? and if so why are so many officers of the law refusing to enforce his mandates? thank you for responding

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Jun 26, 2020

Violation of the Governor's order is a gross misdemeanor, so a person can be arrested for it. Does "he" have the right to jail people? No, that is not the function of his office. But local law enforcement anywhere in the state can enforce the statute.

Since it only went in...
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Q: Please tell me how long a Governor of a state (WA) can use his emergency powers to mandate rules without any oversight
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Jun 26, 2020

Well, it depends somewhat on which emergency powers you mean. But for what Governor Inslee has done in Washington, the answer is "the governor may impose them for such times, upon such conditions, with such exceptions and in such areas of this state he or she from time to time deems... Read more »

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Q: Can I be be bailed out in Washington on a probation violation..
Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on Jun 25, 2020

Generally, when there is a probation violation, the court will set a review hearing. At that time, the defense attorney can often agree on a sanction. Depending on the violation, this could be jail or as easy as community service. Please contact us at 253-238-8273 for a free consultation.

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Q: What form does a judge sign to recall/quash/terminate a bench warrant in Pierce County Superior Court?
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jun 25, 2020

There has to be an agreement from the prosecutor to quash a warrant OR the person needs to present him/her self to the court and ask to quash the warrant. These are the best ways to do it.

If you are thinking about taking a document to the clerk and asking him/her to ask the Judge to sign...
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Q: Can a new adult fight to lift or take away a No Contact Order that was placed for their protection as a minor?

When I was 17, I had a boyfriend who was over 5 years older than me. Someone sent in an anonymous tip about our relationship and he had to go to court, and said a painful goodbye saying we can’t be in contact going forward. I know all about the potential consequences in Washington State for... Read more »

Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on Jun 6, 2020

As the victim, you could petition the court to lift the no contact order when you turn 18. A judge would need to approve of the request.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: What to do when there is entire county of corrupt cops and i cant report elsewhere because its outside of specific count
Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on Jun 6, 2020

In certain cases, when it can be proven to the court that a certain jurisdiction would not be able to hold a fair trial, a motion to change venue could be granted. We would need to speak with you so we can get additional information. Please feel free to contact us at 253-238-8273.

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Q: This is from the state of WA. I am currently under investigation for criminal burglary after looting in the riots-

This is from the state of WA.

I am currently under investigation for criminal burglary after looting in the riots from the protests. I was arrested in one store with nothing stolen on my person and was released on PR. My 72 hour period has surpassed and i have not been charged yet.... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jun 4, 2020

If you were in the store, do not talk to anyone about this other than a specific attorney and get an experienced criminal defense attorney hired and ready to go because i am sure IF they can charge you they will.

These are very serious allegations and you need to get out in front of this NOW.

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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... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jun 4, 2020

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... Read more »

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Q: A person commits burglary. No charges filed for over 3 years. statute of limitations has run out. should this person

remain silent? or would it be alright if said person has a conscious and wants to apologize to victim?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Jun 1, 2020

I would definitely confer with a lawyer first. Confirm that your understanding of the SOL is correct before you go and confess to a crime.

It might also be prudent to have an attorney be your intermediary. Maybe you could have your apology delivered without identifying yourself?

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Q: If a case against me is waiting for prosecuting attorney to review it, how long do they have to decide to file charges?
Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on May 30, 2020

The prosecuting attorney generally has 2 years from the date of incident to make a charging decision.

It is not normally a good idea to wait until charges are filed, as pre-charge representation and negotiations can greatly improve your situation. You should contact a criminal defense...
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Q: My truck was impound because I did not consent to search it and now I can't get it back and I need help.

Case number is 8202. Wolff is the name of the cowlitz county sheriff deputy. My name is Jason preston

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on May 28, 2020

If the police had probable cause to seize your vehicle in connection with a crime then you can't get it out. You would have to hire an attorney to inquire to see what their reasons were or are and then see if there is an argument to try and get it released.

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Q: If I attach a GPS tracker to my lawn mower (small push-type) and it gets stolen, can the police recover it with me?

Could I then supply the police with the location and go with them to confront the thief?

To be clear, I'm more concerned about whether or not knowing the location of the stolen property gives the police the ability to go confront the thief and recover my stolen property. I'm not... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on May 20, 2020

At times police allow a ride along. But if they would allow this you would have to ask them. I doubt that they would allow you to confront the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: A vapo was placed on me with hearsay. They demanded gun be turned in. Never used in any way to threaten ect. My rights
Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on May 17, 2020

Hello, I would need more information to help you. We are available until 9pm this evening for a free phone consultation and tomorrow morning at 9am.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: I want to look up someone’s statement
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on May 15, 2020

I don't understand your question. If you are charged with a criminal offense and you are looking to get a copy of the report, that has statements against you from certain individuals then your attorney would be able to get all evidence against you. If you don't have an attorney hire one... Read more »

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Q: Two of my friends were arrested for theft, one lives in the USA and the other one does not. Can the tourist come back?

Two of my friends were arrested for theft (felony) in the state of WA; one lives in the USA and the other one does not. It has happened in January, they’re free, under investigation. The store is accusing of stealing a higher amount then the one showed in the receipt. Can the tourist ever ever... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Apr 27, 2020

Yes these people need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney NOW. There is one that is here in the USA still right? Is he working? Does he live here normally? The other one is no in the USA right now? Is he planning on come back? It sounds like yes? This person needs to hire an... Read more »

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Q: How can I afford a lawyer on low income?

I've been having a huge amount of difficulty finding any lawyer willing to accept a payment plan that isn't paid out thousands of dollars at a time. I've been looking into loan programs, but I have a sub 600 score. Are there any financial assistance programs for defendants in criminal cases?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Apr 22, 2020

There aren't specifically financial assistance programs for criminal defendants, largely because public defenders are available for indigent defendants.

If you don't qualify for that, then maybe it's just a matter of talking to multiple attorneys until you find one that you...
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Q: How to respond to an investigator's voicemail?

I got a voicemail from an investigator telling me that I was under investigation for inappropriate touching, should I call the investigator back and let them know I'm seeking legal representation? Or should I acquire the legal representation first before contacting the investigator in any way... Read more »

Megan M. Dunn
Megan M. Dunn answered on Apr 21, 2020

You should never speak to law enforcement without legal representation. Obtain a lawyer and have your lawyer guide you on the best next steps.

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Q: What is a “person of interest” in a homicide? If The person who committed the crime has been arrested And charged

If authorities have suspect in custody but are not letting media personal know about the arrest yet advertising “persons of interest” wanted in the case that allegedly have info. What should those personals of interest do legally?

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Apr 16, 2020

This sounds like a school question? What are you asking?

If there is someone that is charged with a criminal offense and needs representation please contact me. I am available for all types of offenses here in WA State.

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Q: Bennett funding group Brothers and Michael e keller disbarred attorney Bar number 6005 are stealing millions
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Apr 9, 2020

This doesn't make sense? What are you asking?

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