The case was dismissed via pre-trial diversion agreement. No prior record in any state before or since. No order of protection nor under any investigations. This happened two years ago and the case was dismissed in 2021
A pretrial diversion agreement typically does not involve any finding or conviction. Because your case remained in pretrial status and was ultimately dismissed you will not lose your right to possess firearms as a result of entering into the agreement. You may want to confirm that your case was...Read more »
Sorry to hear. This is a very delicate matter since doing so could expose you to criminal charges, if you were to admit to making a false police report. Definitely speak to a criminal defense attorney before attempting to recant a statement. This should not be the same attorney that is defending...Read more »
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?
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 »
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 »
Someone I know was arrested and the next day was suppose to go to court. They were never seen and let go with no paper work. Disposition on the website said NCF FINAL. Does that mean they are not being charged. Also if it says final does that mean they are not going summon them back for a trial? I... Read more »
It definitely does not mean that a charge could not be filed in the future. If the prosecutor gets more information or a follow up report, they can change their mind and file until the statute of limitations has run out. That is at least one year, but more for most crimes.
She was assaulting me and recorded me when I finally lost my cool . We’re broken up and she won’t let me see my son . She’s trying to cut me out of the picture and has another man around him . I just want to be able to see my son . Do I stand a chance in court ?
Sorry to hear. It would be a good idea to be represented by a lawyer. Cease all contact with her. In this type of scenario, things can quickly spiral out of control while you remain unrepresented. Best of luck.
I called police on my husband because I was scared for my life, although there were no visible injuries but I had panic attack, so they didnt make any arrest. Do they file report of the call made without charges being pressed? Or they dismiss it and not keep in record? I need a copy of report if... Read more »
The police will often create an incident report. If you called 911, you can request the call records, but they don't keep them for very long, so you should make that request ASAP. The incident reports will remain available, but you will need to request those records directly from the law...Read more »
There are many different types of protection orders under Washington law so it is difficult to answer your question. Generally, any order, including a protection order or no contact order, can be modified by the same court that issued the original order if there is good cause. For example, a court...Read more »
The accused person will often go to jail. However, it is not uncommon for the alleged DV victim who called 911 to end up going to jail. When the police investigate, people often unknowingly admit to crimes when telling their side of the story.
I wrote a statement against my boyfriend in which I lied on I was angry at the time now he’s facing some time I’ve tried calling and asking for help on what to do I really need help he didn’t do the things I said he did
Sorry to hear. You need to call a criminal defense attorney ASAP to help you navigate. Most of us offer free phone consultations. Making a false police report is a crime that could result in life changing consequences for yourself if you are not careful.
Even if he didnt press charges or participate in the municipal case against defendant/girlfriend? Ok he got a summons to appear at my MTR hearing to testify for the state. This is not the municipal where the charges are. This is an MTR hearing that is scheduled for another reason having nothing to... Read more »
If you are asking if a DA can subpoena an alleged victim or witness to testify in a case than YES the DA can do this. There are different ways or methods of getting a subpoena to a person so if the person that is being asked to testify has questions about their rights that person should consult...Read more »
Restoration of your firearm rights, vacating, sealing or expunging your record can all be done in Washington State, but definitely depends upon your history. You can complete the firearm restoration in either the county where the offense was committed, or the jurisdiction you are currently living....Read more »
It looks as though the offense was out of Georgia? I advise you to speak to an attorney who is licensed to practice in the state of your offense. The answer would depend on what type of battery (assault) If you were convicted in Washington. If the charge included Domestic Violence or was a...Read more »
This has now caused me to miss court date as I never received any info on court date or what allegations I was. Looking at. I call the court and was told officer had done the service but never received any paperwork
Is there anything he can do to fix this? If not what is in store for him? I still want to be with him and am so afraid that we won’t legally be able to. He hasn’t hired a lawyer because he can’t afford one... I myself have filed to get the no contact order dropped and we have a court date in... Read more »
Be very careful. If you attempt to change your story, you could be charged with making a false or misleading statement or obstruction of justice. Also, remaining in contact with your boyfriend puts him at risk for a violation of the No Contact Order.
Someone called the police on us and when they arrived @ his apartment I was packing my things to leave and didn’t want to speak to them at all but they kept pressing me for info and had kinda made up their minds up about what happened before they got there. We now have the mandatory protection... Read more »
It is absolutely crucial that he is represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney and that same attorney can advise you if you want. However, there are issues that you should consider separately and I believe that you should have a consultation with an attorney on your own so that you...Read more »
You don't have the ability to ask or compel the police to include or exclude anything from a report, all you can do is collect all the information available from whatever source you can and then if it is relevant to your situation and defense then you hire an attorney to present this evidence...Read more »
The prosecuting attorney has discretion on who to charge after reviewing the available evidence and has no obligation to charge anyone. If you are facing criminal charges, the fact that your boyfriend was the main aggressor would be relevant to your defense. You need to be represented by a criminal...Read more »
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