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Q: Is it possible to change the date I’m supposed to get scram ankle monitor by?

Need to wait until next paycheck to afford first week, it’s most expensive

Jose A. Ceja
Jose A. Ceja
answered on May 25, 2022

It is possible to get an extension but if the court gave you a deadline by which this was to be done, you must get it by the date or your bond could be revoked. A criminal defense attorney can ask your judge for an extension, or possibly get the court to waive the cost (which is sometimes done in... Read more »

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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?

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Q: If charged with DUI is it mandatory to get IID device or can a person not obtain the IID and not drive in meantime

If charged with DUI can you not obtain a IID device and not drive in the meantime and still get your license back. Or is IID device required to obtain license back again? Hope my question makes sense. Thank you!

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Mar 17, 2022

Unfortunately there isn't one answer for all cases. The answer depends on the court orders, the DOL's action, and whether there are prior offenses.

Certainly someone who isn't driving never needs an IID. But sometimes the judge will order IID as a condition while the case is...
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Q: I got pulled over for using my cellphone while driving and I was not. Because of stop drugs were found. Was that legal?

The never actually saw a cell phone in my hand. He said he saw my hand by my ear and my mouth moving....that's because I was singing.

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 11, 2022

If the officer had a "good faith" basis for the belief (and it sounds like they probably do), it may be ruled to be a good stop. However, you should consider speaking with your attorney and seeing if you have a defense for suppression.

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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 DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Can an opposing party sue my family if I where to get into an accident because I have THC in my system?

I am 18 and have my medical marijuana card. I live in the state Washington. My parents claim that if I were to get into an accident since I would have THC in my system the opposing party could sue my family. Keep in mind I never drive under the influence. I am under there car insurance as well. Is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney for the most accurate state rules, in many jurisdictions, the claimant will usually go after the vehicle operator and the owner. Those two parties are generally... Read more »

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Q: How do I "attend" a DUI class in TN if I live in Seattle?

Convicted of DUI in 2004 in TN. Want DL in WA. Need reinstatement in TN. All fines/fees paid. Need DUI class certificate. Online classes not accepted by TN. No "in person" classes in Seattle.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 23, 2021

With the recent proliferation of Zoom options explore a technical way to attend the Tennessee DUI under the Covid protocols, if the TN court approves that request.

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Q: I was in a car accident, single vehicle, minor injuries, property damage only. No impairment recorded or found on scene,

No on scene test given, according to collision report. Transported to ER, did basic cbc, ua, and comprehensive blood test. I don't remember if I signed anything at the hospital to give my test results to police, can they still access my hospital blood test results and other health records? In... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Apr 14, 2021

Is this for a possible DUI charge in the state of CA or WA?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: Can I apply for citizenship even though I have a DUI on my background?

I have my green card residency for more than 20 years and I want to apply for my citizenship but I don't know if I can because I have a DUI on my background. What can I do and what is the process like?

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Feb 8, 2021

It seems unlikely that a single DUI would negatively impact your application for citizenship. Applicants for citizenship must show 5 years of good moral character, so if the DUI was in the last five years you might want to wait until more than five years have passed. You will also want to make sure... Read more »

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Q: I just received a request for DUI hearing But I have never been arrested. Is this a mistake?

UPDATED INFO: This happened eight months ago. Why am I just now getting notice? Also, is there a police report out there that I can review?

I had a medical emergency, pulled over to the side of the freeway. Police recalled, they took a breath test and ambulance was called. I was... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Oct 29, 2020

There doesn't have to be an arrest for the prosecutor to later file a DUI charge. If the investigating officer thought you were under the influence (of alcohol or a drug), they can forward that report to the prosecutor and charges can get filed that way. This is pretty common when the person... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Washington on
Q: How do I know that I need a lawyer?

I live in Kirkland, WA and am not currently employed.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 4, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear what the matter involves, as it is posted across several categories. For starters, if you were injured (you posted under Personal Injury), you could reach out to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: What will my consequences be when my court date comes around?

I just got pulled over for expired tabs,and the cop smelled my weed in my car,he gave me a few options but in the end he didn't search my car because I gave up my weed. There was about a 4th of weed in the jar. I'm 19 and he did no field sobriety tests,and I live in Washington state

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

Sounds like you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney my friend. Please do a search for one and have a consultation soon.

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Q: Are you able to have copies of your Discovery File ? When is the latest you can fire a attorney? Grounds on firing ?

Present attorney has no witnesses.

Has had 4 years to get any info on clients behalf .

Was tested and given her rights at hospital while under drugs . Client answered questions she didn’t even know she was asked . All info was taken will client was out of it in hospital after surgery.

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Aug 20, 2020

Good questions.

Can you have a copy of the discovery from your file? There is actually a law that severely limits your lawyer's ability to just give you a copy of your file. It may be possible, but may require some redactions. Ask your lawyer about your particular case. You can also...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Can I be be bailed out in Washington on a probation violation..
Cristine Beckwith
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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: Was what my lawyer, now a judge, did okay?

I hired a lawyer for a DUI case 3 years ago. I was given a deferment for 3 years to get put down to negligent driving, I paid him 5k to follow my case till the end of my deferment period of 3 years. My final hearing for the end of the deferment is May 15. I tried contacting him as I hadn’t heard... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Mar 30, 2020

In all likelihood, you don't need a lawyer for that final hearing. You have a right to be represented, but that is a right you can waive. Every court handles these things a little bit differently, but you should not be penalized because your lawyer is no longer in practice. Your situation is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I have two DUIs and one of them is pending. Can I apply for US citizenship?
Ms Grace I Gardiner
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Ms Grace I Gardiner
answered on Feb 6, 2020

I suggest you do not. Wait at least five years after the most recent DUI is settled. Speak with a criminal law attorney and see if it is possible to amend it to something else. It is possible that two dui can affect your status so arrange a consultation with an immigration attorney in your area

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Q: What is an uncontested resolution?
Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson
answered on Jan 10, 2020

An Uncontested Resokution is when the parties agree on way to conclude the charges in such a way that makes sense. However, he best way to reach the best agreement is to have an experienced attorney on your side who knows your rights and how to properly defend you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Can I represent myself for an individual hearing w/o my private attorney and have said attorney complete subsequent

hearings agreed to in my attorney client agreement. It’s a non compliance hearing for a dirty UA in treatment for DUI. Or, do I need the attorney to file a Motion to Withdraw and if so, can I have them withdraw for just this single compliance hearing. They want $500 I don’t currently have to... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jan 2, 2020

The attorney can't withdraw for one hearing. Once he is on the case he is on the case BUT you can ask that attorney not to appear at a hearing and see if the Judge will accept your explanation of what you are dealing with however, Judges don't like to do this. Attorneys have a way to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: On 3/3/16 I got a dui, did everything for it. Just recently I got a speeding ticket and the court I got my dui in sent

Me a show cause hearing. What does this mean?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is probably a type of probation violation hearing. Different courts use different terminology, but I would guess that's what that is. Typical DUI probation is 5 years, and depending on the judge they sometimes consider traffic infractions to be probation violations.

You can call...
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Q: I am on municipal court probation i have a violation hearing does court legally have to allow me my attorney at hearing

Im in washington state

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Oct 21, 2019

You definitely have a right to a lawyer at every significant stage of proceedings, including probation violations.

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