Arrest Warrants: What happens next?  A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s | Attorney’s Perspective. Occasionally, a prosecutor’s office in Washington State will file a complaint | criminal charge and the court will issue a warrant and no notice will be given to you. Why is a Warrant Issued? Washington court rules have a preference for summoning people to…

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What happens if you are arrested or had police contact but no criminal charges were filed? A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense attorneys, we get variations of this question all the time. People avoid arrest, speak with an officer and are not arrested, or are arrested and taken to jail but…

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Mandatory Arrest in Domestic Violence Cases: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Perspective. Why did Someone Get Arrested for Domestic Violence and Taken to Jail? If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime involving Domestic Violence, sometimes it is not so clear why the police officers decided to arrest one party.  On “wobblier”…

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In Jail | Charges or Release | A Criminal Defense Lawyer |Attorney’s Perspective on the 72 Hour Rule. Once a person is arrested, taken to jail and has the probable cause to arrest them reviewed by an independent judge within 48 hours, the local prosecuting attorney’s office must decide whether they want to file a…

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Arrest, Jail and Bail: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective In order to arrest someone, a police officer must first find probable cause and have the right to arrest you.  If this happens, a judge will have a hearing, generally at or in the jail to determine whether the officer’s determination of probable cause was legitimate. …

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Giving a Statement to Police Officers: A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective As Criminal Defense lawyers | attorneys, we hear this question a lot.  Those who gave statements to the police officer during an investigation, do so based on some general beliefs and assumptions: Why not give a statement if you have nothing to…

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The Police Showed Up but I Left | Wasn’t There: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective Clients deliberately or inadvertently leave a crime scene and the police show up. Will the case go away?  Will police officers come looking? Will a warrant be issued?  Will they receive charging paperwork in the mail?  As criminal defense attorneys…

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Criminal Investigations: How They Begin and What To Do.  A Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Our criminal defense lawyers | attorneys regularly meet with clients who have just been notified, called or are concerned about a pending or potential criminal investigation. Generally, our retention slows down the process. Upon retention, our process generally includes immediately…

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