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Should I enter a Deferred Prosecution on a 1st offense DUI?

Probably not. Usually, I would recommend against entering a deferred prosecution on a first offense DUI. In Washington State you get one opportunity to do a deferred prosecution in your lifetime. ...
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Why do I always have to sign a speedy trial waiver at Court?

A speedy trial waiver is usually required to get a continuance (postponement) of the Court hearing to another date. This is a very routine procedure. Put simply, in Washington State you have to be ...
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What's the difference between "active" probation and compliance?

Active probation is where you are ordered to report to probation. You will have to meet with a probation officer of the specific Court on a regular basis. (typically monthly - the frequency of ...
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Why was a Court Hearing set in my old DUI case?

Generally, it is when you violate the conditions of your DUI or Physical Control probation. The same would apply even if you received a reduction to Reckless or Negligent Driving. The sentencing Court ...
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What happens at the first DUI Court appearance in Washington?

The first Court appearance in a DUI case is called arraignment. It is when DUI charges are formally filed against you. At your DUI Arraignment Court Hearing the Judge or prosecutor will go over basic ...
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Why does my DUI case keep getting continued or postponed?

This is a common client question. Typically, I will have 3-6 DUI pre-trial hearings continuances or postponements in every DUI case. You show up at Court and sign a speedy trial waiver and receive a ...
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