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Recent Results:

DUI - "NOT GUILTY" jury verdict - South District Court in Lynnwood

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

Possession of a Dangerous Weapon - Dismissed - Edmonds Municipal Court

Ignition Interlock Violation - Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Violation of No Contact Order - Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court      

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen Distric Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen District Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Reckless Endangerment – NOT GUILTY– Cascade District Court

Felony Convictions vacated – Snohomish County Superior Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Whatcom County District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduce to Disorderly Conduct Non-DV – no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Cascade District Court

Soliciting a Prostitute – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree  – Set for Dismissal – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct then dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

 

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Reckless Endangerment - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft in the First Degree - Dismissed

Assault with Sexual Motivation - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - case dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Hit and Run - Dismissed

Felony drug possession - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence and Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - resolved as infraction

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer - Dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Second Degree Assault (Felony) - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft/Shoplifting - Dismissed

Disorderly Conduct - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and case set for dismissal

No Contact Order Petition - Successfully Defended

Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

Client's 3rd DUI in 7 years- reduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree

Trespassing - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – No conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

DUI with .19 BAC- resolved as Negligent Driving; to be dismissed after a year

Hit and Run Attended - Dismissed

Negligent Driving First Degree – Reduced to traffic infraction

Trespassing – Dismissed

Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony) - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Rendering Criminal Assistance - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief (Domestic Violence) - Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; No Jail, firearm rights retained

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - No Contact Order dropped, Case Dismissed

Hit and Run Unattended - Dismissed

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Negligent Driving in the First Degree - reduced to simple traffic infraction

Reckless Driving - Reduced to simple traffic infraction; no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence; Original offer 60 days jail; result in Disorderly Conduct, no jail.

DUI - Dismissed and refiled as Negligent Driving - no jail, no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Dismissed on Compromise of Misdemeanor

Furnishing Liquor to Minors - Dismissed

No Contact Order dropped

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and no treatment

Federal Drug Possession - Dismissed

Driving with Suspended License - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Two counts of assault with a firearm - one day jail; case to be dismissed after 12 months probation.

Probation Review Hearing - New Criminal Charges - No Action by Court

Client's Third DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

 

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Hit and Run Attended and Hit and Run Unattended

Washington State statutes, collectively named The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) impose obligations on those who choose to operate a motor vehicle on public roads. These obligations include having a valid license and valid insurance (or insurance alternatives), among others. RCW 46.52.010 and RCW 46.52.020 impose affirmative obligations of those driving a vehicle that is involved in an accident, whether the object struck by the vehicle.


Hit and Run Unattended
RCW 46.52.010 governs situations where a driver strikes an unattended vehicle or property where no person was hurt. A violation of this statute is usually called a “Hit and Run Unattended” crime. The first section of the statute requires that the operator of a vehicle that hits another, unattended vehicle must 1) immediately stop, and 2) either a) provide the other vehicle owner with the driver’s name and address, or b) place a note containing that information in a conspicuous place on the vehicle (like a note on the windshield).
The second section of RCW 46.52.010 covers the scenario where a driver strikes property (other than a vehicle) and no one is hurt. The driver must then take reasonable steps to notify the owner (or person in charge) of the damaged property of the driver’s name and address, or the driver must leave that information in a written note on a conspicuous (easy to see) place on the damaged property.
Failing to comply with the requirements of RCW 46.52.010 is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.


Hit and Run Attended
The penalties for violating RCW 46.52.020 (Hit and Run Attended) are more severe than RCW 46.52.010. The maximum penalty for violating this statute is 365 days in jail and a $5000 fine – a gross misdemeanor. In addition, a person convicted of Hit and Run Attended will have his license revoked for at least a year.  If a person in the accident has died, violation of this statute is a felony.
RCW 46.52.020 requires a driver that knows he or she has been involved in an accident with a vehicle that is occupied (thus, attended), to provide his or her name, address, insurance company, insurance policy number, and vehicle license number (and display his or her drivers’ license) to the other driver. The driver must also provide reasonable assistance for the injured person, which may include transport to a hospital.
If no injury is caused (only vehicles are damaged), the drivers are required to move the damaged vehicle to a suitable location (usually off the road) as soon as possible. Moving the vehicle will not affect fault for the accident.


Summary
Hit and Run Unattended (misdemeanor) and Hit and Run Attended (gross misdemeanor or felony) are serious crimes, with significant repercussions, including jail, fines, probation, a revoked license, and increased insurance rates. A good, knowledgeable lawyer can help you navigate your way through such a charge.
If you, or someone you care about, has been charged with Hit and Run Unattended or Hit and Run Attended, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation.

RCW 46.52.010 Duty on striking unattended car or other property — Penalty.

(1) The operator of any vehicle which collided with any other vehicle which is unattended shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle of the name and address of the operator and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle or shall leave in a conspicuous place in the vehicle struck a written notice, giving the name and address of the operator and of the owner of the vehicle striking such other vehicle.

     (2) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to property fixed or placed upon or adjacent to any public highway shall take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of such property of such fact and of the name and address of the operator and owner of the vehicle striking such property, or shall leave in a conspicuous place upon the property struck a written notice, giving the name and address of the operator and of the owner of the vehicle so striking the property, and such person shall further make report of such accident as in the case of other accidents upon the public highways of this state.

(3) Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

 

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More Recent Results:

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - amended to Disorderly Conduct and to be dismissed in twelve months

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief Third Degree - Domestic Violence - to be dismissed after 12 months; no treatment

Felony Drug Possession - Resolved as misdemeanor, no jail, no treatment

Theft in the Third Degree - Shoplifting - to be dismissed in 12 months

Client's Second DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Negligent Driving Second Degree - Dismissed

Theft - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed at arraignment upon legal argument

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Possession of Dangerous Weapon - Evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Prostitution Charges - Dismissed

Failure to Comply with Police - Dismissed

First Degree Robbery - Resolved as Theft

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Driving with Suspended Licence - No Conviction

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Trespassing - No Conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Dismissed
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – To be dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; no contact order dropped; no jail
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Violation of No Contact Order – Dismissed
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Driving with Suspended License – no conviction; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – Dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving