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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

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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Making a False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant

A person allegedly commits this crime when he or she allegedly:

a) Knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant, and

b) the material statement is reasonably likely to be relied upon by the public servant in the discharge of his or her duties.

A material statement is simply a statement that is important, not irrelevant. A person is guilty only if he knew the statement was false AND it was likely to be relied upon by the public servant. So, making an absurd claim that everyone knows to be false would not qualify, nor would making a false statement about something trivial qualify for this charge.

This crime often arises when a person, knowing he or she has a warrant for his or her arrest outstanding, gives a law enforcement officer a false name in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Knowingly making a false or misleading statement to a Public Servant (or law enforcement officer) is a gross misdemeanor. This crime is somewhat related to Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, and both could be committed by the same alleged act.

Ashbach Law Offices has a strong track record of success defending clients charged with these crimes, arising out of Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington.


These charges are typically filed in Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, and South District Court, all located in Snohomish County, Washington.


If you, or someone you care about, have or has been charged with Making a False Statement, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 for a FREE CONSULTATION today.

RCW 9A.76.175 Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.

A person who knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. "Material statement" means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public servant in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties.

 

 

 

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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