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Jahnis John Abelite

  • DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law ...
  • Washington
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Practice Areas
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Criminal Law
Expungement, Gun Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington State Bar Association
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
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  • Latvian: Spoken, Written
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (1975)
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Washington State Bar  # 11644
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15 Questions Answered
Q. Do non moving violations in Washington( which don't appear on ur record) make a deferall agreement void?
A: It depends upon what the judge ordered when the previous deferral was granted. Some judges state that there can be no committed traffic infraction violations of any type, moving or nonmoving, for a certain period of time, e.g., six or twelve months, from the date when the deferral was granted. Other judges can require that there can be no filed traffic infractions, regardless of whether they are eventually found to be committed, not committed or dismissed. Your safest course of action is to defend any traffic infraction that is issued to you during the period of deferral by hiring an experienced traffic lawyer and consulting with him or her about the specific facts of your situation. Good Luck! ... Read More
Q. I am going prro se on an aggravated dul ?Is that a good idea ?
A: Going pro se on any serious criminal traffic case is never a good idea because the consequences from a bad outcome can be very serious and can have adverse effects on your life for many years. What is an "aggravated DUI" in your case? You don't provide enough information for a proper answer to your question. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced DUI attorney to find out what your rights are and what possible actions can be taken to obtain the best possible outcome.
Q. I'm told by a WSP that I'm free to go&I'm not getting an infraction cuz it wasn't my fault, Can they change their mind?
A: The first thing to keep in mind is you have 33 days from the date of mailing of the ticket to you (look at the postmark on the envelope in which the ticket was mailed) to respond to the court. You will have to contact the WSP to obtain a copy of the dashcam recording so you can review it. But you must preserve your rights in this case so you should contest this ticket by checking the "contested hearing" box, filling in your name and mailing address and signing and dating the ticket form and then mailing it to the court clerk right away. You should seriously consider hiring a local attorney in Wenatchee to defend this ticket or at least obtain a consultation to see what the best course of action would be. Good luck! ... Read More
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