Washington State Criminal Case Results

City of Seattle v. J.V.

Charges: Hit and Run - Unattended Vehicle

Outcome: Charges dismissed.

Description: Client hit several cars and a fence on the way home.  Client went inside his/her home and would not answer the door when the police came.  This is perfectly legal as the police did not have a warrant and there is no obligation to answer your door.  However, client later provided information to insurance company about this that allowed criminal charges to be filed.  Charges were dismissed upon payment of damages, fine, community service and staying out of trouble for one year.

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Geoffrey Burg

Geoffrey Burg is a highly rated criminal defense attorney. Geoff has over 18 years experience defending people, writing legal publications and is a regular presenter at continuing legal education seminars. Geoff also lobbies on behalf of WACDL for people accused of crimes and fought for several bills to protect the rights of people accused of crimes.

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