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Stan Glisson

Stan Glisson

Glisson & Morris
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury...
  • Washington
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I began my career as a public defender. Later, I accepted a position with the county prosecutors office, and worked there for 4 years before starting my own private firm. I have been practicing both criminal and civil law in Western Washington since 1998, and look forward to helping you with your legal questions.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Federal District Court, Western District of Washington
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Glisson & Morris
- Current
Partner
Glisson, Witt & Altman
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Deputy Prosecutor
Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office
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Education
University of Washington School of Law
J.D.
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University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1994)
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Awards
Rising Star
Washington Law and Politics
40 Under Forty
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Professional Associations
Kitsap County Bar Association
- Current
Washington State Bar # 28323
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Impaired Driving, Gig Harbor Criminal Justice Summit, Gig Harbor, WA
Criminal Law: Jury Selection, Openings & Closings, Litigation Basics for the General Practitioner, Seattle, WA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
100 Questions Answered

Q. So if I refuse a BAC test, I lose my license. But is that it? What are the other penalties in WA?
A: Complex question, I'll try to make it short. Administratively you MAY lose your license. If you have no priors, the DOL will revoke for a year unless you successfully appeal. You may be able to drive during the revocation if you install an interlock and apply for a restricted license. The DOL will also require high risk insurance for three years. If you are charged with DUI and a refusal, the penalties (compared to blowing over the limit) all increase. No matter how high the BAC would have been, refusal carries higher penalties. The Court can order your license revoked for two years, and fines (even on a first offense) are typically between $1,200 and $1,500. Mandatory jail is 48 hours, as opposed to 24 if you had a BAC up to .15. Also, most prosecutors offices negotiate refusals differently, and not in a positive way for you. None of this applies to the roadside tests, which most lawyers would recommend you decline to do; including the hand held breath test machine at the roadside. Every case is different, do not rely on this as legal advice instead of individualized advice for your specific set of facts.
Q. i was stopped for dui but blew a 0- i dont drink but i do take medications which caution about driving/operating equipme
A: I think you'll find right now it's going to be more than 8 weeks, probably more like 3-4 months. They test for whatever the officer asks them to. If he or she has reason to suspect certain drugs, they will just ask to screen for those. If they aren't sure, they can just request a full screen, which would be for anything on WSP's list of testable substances. Then that report gets sent back to the officer, then forwarded to the prosecutor for review. They may take another month to review it for a charging decision.
Q. I was hit by a car on my bicycle and the driver told the 911 operator there were no injuries. He knew my knee was hurt
A: If there was a call made to 911, that information can be tracked down. If you have substantial injuries and need financial compensation, then it is worth contacting a lawyer to investigate. There may be reason to pursue criminal charges as well, which a lawyer could certainly help you with.
Q. How soon will my court date be after getting pulled over for drunk driving?
A: In Washington the hearing is supposed to held the "next judicial day". Not all jurisdictions follow that rule though. It is almost always within two weeks, unless the investigation involved a blood draw. The toxicology lab may take months to test a blood sample. You should make sure that DOL has your current address, as that is the one the courts commonly use to tell you the court date.
Q. Received a voicemail saying there in a location order and a case # at my local court.
A: That number has too many digits, and the local court told you there is no record? It's a scam. I would search Google for similar scams, that may ease your mind. You can always tell them to send you something in writing or ask where you can meet with someone in person, I'm sure they will decline.
Q. Are there ways you can get the results of a breath test excluded from a DUI trial?
A: There isn't any one answer for all cases, but there are certainly legal challenges that can sometimes result in suppression of the test result from evidence. You would need to go over the specific facts of your case with an experienced DUI lawyer to know if you have any legal defenses to fall back on.
Q. Is it constitutional to require urine analysis upon demand prior to being found guilty?
A: Generally yes. "the trial court erred when it determined that Wilson was unlikely to appear for future court dates and, accordingly, such a finding cannot support the trial court's imposition of weekly UAs for Wilson." State v. Rose, 146 Wash. App. 439, 451, 191 P.3d 83, 89 (2008). Circumstances can be different from case to case, but courts have generally agreed that conditions of pretrial release are limited, and don't include things like UAs, AA meetings, treatment evaluations, etc. The conditions of release are designed to make sure the accused person will show up for court.
Q. How much is a DWLS 3? How do you go about quashing a warrant?
A: Different courts handle them differently. I have seen everything from $0 fine to over $900 in fines. If you can get relicensed, most courts will cut you a big break, maybe amend to a non criminal infraction or something similar to that. You should call the court and ask their warrant quash procedure, every court is different. It would be a very good idea to talk to a local lawyer before you go in there.
Q. My wife was sexually assaulted and they charged him with indecent liberties incapable of consent. Can she sue him?
A: Definitely. She should talk to a lawyer about what her financial damages might be and the best way to handle a potential suit against the perpetrators.
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Glisson & Morris
569 Division Street
Suite 320
Port Orchard, WA 98366
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Telephone: (360) 519-3500
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