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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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal District Court, Western District of Washington
  • English
Professional Experience
Glisson & Morris
- Current
Glisson, Witt & Altman
Deputy Prosecutor
Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office
University of Washington School of Law
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1994)
Rising Star
Washington Law and Politics
40 Under Forty
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Professional Associations
Kitsap County Bar Association
- Current
Washington State Bar # 28323
- 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
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Legal Answers
97 Questions Answered

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.
Q. What are the requirements to have my conviction appealed in Washington State?
A: Most important is there is generally a 30 day time limit from the date of sentencing to file notice of appeal. The court should have given you a sheet with appeal instructions, but if they didn't then call the court and ask the clerk. Or of course call the attorney who represented you in the case, or another attorney who practices criminal law and appeals.
Q. Do you have to answer police questions during a DUI stop?
A: "It is unlawful for any person while operating or in charge of any vehicle to refuse when requested by a police officer to give his or her name and address and the name and address of the owner of such vehicle, ... or to refuse upon demand of such police officer to produce his or her certificate of license registration of such vehicle, his or her insurance identification card, or his or her vehicle driver's license or to refuse to permit such officer to take any such license, card, or certificate for the purpose of examination thereof ...". So yes, you have to give your name (driver, not passengers) and provide license, insurance and registration on request. But no, you don't have to answer any other questions, in a DUI stop or any other kind of interaction with police. Even seemingly harmless answers might inadvertently tend to incriminate you, so most lawyers would tell you not to answer any questions at all. Politely tell the officer that if you are going to be questioned you want to talk to an attorney first.
Q. How does an insurance company settle claims when their insured are both parties of an MVA? How do they "sue" themselves?
A: It's handled by different divisions within the company normally. Happens all the time, but I understand what you are saying; it looks like a clear conflict. Then of course if her carrier pays some of her medical bills, it can require compensation from the other driver's insurer; yes, the same company. If your friend isn't represented, she should talk to an attorney right away. Particularly in the one company scenario it is very easy for the injured person to get taken advantage of by an insurance company that is just trying to avoid paying a claim.
Q. Is it possible to get an exception for a DUI license suspension to get to school?
A: Almost always, but will normally require an ignition interlock be installed in your car. Start here:
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Glisson & Morris
569 Division Street
Suite 320
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Telephone: (360) 519-3500
Fax: (360) 519-3511