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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
107 Questions Answered

Q. When charged with vehicular assault, will the person be held on bail or released after there hearing.
A: There is no exact answer. Depends on the jurisdiction, who the judge is, and the facts of the case. The most important factor about the facts of the case is probably whether it was alcohol related or not. If the person appears out of custody, particularly if they appear with a lawyer, they should not have to post bail. Bail is designed for people who are a flight risk, a risk to interfere with the process (ie manipulate witnesses), or present a risk to community safety. So with no prior history they should be released, but again different courts / judges have their own standards. You should definitely talk to a lawyer who practices in that court before the first appearance.
Q. Can a warrant be issued at night and not served until 4 days later and still be valid. I was told the only way a warrant
A: In Washington the short answer is yes, that can be done. There is no requirement for an after hours warrant that the evidence is going to be gone soon. The judge might not be happy about having her evening interrupted, but there's PC it doesn't matter what time the warrant is obtained. 4 days is well withing the default time limit for serving a warrant (again, in Washington) unless the judge specified a shorter time. To get answers for your individual set of facts, consult with a lawyer who works in the area where the warrant was obtained.
Q. How can I find a Lawyer to help my son, who is incarcerated, write his brief for appeal court?
A: There are many lawyers around the state who specialize in appeals. I highly recommend Jeremy Morris, but full disclosure he is my law partner. You should be able to find appellate lawyers with a quick search.
Q. I’m a bit confused on the wording of this law in WA state: RCW 46.61.685
A: Correct - that crime is only committed if the engine is running.
Q. Still haven't paid two tickets from 8 months ago can I still hire a lawyer to have them dismissed?
A: It is definitely not too late to hire a lawyer, but what they can do at this point might be limited. Depending on the court, it may still be possible to get them withdrawn from collections, and back on a calendar in front of a judge to fight them. This is actually fairly common, but every court has it's own rules about what they will and won't allow. I would say consult with a lawyer who practices in the court where the tickets were filed and ask them what they can do.
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 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. can i own a firearm if i have stayed out of trouble from 3/7/2006 with a vucsa : possession w/intent to manufacture
A: With the age of that case, you may well be eligible to have the conviction vacated and separately to have your firearms rights reinstated. I would talk to a lawyer who practices in the court where you were convicted. Have them review your case and see if you are eligible.
Q. I was involved in a liquor board sting. I was not given a ticket, citation, summons, any sort of notification to appear
A: Unfortunately this is not uncommon. Investigators send their report to the local prosecutor, who may take weeks or months to file a charge. The court sends a summons to whatever address they can find for you, and that is often an out of date address; could be the one you had the last time you got a speeding ticket for example. You don't get the summons, so you don't appear at the first court date and they issue a warrant. You should definitely get in contact with a lawyer who practices in the court where your charge was filed, so they can look in to this warrant issue. Oh, and WSP (who maintains the criminal record database) is who you should contact about deleting the arrest record. Your lawyer should know how to file a motion to delete non-conviction data.
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Port Orchard, WA 98366
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