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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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103 Questions Answered

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 Depending on the court, it may still be possible to get them withdrawn from collections, and back on a calendar in front of a judge to fight them.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.
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. 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. 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.
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