Can you have a copy of the discovery from your file? There is actually a law that severely limits your lawyer's ability to just give you a copy of your file. It may be possible, but may require some redactions. Ask your lawyer about your particular case. You can also...Read more »
You should definitely call the court (and your lawyer) and find out what options exist. Most courts are offering video conference as an option. Even if they aren't doing that, there may well be exceptions in place for someone in higher risk environments like yours.
If you already have a lawyer, no on one here can ethically offer much advice, and certainly wouldn't do anything to interrupt the attorney / client relationship. That doesn't mean you can't call another lawyer and ask for a second opinion of course, that is very common.
My son was struck and killed by a commercial truck whose driver's license was suspended in "the 3rd degree". My son was a pedestrian, and granted he was no in a crosswalk. But shouldn't the driver of the truck at least have been issued a citation for driving on a suspended... Read more »
They drove my car while under the influence 2 months ago but no evidence of under influence but I didn’t know they were, and now my car is damaged, the front bumper piece is coming off it’s 1800$ in damage
Sure you can, if you can demonstrate that he or she is responsible for the damage. If you are interested in small claims court, here is a link to the Kitsap District Court's information page about small claims:
Violation of the Governor's order is a gross misdemeanor, so a person can be arrested for it. Does "he" have the right to jail people? No, that is not the function of his office. But local law enforcement anywhere in the state can enforce the statute.
Well, it depends somewhat on which emergency powers you mean. But for what Governor Inslee has done in Washington, the answer is "the governor may impose them for such times, upon such conditions, with such exceptions and in such areas of this state he or she from time to time deems...Read more »
I ran a red light pretty badly and was pulled over by a police officer on a motorcycle. He gave me a citation because he said I am a very young driver and marked the citation “No” in the 16+ Box, but I am 22 years old.
My car was parked at my apt parking lot and we just got contacted by our apt office that our car got hit by someone. They gave us contact # of that person. When we contacted, he says he does not have insurance and he just started working. But also, he says he would like to pay for the damage if we... Read more »
If you have insurance that would cover it, you could make a claim through them.
If not, you have some options. If he doesn't pay, you can report him to the DOL for an uninsured accident, and they have the power to suspend his license if he doesn't compensate you. Also, if he left...Read more »
I've been having a huge amount of difficulty finding any lawyer willing to accept a payment plan that isn't paid out thousands of dollars at a time. I've been looking into loan programs, but I have a sub 600 score. Are there any financial assistance programs for defendants in criminal cases?
I got a voicemail from an investigator telling me that I was under investigation for inappropriate touching, should I call the investigator back and let them know I'm seeking legal representation? Or should I acquire the legal representation first before contacting the investigator in any way... Read more »
Talk to an attorney first. That attorney is almost surely going to advise you not to return the call at all. The lawyer can talk to the investigator for you in some cases. But in your statement to an investigator, you may inadvertently say something that gets interpreted as incriminating. If you...Read more »
i recently went to the police station and reported a 21 year old man sending nudes to me and getting me into his car, he never sexually touched me or even talked to me in his car and let me out after 30 seconds. (i’m 13) i know the nudes are illegal but i was just wondering what they’d do to him.
If he doesn't have any prior history, it's probably just the misdemeanor of "Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes". Can carry jail, but doesn't necessarily. Does include requirement to register as a sex offender.
There is no legal requirement that you be pulled over, or that the infraction be issued at the time of the incident. Only that the offense occurred in the officer's presence or that he or she has reasonable cause to believe that it was committed.
I hired a lawyer for a DUI case 3 years ago. I was given a deferment for 3 years to get put down to negligent driving, I paid him 5k to follow my case till the end of my deferment period of 3 years. My final hearing for the end of the deferment is May 15. I tried contacting him as I hadn’t heard... Read more »
In all likelihood, you don't need a lawyer for that final hearing. You have a right to be represented, but that is a right you can waive. Every court handles these things a little bit differently, but you should not be penalized because your lawyer is no longer in practice. Your situation is...Read more »
You can call your county district court and they can look it up for you. Courts aren't shut down, but many have limited hours. If you were stopped in a city by a city police officer, you might want to try the municipal court.
Make sure you act quickly, after 15 days the court can...Read more »
Good chance. Most courts have some kind of diversion program for cases like this. If you can, you should talk to a lawyer before you go to court. There may a way to minimize the damage before you ever see a judge.
Most of the time a personal injury lawyer gets paid from the recovery they get for you from the person who injured you. Standard fee is a third of the recovery, but different cases can result in different fees. Usually the recovery comes from the other side's insurance.
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