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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Am I need to correct my name or request dismiss the case of the temp protection order based on error last name?

I received a court notice regarding a temporary restraining order against me. I noticed that the last name is incorrect. Additionally, the incident details are very poor, and the matter is confusing. I am surprised that the court processed all my information on the form when I have had no contact... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Viewing rights

Bought a property to build a house on. Asked the neighbor below us (prior to close) if we can top the trees they purposely planted so they could not see the mess that was here prior to our purchasing. They agreed only if I put in a brand new septic, as they were convinced it was leaking in their... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: I was fishing in Alaska 9 years ago. My mother and I had an opportunity to purchase a market in Anacortes WA.

I cashed my 70,000 401k for inventory taking a 28,000 penalty for drawing it early to purchase 42,000 in inventory for our market. It was discussed between us openly that this was a partnership and the whole community knew I was ownership of this business. I was still fishing at the time of signing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Can I sue and prevail over a police officer who told me that they would tell me when my stalker was released from jail.
John Michael Frick
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answered on May 28, 2024

Washington does have a crime victim/witness notification program. As long as you completed the appropriate form and have not changed your telephone number or address, or have updated your contact information if you did, you should have been notified.

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Washington on
Q: Is it possible to file Chapter 11, Subchapter V for my business PRO SE?

I'm not an attorney and it seems that there are very few attorney's that are filing subchapter V's in Washington state and perhaps the entire country. I understand it is a new law, but it is supposed to be easier and smoother than a standard Chapter 11. The estimates I've gotten... View More

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answered on May 17, 2024

Very difficult. Chapter 11 (regular or subchapter V) is very complex with lots of requirements and rules. A $50,000 retainer is not unusual and well worth the investment if you want to save your business. If you haven't already met with a local bankruptcy attorney, you should definitely do so.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Should a magistrate judge inform a plaintiff about his or her previous work history?

When a Magistrate Judge, who use to work for the Attorney General's Office, has a defendant who also use to work for the same Attorney General's Office.....AND.....the defendant is being represented by an Attorney for the same Attorney General's Office...Should the Magistrate Judge... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

When a magistrate judge has a past work history with the Attorney General's Office, and the defendant or their attorney also has ties to the same office, it raises potential concerns about impartiality. The judge should disclose this information to all parties involved. Transparency in this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I was assaulted for stealing 2 soda pops what can I do to get a attorney
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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear that you were assaulted. That must have been a traumatic experience. Regardless of the circumstances, no one has the right to assault you.

In terms of getting legal assistance, here are some steps you can take:

1. Contact the police and file a report about...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: What can i do legally about my boyfriend being held in custody after posting bond awaiting ehm for 30 days

The ehm people refuse to go get him from jail claiming there waiting for the jail to call them and tell them he's free to go

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

If your boyfriend is still in custody despite posting bond, it's essential to take immediate action. First, verify the bond conditions and ensure that all requirements for his release have been met. If the electronic home monitoring (EHM) is part of the release conditions, confirm with the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: Do any attorneys want to take? My last attorney stated “it is a gold mine “but he is not a firm and a firm is needed

Law enforcement. judicial officers, state and federal. They planted drugs. They make up reasons to get search warrants that aren’t true they admit to planning drugs on dash cam they threaten hotel staff members they altered camera footage. They falsely arrested prosecution, misconduct, stealing,... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

If you believe you have been a victim of legal misconduct, finding an attorney experienced in civil rights or criminal defense might be crucial for your situation. Attorneys from firms that handle cases involving law enforcement misconduct, false arrest, and evidence tampering are often well-versed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: I was moving out of WA state. Had to abandon my truck and trailer. How can I clear up the matter?
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answered on Mar 15, 2024

If you had to leave your truck and trailer behind in Washington state, there are steps you can take to resolve this situation. First, you should contact the local Department of Licensing (DOL) or vehicle registration office in the area where the vehicle was abandoned. Inform them of your situation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: I have a strange case we'll it's 2 cases in 1 somehow my public defender said it was a civil case and my other is a

Assault 4-dv the sheriff's that arrested me false a fide a statement from the alleged victim used a statement from my son who was in his room with a closed door I was in my room with a closed door he saw literally absolutely nothing he told me he told 911 I think my mom and her boyfriend are... View More

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

It sounds like you are dealing with a complex legal situation involving both a domestic violence charge (Assault 4-DV) and a potential civil case related to actions taken by law enforcement during your arrest. Here are some steps you can consider:

1. Communicate with your public defender:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: If you requested a police officer show you the protection order does he have to show it or let you show him yours

Police officer accused me of violating a protection order upon investigation of an accusation made by the plaintiff but he was getting the stipulations for contact wrong and missing entire subjects I asked him to show me the court order to show him that he was wrong and he said no I asked him if I... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

When a police officer is enforcing a protection order, the specifics of how they must verify or communicate the order's stipulations can vary by jurisdiction. Generally, officers have access to the details of protection orders through their department's databases and are expected to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: What attorney do I need if my company is being sued in Vancouver Wa
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 22, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you speak with an attorney in your state, the first thing an attorney would ask you is what the lawsuit involves. You'd probably want to seek law firms that practice in that area. In terms of geography,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Washington on
Q: When rumors or untrue statements are made about me and by individuals whom are misleading others with their propaganda i

The individuals are misrepresenting themselves by claiming law enforcement association what are my options

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

When faced with rumors or false statements propagated by individuals falsely claiming association with law enforcement, it's crucial to address the situation promptly and effectively. Begin by documenting all instances of misinformation, including dates, times, and specific details of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Do you deal with personal property damage? Specifically, towing company damaged my car

We left our car on the side of the road, right side in the ditch. It was dark and raining hard so we locked it and decided to go back and get it in the morning when it’s safe. Same night, Sheriff called towing without contacting us at all. Towing company did major damage to our car. We have... View More

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the damage to your car caused by the towing company. In the United States, when your personal property is damaged due to someone else's actions, you have the right to seek compensation for the repairs or replacement costs. As an attorney, you can advise your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: Can I legally be required to attend an arraignment for a crime I am accused of but haven’t been arrested/subpoened for ?

Since leaving my county of residence over a month ago and traveling several hundreds of miles for a family emergency to a county in a different state the local LEA has filed charges with the court of limited jurisdiction alleging I violated animal control statutes and committed acts of harassment... View More

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answered on Feb 3, 2024

The prosecutor can file charges without notice to the accused person and then you have to participate in all aspects of the court process (namely, hearings). Even when someone is arrested and let go or they go to jail for a night and no charges are filed, they might be unpleasantly surprised down... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: If police are called to my house for a woman yelling and there wasn't a woman yelling can they unscrew my porch light?

Police were called for woman yelling and wasn't the case made contact asked them to leave, they knocked again and unscrewed my porch light and still wouldn't leave my property after seeing woman was fine and no problem are they allowed to touch and mess with my property?

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

It would likely be inappropriate and potentially unlawful for police officers to unscrew or tamper with your porch light after responding to a call at your home and finding no issue or disturbance requiring police action. A few key points:

- Police generally need a lawful purpose or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Can the party who has the clear and convincing evidence still be "Speculating?"

How can someone with the truth still be accused of Speculating?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 22, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Based on the brief post, it appears that the judge, arbitrator, or opposing counsel does not accept your evidence at face value toward the issue you are arguing. One option could be to review the file with attorney,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Estate Planning for Washington on
Q: Why are the individuals retirement funds held in a trust deprived their due process rights? SSA is a dictatorship?

Why does the us constitution not apply to the personal property of the US citizens retirement funds deposits in the SSA trust. The fact remains this is the personal property of each individual who had earned income and payed FICA tax. Regardless of the unlawful acts the bonds subject the burden... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates under a framework established by law, which includes contributions from workers' earnings through the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. These contributions fund Social Security benefits, including retirement, disability, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: Can I sue a title company and realtor for negligence and/or violation of code of ethics/conduct?

I purchased a home thru a Sheriff's Sale-judicial foreclosure. The previous owner had it listed on MLS. I contacted the realtor and title company and informed them of my ownership and auction. Both told me no I hadn't and were told it's a lien.(by prev owner). During the process of... View More

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

You will have to hire a WA attorney to file for Ejectment and Quiet Title. Did you search the title prior your bid? You may have bought nothing, or your sale terminates all liens and claims and you own it free and clear. Time is of the essence as there may be bona fide purchasers involved... View More

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