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Q: I was intimated and assaulted on an airline flight. I reported the incident to the airline. Do I have a case?

Also the flight attendant made a report. The airline offered me a $100 voucher. Also stated they would pass my complaint to higher up staff.

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Q: What type of lawyer helps victims of voyeurism that took place at work

From what I understand the trial hasn’t started for the accused, but I want to understand what lawyers can help me to understand victim rights and determine the best course of action when there are multiple victims

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Q: If a state won't extradite me can the state I am in currently in charge me with bail jumping?

When I was in Minnesota I was released from jail without any knowledge of what to do. They knew I lived in WA state and I didn't have anywhere to stay in Minnesota. I didn't even know anyone there. I found a way to make it back to WA. Around 10 years later I found out I had a warrant out... View More

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Q: Cops put me in handcuffs said they were doing drug investigation, ask me questions that incriminate me. Miranda?

They read Miranda after they got info. Is that legal?

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Q: I am in community custody for 36 months but my statutory maximum has passed. According to RCW 9.94A.701 I should be off
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answered on Jun 26, 2024

To properly address this question, it's important to understand the specific details of your situation and the relevant Washington state laws. Here's a general overview that may be helpful:

1. Community custody and statutory maximum:

- Community custody is a form of...
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Q: Can Childhood Abuse That Occurred Outside of Washington State be Prosecuted Within?

Without running over the character limit listing everything that was done to all 4 us by she, I shall instead give the most basic indication that-which-I-came-out-of-and-my-father-unfortunately-married was not, is not, and never will be (seeing as how she's a self-important narcissist in... View More

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Q: Gun rights new Mexico/Washington state

i have a felony no-contest from Chaves county from 2004. (Forgery (Making or Alter) it was 90 days in jail and 2 years probation, which i completed. for the last 20 tears ive been clean and have had NO trouble, not even a parking ticket. also for the last 15 years ive lived in Washington state. the... View More

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Q: Driver who is a felon in Washington state gets pulled over with gun unknowingly in car

Driver, who is a felon, in Washington State uses someone’s car and gets pulled over. As Officer approaches the passenger side window he asks if there is a gun in the car, driver confused says “no?” And the officer points to the passenger seat and says “well there’s a magazine right... View More

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Q: Police have my car for three years and haven’t notified me

a customer of mine was buying a car for me, but never made the payments turn to find out he was arrested and the car was seized over three years ago, and I been legal owner never notified by any sort or kind of communication via, but not limited to : written letter, Fax , phone , email, and in... View More

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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

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Q: How can I find help in filing a criminal lawsuit against a company for financial conflict of interest?

I have proof that a background screening company is giving incorrect "dilute" results through negligent malpractice for urine samples in order to gain more money due to the law requiring new samples be given paid for by the employer. I can prove that multiple precautions are taken in by... View More

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answered on Jun 22, 2024

To pursue a criminal lawsuit against a company for financial conflict of interest and negligent malpractice, you should consider the following steps:

1. Consult with an attorney: Seek out a lawyer specializing in healthcare fraud, corporate misconduct, or whistleblower cases. They can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: what if you have no prior offenses and crash your car total it drunk and totally a mercedes’ in the state of washington
Tim Akpinar
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answered on Jul 1, 2024

A Washington criminal defense attorney could advise best, if you need to discuss any charges. Your question probably remained open because car accident attorneys (the chosen category) deal more with civil damages (money for injuries or vehicle damage). You could reach out to criminal defense... View More

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Q: Do police officers tell parents to hit there kids as hard as they can in Washington state

My mother is saying that the police told her to hit me as hard as she can over me running away as a minor. I wasn’t able to tell the police the part where she was beating me but because I was afraid of going into foster care and she said they told her I was being abusive and she had to beg them... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about your situation. In Washington State, police officers do not have the authority to tell parents to hit their children. Physical punishment, especially if it results in injury, can be considered child abuse, and law enforcement officers are trained to protect... View More

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Q: Take it to the box?

I just got released from being picked up in the middle of my shift at work and taken into custody for robbery in 1st because a guy went called the police and said that he got robbed by what he thought was a gun by the person i took to go meet with this guy. When we got there the guy got in the car... View More

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Jun 1, 2024

This reads like a law school question.

If this is real then what do you need to do?

1) hire an experienced criminal defense attorney and he/she will go over the details with you to explain what is good and bad about this situation.

2) understand that the circumstances that...
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Q: My attorney said no praubable cause but then at court said wanted a competency evaluation but I did nothing wrong. Why?

That seems to add something to this case doesn't make sense

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

It sounds confusing and frustrating to hear conflicting statements from your attorney. First, they might have said there was no probable cause because they believe the evidence against you is weak or insufficient. This could be a strong point in your favor.

However, requesting a competency...
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Q: my incindent number changed to the one when i got pulled over.

my release of conditions has my other inicendent number, and its from a differnt agenecy that pulled me over for my warrents. not from when i was charged. and how do i sue for unlawful detainer and a judge court ordered me to a differnt jail even tho i have proof they had no holds on me

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answered on May 24, 2024

It sounds like your situation is complex, involving multiple incidents and a mix-up with incident numbers. If your release conditions have an incident number that doesn't match the one related to your pull-over or arrest, this could be a clerical error or miscommunication between agencies.... View More

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Q: My son feel out over a cigarette they had to reputation him. No they are saying my son is smuggling drugs in cause he
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answered on May 16, 2024

Sorry to hear. Your son should ask to speak to an attorney. Drug smuggling is a very serious allegation.

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