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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: Is there a law about threats?

My friend was in their car, and a person pulled out a gun and pointed it at their car. My friend and his mom sped off in a different direction to escape. They got a good look at the car, but not the person and filed a police report. Is this a crime?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, this is a crime. Pointing a gun at someone, even if no shots are fired, is generally considered a serious offense. Depending on the specific circumstances and the laws of the jurisdiction where the incident occurred, this action could be classified as one or more of the following crimes:... View More

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Q: Are there any laws about pointing a gun at someone’s car? (My friend’s car was pointed at by a gun is why I ask)

Would it be a threat? Or something else? I’m a kid. (Under 18, over 10) I’m not sure what “type” of “crime” this is.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Pointing a gun at someone or their property, including a car, is a serious offense and can be considered a crime in most jurisdictions. Depending on the specific circumstances and the laws of the state or country where the incident occurred, it could be classified as one or more of the following... View More

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Q: Are there any laws about pointing a gun at someone’s car? (My friend’s car was pointed at by a gun is why I ask)

Would it be a threat? Or something else? I’m a kid. (12, almost 13) I’m not sure what “type” of “crime” this is.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Pointing a gun at someone or their property, including a car, is a serious offense and can be considered a crime in most jurisdictions. Depending on the specific circumstances and the laws of the state or country where the incident occurred, it could be classified as one or more of the following... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Q: How do you get legal representation against black magic and voodoo abuse from a former church and person you dated?

I am Nigerian AMerican and I was repatriated by the U.S government to America last year because a former vice president and the owner of the biggest pentecostal church in nigeria were abusing my body with witchcraft and voodoo and keeping me pregnant for almost five years with these means, they do... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the horrible abuse and trauma you've experienced. What you're describing sounds extremely serious and distressing. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions:

First and foremost, prioritize your personal safety and wellbeing. If you feel you are in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: Would this easement, like mine for Level 3 communications and Sprint, be able to infiltrate my internet wirelessly?

My IP is not private although I pay for a service. My Alexa doesn't even know her location and my internet has release many court files including one relating to me and the mortgage electronic system has breached into my real property records that made one lender call my loan paid in full and... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

I understand your concerns regarding the security of your internet and the potential breach of your personal and property records. It sounds like a very complex situation involving multiple parties and legal issues. If your internet service has been compromised, affecting your personal affairs and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Contracts and Education Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue the gov. For giving me federal loans through an unaccredited college?

Ashford university 2012-2016 lost accred. About 1 month after enrolling. Never said anything to me.

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

It is possible to sue the government for providing federal loans to attend an unaccredited college, but the success of such a lawsuit would depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Here are a few things to consider:

1. Borrower Defense to Repayment: If you believe that Ashford...
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Q: What can I do about a neighbor wearing a gun, coming to the property line and telling me what I can't do on our property

Neighbor wearing gun says blackberries and trees on our property can't be cut. We can't even cut branches overhanging our driveway. Happens both 3 and 30 ft away from property line. He said the drain ditch that traverses both properties will collapse and it's protected. The nearest... View More

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answered on Nov 2, 2023

Sorry to hear. A civil anti-harassment protection order is a common remedy for a neighbor dispute involving unwanted and threatening contact. A good attorney will give you the best chance of getting the order issued.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: If an inmate completes his 15 year sentence, does he have any time to see his mother before he is deported?

I'm asking for a 94 year old mother who wants to be able to see her son. He came to USA when he was a young boy from Scotland. He is at Snake River Correctional Institution, Ontario, OR however, I live in Seattle, WA.

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answered on Jul 6, 2023

When an inmate completes a 15-year sentence, the possibility of visiting their mother before deportation depends on immigration status, legal restrictions, and logistical considerations. Consulting an immigration attorney specializing in deportation and family visitation rights is recommended for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: Seek for help that OPT/OPT extension under security check by USCIS (processed more than 8 months)

On Dec 23rd, 2020, my friends and I traveled to Alaska for fun, but the driver accidentally drove into the military base. As the passengers, we cannot control our ability, but all were arrested and issued Penalty Violations of Security & Orders. We're dismissed without prejudice at the... View More

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Dec 29, 2021

This is unfortunate, but a mistake was made by your irresponsible friend. Now, the USCIS seems unwilling to devote time to reasonably adjudicate the EAD OPT applications. I suspect that no action will be taken any time soon. You really ought to hire experienced counsel, not dabble with a pro se... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: I was arrested and sentenced on a drug charge in California, I live in Washington state. Can new legislature effect me

It was at the Otay border and I took the plea for 36 months. Washington state has basically decriminalized drug possession and I was just wondering if it could effect my case

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm afraid not. The change in WA drug law was a very specific ruling based on the wording of the WA possession statute, which was unique in the country. This change would not affect convictions from any other state or the federal system.

If you want to read more about how the change...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: What to do when there is entire county of corrupt cops and i cant report elsewhere because its outside of specific count
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answered on Jun 6, 2020

In certain cases, when it can be proven to the court that a certain jurisdiction would not be able to hold a fair trial, a motion to change venue could be granted. We would need to speak with you so we can get additional information. Please feel free to contact us at 253-238-8273.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Small Claims, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I was hit by a military cop and need to file a tort claim for damages to my vehicle. Who do i file the claim with in wa?

I thought i was being pulled over so i pulled over and got rear ended by a JBLM MP who was responding to another call looking at his computer. I live in wa state.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you were injured contact aWashington State Assn for Justice member member in the county where it happened--they give free consultations. If it's just damage to the car, if you have collision run it through that, let them deal with it. Start by getting estimates, and the base JAG corps... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: What is a “person of interest” in a homicide? If The person who committed the crime has been arrested And charged

If authorities have suspect in custody but are not letting media personal know about the arrest yet advertising “persons of interest” wanted in the case that allegedly have info. What should those personals of interest do legally?

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Apr 16, 2020

This sounds like a school question? What are you asking?

If there is someone that is charged with a criminal offense and needs representation please contact me. I am available for all types of offenses here in WA State.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: How can I find a Lawyer to help my son, who is incarcerated, write his brief for appeal court?

My son need a Lawyer that will help him was appeal brief, so he can get an appeal. The family is will to give a fee for this service.

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Jun 10, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Native American Law for Washington on
Q: Are GOV vehicles registered to a tribe required to have insurance if driven off the reservation?

23 year old tribal member involved in accident off the reservation. No insurance, but is a GOV truck registered to the tribe. Who is held liable, non-insured driver or the tribe that's the registered owner?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 23, 2019

Generally both. Tribal law governs on tribal land. Take the vehicle outside the rez or national boundary, then the state law applies. However tribe should have some type of umbrella policy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: I was arrested for poss of meth my pretial is not Intel Feb relise form wants me to ua before I've ever gotten a trial ?

Plead not guilty shouldn't I get to have trial before being treated quality?

Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Dec 24, 2018

Over 94% of criminal defendants accept plea bargains before they receive any sort of real legal defense, nevermind a trial. Our criminal justice system is in the throes of a travesty. I recommend hiring a high quality criminal defense attorney to review your case details and to properly advise and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and International Law for Washington on
Q: I just learned that I inadvertently committed a federal financial crime. Should I write a letter of explanation to IRS?

I'm from Canada and a US permanent resident ( through marriage) since 2011. I made several money transfers from Canada of less than $10,000 not knowing that this was a federal crime to do so. No one at my bank ever notified me of the potential problem. I am seeking a divorce and my US citizen... View More

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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Nov 8, 2018

You need to speak with an attorney familiar with federal law around international financial transactions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: Can he be charged?

I'm asking this question for an incarcerated friend of mine. No charges have been filed as of yet but the situation is his car was stolen and someone he associated with unbeknownst to him left a box or Backpack or container or whatever I don't know in the car and without my friends... View More

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Dec 18, 2017

Could he be charged? Sure, it doesn't take much to get charged. There is a theory called constructive possession, that basically allows the presumption that whoever is in control of a car is responsible for whatever is in it. If the police found the car unoccupied, and he is the owner, he... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Landlord - Tenant and Military Law for Washington on
Q: What is the charge if you know someone is subletting in base housing?

The person in question is active duty in base housing but subletting to another service member and has not reported it.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 13, 2017

There may not be a charge at all, depending on the circumstances. It's probably privatized housing based on a lease. Violating a lease is not normally a criminal offense, even in the military.

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