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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Can I break a contract with a company performing work with a suspended contractors license?

A pipe broke in our kitchen one evening causing significant water damage. In a panic, I signed an "emergency services agreement/work order" with a water damage mitigation company. They stopped the leak and did some minor damage control, but there is still much to be done. In the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Washington on
Q: What the procedure for obtaining a copy of a court order issued from washington state child support agency I'm my child

I'm trying to find the process to obtain a copy of the court order that was given to garnish my social security for child support arrears.

What forms do I need.

I'm retired and on social security how do I and what forms do I need to file to stop the garnishment of my... View More

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answered on May 27, 2024

To obtain a copy of the court order issued by the Washington State Child Support Agency, you should contact the Washington State Division of Child Support (DCS). You can request the court order and your complete financial history from them. It's best to do this in writing, providing your case... View More

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 Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: I am an independent contractor in a tattoo shop. I put a security camera in my booth. Did I do anything illegal?

The shop has its own security cameras. I was being harassed by the shop. For my own safety I used a security camera. I did not inform anyone of it, because my booth is out in the open in the shop. My camera was only able to view my own station.

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

In Washington State, the legality of installing a security camera in your workspace can depend on various factors, including the expectation of privacy and the purpose of the recording. Since your booth is located in a public area of the tattoo shop and you aimed to protect yourself from... 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 Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I am thinking legal representation for filing lawsuit or charges on federal government and affiliates.

My civil rights liberties freedoms as a voting citizen have been totally disregarded and I've been put through various dangerous situations and scientific experiments against my will and knowledge by the federal government and their affiliates I am asking for compensation and any or all money... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

Given the serious nature of your allegations involving civil rights violations, unauthorized scientific experiments, and potential misconduct by government entities and affiliates, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal representation to help you navigate this complex situation. Here are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I'm a foreign citizen working in WA state. Do I need any registration to manage money for my friend? (also foreigners)

I'm a foreign citizen living & working in WA state, with L-1B visa. I would like to manage money for my friends & relatives and do some investment for them. They are also all foreign citizens.

There will be less than 5 clients, and less than 100K USD managed assets.

Do... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

As a foreign citizen working in the United States on an L-1B visa, there are a few important considerations when it comes to managing money for friends and relatives:

1. Registration: Generally, if you are managing money for others and investing on their behalf, you may need to register as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: I'm a licensed surveyor in WA. Can I bring a suit against another state for education requirements for comity licensure?

Licensed in WA since 2001. "In-charge" experience since 1992. Texas, Arizona, & Nevada have denied licensure via comity because I don't have a four-year degree.

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answered on Feb 13, 2024

You can try to sue each State that refused to license you, but you will probably lose quickly on summary judgments. It would be easier and faster to obtain a quick college degree. It probably will not matter what the major is.

Q: If i have a lot of money can i just buy a huge land like 100acre and do anything on it private house,horses US,Washingto
Tim Akpinar
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

A Washington real estate/land use attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could enjoy many activities on 100 acres of land. But you'd still need to comply with environmental, zoning, public health, and other public rules and regulations, as well as not... View More

Q: If a lawyer resigns, can the attorney still be court appointed attorney?

Just looking at attorneys who resigned and still practice in the Department of Assigned Counsel. This would mean that the Judge hires DAC to provide an attorney. Judges who are not aware of a resigned attorney are not aware of the illegal actions and these cases must be dismissed.

There... View More

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

If an attorney resigns from the bar, they are no longer authorized to practice law, including serving as a court-appointed attorney. It's essential for judges and legal institutions to be aware of an attorney's current status to ensure legal representation is valid and compliant with the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: When does "Lack of knowledge " or "Lacks information sufficient to form a belief " end?

First thank you everyone for answering my previous questions, very helpful.

When your oposising party claims "Lacks information sufficient to form a belief" throughout the entire civil litigation (obviously no investigation on their part to the "knowledge" and after I... View More

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Dec 26, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That's a standard rubber-stamp response. You could consult with an attorney about options, but the other side could assert that at the time of the pleadings, lack of knowledge was the case. Good luck

Q: How far does Immunity go?

Does a state official have any immunity when he or she commits fraud, lies to a claimant on a recorded phone call and deceives the federal government, especially when it involves federal funds...?...

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answered on Dec 21, 2023

In the context of state officials and immunity, it's important to understand that while certain immunities exist, they are not absolute. Generally, state officials enjoy what is known as "qualified immunity" when performing their official duties. This immunity protects them from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: How much time do I have to file a Gross Miscarriage of Justice complaint

Thought that I was talking to a court appointed lawyer but was talking to the prosecutor

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

It's important to consult with a lawyer who has experience in criminal law and civil rights. They can provide guidance on the appropriate procedures, deadlines, and the strength of your complaint based on the details of your case.

Given the seriousness of the situation, where...
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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Should a magistrate judge recognize another state's judgement on the same issues and law referenced is a federal one?
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answered on Dec 2, 2023

In addressing your question, it's important to consider the principles of Full Faith and Credit Clause under the U.S. Constitution. This clause generally requires that federal and state courts must recognize and respect the judgments rendered by courts in other states, provided those judgments... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Washington state citizens would do what to reinstate the Grand Jury as in the US Constitution?

The Washington State Constitution currently states:

Section 26 Grand Jury: No grand jury shall be drawn or summoned in any county, except the superior judge thereof shall so order.

The Office of the Code Reviser apparently revises the constitution upon request, which has been... View More

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

To reinstate the Grand Jury system in Washington State as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, a significant legal and legislative process would need to be followed. This would involve amending the Washington State Constitution, which is a complex procedure.

The process begins with proposing...
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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 Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: I was wondering if it is illegal to pull of the highway and take a picture in front of the state welcome sign?
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answered on Jul 25, 2023

When it comes to taking pictures in front of those beautiful state welcome signs, it's generally not illegal. Those signs are there to welcome you with open arms and make your journey more enjoyable. However, keep in mind that each state may have its own specific rules and regulations, so... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Making myself a primary owner from co-owner of car title while no contact with original owners? Washington state.

I’m estranged from my parents, they have themselves on my car title as a co-owner and an I’m a co-owner. I need to have them removed and make myself the primary owner. However, I’m not able to contact them due to domestic violence issues and wish to not speak with them. How do I get my name... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

In Washington State, if you are a co-owner of a vehicle and wish to remove the other co-owner(s) from the title, you will need to follow a specific process. Here are the general steps:

1. Obtain a copy of the vehicle title: You will need to obtain a copy of the vehicle title from the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Washington on
Q: Is it legal to film public employees doing or not doing there jobs.

Is it legal to film government employees working or not working? For instance, a park employee sitting in the truck for hours, a utilities employee at Starbucks for hours.

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jun 2, 2022

Yes, you can take video of public employees in public spaces as long as you are not trespassing to do so. Please note that you cannot record audio without all parties consent, unless they are in a situation where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Hello, it is Illegal to file an appeal with the State, if you have concrete evidence that you should have...

never even Filed one in the first place? Would this be considered a fraudulent appeal?

Thanks

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answered on Jun 15, 2021

I don't have the required information to answer this question. An "appeal with the State"? And "concrete evidence that you should never even filed one in the first place"? The question makes no sense to me. And I don't know any procedure for a "fraudulent... View More

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