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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: Can i legally run a business from a home that is zoned as residential.

asking for a friend(john) who is having trouble with his neighbors( the smiths). The smiths have an appurtenant easement( long driveway that leads down to their section of property) through Johns property to access their home. Both properties are zoned as residential. The smiths have started to run... Read more »

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Q: physically and verbally attacked by my attorney. Put in jail, out on bail, for not calling him in a timely fashion.

Called 911 to press charges. Nothings been done after I gave report. Aug2nd will ask for continuance for new attorney. Afraid if I ask ill go to jail. Need help spent money on bail, rent and bills.

0 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: My attorney physically and verbally ATTACKED me in his office. I called the police to press charges need help by Aug. 2

i have a concern for my safety and my liberties. i have court for driving on suspended 3rd. July 5th was my first court date i was asked by the judge if i spoke to my attorney. i had called DAC she said there isnt a DAC & was assigned at my arraignment, I had no such hearing. Then she assigned... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: How can I get my car back if the city impound sold it at auction? What, if any, are my options?

My car was towed, impounded and sold at auction all within 14 days. I never received any notices. I called when I noticed my car gone, was told I had 30 days and I started working on getting money together. I've been fighting off eviction as long as I can but I'll be out on the streets... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: Can an HOA ticket parking on public streets?

I received a letter from our HOA stating they are changing their enforcement policy on Trailers and RVs to include requiring a permit from them with parking time limits, etc. Not having a permit or exceeding those limits will result in a fine. This includes on the public streets. The HOA does not... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 18, 2022

My recommendation is that you hire a real estate of HOA attorney to provide you a legal opinion on this issue---assuming the legal opinion is in your favor, then I would provide a copy of the legal opinion to the HOA and its Board.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: I was pulled over in one county but the municipal court on my ticket is from a different county. Is this possible?
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Nov 14, 2019

There are a couple of possibilities, but a lawyer would have to look at the ticket to answer for sure. Could be an error by the citing officer. There are jurisdictions that 'share' a court, when one town doesn't want to maintain its own court. I have never heard of them being in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: I was involved in a liquor board sting. I was not given a ticket, citation, summons, any sort of notification to appear

(Convenience store clerk) At the time of the alleged incident all I received was a business card from the accusing officer & was told I would be hearing from the district attorney if they decided to go forth with charges. 8 months later I was pulled over on a traffic stop & arrested on a... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Jan 17, 2019

Unfortunately this is not uncommon. Investigators send their report to the local prosecutor, who may take weeks or months to file a charge. The court sends a summons to whatever address they can find for you, and that is often an out of date address; could be the one you had the last time you got a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: In park after closed. Wrong year of car written on ticket and statement. Can it be dismissed?

After hours was walking bike path which is allowed on city rcw after park hours was in car to leave police came got ticket never asked us why we were there. On ticket he wrote wrong year of the car also in his official statement. Can it be dropped for that reason. It's a jury trial officer is... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
answered on Oct 26, 2017

Why on earth are you doing a jury trial pro se? No, the errors on the citation aren't going to get you a dismissal. No, you do not NEED to subpoena the officer, unless you really want him to be there. I can't imagine the city can put on their case without him, so they will subpoena him.

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