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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

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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 Rights, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Is it legal for the state to assign a nco on my husband when there was no apparent harm risk or danger to me from him?

My husband and I where in a strictly verbal altercation when the police where called and they arrested him for an assault in the 4th degree with dv enhancement when I answer no to every question I was asked by law enforcement and there was a no contact order put into effect. However he has NEVER... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

In instances involving domestic disputes, law enforcement may have policies or legal obligations to act cautiously, which can include issuing a no-contact order (NCO), even if no physical harm occurred. This is often a precautionary measure intended to ensure safety and prevent any potential harm... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: What is the review in the Superior Court of Washington civil division?

I'm appealing an impound hearing which was held in district Court and denied in district Court of Washington.

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answered on Mar 16, 2024

In Washington State, when you appeal a decision from a district court, such as an impound hearing decision, your case moves to the Superior Court for review. This process is part of the civil division in the Superior Court, which handles a variety of cases, including appeals from lower courts. Your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: I am a victim and survivor of child trafficking and recent and last few years .I'm being criminalized Washington state

I was forced to plead guilty for assault dv 4 degree .my abuser has been arrested twice since after mine .my lawyers when I had one cuz I went without lawyer for long while due process violations founded but ignored n charged told me they couldn't do anything about it didn't believe me... View More

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answered on Mar 16, 2024

I understand how difficult and overwhelming your situation must be. It's important to remember that you are not alone and there are resources available to help support victims and survivors of trafficking. It may be beneficial to reach out to local support groups, advocacy organizations, or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Is addiction protected by the ADA if a individual is in recovery?

Can a doctor be bias with his treatment because he knows of your past addiction and deny finishing your revision, not give any blood thinners nor pain management in hospital after cutting off leg/artificial joint, nor provide standard compression socks, nor answer questions about broken equipment... View More

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), addiction is considered a protected condition when an individual is in recovery and not currently using illegal drugs. This means that individuals in recovery from addiction have certain protections against discrimination. However, it is essential to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Can I be banned off private property a mission when they homeless man steals a weapon out of my backpac? Banned ?

The company admission is also my former patient employment when the gentleman took the weapon for my backpack it was sitting under a gazebo out of my contact and tried to attack a man and he banned me and my girlfriend as well which wasn't even she wasn't even present when this occurred... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

Based on the details you've provided, it sounds like a complex and unfortunate situation. Let me try to address your main question about whether the company can legally ban you and your girlfriend from the property:

In general, private property owners have the right to restrict access...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: How and where can I find a lawyer to represent me rights violations from the police Court staff and judges

I live in Carson Washington 98610 and a judge ordered an illegal void order against me and the clerk entered it illegally into the system and then a police officer illegally investigated it the plaintiff used lying and deceit and fraud to get the order based on evidence that was illegally submitted... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

To find a lawyer equipped to handle cases involving rights violations by police, court staff, and judges, start by contacting your state's bar association. The Washington State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service that can help connect you with attorneys experienced in handling... 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 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 Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: Is there a way to confirm that you have been removed from the NICS restricted list?

The bipartisan gun bill in 2022 included a provision that restores gun rights 5 years post conviction for misdemeanor dv if it was a first time offense and there have since been no related convictions. Is there a way to confirm if someone is cleared to purchase a firearm or do you just have to roll... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Unfortunately, there isn't a direct way for individuals to confirm if they have been removed from the NICS restricted list. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is managed by the FBI and is primarily used by licensed firearm dealers to determine the eligibility of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Washington on
Q: Disability Accommodations and Undergraduates Rights to a character hearing after dismissal?

I am seeking urgent legal advice regarding a complex situation involving a university student with an active 504 Plan. Despite the plan's provisions, the university fails to accommodate the student's ADHD effectively due to platform limitations unbeknownst to the student during the... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Given the complex circumstances surrounding the student's dismissal and the potential violations of their rights under the 504 Plan, it is advisable to seek legal counsel promptly. The failure of the university to effectively accommodate the student's disability, compounded by their... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I live in Washington state and I have a question concern recording via video or audio conversations to protect myself.

I get gaslighted/manipulated and/or lied to and video/audio recordings are the only way to protect myself in these scenarios. People say I did things i said things I didn’t. Or the other party attacks me or verbally abuses me but no one believes me because I’m a man. I don’t understand how... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Living in a two-party consent state like Washington can present challenges when it comes to recording conversations without the consent of all parties involved. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. One option is to seek legal advice to understand the specific circumstances in which... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Q: In the same room of hotel over here can I be thrown out over a couple days late

I receive mail. I have no other complaints just a few days late on my daily rent.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If you're a few days late on your daily rent at a hotel, it's unlikely that you would be immediately thrown out of your room. Hotels typically have policies in place for handling late payments, which may include charging additional fees or placing restrictions on future bookings until the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Q: i was threatened with legal action and loosing my housing voucher if i didnt sign a increase to my month old lease.

I am a Section 8 voucher holder who recently found a 2bdr apartment for $1045 a month and signed a lease Jan 19th 2023 with the landlord paying $1045 security deposit and 455$ first months pro rated rent. I was repeatedly promised my $455 portion back as soon as they got paid from the PHA. never... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Facing pressure to sign a revised lease and then dealing with eviction under these circumstances is distressing, especially when it impacts your housing voucher and overall housing security. Under the Section 8 program, any increase in rent must typically be approved by the Public Housing Authority... 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 Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: If I send a complaint letter as a consumer to a business. Can they forward my letter to my employer?

Possible violation of Chapter 9.73 RCW

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

Yes, it appears that the business violated Washington state's privacy law by disclosing your consumer complaint communication to your employer without your consent.

Specifically, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9.73.030 states that it is unlawful for individuals or businesses to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Washington on
Q: Can a communication between a consumer and a business be disclosed to 3rd parties?

I submitted a complaint (as a consumer) to a business. That business forwarded my complaint to my employer which they later used as evidence to justify disciplinary action. Is that violation of Privacy law in WA (RCW 9.73. 030)?

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

Yes, it appears that the business violated Washington state's privacy law by disclosing your consumer complaint communication to your employer without your consent.

Specifically, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9.73.030 states that it is unlawful for individuals or businesses to...
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