The authority of Department of Corrections (DOC) officers to search a residence when making an arrest not at the official address can be influenced by various factors. If you are under probation or parole supervision, DOC officers may have specific search and seizure authority as part of your...View More
Realizing that this largely depend on the individual case, is it common or uncommon for attorneys to accept anti-SLAPP cases on contingency in states with statutes that require the court to award legal fees in successful anti-SLAPP motions?
It would be very uncommon to see a contingency fee on an anti-SLAPP lawsuit because their is no guarantee of payment even if the case is successful. Frequently, even in a SLAPP suit, the parties will reach alternative settlement arrangements that do not result in the case going to Court. Even...View More
My husband retired from 22 years of military service then decided to become a police officer as his second career. His disability percentage is still pending from the military. He has passed all testing (Physical, physical fitness, poly, psych eval) and has been hired by the city. He was told... View More
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of disability. This includes disability discrimination in hiring, pay, promotions, benefits, and other employment terms and conditions.
I found an email between my lawyer and prosecutor. Don't know why he sent them to me but the prosecutor says my speedy date is set to run out before my trial date. Him and my lawyer both ignored it. I later signed a plea a year later due to my public defender needing time to look at the case... View More
If you entered a guilty plea before the end of your outside date, with the assistance of counsel and there was a written statement that you agreed made you guilty of the crime you plead guilty to it would be very difficult to get the court to allow the withdrawal of your guilty plea....View More
Complaint for personal injury filed in Wa State King County Superior Court, (previously filed in federal court on civil right violations) before Covid in 2019, no progress for 2 years. Depositions began in 2022 and trial date set, then lawyer withdraws only months before trial. Does the original... View More
The statute of limitations doesn't change, but you should ask the defense counsel to agree to a change in the trial date. Defense attorneys are usually happy to delay proceedings. If not, the Court is usually pretty understanding. Just make sure you haven't passed the deadline for...View More
So I remember getting infractions dropped due to the officer failing to write you up on original reason for the stop . Example cop pulls over says forgot turn signal while switching lanes but doesn't wite you up for that. But proceeded to issue a ticket for something else like failure to... View More
Yes, they must have a reasonable suspicion that a crime or an infraction was committed to pull you over. No, they are not required to cite you for that violation. They may elect to warn you regarding that violation. They may also cite you for a violation discovered during the course of the stop,...View More
The case was dismissed via pre-trial diversion agreement. No prior record in any state before or since. No order of protection nor under any investigations. This happened two years ago and the case was dismissed in 2021
A pretrial diversion agreement typically does not involve any finding or conviction. Because your case remained in pretrial status and was ultimately dismissed you will not lose your right to possess firearms as a result of entering into the agreement. You may want to confirm that your case was...View More
My daughter is in middle school in Washington state. She went to school today wearing some wedged boots forgetting that today was PE. When she entered the gym both teachers surrounded her and belittled her. They also made her hold her hand out and slapped the back of her hand. Do I have any... View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to your daughter. From the situation you describe, it's possible evidence could be of a fleeting nature in terms of video recordings or eyewitness recollection. You could reach out...View More
Child has been sentenced for murder however I asked the police chief for help just weeks & days before my child commited murder. He conspired with my husband to keep it quiet about stabbing months prior & ignored my pleas for help.
I specifically told the chief that when the moms... View More
Unfortunately, as upsetting as this must be, the facts you described are not likely to constitute either a civil or criminal matter for you. On the civil side, law enforcement officers in federal actions are entitled to qualified immunity which shields them from liability unless they knowingly...View More
They took her into their office, stated they would be happy to meet with her alone and only alone, while knowing she was in and out the hospital, to bully her, and told her she was treated differently than her neighbors, because I, her daughter, spoke out about gentrification.... View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It looks like you're talking about the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. To meaningfully answer your question, you could reach out to law firms to discuss. It could be one thing for a matter...View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to Washington employment law attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult to discuss the invasion of privacy. Good luck
No notice. I've lived here 30 yrs. She thinks that violating me is her rite. The house needs to be cleaned but we can do it together.What are the laws with sailing a home wear a mentally disabled person has lived their whole life. Does that person have any rights?
Much more would need to be known including what are your doctor's restrictions, what efforts were made to have an interactive process to seek reasonable accommodations and why the employer cannot accommodate you.
As an employee, Witnessed a manager debate and follow through with assaulting another employee with an ice cube, after stating that same action just broke his glasses, submitted an existential complaint to management, who also neglected their duties, and took adverse action, after the complaint and... View More
You should consider filing a written complaint with HR and/or the top management of the company. The written complaint will at least document your complaint was made in case retaliation by the manager and higher management.
Before you send in the written complaint, you should have a lawyer...View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Something may have gotten cut off in your post and it isn't fully clear what happened. If there was some kind of incident that led to you being ejected from the ER or the waiting room, you could reach out...View More
It looked like a court order signed by a judge and was sent to me certified from the prosecuting attorneys office. It listed a 5 day period this last November for when it was approved by the judge for intercepting my oral communications. I am so confused as to why I would receive this out of the... View More
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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