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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: So I am correct a driver's license is not required for driving my vessel?
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Aug 1, 2019

Not a driver's license, but a boater's license is required (for most people, depending on your age).

https://boat.wa.gov/BoatersCard.asp

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: can i own a firearm if i have stayed out of trouble from 3/7/2006 with a vucsa : possession w/intent to manufacture

no violations on doc plus

I now have a job with Boeing and have been a contributing member of society as I learned from my mistakes and have a wife and kids whom I would very much like to be able to protect legally if the situation should ever occur where I need too? Lets hope it never... Read more »

Jennifer Melissa Azure
Jennifer Melissa Azure answered on Jan 18, 2019

You cannot possess a firearm unless you have had that right restored by a court of law. However, if you have no other history, based upon those charges and the length of time, you may very well be eligible to restore your rights pursuant to RCW 9.41.047 Restoration of possession rights. Best of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Is it constitutional to require urine analysis upon demand prior to being found guilty?

Is it unconstitutional for a court to put stipulations upon a persons before they're found guilty by jury of their peers

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Aug 23, 2018

Generally yes.

"the trial court erred when it determined that Wilson was unlikely to appear for future court dates and, accordingly, such a finding cannot support the trial court's imposition of weekly UAs for Wilson."

State v. Rose, 146 Wash. App. 439, 451, 191 P.3d 83, 89...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: can an off duty cop from a neighboring county detain me and run my name then search me? Isn't that an illegal search?

the cop was on his way home and just happened to live in the neighborhood, a couple blocks from my house. when he ran my name it came back that i had a warrant out of another county (neither the county that i was in or the county that the cop was from). when it came back that i had a warrant he... Read more »

Jennifer Melissa Azure
Jennifer Melissa Azure answered on Feb 19, 2018

The easy answer...It depends. A licensed law enforcement officer is authorized to perform their duties even when they’re off duty. These cases are highly factually specific. It depends upon the contact that was made and the situation that surrounded that initial contact. So when that officer ran... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue Walmart?

Last summer I was arrested for a crime that occurred at a Walmart store.I told them I didn't do it but the clerk positively identified me. I was arrested and did a week in one jail where I was beaten up and my two front teeth knotted out I also had blood in my urine. Then I was finally bailed out... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 9, 2017

May have claims against Walmart & against the jail.Contact the Washington State Civil Liberties Union, ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys " in their prison litigation unit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue Walmart?

Last summer I was arrested for a crime that occurred at a Walmart store.I told them I didn't do it but the clerk positively identified me. I was arrested and did a week in one jail where I was beaten up and my two front teeth knotted out I also had blood in my urine. Then I was finally bailed out... Read more »

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Oct 3, 2017

You may have a valid claim against Walmart for false arrest and related claims. You should contact an attorney in your area to determine whether your claim is worth pursuing. It is truly unfortunate that you had to go through such an ordeal because of faulty eyewitness evidence. Studies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Is it against the first amendment for a law to be in acted that is supported only by religious belief? Abortion-Gay M?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

I need specifics of what you are talking about. Rephrase the question so that it is more understandable.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Do woman have the right to an abortion even though its killing another human being?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

This is a hot topic. You should read up on the subject.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: If each state enforces their own laws,why do we even have a constitution?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

You are asking an obscure question. The constitution came before the laws, and it is the supreme law of the land. The tail does not wag the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Why are you not allowed to pray in schools?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

You are allowed to pray in schools. In order to answer this question fully, one has to do a ton of research, and you would have to refine the question, that would probably be modified once the research was started. Do you want to read all about it, or do you want an attorney to do a ton of research... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Do prisoners get freedom of religon, speech, press, petetition
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Prisoners lose their civil rights upon conviction of a felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: How do I legally find out the details and review the dockets for a federal writ of habeus corpus?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Ask the clerk or hire a private attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: What are your thoughts about US v Lopez? Are school zones covered under the Commerce Clause?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

You assume that I already know the case, and I have not read it. Your question is not a basic legal question, although you probably think that it is. One must know not only the results in a certain case, but the results in many similar cases to form an opinion.

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Q: Can US supreme court render a default judgment? If yes, can such judgment be set set aside by the supreme court?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

No facts given here, or not enough information. We cannot answer hypothetical questions without knowing the facts. I do not know the answer automatically and would have to do a bit of research to answer. If a court can enter a default judgment, then the same court can set is aside.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: How do I sue Spokane Superior County Court for violating my constitutional rights?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 14, 2015

Hire an attorney for this. These questions, quite frankly, generally lead nowhere. You didn't even give enough facts here for an attorney to form even the slightest of opinions. It is not easy and an attorney will be hard to find, depending upon the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Is there something I can do about my son not getting his medications in a washington county jail

Has ADHD.is ADD has Aspergers syndrome and anxiety disorder NOS. And was denied his prescribed medication for over a year. Which without his medication he doesn't make right decidsions

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 10, 2015

Yes, go see a local criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: I am on an extension of time to complete my petition for a writ of Certiorari from jail; now free, can I still file?

Mr. Justice Kennedy granted my pro se Motion for an Extension of Time to prepare and file my petition while I was incarcerated, I timely submitted my Petition, but the Clerk determined it was incomplete relying on Rule 10 and Rule 14.1(h) for allowance of the writ if filed by Dec. 10, 2014. I was... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 8, 2015

You asked this question nearly a year ago. Have you gotten an answer to it or found out what must be done?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: are administrators aloud to punish public school students for their off campus comments on social networking sites?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 5, 2015

That depends upon the policy manual, basically the rules in the student handbook, I would imagine.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: shouldnt the juvenile death penalty be illegal? it is against the eighth amendment right?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 30, 2015

You should start learning about this by reading many cases and law review articles. It is not a subject that can get a ready answer which is complete in a few sentences on an internet forum like this. I oppose the death penalty in all circumstances based solely upon how much it costs to execute... Read more »

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