Washington Questions & Answers

Q: Is there statute of limitations on having an interlock device?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
That sounds right, the four month requirement would apply to someone in that situation. It's too bad you got wrong information from them in 2015, but based on what you have said I would expect you to have the four month requirement. I can't say for sure without looking at your history and your drivers' abstract.

As for the requirement ever running out or expiring, no it won't. It will never come off your license until it's completed.
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Q: i'm 16 got a ticket for violation of my permit, no insurance and 30 over. Can i pay the ticket without a parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
If you went to the courthouse and paid the ticket, there is no reason anything would ever be sent to your house by the court. However, DOL will likely mail you a warning letter for having an infraction appear on your record.

Plus, your intermediate license will get revoked if you get two infractions before you are 18. Therefore you really should talk to a lawyer about how to keep this one off your record. If you were to get a second one, it might be too late.

Best advice is...
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Q: We purchased a 57 acre farm solely for farm use. Neighbor across the street states she has an easement.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Brent Bowden's answer
Usually easements and other issues like that are discovered and disclosed as part of the title search and title insurance process. Did you get title insurance? If you did, and if the title insurance missed the easement for some reason, they may compensate you. Your insurance company may also try to dispute the validity of the easement if they did not know about it and there is an argument to be made there.

However, generally speaking, an easement has to be honored regardless of whether...
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Q: husband died,wreck caused byhim having a heartatac but he died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from ins

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See my answer to the other question.
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Q: husband died in car wreck ,had heartattack but died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from my car ins.co

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If someone else was at fault contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Your insurance may pay lost wages, medical bills, etc.
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Q: Felony harrassment Washington state

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Jason Powers' answer
Yes. The charge was actually filed by the State, not the neighbor. At some point your neighbor reported the threat to the police. For whatever reason the prosecutor took a long time to file it. The Statute of Limitations for Felony Harassment is three years. So, even though it was filed over a year after the incident it is timely. I suggest your husband speak to an attorney soon.
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Q: Who gets property after death.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Brent Bowden's answer
Under Washington intestacy laws (which govern in the absence of a will), your surviving spouse inherits all of your community property and half of your separate property if you have surviving children.

Your situation is somewhat complicated. The first question is who inherited her previous husband's share of the house. If it was community property, it would have gone entirely to your mother. If not, it would have been split between your mother and his children or parents, if he had any...
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Q: I was hit by a car on my bicycle and the driver told the 911 operator there were no injuries. He knew my knee was hurt

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
If there was a call made to 911, that information can be tracked down. If you have substantial injuries and need financial compensation, then it is worth contacting a lawyer to investigate. There may be reason to pursue criminal charges as well, which a lawyer could certainly help you with.
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Q: I was pulled over and given a driving while suspended infraction and no ignition interlock infraction. Had a DUI in 2012

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
Probably. The five years can get extended in certain circumstances, so someone would have to look at the court docket to confirm that they closed their jurisdiction.

If you didn't have probation violations, and never missed court dates, then it should have closed five years from the day of sentence.
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Q: Does a tenant need to state an exact move out date on a 20 day notice, and also can a text be considered a 20 day notice

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Brent Bowden's answer
It is very difficult to give any detailed answers regarding your specific situation without reviewing the lease and getting more of the details, but in general, the point of giving notice is to let the landlord know when you will be ending the lease. I am not aware of any specific case law or statutory guidance off the top of my head, but as a practical matter, I think a specific date is probably going to be considered a required part of the notice. I wouldn't count on notice without a specific...
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Q: My girlfriend is having issues with her ex to pay his half stated in the parenting plan of child care.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Andrekita Silva's answer
She can contact DCS (Division of Child Support) and ask that they collect for her. Although all past due child support bears interest, they will not collect that for her. It can take DCS a long time but they will do this for her at no charge.

If EX has a job, she should consider hiring a lawyer. If EX owes 5 years of back child care, an attorney can have that back daycare plus all accrued interest reduced to a judgment. If a judgment is entered, your girlfriend will be entitled to an...
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Q: Did my obligation to pay for the kids health insurance end when their child support ended?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Andrekita Silva's answer
If you have a new order that pertains to college support, the terms/ provisions in the new order supercede the terms of an earlier order of child support . Your obligation to contribute is whatever your new order says it is.

If your prior order or other written agreement states that your obligation to contribute to health would continue on beyond the termination of your basic support obligation during post high school educational support, then there could be an argument that your...
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Q: Is it legal for an employer to only give 24 hour health insurance paperwork turnaround time? We had no time to look

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Christian Lassen's answer
You can complain to the HR Department
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Q: Do traffic infractions or DUI/DWI's ppear on a driving record before the hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Scott W Lawrence's answer
A pending DUI will show on your DOL record. Not all the info on your record is actually reported when requests are made. For example, a pending DUI hearing would not show up on an insurance abstract. Traffic infractions do not show up unless they are found committed by the court. This is different from the State law enforcement database where all of filed cases show up.
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Q: What is the felony harassment statute of limitations in washington state?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
Most felonies are three years.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.04.080
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Q: My child’s father recently moved to California, me and the child live in Washington, we don’t have a parenting plan...

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
I wouldn't wait to see if you are going to get in trouble for not allowing your child to talk to the other parent. There may be reasons to do so, but I would rather see you present the issue to the court and get a judge to issue an order.

If the child resides in Washington, you can file a petition in Superior Court in the county where the child lives, then ask for a parenting plan and a child support order, the two issues mentioned in your question, as well as other issues that may...
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Q: Does the non custodial parent stop paying child support during visitations, ie... summer breaks?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
When a Washington court orders child support, the order states when it is payable- monthly, or bi-monthly, or perhaps within some other time frame. Unless the order states that payment of child support may be suspended when the non-custodial parent has parenting time (which is highly unlikely), child support is due all year long.

Generally, child support and visitation are two separate issues. Visitation cannot be withheld because of non-payment of child support; likewise, child...
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Q: I’m a father living in Washington State and I pay child support in NY. I need a lawyer should I look for one here or NY?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
Short answer: It depends.

You wrote that you needed a lawyer, but didn't give the reason. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you're looking to modify the amount of support or other order, and if the children have been living in New York for at least the last six months, you will need an attorney licensed to practice in New York to handle the case there, because New York has jurisdiction over the children. There may be exceptions: If the children have been living in...
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Q: can i sue the pill companies for my moms death they had her on oxycodone and percocets also xanax and ambien

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Possibly. Contact a member of the State Of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn that handles pharmaceutical products.
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Q: Is my elderly mom required to pay for items that were changed or added after the closing of the sale of her condo?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Washington on
Answered on Mar 24, 2018
Vincent Gallo's answer
How about you just don’t pay them?
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