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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Do I, the accused, have a right to have a copy of the discovery?

I want to see my discovery. The full discovery of evidence. My attorney says he will get in trouble if he gives it to me

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on May 4, 2021

That's a good question, this is an odd and frustrating area of the law. There actually are a number of laws and rules that prohibit your lawyer from just handing over (or copying) the discovery to you, without approval from the prosecutor's office that provided it. The discovery is, in a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I came to us over 30 yrs ago a native of scotland

I had my child her in us, also was self employed in past. Do I need to apply for citizenship or what do I need to do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 29, 2021

Sorry your question remains open. You could reach out to immigration attorneys - some firms offer very brief initial consults for free. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) to locate immigration attorneys on this site, or you could search on our own. Another option could be to repost your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I went to next day exam at plastic surgeon afte tummy tuck and while on exam chain it collapsed 3 times.

After the first collapse I was screaming for my husband to grab my legs to support them because I have stitches from hip to hip and a already bad back, it was excruciating pain and not only did the chair collapse once it happened to more times. Do I have a lawsuit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. But ANY attorney, regardless of the state in which they practice, couldn't really offer meaningful input on your question. It calls for a medical opinion. One option is for you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Okay I was convicted of felony drug possession a couple years back in washington and am still on community Custody

I wasnt even in possession of any drugs is it possible to have the conviction over turned and be taken off community custody

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Apr 24, 2021

If it was simple possession, then you should be eligible to have that conviction vacated immediately. The state supreme court recently struck down our possession law as unconstitutional and courts are vacating possession convictions. You should contact the attorney who represented you, or the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Washington on
Q: Can I start a company and trademark a name that has been cancelled?

The company cancelled in December 2019. My design and logo would be different from the one they had. However, my company would be similar to the one they had in the sense that I will be selling clothing/apparel. This company was located in California. I will be based online, but may conduct a store... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 17, 2021

Maybe,

consult with an attorney

Just because a trademark is cancelled or abandoned in the USPTO system, it does not mean that they are not using, they may have some rights even if they are not registered.

Best luck!

Marcos

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident, single vehicle, minor injuries, property damage only. No impairment recorded or found on scene,

No on scene test given, according to collision report. Transported to ER, did basic cbc, ua, and comprehensive blood test. I don't remember if I signed anything at the hospital to give my test results to police, can they still access my hospital blood test results and other health records? In... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Apr 14, 2021

Is this for a possible DUI charge in the state of CA or WA?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I am filing my n-400 and I have a question, I have my 4 year tax transcript, the first year in 2016 I didn’t work?

In 2016 I am filing my n-400 and I have a question, I have my 4 year tax transcript, the first year in 2016 I didn’t work?I did not work and I was a student, my question is that for my n-400 ,I have my 4 year tax return, for 2016 I didn’t have income , so I don’t file a tax return, do I file... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Apr 14, 2021

When you don't file a tax return because you are not required to file a tax return per IRS rules, you would answer YES to not having filed a tax return and simply explain why you were not required to file for that year. Best wishes!

https://www.creditkarma.com/tax/i/who-files-taxes...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement case. Trying to find out when payout date is

This involves Wa. State gambling commission and various gambling sites

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

That...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement and would like to know when payouts are. I thought they said 60days .

Final hearing was Feb. 11 2021

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

Things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Hello there I’m looking for a lawyer that can represent me against the ilani casino I was assaulted by the bartender

On 3/4/2021 at 1:30am

Thomas Robes
Thomas Robes answered on Apr 7, 2021

Hello there, very sorry to hear about this incident. We recommend searching the Florida Bar Directory for a specialized attorney that suits your needs, you can find this resource at lrs.floridabar.org or call them at 800-342-8011.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: With Washington state changing the law surrounding felony drug possession, is it possible to have a conviction reduced?

Now that drug possession is no longer considered a felony offense, am I able to petition for a reduction or even to vacate the conviction as long as it meets the new criteria? If it helps to understand where I am coming from, drugs were found in my house, not on my person, in the amount of <0.1 g.

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Apr 6, 2021

If it was simple possession (felony or misdemeanor), then yes - it should eligible to be vacated. You should call the lawyer who represented you at the time, or maybe the public defense office for that court.

Here is a very short blog post I wrote on the topic if you want a little more...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Washington on
Q: ADA Job Accommodation Request Was Denied

My ADA job accommodation request to work from home was denied. There is currently a vacant job (job was vacant at the time of my ADA job accommodation request) that my peers currently work from home. I've applied for the job, but haven't heard back. Does my seniority and ADA job... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 31, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. An accommodation request does not give you priority if the employer has a policy that an employee must apply for a vacant position and they are given the same opportunity as the other applicants. However, some courts have held the opposite, and the disabled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Before sentencing, but after signing a deal can you ask for a new attorney? After researching I think that he didnt repr
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Mar 31, 2021

It is very hard to withdraw a plea of guilty to a case because you were ask specific questions about what you were doing and if you were full aware of the issues, the rights that you were giving up and the understanding of the arrangement of your deal. This was viewed as your decision and no one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident in my mother's car. I was not injured my girlfriend is a little sore and banged up.

I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you mean in the sense of being sued as the driver, the insurance policy of the car would generally cover the driver, as a GENERAL premise nationwide, if the policy recognizes the driver as an authorized operator... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Washington on
Q: How can I claim a cashiers check that was lost? Sent to Ohio w/o my knowledge.I have a photo copy of the check/receipt.

I sent to Ohio all documents/check needed as proof of my ownership unfortunately they said there’s no check upon receipt. After 4 months of them receiving the application.

purchased the check from my bank JP Morgan Chase.

Please help me.

Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera answered on Mar 24, 2021

The facts are not too clear as you say that a check was sent to Ohio without your knowledge. Were you the purchaser of the check or was it made payable to you? Was the recipient in Ohio the payee on the check? You also state that you sent the documents/check to Ohio... where you in possession of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: Went to a pawn shop and bought 2 coins. Got home and realized that she only charged me for one. Ticket in mail

What do I do. Can I go back and pay them the $35

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Mar 23, 2021

When you say "ticket in mail", do you mean you were criminally charged? If so, I would not recommend you contact the store directly, you should have a lawyer do that for you. It's a simple enough misunderstanding, but could grow in to something worse if not handled cautiously.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Washington on
Q: i am unable to produce a birth certificate or name change records for the social security admin. what do I do

i changed my name nearly 50 years ago and now need to sign up for medicare

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Mar 12, 2021

If you are already receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits, Social Security will automatically enroll you in Medicare Parts A and B, so you don’t need to complete an application.

Otherwise, apply for Medicare online through your my Social Security account. Social...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Insurance doesn’t cover auto loan in settlement of accident. No gap insurance. Can i sue the other party for remainder?

I’m not at fault, other party is at fault. Can i take other party to small claims for the remaining value of my auto loan?

I owe $29k on loan, settlement is $21k. Can i sue for remaining $8k?

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak answered on Mar 11, 2021

In terms of a total loss vehicle settlement, you are entitled up to the fair market value of your vehicle. You're not entitled to anything more than that - meaning you are hosed if you didn't buy gap insurance. It's a hard lesson. It's possible the same dealer will let you roll... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident in my mother's car. I was not injured my girlfriend is a little sore and banged up.

I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak answered on Mar 9, 2021

More information would be needed to fully answer this.

The most critical question here is: were you at fault for the accident, or was someone else?

Other critical questions include:

- does the at-fault party have insurance

- do you have liability insurance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I broke my foot at home I live in Wisconsin, can my employer fire me if I'm under my doctor's care?
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 3, 2021

Hello, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you likely do not have protection. However, your leave may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act "FMLA", you may have protection depending on the seriousness of the injury, the size of the employer, and other factors. I would... Read more »

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