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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue the police for the cost of my ring during a search warrant. Plus my stuff that was stolen after?

My daughters friend went in my house and wouldn't come out. I came out my house and they allowed me to go back in and try to talk the person out. The person didn't live at my house or have any way of connecting to my ring. They didn't ask me anything they just shot my ring off. If... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

You may have grounds to sue the police for damages if they acted negligently or unreasonably during the search warrant execution. Shooting your ring without asking questions, especially when you were the only person with access, could be seen as an unnecessary action. If the police left your home... View More

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Q: can I sue the police department for arresting me in court because they thought I was someone else

I showed up on a court date. The judge said I don’t think you are who you say you are and you have a warrant so we’re gonna arrest you. They handcuffed me. I sat there for a while while everybody’s watched me in the courtroom and then they walked me around to the courthouse inside the jail... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

You might indeed have grounds to consider legal action against the police department for what sounds like a wrongful arrest and mistaken identity. If your rights were infringed upon due to an error by law enforcement or the judicial system, you could potentially file a lawsuit for damages such as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Washington on
Q: I received my files from therapy. There are somebody else info fixed in with mine. Also things I didnt say in mine.

The name of the persons info is attached to my files with some personal info also included.

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Technically, it could be a privacy violation. For practical purposes, many people just destroy the out-of-place pages. An errant sheet from a report gets accidentally left in a copier or scanner in a medical office,... View More

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Q: Police have my car for three years and haven’t notified me

a customer of mine was buying a car for me, but never made the payments turn to find out he was arrested and the car was seized over three years ago, and I been legal owner never notified by any sort or kind of communication via, but not limited to : written letter, Fax , phone , email, and in... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

If you are the legal owner of the car and it was seized by the police over three years ago without any notification, you should take the following steps:

1. Gather all documents proving your ownership of the vehicle, such as the title, registration, bill of sale, or any other relevant...
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Q: Can firefighters disclose who made wellness check report?

Washington State. Called for a wellness check on 91 year old diabetic grandma who was left alone for over 3 hours under the care of her drug addict son (who we opened an adult protective services case against.) The firefighters not only told him who made the wellness check call, but had me on the... View More

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about this difficult and concerning situation. Based on the information you provided, it seems the firefighters may have mishandled the situation by disclosing who made the wellness check report to the person being reported. This goes against typical protocols to protect the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: Attorney and social worker are keeping all positive I do from judge for CPS case(safetyplan, visit note..) what to do?

Social worker & my attorney have lied to me. For three years I ask for all documents to CPS case (discovery, visit notes, everything) they kept all from me for three years with me asking over over so I can defend my self and know what's going on. My lawyer gave me a USB drive in them mail... View More

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this difficult and frustrating situation with CPS, your attorney, and the social worker. It sounds like a very challenging and unfair process. Here are a few suggestions on potential steps you could take:

1. Document everything - Keep detailed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: How to fight ejectment order, based on fraud and judge execution of judgment without hearing new evidence?

Case brought on using Breach of Contract. Sellers withheld knowledge of payment made, and posted vacate notice on door the 31st of same month instituting Anticipatory breach. I placed cessation on payments as a single woman for self protection as sellers trying to take my home. I submitted new... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your difficult situation with the fraud and unfair ejectment order. Dealing with legal issues around your home is incredibly stressful. Here are some general suggestions that may be helpful as you fight the ejectment order:

1. Consult with an attorney who...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Personal injury from defamation and slander, false reports made to police, violation and denial of civil rights, and job

I am suffering personal and financial injury from defamation, slander and false, misleading, statements made to police about me by my boss on 2 separate occasions, denials and violations of my civil rights on numerous occasions against me by employer and boss, mishandling of my personal information... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the serious mistreatment and harm you've suffered at the hands of your employer. What they have done to you is completely unacceptable and illegal on multiple levels. You absolutely should take swift legal action to hold them accountable and seek justice. Here... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: I have a question about the sheriff's office not investigating burglaries.

I am seeking an attorney or civil constitutional rights law organization because of the organized crime network operating in Ferry County that has burglarized my home repeatedly as well as my safe deposit box contents. The insurance companies that I have had denied the claims considering it a... View More

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficulties and crimes you've been experiencing. What you're describing sounds extremely stressful and violating. While I cannot provide legal advice myself, I would strongly encourage you to continue seeking help from an experienced attorney or civil... View More

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Washington on
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

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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

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