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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
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

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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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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Washington on
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 Constitutional Law and Native American Law for Washington on
Q: Do my constitutional rights exist on American leased camping land on Indian tribal land.
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answered on Apr 10, 2024

The question of constitutional rights on tribal lands leased by the federal government for camping is complex and depends on the specific circumstances and agreements in place.

In general, tribal lands have a unique legal status. They are considered "domestic dependent nations"...
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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 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

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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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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 Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Washington on
Q: Disability Accommodations and Undergraduates Rights to a character hearing after dismissal?

I am seeking urgent legal advice regarding a complex situation involving a university student with an active 504 Plan. Despite the plan's provisions, the university fails to accommodate the student's ADHD effectively due to platform limitations unbeknownst to the student during the... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Given the complex circumstances surrounding the student's dismissal and the potential violations of their rights under the 504 Plan, it is advisable to seek legal counsel promptly. The failure of the university to effectively accommodate the student's disability, compounded by their... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: What are the WA state laws re: SIR in a 3rd party insurance claim against a roofer's defective roofing job and damages?

We hired a roofer through a professional service. The roofer failed to repair damages from his inferior work. The professional service offered a small refund with a waiver of section 1542 of CA civil code. Before I sign the release, I want to be sure it doesn't preclude me from suing the... View More

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answered on Jan 18, 2024

In Washington State, a Self-Insured Retention (SIR) is an amount that the insured party, in this case, the roofer, must pay out of pocket before their insurance coverage kicks in for a claim. If the roofer fails to pay the SIR, the insurance company may not cover the claim. This means that if the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Who can help recover my NEEDING unlawful financial loss after my civil & disability rights violated in superior court?

Under the WA C.I.R. Equitable Property Div rules I should have won my case, with all of my supporting evidence ALONE, but most was ommited in court. My disability medication(Humira forRA) unknowingly exasperated rare side effects the extreme ongoing 2yr stress-nuero/cognitive decline & peaked... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In your situation, where you believe your civil and disability rights were violated in a Washington Superior Court, and you're facing an unlawful financial loss, the first step would be to consider an appeal. This process involves reviewing the trial's proceedings to determine if there... View More

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Q: How can I improve my chances of getting a response from a Civil Rights attorney for a consultation?

I've been trying to contact attorneys from various online directories and have yet to find anyone who will call me back. I have some details of my case and questions I'd like to ask that I only feel comfortable divulging person-to-person. I've even offered to pay for an hour of their... View More

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answered on Jan 6, 2024

To improve your chances of getting a response from a civil rights attorney, consider refining your initial contact method. When reaching out, provide a concise but clear summary of your case in your voicemail or email. This summary should highlight why your case is unique or compelling, without... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Is it a 4th Amendment violation for police to peak for police to peak around my closed blinds into my bedroom?

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answered on Jan 5, 2024

The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and this includes a reasonable expectation of privacy in one's own home. If police officers peek through your closed blinds into your bedroom without a warrant or exigent circumstances, this could potentially be seen as... View More

Q: How far does Immunity go?

Does a state official have any immunity when he or she commits fraud, lies to a claimant on a recorded phone call and deceives the federal government, especially when it involves federal funds...?...

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answered on Dec 21, 2023

In the context of state officials and immunity, it's important to understand that while certain immunities exist, they are not absolute. Generally, state officials enjoy what is known as "qualified immunity" when performing their official duties. This immunity protects them from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Should a magistrate judge recognize another state's judgement on the same issues and law referenced is a federal one?
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answered on Dec 2, 2023

In addressing your question, it's important to consider the principles of Full Faith and Credit Clause under the U.S. Constitution. This clause generally requires that federal and state courts must recognize and respect the judgments rendered by courts in other states, provided those judgments... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: Washington state citizens would do what to reinstate the Grand Jury as in the US Constitution?

The Washington State Constitution currently states:

Section 26 Grand Jury: No grand jury shall be drawn or summoned in any county, except the superior judge thereof shall so order.

The Office of the Code Reviser apparently revises the constitution upon request, which has been... View More

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

To reinstate the Grand Jury system in Washington State as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, a significant legal and legislative process would need to be followed. This would involve amending the Washington State Constitution, which is a complex procedure.

The process begins with proposing...
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