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Steven Edward Weir

Washington Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What is my best course of action to find out the details in my father's will and when it will be distributed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. Charles Adam Shultz
    3. Donald Joseph Quinn II
    3 lawyer answers

    You didn't say, for I will not assume you have done this and been rebuffed: ask your family for a copy. If they give you one, you have your answer. If they don't give you a copy, see if one has been filed somewhere. Don't waste a lot of time checking. You should be able to find out with a phone call or two. If you don't get the information you need, then call local counsel. If you do get the information and you're not satisfied, also call local counsel. Don't get into any debates with...

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  2. If you pay an overtime meter citation does it go on your record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Earl Hornsby
    2. Summer Rae Goldman
    3. Steven Edward Weir
    4. David P. Gilbert
    4 lawyer answers

    It's not a moving violation if that is your question. It doesn't get recorded on yoru diriving record.

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  3. Are trial courts required by law to use an audio system to record the trial in session?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. Craig S Orent
    2 lawyer answers

    No. Not all procedings are required to be recorded. The court reporter's original paperwork should be preserved and subject to review. However, t's hard to get someone to question a transcript. If there were people sitting in court while the hearing/trial was taking place, they would be able to support your claim that it was "erroneously transcribed". Make no mistake, you do not want to say the transcript was altered. It may have been "errantly transcribed", but no judge is going to...

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  4. License going to be Suspended soon

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. Seth A. Blum
    2 lawyer answers

    Kansas can suspend your driving privileges, assuming you were not previously suspended in Kansas for the same event. Missouri would honor the suspension upon proper notification and documentation of the suspension in Kansas under the reciprocity agreement, and likely issue it's own suspension. (They don't always do it the way they are supposed to.) The most important thing you need to do is make sure you have given the Missouri Department of Revenue your current address. They are required...

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  5. If a lawyer represents 2 people on seperate cases then takes a case for child custody can he bring info in on the plantiff he on

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. Daniel Dean Brogdon
    2 lawyer answers

    If this attorney previously represented the father, he should not be representing the mother in a case where the father is on the opposing side. It is unethical, and this prior representation should be brought to the attention of the judge immediately. If the judge doesn't act to remove the lawyer from the case, send a letter to the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in Jefferson City.

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  6. How can i make modification to the divorce petition, once it has been filed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. Michael J Corbin
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, it can be amended, but you want to make sure it is necessary and appropriate to make an amendment. You should give serious thought to hiring an attorney. You don't have the expertise to understand what you don't know, and what you don't know in this type of case can have horrible long term consequences.

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  7. I was given a tic for exceeding the posted speed. The tic didn't give the posted or the speed I was going. Could this be amended

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrea R. Rogers
    2. Steven Edward Weir
    3. Joel Jay Kofsky
    3 lawyer answers

    The ticket is a summons to appear in court. Almost any defect in the original copy can be amended to conform with the facts of the case. The cop probably grabbed notes from another person, and put them on your ticket. That's not likely to be a fatal flaw. The real questions are, how much time, how much money, and how much emotional stress are you willing to expend to try to beat this. I'm thinking there may still be some video evidence of the stop, which would aid in a conviction if you...

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  8. Dividing a business during a divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Russell Van Leunen
    2. Steven Edward Weir
    2 lawyer answers

    Calm people can usually work things out. You don't want to act in the heat of anger. Think about what is most important in your life, and the amount of emotional exhaustion you will experience being contentious. Let cool heads prevail. In my experience, there is plenty of fault to go around, so be careful about bringing out all the ammunition stored up over the years. It can backfire.

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  9. If you fail a reading do you need to tell your lawyer if you are on supervision?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    2. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    3. John Matthew Leace
    3 lawyer answers

    The first thing to do during a stop is to tell the officer when he/she asks you if you know why you were stopped, no. Wait for him/her to explain it. If it's a simple matter such as a moving violation of a light out, take the ticket, and go on your way. If however they ask, "Have you been drinking?", do not answer the question. Ask if you are free to leave without being cited or arrested. If they say no, tell him/her you would like to speak with your attorney. Do not volunteer information....

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  10. In Missouri can 3rd party contest Paternity type Custody request initiated in court by father?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Edward Weir
    1 lawyer answer

    You have priority over the grandparents, and barring you being unfit, there is no reason to think they would be awarded custody. Your name is on the birth certificate, and you've openly held yourself out as the biological father. The court will likely jump quickly to the DNA test, but it will probably order the grandparents to pay for it. It's been a while since I've done any of this type of work, and I don't recall the law on grandparent visitation. You should definitely not be doing this...

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