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  • How can I get this parking boot off of my car for free? It has zero outstanding parking tickets!

    I own two vehicles that are nearly identical. One is a few years older than the other. I'd been letting my son drive the older vehicle and he apparently racked up > $2K in unpaid parking tickets. He had been intercepting the mail sent to me, th...

    Keola’s Answer

    It sounds like the bigger problem may be your kid. It is possible to request a hearing before a magistrate but it is only an issue if you were not the registered owner at the time the tickets were issued. Go to the Seattle Municipal Court Website to see which tickets are in collections and make arrangements with the collection agency and or Court for a payment plan which will require at least a 10% deposit so that you can get the boot removed. If you fail to make payment your vehicle will be put back on the scofflaw list and you will not be able to enter into a time payment plan agreement again. I see a Metro bus in your sons future...

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  • Speeding ticket has wrong weight

    Ticket cost 113 Speeding 60 in a 70 Was going with the flow of traffic Should I check mitigation or contest

    Keola’s Answer

    Hire an attorney, you will likely save money in the long run.

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  • How to prove fathers innocence in rape allegation?

    Father accused of rape by a family friend. We have records of store transactions and phone calls done to prove he was no where near her. Also proof that she is mentally insane. Is this enough to prove innocence?

    Keola’s Answer

    He needs to speak with an attorney before he is contacted by the police. This is critical. Too often people speak with the police before talking to an attorney or without their attorney and end up regretting it later.

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  • Is it entrapment if the undercover police officer initiated the conversation about sex for money?

    I responded to an ad online in the escort section and she wanted to meet at a near by Starbucks. The only thing I asked is what are her rates. She replied 200 hour, 150 half hour. I met her in Starbucks and she went over what will happen and al...

    Keola’s Answer

    I agree once you responded to the ad it is not entrapment. The police officer did not talk you into doing something that you were not seeking out. Call an attorney.

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  • I was accused of rape in Hawaii, arrested and then released. Do I still have reason for any concern?

    While living in Hawaii I was arrested for "sexual assault", interviewed, given a lie-detector test without any attorney consent, and then released within 24 hours. The detectives told me upon my release that they would continue to investigate the ...

    Keola’s Answer

    I am pretty sure I answered this question in the Hawaii section. No attorney can predict whether or not you will be charged or not. I used to practice in Hawaii and it is not uncommon for people to be released and then charged at a later date once their investigation is complete particularly on sensitive cases like this where the mere accusation is as bad as a conviction. Call an experienced defense attorney in Hawaii to discuss this case immediately. Do not post online anymore or discuss this case with anyone but your attorney.

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  • I was accused of rape, arrested and let go? Do I still need to worry?

    I was accused of rape, arrested, interviewed and given a lie-detector test. I was told that my lie-detector test had a couple answers that I didnt pass. I was released within a 24 hr. period and told they would still be investigating the matter an...

    Keola’s Answer

    Don't worry, take action. These are very serious allegations and the prosecutors still have plenty of time to charge you. I would at least consult with a local criminal defense attorney(who has actually tried this kind of case) so that you are prepared if the police contact you again. In addition do not discuss this case with anyone else(especially the police) but your attorney. I would also have cash set aside so that you will be able to post bail either through a bail bonds company or cash because if the sheriffs serve you with an arrest warrant you will have very limited time to make arrangements so that you can maintain your freedom and retain employment etc.

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  • Got charged with third degree theft from longs how bad do you think my punishment will be?

    this is my first offense and my guardian told me the cop said i would most likely get community service.

    Keola’s Answer

    The maximum penalty is one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. That said you would most likely get probation for a year and be ordered to complete a shoplifters alternatives class(if this was a shoplifting case) and do some community service. In your question you say you have a guardian which implies to me that you are a juvenile. The juvenile system is different than the adult one but you would still likely be placed under probation and be ordered to complete community service. A local attorney or public defender will be able to tell you with more specificity what the Judge's usual sentence is.

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  • Do I need a subpoena to get phone logs on my own mobi pcs account?

    I'm trying to get my own phone logs but customer service said I need a subpoena to get it, even if its my own account? But online says no need.

    Keola’s Answer

    If this if for a criminal case and you are represented by the public defender's office their investigator will take care of the subpoena process in coordination with your attorney if it is necessary for your case.

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  • What will happen if i turn myself in to the police for violating my probation first time for violating 24 hr. abuse of household

    havent check in want to know what will happen once turn myself in to the police

    Keola’s Answer

    I would need more information to answer this question completely but you should call the attorney that represented you and follow their advice. They will be able to tell you what the bail amount is for your probation violation if any. If there is a no bail warrant then work out with your attorney when to turn yourself in(generally early in the morning so that you can see a Judge the same day and get bail set and your next hearing date for your violation of probation.). At the hearing you will be served with a copy of the motion to revoke your probation which will state what the alleged violations are. You will have a right to an attorney to represent you at that hearing if you cannot afford one and the State will subpoena your probation officer to testify. If you are found to be in violation or admit to the allegations you will then be resentenced. Again consult with the attorney who represented you who will have a better idea on what the likely outcome will be.

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  • My friend is incarcerated in Washington state. We are looking to appeal his case but have very limited funds.

    What kind of help is out there for us? He was 17 when sentenced in 1994 and then caught another case in 1997. We don't have parole in Washington state. There is a bill that is hopefully going to be voted on regarding people sentenced as a juvenile...

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    The Washington Appellate Project. I have attached a link.

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