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Jon Michael Zimmerman

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. Under WA state child support laws what expenses is child support to cover

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    In Washington, courts and DSHS use the Washington State Child Support Schedule to assist in making a determination of the amount of support a child or children receive, and the schedule is based on parental income as well as age and number of children. Child support covers such things as food, shelter, and clothing. Child support can be modified, however, for factors such as day care and other day to day expenses, for example, team uniforms, travel expenses, or piano lessons.

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  2. Tenant missed two month of payments, landlord's rights under WA landlord tenant act, eviction process

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    The answer is that it depends. You will need to be able to explain to an attorney whether the tenancy is residential or commercial and if residential, what type of residence. There are several procedures that need to be followed for an eviction to occur. A landlord-tenant attorney in your area can get the ball rolling rather quickly and help you retain control over the situation and your property, and you might even be able to obtain legal fees from your tenant. Before you contact an...

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  3. 4th degree assault

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jonathan Dichter
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    Just a practice tip - you should not put personal information about your particular case on the world wide web for everyone to see. When you do stuff such as admitting to an assault, people can use what you write or say against you in court. Should you choose to challenge the charge, you are only making things potentially more difficult for yourself. You should consult right way with a criminal defense attorney about your rights and the particular aspects of your case.

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  4. I don't know if I have had a deferred traffic ticket in the last 7 years or not

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Dennis James Dressler
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    Ask a court clerk to pull a copy of your DCH - and be prepared to show ID, as info on a DCH is not available to the public but it is available to the named defendants, attorneys, and judges. Note that if your deferred finding was in Seattle Municipal Court, it would likely not show up on a DCH. For complete SMC case history, contact that court directly.

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  5. How to argue against an Oregon speeding ticket, with a Washington state dl?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. William N. Chambers
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    It is irrelevant that you have a Washington license, and Oregon does share information with Washington, so you want to try to keep this off your record and save money in insurance while keeping your driving record clean. Every state handles these differently. Going "only 85" - 20 over the limit - is not going to be a good defense. What you need is someone who can present your best defenses, and unfortunately you provide the citation but nothing else. An experienced traffic attorney in...

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  6. US citizen living in Seattle, got a parking ticket in Vancouver, British Columbia last weekend. Should I pay it or can I skip?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    I also got a parking ticket in BC a while ago, and I called up BC at the time, explained my lack of knowledge of their signs, and I believe it was cleared. I also contacted the rental agency. Total pain to park up there, isn't it? A parking ticket is a nonmoving offense, and such an offense is probably not going to ding you in the U.S. or in Canada since it is tied to a vehicle, and not you, unless the ticket is in your name. How long it stays "in the system" is a better question for an...

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  7. Can we fight this Jay Walking ticket? What is a good defense?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    There could be a number of defenses to this charge, but whether it's worth fighting is another question. Jaywalking is a commonly cited offense in the City of Seattle. Going into a crosswalk, even a marked crosswalk, when opposing traffic still has a yellow light and your boyfriend has a red light is, in a technical sense, illegal. Police who stop people for traffic offenses are not typically polite, and if you've read anything lately about the Department of Justice's investigation of the...

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  8. If the owner of the car wasnt driving and recieved a ticket from a photo enforced light, are they still accountable?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    Great question. The most important thing to remember with photo enforcement tickets is that you will be held responsible if you ignore the ticket. Don't ignore it. That said, state law has an out for vehicle owners who were not the drivers. The registered owner - who is the presumptive driver and the person who gets cited under state law - can fill out a piece of paper called a Declaration of Non-Responsibility. Although the forms that courts provide often ask the driver to...

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  9. Speeding ticket received in Tacoma by police who did not use radar, possible defenses

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Thomas Harlan Swain
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    It is difficult to ascertain how the officer measured your girlfriend's speed, but if the speed could have been obtained properly in any way by an moving in the opposite direction of a target vehicle, then the device used would probably be moving radar potentially backed by some sort of visual estimation (e.g., a guess). Your girlfriend should fight a speeding infraction because speeding tickets affect a person's insurance premiums and driving record. The officer does have to provide...

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  10. Seeking a defered traffic infraction while being in a defered prosecution for DUI?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Andrew Nguyen
    3. Schoen R Parnell
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    A DUI is NOT a traffic infraction. A DUI is punishable by imprisonment and a DUI is a gross misdemeanor or class C felony, depending on the case. Under Washington law, traffic infractions are civil and do not carry jail time as a penalty for commission of the offense. A deferred prosecution for DUI is very different than a deferred finding on a traffic infraction, as each type of deferral operates under a different statute and each type of deferral entails very different consequences....

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