Christopher R Carney’s Answers

Christopher R Carney

Seattle Civil Rights Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Do i need a lawyer for first offense misdemeanor (possession of cannabis)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Asma Anwar
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    It's never a good idea to face criminal charges without an attorney.

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  2. Do I have a viable personal injury case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher R Carney
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You do seem to have a viable product liability claim. I would recommend keeping the device and all documentation, and consulting an attorney immediately.

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  3. I have an immigration case and a pending criminal charge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis James Dressler
    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. Jason B Moore
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    Any domestic violence offense is very bad news for immigration consequences. You should absolutely not accept any plea deal until you consult with an attorney. I would suggest starting with the Washington Defender Association - http://www.defensenet.org/immigration-project/immigration

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  4. Neither party had insurance...Now what to do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Drew Barnett
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Christopher R Carney
    3 lawyer answers

    Not having insurance does not determine who is at-fault.

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  5. My mother died due to medical negligence

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. Daryl L. Derryberry
    4 lawyer answers

    Your first step is to request copies of all of your mother's medical records, and then seek the advice of a local medical malpractice attorney. Sorry for your loss.

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  6. Caught shoplifting @ Walmart in NC. Police let me go but wrote ticket for taking $62 merchandise.What shoud I expect? Scared!

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher R Carney
    2. Rodney G. Hasty
    2 lawyer answers

    It would probably be in your best interests to hire an attorney who practices criminal defense regularly in the court where your charge is filed, and that person will be able to give you more complete and reliable answers. However, I can tell you that in my experience in criminal defense it would be highly unusual for a person in your situation to receive any jail time, and in many cases like yours it will often be possible to enter an agreement with the prosecutor to perform community service...

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  7. Is it possible to obtain the record of a police call?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher R Carney
    2. Christopher Houston Schulz
    2 lawyer answers

    Most police departments have a public information office, where citizens can request public disclosure of police reports and sometimes 911 call recordings as well. I suggest that you call the police agency that was involved and they should be able to help you request the documents - there is usually a form. Most states have rules allowing government agencies 5-10 days to respond to public disclosure requests. Likely you can get the reports within a total of two weeks, if not faster.

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  8. Missed a court date

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
    2. Jeffrey Cantwell Martin
    3. Christopher R Carney
    3 lawyer answers

    Your case must be for more than a speeding ticket, or you would not have an arrest warrant. I recommend taking all of the information you have showing your attempts to get to court and attend the hearing to request that the judge cancel the arrest warrant. Waiting will only make it worse. You will need an attorney.

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  9. Can my charges be dismissed because of fail to read miranda rights?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Tracy Mcneill Pullan
    3. Christopher R Carney
    3 lawyer answers

    In general, issues of police brutality have little impact on criminal cases. The Miranda rule is only relevant if you made statements under in-custody interrogation without the warnings; in that case the statements would be thrown out, but the case would not be dismissed unless the State cannot prove its case without the statements. It may be that you have a separate civil rights claim, I recommend consulting an attorney.

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  10. Can i sue the dr who treated my son for 6 years for ADHD for failure to misdiagnose him.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Douglas Camassar
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    It will be difficult to pursue this claim because you will have to show that your son was harmed in some specific way, but if you gather your son's medical records an attorney can give you a more detailed assessment.

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