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Ernest Saadiq Morris

Seattle Civil Rights Attorney.

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  1. Misdemeanor harassment violation but never served papers in order to know about it.

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Bruce J. Finlay
    3. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    4. Jacob Brian Smith
    5. Peter John Marek
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Yes, it sounds like you have a good defense to this charge but do not be fooled into relying on the prosecutor to show mercy or even common sense. If you contact the prosecutor yourself, anything you say may be used against you. Use AVVO to find and hire a criminal defense attorney in your area. Good luck.

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  2. Is a school responsible for the safety of my child while in their care

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    2. Troy Christopher Courage
    3. Thomas A. Mackin
    3 lawyer answers

    Short answer: Yes. A school does take a certain level of responsibility for the safety of your child when they are on school grounds or at school functions. Whether the school is legally liable for the particular incident involving your daughter and a 3rd party cannot be determined without all of the relevant facts. Where did the incident take place? What type of injury/harm was sustained by your daughter? Was it a foreseeable danger? A criminal act? Is this a public or private school? You...

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  3. Could i have lost my firearms right if I did not restore them in court after completing a Juvenile deferred disposition?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenan Lee Isitt
    2. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    2 lawyer answers

    From the limited facts you have given, if the letter actually says you would lose your rights *FOREVER* it may be misleading. if you do not have a class A felony or sex crime conviction, you may have lost your gun rights due to your felony proceeding yet still may have the right to petition the government for restoration of your (2nd Amendment) right to own a firearm. This doesn't mean your right will necessarily be restored but at least you (or your attorney) have a right to make that...

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  4. My son has ADHD/ODD. We have a 504 plan in place with the school. He got written up for defiant behavior. Can they do this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3. Susan Grace Soto
    3 lawyer answers

    First, if your son has a 504 Plan but does not have an IEP (individualized education plan) that addresses behavior intervention and discipline that is an unfortunate oversight that often leads to these types of problems. Second, your son may qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), even though you may hear otherwise from the school staff and advocates that Attention deficit disorder (ADHD) does not qualify. Frankly, a 504 plan...

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  5. Resident of Washington yet denied residency from University of Washington. Which type of lawyer is right for me?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    2. Jong M Lee
    3. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    3 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer with Higher Education experience, as well as civil rights experience if your unconventional family structure is resulting in your being discriminated against. In Higher Education, and especially at the UW, there are many seemingly complex rules and procedures for students with grievances to follow. In some cases, the grievance process can be inadequate or lead to an inadequate result. I have found that when dealing with a large university, like the UW, familiarity with the...

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  6. Do i need to Plead guilty or not guilty at Arraignment

    Answered 18 days ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Joseph C Rome
    3. Vitaliy Kertchen
    4. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    5. Kevin H. Pate
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    9 lawyer answers

    Based on your summary of the facts, I agree that you should plead not guilty at arraignment. Depending on the actual criminal charges, your INTENT at the time of your CONDUCT could be a valid defense. Hire an attorney immediately to figure out the best defense strategy.

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  7. I was a graduate student at Argosy University Seattle. They let me go due to some cognitive issues. Do I have a case?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are a person with a "qualified disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you have a right to reasonable accommodations within the academic programs of your school. However, there are limits to what is considered reasonable and this is where you need a lawyer with significant disability civil rights experience, as well as Higher Education law experience. It may be possible to resolve this issue without actually filing a federal...

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  8. Do I need an attorney to appeal a disciplinary decision made by my daughter's high school?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    5. Donald G. Henslee
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, there are very strict time limits and procedures for appealing school discipline decisions. A good Education attorney will understand the administrative process and can aggressively challenge unfair discipline of your child and keep your options open for pursuing legal action down the road. I provide free consultations to parents that are weighing their options under these circumstances.

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  9. How do I find an attorney specializing in ADA (Title II) and civil rights violations of the disabled by police departments?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Emily Caitlin Beschen
    2. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, Title II ADA discrimination suits against state entities require a very specific skill set, even more specific when it involves Section 1983 police misconduct claims. You are not going to find a private attorney that "specializes" in both because, frankly, there are not that many of these cases to specialize in them. You need to find someone that is experienced in both. I have extensive experience in all of the above. Feel free to contact me at Justice@DefendMyRight.com I will fill you...

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  10. Can a police officer question a minor without parents being present at school in a territory surrounded by the State of Washingt

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Owen Earl
    2. Jared N Hawkins
    3. Ernest Saadiq Morris
    3 lawyer answers

    Under the recent US Supreme Court case, J.D.B. v. North Carolina (2011), students should receive Miranda warnings (right to remain silent, right to an attorney, etc.) prior to interrogation by law enforcement in a school setting, if there age makes them more susceptible to coercion by authority figures. Even if a Miranda warning was given, the child's age could make intelligent waiver of their Miranda rights impossible. The argument can be made that at the very least parental notification...

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