Laurie L. Magan’s Answers

Laurie L. Magan

Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can a 28 year old male engage in sexual activity with a 17 year old female in Washington State?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laurie L. Magan
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2 lawyer answers

    First, please do NOT post any more information about your case here, as this is a public forum. Protect yourself from any potential charges by keeping the rest of your information private. Now, although the young woman you speak of may legally be of age to consent, if there are parents (or friends, or teachers, etc.) who take a dislike to you and decide that they want to "get you," you could be facing a charge of "Communication With A Minor for Immoral Purposes." It doesn't mean that you'd...

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  2. I got a letter from the state police about getting of sex offender registration. how do I get off

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward A Nelson
    2. Laurie L. Magan
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    A lawyer is not required in order to handle this type of matter; I have seen pro se defendants successfully petition for removal from registration in the past. There are several hoops through which you must jump, however, and at the very least I would recommend consultation with an attorney to make sure that you meet all of the statutory criteria and that you are crossing all of the t's and dotting all of the i's. If you miss one little thing, your entire petition could be denied. Good luck...

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  3. How should I begin the whole parenting plan process, when I'll be requesting supervised visitation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laurie L. Magan
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Michael John Gainer
    3 lawyer answers

    You indicate that you are dealing with an "ex," here, so if this is not someone to whom you are married you need to file the appropriate paperwork to establish a Parenting Plan and Child Support. The Washington Law Help website has several information packets that contain the forms you will need and instructions for how to fill them out, how to serve and file service, etc. www.washingtonlawhelp.org. But the other issues that you mention here hint that you might need some legal help along the...

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  4. Will a theft 3 charge be easy to dismiss if I have no criminal record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Maltby
    2. Laurie L. Magan
    3. Brandon Michael Rain
    4. John Douglas Lloyd
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending upon the policies of the office of the prosecuting attorney who is handling your case, you may be able to resolve this matter in a manner that does not wind up in a conviction for you. Even so, if the matter has already been charged, it will remain on your visible criminal history. You may find yourself having to answer questions about it in the future even with a dismissal. I definitely would advise speaking with an attorney who practices regularly in the jurisdiction where you've...

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  5. Should I go to trial on two counts of Assault 1 with a public defender?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anna K. Woods
    2. Laurie L. Magan
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    4 lawyer answers

    I always tell me client that he only person who can really answer that question is You. Make sure that you go back over all of the evidence with your attorney. Go over the trial strategy. Make sure that you are confident in your decision before turning down any offer. It's difficult to give any sort of concrete advice without having a fess to your file, but I agree that your Attorney is your best resource.

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  6. Whats rights does an aunt have if nephew is living with her but does not have guardianship?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Laurie L. Magan
    3 lawyer answers

    If the child has been charged in juvenile court, and has been given Conditions of Release by the Court which direct that he live with the aunt, he will have to abide by those conditions. The aunt would then be responsible for making sure he gets to school, doctor, etc.. If he has not been given any direction by the court, which seems to be what you are saying, the aunt has no legal obligation or authority. She should not take the child to any appointments without the express consent of the...

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  7. Is there a way to see my fiancé in a way that's legally safe for everyone involved?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Laurie L. Magan
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is "No." In order to be completely assured that no legal ramifications occur to your fiancee, you should terminate contact with him until you turn 18. Your parents could have him arrested for a crime known as Communication With a Minor for Immoral Purposes, and if he's convicted of that crime he would have to register as a sex offender. They could also file a Protective Order, which would prohibit him from having contact with you for one, two, or five...

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  8. I did not sign the final parenting plan, is it valid? can other parent get away with not letting me pick up child?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Laurie L. Magan
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not indicate whether the judge signed and entered the Order. If the Order was signed by the judge and entered with the court, it is a valid Order. Your child's father cannot deny you the visitation set forth in that Order and would be in contempt of court to do so. (Some courts, however, will require that the parties go to mediation to straighten out the disagreement and arrange for make-up time prior to filing a contempt action of this nature. You will want to consult with an...

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  9. I was 18yr living with a 17yr old , I admitted to having sexual relations. I got charged with sexual misconduct. We were Grad

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laurie L. Magan
    2. Michael John Gainer
    3. William Peter Daley
    3 lawyer answers

    You definitely want to speak with an attorney experienced in vacating convictions and restoring your record and your rights. You'll need to discuss the specific charge that you dealt with twenty years ago, as well as what your life has been like since then. There are specific statutory requirements regarding vacating convictions, and an attorney can help you through the process.

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  10. Step Parent Adoption?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rafael Schwimmer
    2. Laurie L. Magan
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer to the first question is "yes." As the biological father he has parental rights and may seek to exercise or enforce them at any time. However, you can petition the court to allow your his and to adopt. Notice would have t

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