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  • My husband and I have a threatening notice from a guy and he is from Fairbanks Alaska

    And we have court on May 19 th.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Threatening letter without knowing more I would disregard. Threatening letter from someone from Fairbanks I would take seriously. Those people are crazy.

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  • Son was bit in the face by the daycare providers dog in Feb 2015. He had 22 Stiches. can I sue?

    the scar is pretty big. Now I'm concerned on how it'll age if it'll cause him pain or further disfigurement where he'll need plastic surgery.

    Ryan’s Answer

    You absolutely can sue. Your issue will be, does the daycare provider have an insurance policy? We have handled a lot of these dog bite cases. This is slightly different because typically we pursue the dog owner's home owners policy. If the provider is licensed and bonded, they should have something - especially if they run they daycare out of their home. You will need an attorney to handle this. These can be significant cases. You will also need to have your son go see a scar revisionist. I know that these are traumatic situations, but an attorney can help you immensely with this. Best of luck.

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  • Any risks in signing a 'Compromise of Misdemeanor'?

    A person was cited for 'Theft in third degree' related to taking and keeping my Iphone which i had forgotten in a building lobby. Now the attorney of the victim requested me to sign 'Compromise of misdemeanor', in return for a small financial comp...

    Ryan’s Answer

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    The only thing that you waive is your ability to sue the person civilly in the future. Signing the declaration is in effect a waiver of your right to sue the party for the tort of Theft. If that is not in your plans, there is no concern. These are usually a good resolution, especially for the person who is accused of the crime. Best of luck.

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  • I cut off my ankle gps and i had 3months left on house arrest how much more time could i get on top of the three months.

    It is out of tacoma wa

    Ryan’s Answer

    You have a lot going on. Things will get worse if you don't address this situation. Don't admit to anything on these online sites. You need to speak with your attorney, and if you do not have one you need to find one who can smooth this situation out with the prosecution and the court. Letting time blow through this will not fix it. Best of luck.

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  • My friend cut off her ankle gps on house arrest and she is talking like life is over.

    she had three months left.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Life is not over, but she will probably end up serving the remaining three months in custody rather than on the bracelet. Log she damaged the bracelet, that may be an additional criminal charge (malicious mischief) and there could be a theory for the State to charge her with escape. Have her consult with her attorney. It is not the end of the world, but things will get worse if she ignores the issue. It will catch up to her. Good luck.

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  • How does RCW 46.08.065, pertain to WSP and basic traffic enforcement duties? can tickets be dismissed with this?

    I was recently pulled over for speeding by an unmarked WSP unmarked cruiser. There were zero markings and didn't carry a WSP license plate. From what I understand of RCW 46.08.065, this car should only be used for investigative or under cover purp...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Section 3 of RCW 46.08.065 allows for an exemption for the Washington State Patrol. Section 1 allows for the Sheriff's Offices and local police departments to to use such vehicles for special undercover or confidential investigative purposes. Lastly, WAC 308-96A-080 allows for State Agencies to obtain undercover and confidential license plates.
    I don't think that your theory will work to get the ticket thrown out. I am not, however, saying that you don't have one or multiple other ways to challenge the ticket. If you find a local, experienced attorney who defends traffic tickets, there is a good chance that they will be able to spot an issue. Best of luck.

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  • I have an arraignment hearing and warrant quash at the same time. What are the odds I will be taken into custody

    I'm being charged with theft,forgery and identity theft.first offense

    Ryan’s Answer

    It will depend on your history. Specifically, do you have other cases where you failed to appear to Court? I assume that you already missed your arraignment since you have the warrant. The courts look at two things. 1. Are you a risk to fail to appear, and 2, are you likely to commit a violent crime. To answer this question with much specificity, one would need to know your history. Either way, based on the charges alone, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. Best of luck.

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  • Can I have my Felony sealed?

    Class B Felony from Wisconsin

    Ryan’s Answer

    Google a criminal defense attorney in the county in Wisconsin where the Felony was resolved. A Washington attorney can't really answer that question for you. Best of luck.

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  • What kind of offense is to break and stealing into someone else locker in the work place?

    I was accused of breaking into a client's locker and stealing some valuable items. but I didn't do it. will that go in my work record.? since I worked there for 13 years and I was an excellent employee.

    Ryan’s Answer

    To add to the last answer - when you meet with a local defense attorney they will most likely tell you to politely NOT answer any questions by the Police. A workplace issue like this will typically involve the police at some stage. DO NOT speak to the police until you have spoken with a defense attorney.

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  • Hi my name is janice how do i esponce a record

    getting it off my records

    Ryan’s Answer

    What kind of case is it? How old is it? Do you have any new crimes between that conviction and todays date? If it is a case that there is no statutory bar from vacating, you just need to contact a local defense attorney. They will most likely provide a free consultation.

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