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  • What defines self defense?, I have read cases where people, ended up paying enormous legal fees. I, have also read stories s ,w

    that involved home invasion. What about apartment home invasion? Does a home owner have more self defense privileges that someone who lives in apartment? I've reviewed cases, where people have lost there conceal permits over something that appea...

    Stan’s Answer

    You have questions that are only going to get answered if you talk directly to a lawyer in your area. They will tell you about defense strategies and costs up front, so you can make an informed decision with all the information. This will probably ease your anxiety, and you are not committed to anything. Don't hesitate to talk to more than one.

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  • If I have a misdemeanor warrant and a sheriff serves me paternity test papers can he arrest me for it while serving the papers?

    Warrant is for pay or appear as well as not completing 80 community service hours in leiu of ten days jail time. Mother of possible child wants paternity test to determine if I am the father. A sheriff showed up at my house yesterday while I was g...

    Stan’s Answer

    Yes, it is legal for him or her to arrest you on an active warrant. I would be particularly concerned in your case, since the warrant is for unserved jail time.
    If you contact the court right away, and at least have a date scheduled to quash the warrant, it may reduce your odds of getting arrested.

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  • Can I get an ignition interlock taken out of my car after completing a deferred program?

    I was recently released from probation from a deferred program. The judge at sentencing 5 years ago added 2 years on to the minimum 2 years required by D.O.L (at that time) shortly after the laws changed to a 5 year minimum by D.O.L so now the D....

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    I think you should definitely make that request! If the DOL is doing a 5 year order, and the judge's intent was for you to have the IID for four years, you stand a great shot to have that shortened up.
    There are some things you will want to have done before you note the hearing, but that is easy stuff.

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  • I was charged with theft 3 and it was a misdemeanor compromise can I get it off my record at any point?

    This is my first and only conviction of any kind it was at the local Goodwill. I paid all court costs and all monies Goodwill was asking for before my court date. I work for the government how will it affect my job?

    Stan’s Answer

    I am hearing two different things here, 'conviction' and 'misdemeanor compromise'. It can't be both, and not knowing the details no one can give you a real answer. Feel free to give me a call and we can figure out what happened in your case, then I can answer your question.

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  • Can I sue my exhusband in civil court for damages after he's been convicted in criminal court?

    He was convicted of sexually assaulting our daughter in military court but hasnt had to pay any reparations for what he did. He is currently serving 34 years in Leavenworth, but my daughter is still having to pick up the pieces and therapists aren...

    Stan’s Answer

    As to why it was handled in federal court only, it sounds like they had a very strong case against him and decided not to send any portion of the case to county authorities. Or perhaps the county declined to pursue it, because they learned how much time he was facing in the federal system. I'm speculating, there are a lot of ways it may have been worked out.
    As for a civil claim, it sounds like the time to file is rapidly approaching, if not passed already. Given his prison sentence, he presumably doesn't have significant assets; but you should probably talk to a lawyer about the possibility of maybe recovering from a homeowner's policy, or otherwise to see if there is value in filing a claim. Your daughter's ongoing treatment will surely continue to cost money.

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  • Can I get a DUI/DWI if my wife has video evidence of me drinking and driving?

    While driving she has secretly videoed me drinking l, having open containers, and doing I with our son in the back seat. She's also pregnant. Can their be child endangerment charges?

    Stan’s Answer

    Depends on the strength of the video. Could a jury find your ability to drive was impaired, by the consumption of alcohol? And as long as you are married, you can object to your wife being called as a witness against you.
    I cannot imagine a criminal prosecutor pursuing such a case, but they have certainly surprised me in the past.

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  • What will happen in court? What fines will I receive?

    A couple weeks ago I got caught shoplifting with my friend in Walmart in Washington state. The LP woman did not call the police & we were not arrested, she did say because we helped each other that we would both pay together. In my letter it asks ...

    Stan’s Answer

    Washington law allows the store to impose a civil penalty of up to $200. It is completely separate from a possible criminal charge. That doesn't mean you shouldn't pay it, but whether the local prosecutor files a charge against you is not determined by the civil penalty.
    Walmart does generally forward shoplift reports to the police, and prosecutors in Kitsap county almost always file criminal charges. I recommend you talk to a lawyer here before that happens; it may be possible that a deal could be worked out before you are charged, keeping your record completely clear.

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  • Can you get arrested for shoplifting at a later time if they can identify u

    My sister has been going in to Safeway, target, Fred Meyers, and wal-mart stores. Getting a shopping cart full of items and then walking right out of the store. She has not been caught or even followed. I was wondering if they just let her go beca...

    Stan’s Answer

    Shoplifters get away with it more often than not. She might never get caught. However, stores are definitely more aggressive than ever with shoplifters. It could be that they see her on video, but haven't had someone in the right place to physically detain her. Therefore, they will keep watching for her to come back. So yes; it could be that when a store finally does catch her, she gets charged with multiple crimes.

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  • Can I sue the jail I was locked up in for getting my face shattered

    Can I sue the jail I was locked up in for getting my face shattered in booking while asleep by some man

    Stan’s Answer

    You should definitely contact a lawyer right away. Important evidence needed to prove your claim can get lost if not preserved quickly. Talk to a lawyer who practices near that jail to at least get your questions answered. Make sure you call someone you can trust who knows what they are doing.

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  • Can a 27 year old male legally have sex with a 16 year old female?

    I posted an ad on Craigslist in the casual encounter section, specifically looking for adult sexual activity, as made clear in my post. I received a reply from a girl who said she wanted to meet up with me for fun. We started to email and she aske...

    Stan’s Answer

    Very confusing area of the law. The legal age of consent for sexual contact is 16. However, it is illegal to communicate with a person under 18 for an 'immoral' purpose of a sexual nature. That is a misdemeanor, unless done by electronic means in which case it can be a felony. The person need not actual be a minor, it is a crime if the adult believes them to be a minor (hence the "Catch a Predator").
    So paradoxically what you are planning to do might not be a crime, but what you have already done probably is.
    You may want to talk to a lawyer in confidence about this.

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