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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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  • What are the loopholes to being a "legal" Prostitute?

    Please say anything and everything

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree there is no legal prostitution in Washington State. If you are considering getting into the sex industry, it is probably a good idea to meet with a lawyer and just get your questions answered about what is legal and what is not, so that you do not inadvertently break the law. Most lawyers have a moderate consultation fee that would cover you getting information that could save you a lot of time and money down the road.

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  • Is there any law against sexual talk with a minor online? not asking her to have sex, just role play sex online.

    a girl on a social website would not stop harrassing me to be her online boy friend and i told her i am 18 and she is 15. she threaten suicide and would not stop messaging me and cursing at me. i reported her but she just made a new account everyt...

    Stan’s Answer

    Yes, very clearly a crime. Specifically, Communication with a Minor for Immoral Sexual Purpose. It is a sex offense, and carries very unpleasant penalties if there is a conviction.
    My advice is that you get to a lawyer's office quickly.

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  • Fugitive from Justice?

    My niece took her son out of state without permission from the other parent and has now been arrested and charged with fugitive from justice, does that mean that she had another warrant from our state or is it from taking him from our state?

    Stan’s Answer

    We could be mixing up terms here, hard to tell without more information. But a fugitive charge would normally allege that there is a warrant in a state other than the one the defendant is in.
    In WA, the defendant can be held on bail for up to 90 days while the two states coordinate the return of the defendant. The defendant can also stipulate to the validity of the warrant and get sent back sooner.

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