James Edmund Oliver JR’s Answers

James Edmund Oliver JR

Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Minor convicted of Domestic Violence. Now adult would like to own a gun. Is it possible in Washington State?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Edmund Oliver JR
    2. Aaron Lukoff
    2 lawyer answers

    You might be able to regain your firearms rights (if you've even lost them), but there are a few things to know, and a few things I'd have to know. In order to qualify for a restoration, you need to have paid off all your fines and legal financial obligations (think restitution). You also need a clean criminal history since your juvenile conviction. If your conviction was a misdemeanor and you've done the above, you are probably in a good position. If your conviction was for a felony,...

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  2. Need help in self representation in arbitration.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Michael Lynn Walker
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
    5. James Edmund Oliver JR
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I could write a book on this topic. Call my office so that we can talk a little bit about this and I can answer your questions.

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  3. Our right when being interviewed by police.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James Edmund Oliver JR
    2. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    4 lawyer answers

    Let me be the first to tell you to never, ever speak with the cops without a lawyer. The only reason they want to talk to you is to get information to use against a person they believe committed a crime. As they didn't let you use the bathroom, you must be the suspect in a criminal investigation. To answer your questions: 1) you can travel to Canada unless a judge has ordered otherwise, or Canada doesn't want you; 2) cops don't have to tell you anything, and can even lie to you; 3) see...

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  4. Auto accident

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jacob Brian Smith
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Minh T. Tran
    4. Jason Henry Schauer
    5. Chong Hae Ye
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    I think everybody covered the high points. The only thing I would add is that a few attorneys, myself included, will actually drive to Olympia to give you a free consultation. A few of these attorneys, myself included, will visit you after hours and weekends wherever you would like to meet. You deserve someone who will fight for you, make sure bills get paid, and answer your questions. The insurance companies hire professionals to protect them; so should you. Good luck!

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  5. Wise to represent myself?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Bradley G Barshis
    3. James Edmund Oliver JR
    4. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your legal problems. Because DUI law is very complicated you should definitely start looking for an attorney. In Washington state you do not have to be over the .08 limit to be convicted of drunk driving. The state may also be able to show that your driving was substantially impaired by intoxicants. If the state can prove that, then you can be convicted of drunk driving. Probably the biggest reason why police ask drivers to perform field sobriety tests is so that...

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  6. Can the police keep a vehicle seized for drug trafficking if they never charge the owner/driver with a crime?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Zachary Charles Wagnild
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    4 lawyer answers

    Sorry to hear about your legal issues. Did the cops send you a "Notice of Forfeiture" advising you that they want to keep your personal property? If so, did you respond in writing requesting a hearing to contest the seizure? Have you put anything in writing demanding return of your car and property? Without putting too much personal information in these public posts, private message me the facts supporting why the cops think the car was involved in criminal activity. If the car isn't...

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  7. What are my options if the insurance does not cover everything?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Steven L Shaw
    3. James Edmund Oliver JR
    4. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    5. Michael Jacob Goldsmith
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    9 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Here's my general advice: 1. You need to call the police to take a report. The person who hit you committed a crime by not stopping and exchanging insurance and contact information with you. 2. If you, or the people with you, were injured, then you need to go to the ER and have a doctor examine you. Then you need to follow your doctor's advice. Chiropractic, massage therapy, and physical therapy may help. Ask your doctor. 3. The insurance company will...

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  8. I had auto accident about 10 month ago it wasn't my fault . . someone rear - end my car

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    2. Glenn Tadaomi Honda Jr.
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. James Edmund Oliver JR
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I agree with my fellow attorneys above: It's absolutely impossible to tell you what your claim is worth until you are done treating and I've had a chance to review all of your medical records. Of course, your personal story about how the injury affected you is also critically important. You really shouldn't try to go this alone. You're about as likely to do well against the insurance company adjusters and attorneys as you would in a pick-up game against professional athletes. They have...

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  9. Where would you recommend I find a good trial lawyer, criminal defense, as well as appeals for under $6,000?? Please help

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    Trial and appeal for less than $6,000 may be a little optimistic. Call my office so that we can talk about your husband's cases.

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  10. I was hit by car car yesterday on my bike . I was not hurt bad just knee problems . Do I need a lawyer ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Edmund Oliver JR
    2. Scott W Edwards
    3. Robert N. Anderton
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. C Steven Moskos
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm really sorry to hear about your accident. I spend a lot of time on my bike and I've suffered through a torn ACL and MCL, so I have some Idea what you're going through. My colleagues above are absolutely right that you need a lawyer. There are a lot of reasons why you need a lawyer, but two leap to mind. The first is that the insurance companies are not in business to pay out money. I worked for several years in the area of insurance defense. My job was to find creative ways to legally...

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