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James J White

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  • How to ensure I can enter Canada with Vacated Negligent Driving 1?

    I entered a plea on the Charge of Negligent Driving 1 in January 2007. All fees were paid and probation completed by January 2009. This year (2015) I was granted a motion to vacate this charge and so the charge now states not guilty. Based on my r...

    James’s Answer

    Hire a Canadian Immigration attorney. I like McCrea and Associates in Vancouver, WA.

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  • Got dui in Washington 8 yrs ago moved. Away missed court date I live all way on east coast how do I settle it without goin back

    2nd offense-.159 bac -it has been 8years I have not had any dui or other traffic offenses n that time I do not have money to fly all the way back to settle this matter how can I take care of it and put it behind me so can get on with my life as I'...

    James’s Answer

    You cannot. You will need to appear here to resolve the case. With a lawyer's help you may only need to appear once. If it was a second offense within 7 years with a .15 BAC the mandatory minimum is 45 days jail and 90 days house arrest. An attorney may be able to show that the confidence interval analysis on the machine--basically the margin of error--has you under .15. That's still a minimum 30 days jail followed by additional house arrest. So, you'll hope your attorney can find even more errors than that. If not, your visit to Washington will have to be a lengthy one.

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  • What do i need to do to kick an 18 year old child out of my home?

    Our daughter turned 18 December 31, 2014. Tonight, she threatened to assault me and we told her she was no longer allowed to have her friends in her home if she was going to be disrespectful. She left and came back 5 hours later with friends and...

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the others. You likely do not need the full order. The temporary order will get her out of the house once she is served. Then you do not need to get the full order unless you remain legitimately afraid of her.

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  • Protection order in pierce county...we live together and ....

    He was arrested and let out less than 24 hours , he needs to get his things clothes etc. He's been calling me since its been 5 days and just had the clothes he was wearing, How does that work if he's not supposed to be near me?

    James’s Answer

    He probably should not be calling you either. The Judge needs to authorize a civil standby. Then he comes with a police officer present to keep the peace to gather some personal effects.

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  • Need to have a longterm opposite sex roommate evicted. There is no lease or payment, just long time mooching. What type lawyer?

    He is demanding half the value of the house, and making credible threats about ways to damage it and me, including concrete down the septic, spikes in the roof, chicken/rice in the walls to attract rats, etc. Always screaming at me, or locking hi...

    James’s Answer

    The answers already provided are thorough and cover all issues. Good luck to you.

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  • Can I get a restraining order lifted early if I can prove that I don't deserve it?

    My girlfriend got it saying I was annoying her, but then texted me about being in a relationship and working things out after the order was already obtained. Can I get it lifted early?

    James’s Answer

    Yes. A family court based restraining order can be lifted bu motion of the party. Do not respond to her until you have written proof that it was lifted.

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  • Can i get a no contact order at least modified if im the victim and i feel the accused is not guilty due to mental health issues

    My husband was arrested 1 month ago on 2 nd degree assult dv.He is a mental health patient and had no meds for 2 months. Documented he can only prove it was 3 weeks he was also extreamly intoxicated. I want the no contact order modified so we can ...

    James’s Answer

    A judge can but is unlikely to modify it. What can change that is documented statements by professionals that: you are safe and communication and communication will benefit your own mental health treatment. Meet with a domestic violence counselor. Then get something in writing from your own therapist. Lastly, you should have a lawyer present all of this information for you. Assuming this is Pierce Superior, the procedure is difficult to figure out (and not very consistent).

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  • Can I get a green card while on deferred sentence for domestic violence (simple assault 4th degree misdemeanor)?

    Hello, thanks for your help.. My story: Wife and I got drunk, argued in public. Stranger called police. I got charged with dv 4th degree misdemeanor. No other prior history. I went to jury trial and was found guilty. Judge offered me deferred...

    James’s Answer

    I am not sure why you are posting this here when you already have an attorney who knows your situation in detaila d has answered these questions.

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  • I think my wife is alcoholic drank 3 750 ml bottles of wine since last night I am her husband is it legal to confiscate the wine

    my wife buys wine on a credit card I pay for she binge drinks and we have an 8 year old daughter. she drinks a bottle of wine every night regularly for last 6 years unless she can find more and then things go downhill quickly. Her personality chan...

    James’s Answer

    I do not quite agree with the others because she "becomes belligerent, aggressive and nasty" and you have an 8 year old. It seems very possibly this is affecting her parenting and she may be abusive to your daughter. You cannot force treatment but you can leave, potentially with your daughter, unless she gets the help she needs. Frankly, you may need to leave for your daughter's own safety. And your own. Who can live that way? You should consult with a family law attorney right away.

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  • I need to drive an employer car. I pled guilty to DUI last month.

    My understanding is I can't drive a company car unless I wait 30 days. I have an IID installed and have had it since December. When does the 30 day wait period begin? The day I pled or the day DOL notified me my license will be suspended for a ...

    James’s Answer

    The other answers are comprehensive. Good luck.

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