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Matthew Wade McGowan

Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What type of Lawyer do I need for being unable to continue paying a 26% car loan and I CANT file bankruptcy.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Wade McGowan
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Myron Wayne Tucker
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    4 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney who specializing in debt collection law. He or she can ensure that your collector is acting within the confines of the law and work to get you the most reasonable interest rate and repayment plan.

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  2. Will an involuntary commitment to an eating disorder treatment program 20 years ago somehow prevent me from purchasing a gun?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Matthew Wade McGowan
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. David Merrill Walters
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answers. The specifics of your situation make it likely that your rights can be restored in Washington State relatively easily. You can do that on your own, but it is more confusing than it really needs to be and an attorney can really speed up the process. Best of luck!

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  3. Where can I find the form: superior court st of wa. affidavit in support of motion to proceed pro-se

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara A Marcouiller
    2. Robert M Lorey
    3. Jessica Lorene Campbell
    4. Matthew Wade McGowan
    5. John Grayson Davidson
    5 lawyer answers

    Your son doesn't need a particular pre-printed form, but instead a simple motion to the court to allow him to represent himself ('pro se). He can make this motion in simple language on any blank order form. However, he'll have the Pierce County public defenders available to him to help him make his request to the court. The factors that influence the court's decision in granting or denying a defendant pro se representation are numerous and serious. Although it may seem ironic, your son...

  4. I had a sub-contractor working for the commerical building next door, painting parking lot stripes at 5:00 am in the morning.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Matthew Wade McGowan
    2 lawyer answers

    There's clearly more to this story than what you've posted here. You need to talk to an attorney about the facts of this potential case and the specifics of your relationship with local law enforcement as soon as possible. Depending on a number of factors, you could certainly be charged with misdemeanor or even felony malicious mischief. Talk to an attorney and do NOT talk to the police.

  5. Got charged with DUI.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph C Rome
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Brian Michael Sullivan
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Alexander Bruce Johnson
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    8 lawyer answers

    Yes, the prosecutor will likely file the case. Most prosecutors offices will file DUI charges down to 0.04 BAC, depending on the facts in the police report. If this is a first offense, there is most likely a reasonable resolution available to you, but you need to hire an attorney to address the matter as soon as possible, and certainly prior to the date of your arraignment.

  6. Can i be extracted from another state back to Washington st. for a gross misdemeanor charge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2. James Donald Garrett
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Matthew Wade McGowan
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is that you could potentially face complications in any state arising from criminal warrants issued in any other state. Contact a criminal defense attorney in your current location as soon as possible to look into the specifics of your situation and work to prevent or at least mitigate any possible consequence to you.

  7. What does this" motion" mean

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory J. Jerabek
    2. Matthew Wade McGowan
    2 lawyer answers

    Sounds like the prosecutor is trying to prevent the court from considering newly-discovered or previously unavailable evidence. This is an uphill battle for a defense attorney, but can lead to great outcomes in front of the right judge. Best of luck to your friend and his attorney!