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Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo

Olympia DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Domestic violence

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
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    RCWA 9.41.040 AND 9.41.047 govern this issue (see links below) In addition: None of criminal convictions are a "violent offense' as described in RCWA 9.94A.030. A "violent offense' is described as: (a) Any Class A felony; (b) Any attempt to commit a Class A felony; (c) Criminal solicitation of or criminal conspiracy to commit a Class A felony; (d) Manslaughter in the...

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  2. Grand larcency

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Craig Edward Kennedy
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    In WA State a theft crime is categorized either as felony or misdemeanor. It depends on the amount. RCW 9A.56.040 Theft in the second degree – Other than firearm or motor vehicle. (1) A person is guilty of theft in the second degree if he or she commits theft of: (a) Property or services which exceed(s) two hundred fifty dollars in value but does not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars in value, other than a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010 or a motor vehicle; or (b) A...

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  3. Do i still have chance to fight on court when i got photo enforcement ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Craig Edward Kennedy
    2 lawyer answers

    You can get an attorney who handles traffic tickets. There are many ways, mostly on procedural grounds that attorneys win in traffic court. IF you don't want to go that route, does the video clearly show it is you driving the car? If the video is unclear then how can the city prove you are the one who committed the alleged offense?

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  4. Speeding Ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
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    - No. The issuance of Traffic tickets are a 24 / 7 activity.

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  5. Bath tub faucet is broken in a rental and the landlord will not fix it

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Lawrence Neil Rogak
    3 lawyer answers

    What will govern is Chapter 59.18 RCW Residential landlord-tenant act- In particular RCW 59.18.070 Landlord – Failure to perform duties – Notice from tenant – Contents – Time limits for landlord's remedial action. If at any time during the tenancy the landlord fails to carry out the duties required by RCW 59.18.060 or by the rental agreement, the tenant may, in addition to pursuit of remedies otherwise provided him by law, deliver written notice to the person designated in *RCW 59.18.060(...

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  6. Changing lawyers

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Craig Edward Kennedy
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    A client's right to end services with an attorney is absolute, with or without cause,. This right can be exercised at any point prior to the conclusion of a case. The right exists even if the attorney rendered valuable services or the client owes money. Although a client doesn't need to have a reason, common circumstances for discharging an attorney include: personality conflicts, increased legal needs, different case strategies, change in court and others. In a criminal matter, if the...

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  7. Consumer rating of attorney

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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    A client of an attorney can go find their attorney under the tab "LAWYER SEARCH" go to left column and enter attorney's name, when you get into the attorney's profile you can then click where it says "Rate Attorney." It will prompt you with questions and you answer accordingly. You wiil need to sign up with AVVO, but again it will prompt you as well.

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  8. Domestic abuse and breaking lease

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
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    The Landlord Tenent (L/T) Act Chapter 59.18 RCW will govern. You can contact the King County Bar Association for help with L/T issues. Especially look at RCW 59.18 RCW 59.18.575 Victim protection – Notice to landlord – Termination of rental agreement – Procedures. Specifically address how a tenant notifies the landlord in writing that he or she or a household member was a victim of an act that constitutes a crime of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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  9. Why do lawyers and law firms participate on Avvo answers?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. John J. Tollefsen
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    3. Lawrence Neil Rogak
    4. Benjamin Kirke Sanchez
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    I became a lawyer to help people access equal justice. Most what I do in my career is provide information. I whole heartedly support AVVO.com as the audience is for consumers to have access to who is who in the legal community. It is invaluable. Most of my clients have already used AVVO.com in researching areas of law they are not familiar. My clients value Avvo.com and I enjoy answering questions. This is a tremendous opportunity to have people have access to legal community. Hope that...

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  10. Police officer discreation of enforcement

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Aaron A Pelley
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    In Washington State, Misdemeanors are categorized in two categories: simple misdemeanors; which are punishable up to 90 days in jail; and gross misdemeanors, which are punishable up to one year in jail. Although there are some exceptions, most misdemeanors need to be independently observed by the law enforcement officer issuing the citation. On some occassions a charging decision will be left up to the prosecuting attorney. It is advisable to seek legal counsel as to the exact nature of your...

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