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John Robert Bonin

Shelton Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Washington Landlord Tenant Lease question

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Cutting
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. John Robert Bonin
    4. Eugene Andre Ahtirski
    4 lawyer answers

    Interesting issues- the first being whether or not this lease agreement is truly a "lease purchase" and what that may ACTUALLY mean to you. You need to get that document to an attorney who understands real estate law ASAP to get a clear understanding of what your current property interest is. It means little as to the issue you are discussing - but it means a heck of a lot if the landlord tries to perform a standard eviction on you. I support the assertion made by another attorney that not...

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  2. I was terminated for missing 30 days of work , I was approved for FLAM . Help me

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. Spencer Nathan Thal
    2 lawyer answers

    See a local employment law attorney in Marysville or the surrounding area right away. Over the weekend you can do some internet searching on the Federal Department of Health website to look at the materials covering FMLA related claims and you can also look at both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website and the Washington State Human Rights Commission website for information on what constitutes valid claims to be pursued for some of the things you are talking about and potentially...

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  3. I am going to write here one more time pleading for help from an attorney. I know its hard to win a motion to vacate. I need pro

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. Kristina Rose Ralls
    3. Deborah B Josephson
    3 lawyer answers

    This posting belongs in family law. I am adding that to your list so you might get some answers. I do not practice family law, but do think I can give information that, if you don't have already, you should have gotten: There is a family law facilitator that you should be able to contact through Thurston County Superior Court. This person should be able to help you prepare the proper materials and may even have a few referral attorneys for you. In addition, if you are indigent Northwest...

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  4. Should I go to the Judicial Review Board regarding disproportionate and excessive bail set for a misdemeanor charge.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    One remedy might be what is called a writ of mandamus but this does sound like an uphill battle for your friend. I assume he has a public defender and can ask the PD about this procedure and if he continues to feel this is excessive and punitive there is the ability to request assistance from the ACLU. I do take exception to defining a DWLS 3rd as driving while poor and was tempted not to even bother answering this question at all.

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  5. Is it legal to sell per - made Jell - O shots to bars in Washington state ? What kinds of licensing / permits are required ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. Robert P Dickson
    3. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    4. Michael P Matesky II
    4 lawyer answers

    If someone were to call my office with such a question my first inclination would be to make contact with state regulators to ask this type of question. State regulators are actually present to answer just these types of questions in addition to enforcement related issues. Consult the Blue pages in your phone book for State Government. Liquor control board would be my first thought. Obviously, there are also other forms of licensing - such as Master Business License - which may be relevant....

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  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having your case heard by a magistrate judge?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Roger M. Townsend
    5. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a litigation question. In addition, you may want to give more specifics. Are we talking about a Federal Court? A better context of your question will probably get better and more helpful answers.

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  7. Is it normal at pretrial for the courts to send you your next court date in the mail?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. John Robert Bonin
    2. James Marston Brown
    3. Kelvin P. Green
    3 lawyer answers

    Sometimes. looks like you are concerned about procedure. being concerned about procedure is a good thing. prior answers suggesting you get a lawyer is good advice. For all I know you have one. If you don't have an attorney and can't afford an attorney (or if attorneys are rejecting your case) get a copy of the local court rules (either on line or ask the Court Clerk) and a copy of the Rules of either Civil or Criminal procedure (depending on what you are doing) for the jurisdiction (state...

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  8. What good or could I retain an attorney to go with me to meetings to help me understand what is going on.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. John Robert Bonin
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    Greetings. I think it safe to say that there is no shortage of attorneys in the Olympia area for you to call and talk to regarding your specific needs. The attorney/client relationship is about as personal as a professional relationship can be and what attorneys do for clients can be a wide variety of things. I have gotten calls similar to what you have written. When I get those calls I ask the person on the phone what type of meeting is of concern and what those concerns are. I then try...

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  9. What are my rights as a tenant in a RV park..living in a 5th wheel...my only home?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. John Robert Bonin
    2 lawyer answers

    contact Northwest Justice Project (can find them in a google search) immediately as you may qualify with them for free legal representation based on what you are saying. You might also look up and make contact with Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services to see if they have pro-bono attorneys in your area or a referral to an attorney in your area who will take this matter on based on statutes related to Mobile Home Parks; landlord violations and potential shifting attorney fee provisions in...

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  10. Do I have to pay PIP back?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. J.J. Thompson
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Kevin H. Pate
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    There are many attorneys in Olympia and in the Olympia area who work PI cases and I encourage you to make appointments. The statute of limitations on personal injury cases like this in Washington is three years and it sounds like you are very close to that deadline so I encourage you not to delay.

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