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Jeffry K. Finer

Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I just received a letter in the mail to show up for an arraignment for theft 2, what steps should I take?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kent W Underwood
    2. Jeffry K. Finer
    3. James Edmund Oliver JR
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    5. Norman Dean Partington Jr
    5 lawyer answers

    You need counsel, certainly, but not necessarily for the arraignment. Hiring a lawyer is stressful, because you may not know much ahead of time about the person and once hired it is awkward to switch. Here are the answers to your specific questions and a few thoughts to keep in mind. Since arraignment is so soon, I'm thinking you may not have time to interview and hire a lawyer and may be showing up alone. For this stage, on a summons, that's fine. Arraignment. You might feel much better...

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  2. What if I disagree with the amount of settlement L and I sends me? Do I not cash the check? What do I do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Decker Trollinger
    2. Grady Martin
    3. Jeffry K. Finer
    4. George Ellis Corson IV
    4 lawyer answers

    With respect, I must disagree with my colleagues. You may cash a settlement check and still challenge the amount. This is different from the usual rule in insurance claims and causes some confusion. For most types of insurance claims (car, home, etc) cashing a check can be deemed acceptance of the terms and can result in your losing any right to challenge the amount. THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH WASHINGTON'S L&I coverage. From your question, it appears that this is a claim-closure check: that...

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  3. Can one be charged with robbery without a victim coming forward in Washington State?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Holli Giffin
    3. Jeffry K. Finer
    3 lawyer answers

    As below, there's a case but it has problems without a victim. Still, the prosecutor has the "fruits" of the robbery, and some statements in the phone that look like an admission. That's enough to file charges. Bigger picture: "pulling over" someone in a car does not (without more) allow police to rummage through the car. Recent State Supreme Court emphasizes that rummaging through a car for evidence is not okay in Washington without special circumstances (like a warrant). So the facts of...

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  4. Can I claim a on the job injury if I resigned 3 weeks after it happened?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. David Charles Snell
    4. Jeffry K. Finer
    4 lawyer answers

    Does your chiro's records reference how you got hurt? If so, highly likely that you will win if you persist. While many employers appeal claims where a worker did not make a timely notice to the boss, or even a timely filing of a claim with the Department of Labor and Industries (these are different acts), the Department is accustomed to seeing injured workers who waited many weeks or even months before filing. If your employer does contest, and if the Department sides with the employer,...

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  5. Who would be to blame and what i am needed to do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Jeffry K. Finer
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    3 lawyer answers

    You're not going to find relief from the missed diagnosis. Medocal malpractice claims are very difficult, expensive and even slower than Washington Labor and Industries. Further, it may be impossible to prove that the degree of injury suffered at the time of the original injury accounts for the entire injury showing up on the MRI now. You may want to search out blame, but I don't have helpful advice on what to do with it. I do have suggestions for what to do, going forward, in the Labor and...