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  • Can I sue Kitsap County Jail for negligent medical attention

    Lack of medical attention while in custody at Kitsap County jail resulting in amputation.

    Stan’s Answer

    You certainly can, and should, pursue your legal options. That means talk to a local lawyer right away. It may be a case that has a very high value, but of course a lawyer would have to talk to you about exactly what happened and investigate the case to give you any further advice.
    But you definitely should talk to someone soon, these cases require action sooner rather than later.

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  • The police forced me into a confession for a crime I didn't commit 20 years ago, can I expunge or fight this?

    I was working for a nursing home and one of my clients misplaced her cash and told her other care givers I stole it. The police threatened me into a confession, I didn't think I could fight it and I folded, I told them whatever they wanted. They l...

    Stan’s Answer

    Given the time that has gone by, it is probably eligible to be expunged, or removed from your record. To qualify, you must have successfully completed all terms of probation, including the payment of any fines or costs that were imposed by the judge.
    I would call a lawyer in your general area to get a quote, it might not be as expensive as you think. If you absolutely can't do that, you could contact the Northwest Justice Project, they may be able to assist you too.
    https://www.nwjustice.org/

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  • Automobile accident - car totaled - concussion - back injuries - knee injuries - WHAT DO I DO??? (other party at fault)

    I was in an car accident, the other party ran the stop sign, I hit their drivers side. I had the right of way. Wrote down what happened, their insurance covered my car, but I still have a concussion (for about 2 and a half months now). I guess my ...

    Stan’s Answer

    I agree, call and talk to a lawyer right away. There are multiple sources to recover from, but the longer you wait the harder it will be for the lawyer to get you the compensation you are entitled to. It will be very difficult for you to get fully compensated without the help of an attorney.
    A personal injury lawyer is going to find you all the money you deserve and minimize the hassle to you. I would be happy to talk to you about your case, there are many other qualified lawyers in your area as well. Use Avvo to learn information about qualified attorneys.

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  • Is it possible in Washington State for a court to waive the requirement of an ignition interlock in a deferred prosecution?

    I did not have a license at the time of the arrest. I have financing to purchase a new vehicle from a dealer. I do not have a license in WA State, I cannot get a license without an ignition interlock device installed. I cannot purchase a vehicle w...

    Stan’s Answer

    I'm afraid Washington law probably won't allow the judge to waive or modify the requirement. The deferred rules are set by statute, which require you to only drive with an interlock license (IIL). To qualify for an IIL, you have to have an IID installed in a vehicle registered to you. If you can buy a car from a friend cheaply, you could in theory get your IIL, buy the new car, transfer the IID and then sell the car back to your friend.
    These cases are complicated, please be aware that any advice you get here on a public website is limited; without looking at your driver's abstract and the details of your specific case, no one can give you completely reliable advice.

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  • Where can I find a low income attorney who will work with me on payments?

    My daughter was hired for paid sex. When the John did not want to wear protection she refused and he then attempted to try and rape her as well as take his money back. A physical altercation took place and she stabbed him in the back. Afterwards s...

    Stan’s Answer

    I would be happy to talk to you about this. If my office can't help you, maybe we can recommend someone who can.
    Feel free to email, or call Monday.

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  • What defines self defense?, I have read cases where people, ended up paying enormous legal fees. I, have also read stories s ,w

    that involved home invasion. What about apartment home invasion? Does a home owner have more self defense privileges that someone who lives in apartment? I've reviewed cases, where people have lost there conceal permits over something that appea...

    Stan’s Answer

    You have questions that are only going to get answered if you talk directly to a lawyer in your area. They will tell you about defense strategies and costs up front, so you can make an informed decision with all the information. This will probably ease your anxiety, and you are not committed to anything. Don't hesitate to talk to more than one.

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  • If I have a misdemeanor warrant and a sheriff serves me paternity test papers can he arrest me for it while serving the papers?

    Warrant is for pay or appear as well as not completing 80 community service hours in leiu of ten days jail time. Mother of possible child wants paternity test to determine if I am the father. A sheriff showed up at my house yesterday while I was g...

    Stan’s Answer

    Yes, it is legal for him or her to arrest you on an active warrant. I would be particularly concerned in your case, since the warrant is for unserved jail time.
    If you contact the court right away, and at least have a date scheduled to quash the warrant, it may reduce your odds of getting arrested.

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  • Can I get an ignition interlock taken out of my car after completing a deferred program?

    I was recently released from probation from a deferred program. The judge at sentencing 5 years ago added 2 years on to the minimum 2 years required by D.O.L (at that time) shortly after the laws changed to a 5 year minimum by D.O.L so now the D....

    Stan’s Answer

    I think you should definitely make that request! If the DOL is doing a 5 year order, and the judge's intent was for you to have the IID for four years, you stand a great shot to have that shortened up.
    There are some things you will want to have done before you note the hearing, but that is easy stuff.

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  • I was charged with theft 3 and it was a misdemeanor compromise can I get it off my record at any point?

    This is my first and only conviction of any kind it was at the local Goodwill. I paid all court costs and all monies Goodwill was asking for before my court date. I work for the government how will it affect my job?

    Stan’s Answer

    I am hearing two different things here, 'conviction' and 'misdemeanor compromise'. It can't be both, and not knowing the details no one can give you a real answer. Feel free to give me a call and we can figure out what happened in your case, then I can answer your question.

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  • Can I sue my exhusband in civil court for damages after he's been convicted in criminal court?

    He was convicted of sexually assaulting our daughter in military court but hasnt had to pay any reparations for what he did. He is currently serving 34 years in Leavenworth, but my daughter is still having to pick up the pieces and therapists aren...

    Stan’s Answer

    As to why it was handled in federal court only, it sounds like they had a very strong case against him and decided not to send any portion of the case to county authorities. Or perhaps the county declined to pursue it, because they learned how much time he was facing in the federal system. I'm speculating, there are a lot of ways it may have been worked out.
    As for a civil claim, it sounds like the time to file is rapidly approaching, if not passed already. Given his prison sentence, he presumably doesn't have significant assets; but you should probably talk to a lawyer about the possibility of maybe recovering from a homeowner's policy, or otherwise to see if there is value in filing a claim. Your daughter's ongoing treatment will surely continue to cost money.

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