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Pretending to be a lawyer

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is it illegal for a person to pretend that they are a lawyer in order to scare people away from going against them for crimes they commit?

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It is illegal to pretend to be an attorney.

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Yes, the unlicensed practice of law is a felony in many states. However, there would be a grey area there for simply holding yourself out as being an attorney without actually engaging in the practice of law. However, to err on the side of caution, it is not a good idea to impersonate an attorney if you are not one.

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What if the person is threatening you and claiming they are a lawyer when they're not?

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Absolutely.

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It's a misdemeanor crime in the State of Washington. It's also civil fraud.

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Yes, this is illegal.

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It is illegal to pretend to be an attorney

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James Boscola of Casey Bail Bonds, in Port Orchard Washington Pretends to be an attorney. He says he has been a lawyer for 20 years, and gives legal advice to many people. He even advertises on ThumbTack. com some areas of law he practices.

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