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My son has 4 misdemeanors from the period of time when he
My son has 4 misdemeanors from the period of time when he was in college (2007-2013), mostly related to his alcohol addiction (one DUI conviction). He has since gotten sober, graduated from college (2013) and is now two years into an MSW program. He has now been working for a year at residential treatment facility for children, doing very well. At the beginning of his employment there, DSHS did a background check on him and located a DUI he got in 2012 and asked him to supply lots of information about that conviction, which he did. Then, at the end of that process, they fingerprinted him and as a result 4 more incidents showed up. They now want him to go through the lengthy process of explaining and documenting all those incidents. He needs legal help, in my opinion, in order to present his "case" as clearly and as positively as possible. The attorney he used for all these incidents (located in Portland, OR) does not respond to his request for help in drafting this document even though my son has said that we will pay whatever costs are involved. What should my son do? Hire another lawyer here in Seattle where we live? If so, how should we locate such a person? Do we have any way of bring pressure to bear on the lawyer (Portland)? Does the lawyer have any responsibility to my son? Thanks.
My son and two other kids were caught drinking. Report was
My son and two other kids were caught drinking. Report was made and handed over toprosecutor. Within one week One chikd was served and charged with mip, the other child got paper work same tine showed up for hearing and was told it was mistake she received papers becausr she was not being charged (dismissed). That child was the daughter of the police departments dispatcher ,And her mother was best friends with officier that handled the situation that night. The 3rd child, mine never received anything for 5 weeks. but after the parent of child that got charged called a number of.times complaining because her son was only one got charged well needless to say I got letter from courts with court date charging my son. How can they dismiss hers? That seems to me they are doing what they want not doing what's legal corruption bysus etc
I'm male 18 had a bonfire on the beach at lake superior
I'm male 18 had a bonfire on the beach at lake superior michigandrinking my alcohol with 2 girls 16 and 13 .cop are wanting to question me haven't spoken to him yetwhat should ! tell him ?this happen'd 2 days agocop came to my houseI was at work left message with my mother to call tonight when I get home
My daughter is involved in a title ix after being raped at
My daughter is involved in a title ix after being raped at school. We are waiting for results of hearing, where the 2 main witnesses changed their story. The attackers family has hired a lawyer and we have not. The change in the witnesses story has a lot of "lawyer " speak in it. I emailed one of the witnesses and simply asked why he had changed his story....nothing else except for Lady Gaga's vid "until it happens to you" this guy was one on my daughter's best friends now he's changed his tune and is testifying for the rapist. The scholl title ix coor called my husband and said what I had done was retaliatory and could hurt Miranda's case. I didn't know I wasn't allowed to speak to anyone except the rapist. I didn't know a question could be considered "retaliatory" The question being "why did you change your story. I wrote a mea culpa to the title ix coord and my daughter had nothing to do with it. Is it true that I am not allowed under title IX to have any contact w/the rapists witnesses?
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We are being terribly harrassed by 2 neighbors and it's to
we are being terribly harrassed by 2 neighbors and it's to the point that the cops told us that we need to file against them in local district court for they are not going to get in the middle of property line matters. it's not that, they just love to torture us and i'm disabled and i get severe complex compound migraines and the way they harass us is they both or 1 of them blast their music to where the neighbor next to me, his music vibrates into my home with deep bass and can go on for hours. even if we have guests in our yard for cookout and a swim and we play music they turn theirs on and louder to where it overwhelms our gathering and we have to move inside. my question is, how do we build a case against these neighbors about this when we can't record them for proof and it makes it our word against 2 neighbors? believe it or not the cop was here and heard their extremely loud music with constant profanity and was a broken cd so it was very disturbing, the cop looked right at me and said "it's not illegal to blast music with curses in it"... I find that very hard to believe cause if you give a finger to someone in public and the cops see you they threaten to fine you for profanity. makes no sense to me. when the cops did come around when we or they called them the next day we would find something of ours broken i.e. front window smashed with bb gun and cop confirmed it was but neighbor who did it denied he had a bb gun. the other neighbor friend of ours saw them shoot bb gun at her mailbox and turned them in on that and they looked at my window as well. weve found our pool hoses all unscrewed to where they would pop off if we didnt pay attention and could blow our motor, shot out my husbands back truck window with bb gun and tried to shoot out our pool liner with bb gun cause we found bb's in the pool, all these and more would occur by the bad neighbors when we turn them in to the cops. now the cops dont want to be bothered and said they;ll charge us with nuscense calls and fine us $300. please how can we get a strong case against them? they call the cops on us with nothing but lies that when we show the cops they even said it would be impossible, which proves they lied but nothing gets done.
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I have a similiar problem about my 16 year old daught had
i have a similiar problem about my 16 year old daught had some friends one to spend the night and have a fire. i was outside with them all night. I saw nobody drinking alcohol. Now a mother is accusing me of letting her daughters drink. she has no proof that they were drinking at all. what am i facing
Is this perjury.... "Victim" and I use that term loosely,View more legal questions
Is this perjury...."Victim" and I use that term loosely, was asked how much he had to drink. His response was 3 beers in 3 hours. Turns out his BAC was .213, which for a 180b man is equivalent to 11 drinks in an hour, and he also had cocaine and weed in his system. It's material to the case because he eventually became aggressive towards me, eventually threw a punch, which i returned one and knocked him out. Under the influence of all that alcohol and drugs, his balance and overall control of himself has to be compromised. The judge thought that I would have had to throw an incredible punch to do all the damage, but i barely hit him, he fell and hit his head. My lawyer never went through the notes, or his medical records during the 4 month break we had during a bifurcated trial. I'm obviously appealing for ineffective counsel, but I fell this is a blatant case of perjury as well.