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For questions specific to law in the State of Washington (WA). (*Not* for questions specific to law in the District of Columbia).

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Is there a standard end of lease time in Washington?

I live in Seattle, and my lease is up soon, however it doesn't specify what time of day we have to be out of the unit, as my previous leases have. I reviewed the RCW and local law, but could find no ...
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Do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? [duplicate]

If stopped by a police officer, do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? I’m unable to find any specific RCW regulation for Washington state. I feel that a person, not the subject of ...
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Is it legal for a car dealership to change the lender on your loan without notifying you and/or resigning?

Context: I live in Seattle and bought a car earlier last month, when we found the car we wanted and negotiated a price we got our loan financed through a particular lender. Fast forward a couple weeks ...
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Are warning labels required by law in Washington State

I'm relatively new to Stack Exchange but I figured that for the sake of my question this is the most relevant website to ask on since I am researching the health risks of energy drinks. I have ...
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Can a landlord charge an addendum fee to add/drop a name on an existing lease

Can a landlord charge an addendum fee of $250 to add/drop a name on an existing lease in Washington State, USA?
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Can a realtor take marketing photos of the interior of a rental for selling the property?

Can a property manager allow a realtor to come into your place to take photos of the interior - including your furniture and personal items - to publish these online to sell the property?
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My apartment complex's hot tub has been broken for multiple months now. I wouldn't have lived here if not for the hot tub

Over the summer (about 4-5 months ago), the hot tub in my apartment complex broke. I contacted the complex owners, and they said it would take a couple of weeks to fix. I've contacted them multiple ...
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Attention and Effort Clause (State of Washington, USA)

I need some clarification on this Attention and Effort clause in a non-compete document presented to me (as part of an employment offer). ATTENTION AND EFFORT. During employment, Employee will ...
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How do I get a regulation changed in my state?

I am looking to request a change in Washington States cryptocurrency regulations. Where would I start and at what point if any does a petition become important?
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Trying to negotiate rental contract

I live in Washington state and am trying to negotiate some terms in the rental agreement (Specifics below). The corporation representative replied due to fair housing laws they are unable to modify ...
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Excessive late fees

At the beginning of August, I mistyped my rent payment, and left 30$ unpaid. Today I discovered that my leasing office has charged me a 50$ initial late fee, and 10$ daily late fees, now totaling over ...
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What are the taxes I need to pay for revenues from an online tutoring business based in Washington State?

I initially plan to conduct business without any incorporation. That is, I plan to report my business revenues as personal income on the 1040 and file a Schedule C-EZ (or Schedule C, depending on how ...
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What organs can hospital patients not take home?

What amputated or removed organs, not limited to limbs, are hospital patients NOT allowed to take home in the U.S.? If the laws vary between states, then I'll focus on Washington State. Can amputees ...
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Defamation via people finder websites

There are a number of websites that allow you to search for information about people, generally based on typing in their name and state of residence. If they put the wrong information about a person ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

Suppose that: (1) a person living in Washington state receives a large number of documents from a public records request, each containing names and mailing addresses (for hundreds of thousands of ...
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Can a US employer hire someone as a salaried worker, require them to work long hours, and then fire?

I have a friend who began a job at a large firm as an auditor at the end of 2017. The nature of this work is that there are two seasons: a busy season (Q1 and part of Q2 of any given year) and a slow ...
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Traffic Violation Question

If a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation and they don't have a driver's license and no identification at all, what is the charge?
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Can I Sue my Brother?

My brother took my mother and stepfathers ashes to his house in Eastern Wa., and gave me none to have for my own keepsakes. I wanted to make a necklace from them. That was in 1997, and I've got much ...
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Can someone collect on an oral agreement that included an invalid tenancy

If someone were to offer up their lease in a living space that they were signed to without properly subleasing it through property management, are they legally allowed to collect rent in the state of ...
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In Washington: Is it legal to sell alcohol to someone without an ID who looks 90 years old, after asking to see their ID?

At the store I used to work at, if you ask for ID, the customer NEEDS to provide it. They could have grey hair, a cane, and even be verified as 21+ by someone else, and it still wouldn't matter. We ...
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What should I have in writing to say that I'm giving someone an auto loan?

My mother has recently gotten a new car - something that has needed to happen for a long time. However, she's generally not comfortable being in debt - especially not to banks. I've agreed to lend ...
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Does an insurance agent have a “Duty of Care”?

An insurance agent recommended a property insurance policy to a client in Washington State that later turned out to be grossly inadequate (coverage limits too small), and significantly outside of ...
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Can residential/custodial parent change our kids health insurance unilaterally?

We have a parenting plan that designates all health decisions as "jointly made." The other parent previously had our child on their employer insurance plan. They just changed jobs and hence insurance ...
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How to handle Traffic Court ignoring basic rights

I requested a trial by jury in WA state for a traffic ticket (I know not a standard or suggested move as I understand, but I figured if I was going to court, I might as well have the satisfaction of ...
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Is it legal to record video in my own dorm room?

I live on a campus in Washington State (at a public/state-funded school) and am interested in recording video (no audio) 24/7 in my dorm room without explicitly informing people who come in. I'm not ...
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What are the consequences of failing to pay a citation for expired vehicle registration in Washington?

What can happen? A license suspension, or the involvement of debt collection agencies?
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state of Washington early term fee

I am POA for my father who recently moved to Long Term Care after being to sick to take care of himself in state of Washington which require me to cancel all his apartment obligations and move him to ...
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traffic stop, do you have to give id if no crime was commited?

If you are involved in a traffic stop where the officer can not provide you with a crime you have committed or a ordinance you have broken is the officer allowed (legally) to ask/demand your id? ...
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How much of this lease is actually binding?

Washington state, not Seattle. I'll start by saying that the situation isn't ideal. It's an efficiency apartment in the basement of my girlfriend co-workers house. Prior to us living there the space ...
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In Washington State, how much of a car can be replaced before it's legally not the same car?

Let's say you have a 1965 Thunderbird. You can't legally take the V.I.N. plate off the car, slap it on another car and say "this is my 1965 Thunderbird." You can, however, take the rear bumper off ...
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Is there precedent for double dipping after notice to vacate?

I gave my twenty day notice to our leasing company on the 11th, planning to be out on the 30th of April. They've stated that they must have received the notice no later than 00:00 (12AM) on the 10th ...
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Laser Laws (Washington State/U.S.)

I'm interested in purchasing a laser source for some product development as a side project, however I understand lasers are a touchy subject. So, what are some proper avenues to pursue when ...
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Does a freight train need to obey a stop sign?

If a rail line runs down the middle of the street, does the driver of the train need to obey street signs? For example, if I'm driving a freight train down this stretch of Whitman Street, do I need ...
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Firearm transfer between CA and WA

I recently had a grandfather pass away and he left behind a beautiful Colt Trooper MK V .357. He lived in Santa Barbara, California and me and my dad are flying down there tomorrow to get some ...
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Protection against late signature on a lease

Let's say Aaron (property owner) and Bob (prospective tenant) are considering entering into a lease. They reach preliminary agreement verbally, and so Aaron drafts a lease agreement, signs it, and ...
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Mother living with felonious ex-convicts; precedent for removal of children

A mother decides to move into a house owned and occupied by people with a criminal background including felony convictions for drugs and violent crimes. What precedent is there in law to have the ...
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Legal requirements for Board of Directors & officers for WA state worker co-ops

Myself and several friends are planning on starting a for profit worker-owned cooperative business that will provide landscaping services in Washington state. We have decided to form our cooperative ...
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Penalties for speeding on private roads

In Washington State, a private road is just that: a road on private property, as opposed to a road on a public right-of way. Sometimes these roads have speed-limit signs. Does ignoring one of these ...
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Legal restrictions on LLC names for worker cooperatives in WA state

Myself and several friends are planning on starting a for profit worker-owned cooperative business that will provide landscaping services in Washington state. Washington is one of a few states in ...
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Auto insurances disagreement on fault share - scenarios?

Here is the situation in US, Washington state: a car collision happened between A and B a police made a report claiming that party A is at fault (not available to insurance companies at this point) B'...
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Can minors own a company (eg. LLC)?

I was wonder whether minors (under 18) can own a company (eg. an LLC). In particular, I am concerned about Washington state (although solutions involving registering in a state outside of the one I ...
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What defines the responsibility of a shared/common wall/property in a town home?

I am looking to buy a home in Washington State, and many of the homes are town homes that share a common wall (or more). I want to better understand any risks with this type of arrangement. My ...
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If I purchase an AR-15 in Washington and move to Utah, would I be able to bring the firearm?

I currently live in Washington state. I am planning on moving to Utah fairly soon. A friend of mine would like to sell me their AR-15 rifle. I can't find any information outlining the restrictions on ...
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Do speed-limit signs on portable speed displays have legal force?

As a traffic-calming measure, the local police department will place portable "your speed is" radar units in various places. These have a display showing your current speed and, below it, an ...
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What can I do if I signed an excessively restrictive contract?

Situation I was offered a "small work opportunity" to provide consulting for a company operated by someone I met locally. They told me to sign some agreements, which I did. The problem is that the ...
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Power of attorney: Does it require notarization?

Not sure whether my status affects the question I have or not... I am a Russian citizen living in the US as a non-resident alien. I want to let my fiancée represent my interests and will absolutely ...
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Am I legally obligated to get a driver's license after moving?

I recently moved from Arizona to Washington, and I had to get a Washington Driver's License to be able to register my car (the AZ registration was about to expire). However, pretending I didn't need ...