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Can an employer be forced to allow an employee to bring a gun to work?

There is no law that prohibits the owner of private property from controlling access to their property, with respect to firearms, so anybody other than the government can prohibit firearms on their ...
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

I think the officer is probably lying, not just mistaken, but they are not required to always be truthful. In addition to the law against possessing ID with intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any ...
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

Looking at Washington's Identity Theft statute RCW 9.35.020 No person may knowingly obtain, possess, use, or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another person, living or ...
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Can a married couple be charged with a traffic infraction?

Note: I am not familiar with Washington law, but I can make an educated guess as to what is happening here. I am guessing that the couple in question are the joint registered owners of the motor ...
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How do you dispute a large bill for damages?

With that much potentially at stake, you might want to discuss this with a lawyer. many lawyers will do an initial consultation for free or a low charge. However, you could simply write a letter ...
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Can a married couple be charged with a traffic infraction?

Washington State resident here, although it may even depend on the city that issued the ticket. They probably just sent the ticket to you both since you're the registered owners of the car (as others ...
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What can I do if I signed an excessively restrictive contract?

I have already contacted a lawyer and paid all the money I had and they didn't help me resolve anything, the guy just talked to me for a little bit. He essentially just took my $600 and no action ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

Publishing government records is pretty classic First Amendment-protected activity. Keeping in mind that one can find a lawyer to sue for anything, I think that person would likely be operating well ...
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Can a married couple be charged with a traffic infraction?

Nobody is "charged" with running a red light in Washington. Instead, pursuant to RCW 46.63.170, red light cameras can be used to assign infractions. One of the restrictions on the use 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?

It is illegal to sell alcohol to a minor in Washington (RCW 66.44.270). The seller can get into various kinds of trouble, including losing their license, under liquor board regulations. However, as ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

As specified in the Public Records Act, under RCW 42.56.050 "invasion of privacy" (which is restricted by law) only arises when the content (1) Would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and ...
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What types of recourse do I have against people who contact my employers about thing I have of Facebook?

You Have No Recourse You have no recourse, at least to the extent that the people communicating to your employer point out the particular Facebook posts that were made or accurately summarize or ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

I would be careful that no records belong to EU citizens, as it would likely be illegal under GDPR to have their information without their specific permission, and giving them the right to have it ...
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How long must one wait before re-parking in the same time-limited parking spot in Seattle?

According to 11.72.240 of the Seattle Municipal Code, entitled Moving vehicle to avoid time limit: No person shall move and repark a vehicle on either side of a street within the same block in order ...
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In WA state, can a landlord unilaterally impose a recurring fee to continue a lease on a month-to-month basis?

Under RCW 59.18.030(29), "Rent" or "rental amount" means recurring and periodic charges identified in the rental agreement for the use and occupancy of the premises, which may ...
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How to handle Traffic Court ignoring basic rights

You do not automatically have the right to trial by jury in traffic court. The government only requires courts to allow trials by jury when it is not a petty offense. Refer to Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 ...
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is an 11 year order for protection legal

RCW 26.50.060 governs the duration of protective orders. It depends on the reason for the order (and also note that there has been a change in the law, taking effect July 25 this year or next, ...
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How do you dispute a large bill for damages?

There is a distinction between keeping a security deposit and suing a person for damages. In the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, §280, the damage deposit must be returned within 21 days, and "...
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Am I legally obligated to get a driver's license after moving?

According to the Washington State Department of Licensing website, you have 30 days to get your Washington State drivers license from the time you establish residency in Washington. You are ...
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In Washington State, how much of a car can be replaced before it's legally not the same car?

The legal line has to do with title requirements for vehicles. There is no specific law that requires you to do anything in connection with the VIN when replacing parts, and you can swap VIN plates on ...
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Can a company officially decide to break the law since the penalty for breaking it is cheaper than following it?

Yes, but there is a risk If a company persistently violates the law, the regulator can go to court to get an injunction for them and their agents to stop. If they don’t they are now in contempt of ...
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Can a company officially decide to break the law since the penalty for breaking it is cheaper than following it?

There are often additional legal measures that the authorities can take to make it more expensive and troublesome for a company that acts in the way described in the question, treating a fine as ...
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Concerns with working as a Teenager

According to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Under 14 years old In most cases, you need a superior court’s permission for minors under 14 to work. Minors under 14 who are ...
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Can a married couple be charged with a traffic infraction?

australia There is an obligation on the registered owner to know who was in control of their motor vehicle. Photo infringements are sent to the registered owner (who may be an individual, more than ...
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Penalties for speeding on private roads

RCW 46.61.419 gives government police the right to enforce speeding violations as defined in RCW 46.61.400 in certain communities (condominiums and gated communities), per RCM 64.34, 64.32, or 64.38, ...
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If I purchase an AR-15 in Washington and move to Utah, would I be able to bring the firearm?

For regular firearms you only have to comply with the laws of the state to which you are moving. Since Utah (presently) has no state-specific restrictions on ownership or possession of AR-15 rifles ...
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Is shipping an 80% lower to someone in Washington Illegal

Note, Washington State Senate Bill 5061 seeks to block certain "untracable" firearms without a serial number. This relates in part to "3D printable" guns, but the act of milling of a 80% lower (in ...
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Can I get in trouble for unknowingly receiving and selling stolen property?

In theory its only a crime if you know, or reasonably suspect, that it is stolen. The fact that you have to ask means that you have some level of suspicion, so that's not good to start with. In ...
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Posting disgusting but true facts about a private person constitutes what crime?

This would not be a crime in any US state to the best of my knowledge. In some, but far from all, US states, there is a tort known as "Improper disclosure of private facts". That tort makes ...
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Asking for a payment to release funds

Fraud may be a crime, or a tort (civil wrong): only criminal fraud can be a "felony". The Washington criminal laws about fraud are here, and they are all fairly specific, such as selling or ...
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