Video Taping Another Person in Washington

When can you get in trouble for doing this: A Lawyer | Attorney’s Opinion on the Topic. Overview As people video tape with cell phones or consider installing video surveillance, it is important to know Washington State has rules and laws on video taping others that focus on respecting their privacy. In our opinion, it…

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Recording Conversations and Private Communication in Washington

The Legality: A Washington Lawyer’s Opinion on this Issue. Overview In today’s world, everyone carries a cell phone so recording someone else’s private communication is quite common.  What is not common, including among lawyers, is the knowledge and understanding of Washington’s law surrounding the recording of private communications and private conversations. Keep in mind, this…

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Lifting Permanent Protection Orders

A Washington Lawyer’s Opinion on Removing Permanent Civil Protection Orders In Washington, the legislature created civil protection orders to solve a social problem … how to end disputes that don’t rise to criminal behavior but are still considered domestic violence or as harassment or stalking according to Washington civil law. While a protection order’s length is most…

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Can I Sue the Person for Writing or Posting Statements or Pictures Online in Washington?

A Lawyer’s Perspective on Internet Misconduct: Suing and Filing Protection Orders in Washington State In Washington and the world in general, online harassment, stalking, false statements and and other intentional acts of online reputation damage is very much a problem. WIth the ability to publish to the world via the internet at everyone’s fingertips now … reputational damage,…

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Prosecuting or Suing People of Internet Misconduct

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Prosecuting People for Internet Misconduct by Starting a Criminal Case or Suing Them in Civil Court In Washington, when you are being harassed or abused by someone online, it is important to understand your different legal options.  Check our page on Can I Sue the Person for Writing or Posting…

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Defending People Accused of Internet Misconduct

A Washington Defense Lawyer’s Perspective on Defending People Accused of Internet Misconduct Overview Just as internet misconduct takes on many different forms, so too does the possible ways to defend oneself from accusations. You cannot simply ignore an accusation and hope it goes away, especially if it is false. It is important to have experienced…

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Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges Overview For the majority of individuals, the most important distinctions between a civil protection order and a criminal charge are the direct potential ramifications of a criminal case vs a civil case. A criminal charge can produce a criminal conviction that carries a record, jail,…

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Telephone Harassment

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Telephone Harassment. Overview In Washington, the criminal charge of telephone harassment is very similar to cyberstalking except it only pertains to telephone calls. The criminal cyberstalking statute covers text messages, emails, and other electronic messages, even if they were sent with a cellular phone.  Keep in mind that there are also…

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