What is the legal definition of harassment in Washington state?
The legal definition and the legal interpretation are two separate things. If you were to read the legal definition, it reads like the anti-harassment order is designed to protect a citizen from physical harm or threat, and to protect against severe emotional bullying. In actual practice, however, the bounds of "harassment" are interpreted much more broadly than the legal definition makes it appear. Any contact whatsoever with the "victim" after that "victim" has requested no contact, is considered harassment. Notification can be by any means. It is best for the victim to prove notification by showing a registered letter, receipt requested; however, that is not always necessary. Just saying, "Leave me alone" or "You are not welcome to call here" is considered sufficient notice. Any contact whatsoever can be considered harassment, no matter how well meaning and no matter how easily ignored. For example, writing letters: Even though letter scould easily be thrown away unopened like junk mail, letters can still be considered harassment. Furthermore, even if the letters are addressed to another person at the "victim's" address, and the "victim" invades the privacy of the addressee, and reads the mail, that STILL can be considered harassing the "victim." Interpretation of the harassment law strongly favors the victim and almost any "victim" can get a harassment order against any person who continues to contact him/her even in the mildest and most unobtrusive way. Legal defense against a harassment order is usually fruitless, as the general sentiment is that if the "victim" finds you offensive, then you are. The "victim" is required to show a pattern of conduct, but it only takes a couple of incidents to prove the pattern to the court, and the pattern only needs to show that the "victim" did not want contact. Harassment orders will always include any minor children of the "victim," even if the "harasser" has never had a thing to do with the child. Harassment orders always include physical distances whereupon the "harasser" is required to stay away from the "victim's" home, employment, school, and the child's school. These are routinely a part of every harassment order, and are not negotiable. Harassment orders are generally granted for a period of one year. However, after the harassment order doesn't really expire. If the victim doesn't want contact, and contact is initiated after the order expired, the harasser can still be prosecuted civilly. That is, while the harasser can't be sent to jail after the expiration date, fines and another harassment order--this time lifelong--can be granted. The harassment law in the State of Washington can be a great tool for getting rid of anyone you don't want to associate with anymore, say an ex or a former roommate. Just send the certified letter, receipt requested, and you'll never hear from that person again. If you do, a harassment order is cheap, fast, and easy to obtain. The only way the "victim" is going to be refused the requested harassment order is if the "victim" continues to voluntarily communicate with the harasser. If you really want no contact, you have to be sincere. It has to go both ways.
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YES, its legal.http://www.leg.wa.gov/RCW/index.cfm?section=62A.9A-609&fuseaction=section RCW TITLES >> TITLE 62A >> CHAPTER 62A.9A >> SECTION 62A.9A.609 Print Version 62A.9A-608 62A.9A-610 RCW 62A.9A-609 Secured party's right to take possession after default. (a) Possession; rendering equipment unus…able; disposition on debtor's premises. After default, a secured party: (1) May take possession of the collateral; and (2) Without removal, may render equipment unusable and dispose of collateral on a debtor's premises under RCW 62A.9A-610. (b) Judicial and nonjudicial process. A secured party may proceed under subsection (a) of this section: (1) Pursuant to judicial process; or (2) Without judicial process, if it proceeds without breach of the peace. (MORE)
Answer . \nThe legal age to marry w/o parental consent is eighteen. If under eighteen parental or legal guardian consent is necessary. If under the age of seventeen the permission of the court is required.
Answer . Sixteen.. And don't do it.. You'll regret it for the rest of your life.
Answer . \nNo.\n. \nA adult has no legal rights in regards to non biological children of any relationship status, ( legal marriage, common law marriage, significant other live-in, same-sex unions, etc.
Absinthe recently became legal again in the United States, but in the low strength that it was originally created at, not the super-strong versions that have been created in Europe and other areas. I believe that one compound was eliminated, but other than that it's the same. It would probably be pr…etty expensive and hard to find, but it's legal as of Summer 2007. Absinthe is available on the U.S. market but what is sold in the USA is strickly regulated and contains only trace amounts of thujone a chemical found in the herb wormwood and the alcohol content is usually in the 80-100 Proof range....This is far from the original Absinthe made ages ago...The original Absinthe contained higher amounts of the chemical thujone depending on the distiller and the alcohol content ranged from 190-200 proof....In Victorian times the drug laudanum (oral morphine) which was a common vice at the time was added to Absinthe by certain distillers to improeve its overall affects...Which also added to absinthes addictive properties.... (MORE)
Legal Age . The age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in two states, Maryland and Illinois. The legal check is whether or not the child is safe and has the ability to take care of themselves. Most authorities agree that leaving a 12 year old alone at home for an hour o…r two is acceptable, but they should not be responsible for other children. (MORE)
A lot of insurance and bonding. You also need a master business license. Plan on a minimum of the following: $1 million bond $1 million liability insurance policy Secure, bonded storage facility with full insurance. Most go broke within 3 months as banks and finance companies are VERY loyal …and do not try out the new guy. better off buying a company already in business. (MORE)
There is no law in Washington regarding the age for "casual labor" casual labor includes babysitters, lawn mowing, house cleaning, newspaper routes etcetra. These types of jobs are not covered by minimum wage, overtime or age laws. However, if the babysitting is conducted in a public building, it …may be regulated by city or county rules/ordinances. (MORE)
The term "harassment" refers to the consistent bothering of someone against their will. There are many forms of harassment, some of which are considered illegal depending on the country where the harassment takes place.
In answer to you question. Please look up WA state traffic laws: . RCW 46.61.055 . under this code you will find several sub listings that outline the law you want to know about. The botton line is YES - but you have to be turning onto a one way street going the same direction you intend. Also, ma…ny people do not know this but if you stop at a red light and are wanting to gain access to an interstate ramp, that ramp is considered a one way stree. (MORE)
You have to be at least 10 years old to take the Babysitting Course. In the class they learn CPR for child and infant among many other valuable lessons. As far as legally, I have heard 10 for siblings and 11 for others but I have tried to research the legal age and have not been able to find any for… sure. Hope this helps. (MORE)
The legal age is 18. but you have to be 21 to go to a casino
Look at this link http:/kidjacked.com/legal/spanking_law.asp. Washington State has very specific guidelines as to what types of corporal punishment are permissible. The law outlines what types of force are forbidden (ex: no biting or closed-fist punching). It comments on the situations in which spa…nking is allowable (punishment or correction). And it described the acceptable effects of such practice (ex: it may leave temporary marks or cause transient pain only). (MORE)
\ni do believe... im actually looking into that now. You'd think so bc you can make dirt bikes legal.
It is illegal to kill any big game at all within 100 yards of a water source.
The minimum legal age to be employed in the state of Washington is14. At 14 years old you can expect to be a clerk at a restaurant orsupermarket.
It is legal to water ski in Washington State from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sundown.
The legal age to be bound in contract in any state is 18 years old;before that age you are considered in the eyes of the law to be aninfant. One can still legally contract with an infant or minor, butthe contract is voidable.
\n . \nIF you are a police officer - otherwise, why the need? . because of the crime rate in this state, the shootings in washington state are picking up and there is a need to protect yourself and to protect your family.
(1) A person is guilty of harassment if: (a) Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens: (i) To cause bodily injury immediately or in the future to the person threatened or to any other person; or (ii) To cause physical damage to the property of a person other than the actor; …or (iii) To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or (iv) Maliciously to do any other act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or another with respect to his or her physical or mental health or safety; and (b) The person by words or conduct places the person threatened in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out. "Words or conduct" includes, in addition to any other form of communication or conduct, the sending of an electronic communication. (2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, a person who harasses another is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. (b) A person who harasses another is guilty of a class C felony if either of the following applies: (i) The person has previously been convicted in this or any other state of any crime of harassment, as defined in RCW 9A.46.060 , of the same victim or members of the victim's family or household or any person specifically named in a no-contact or no-harassment order; or (ii) the person harasses another person under subsection (1)(a)(i) of this section by threatening to kill the person threatened or any other person. (3) The penalties provided in this section for harassment do not preclude the victim from seeking any other remedy otherwise available under law.. [2003 c 53 Â§ 69; 1999 c 27 Â§ 2; 1997 c 105 Â§ 1; 1992 c 186 Â§ 2; 1985 c 288 Â§ 2.] (MORE)
Yes they ar RCW 9.41.250 Dangerous weapons . (1) Every person who: (a) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrumentor weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, ormetal knuckles, or spring blade knife; (b) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger,… dirk,pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or (c) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of anyfirearm unless the suppressor is legally registered and possessedin accordance with federal law, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter9A.20 RCW. (2) "Spring blade knife" means any knife, including a prototype,model, or other sample, with a blade that is automatically releasedby a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knifehaving a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into positionby the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugalthrust or movement. A knife that contains a spring, detent, orother mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure of theblade and that requires physical exertion applied to the blade byhand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure to assistin opening the knife is not a spring blade knife. . e. RCW 9.41.250 has been amended. (MORE)
I have a 12 year old daughter and a 8 year old son that wish to live with me. Currently my ex and I have 60/40 parenting. This has taked a turn for the worse and I would like to have some information. We live in Washington State. Thanks in advance for your help.. Julee Denzinger. 206-818-5083
In Washington they are illegal; RCW 9.41.250 Dangerous weapons -- Penalty. Every person who: (1) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles , or spring blade knife, or any knife the blad…e of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement; (2) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or (3) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW. (MORE)
in the state of Washington can I legally change the locks on myhouse. My husband left in Sept. 2013 and we have filed for divorce.There is still 60 days waiting period left before the divorce isfinal. He has taken his personal belongings, but still will lethimself into the home when I am not there.
The age of majority in the State of Washington, like most states, is 18. Until that point they are considered a minor for most situations under the law. The parents remain responsible for them until that age.
So I have read through Door and door latches (49 CFR 571.208 & RCW 46.37.517 & WAC 204-10-022) and it seems to come down to this. If you have a hard top on your jeep that was designed to have hard doors then they must be on. If you are running with your soft top where the doors are designed to… be removed then you are fine and if you are running with a bikini top then the vehicle is considered an open vehicle and no doors are required. In all cases you must comply with the restraint belt requirements. (MORE)
No, all nonhuman primates are considered potentially dangerous wild animals and are banned in WA. Chapter 16.30 RCW Dangerous wild animals 16.30.010 Definitions. (2) "Potentially dangerous wild animal" means one of the following types of animals, whether bred in the wild or in captivity, an…d any or all hybrids thereof: (a) Class mammalia (iii) Order primates, all nonhuman primate species; 16.30.030 Prohibited behavior. (1) A person shall not own, possess, keep, harbor, bring into the state, or have custody or control of a potentially dangerous wild animal, except as provided in subsection (3) of this section. (2) A person shall not breed a potentially dangerous wild animal. (3) A person in legal possession of a potentially dangerous wild animal prior to July 22, 2007, and who is the legal possessor of the animal may keep possession of the animal for the remainder of the animal's life. The person must maintain veterinary records, acquisition papers for the animal, if available, or other documents or records that establish that the person possessed the animal prior to July 22, 2007, and present the paperwork to an animal control or law enforcement authority upon request. The person shall have the burden of proving that he or she possessed the animal prior to July 22, 2007. (MORE)
technically they aren't. although the law is somewhat vague, it would really be up to the discretion of the officer, on a federal level a recent law passed making all assisted opening knives legal. But state and local laws can still be used to get you in trouble. if your confident in how you appear …to police and that ou can charm them, then you will be fine, but they can technically raise a little bit of hell (MORE)
DWI or DUI In most states driving while intoxicated is defined ashaving a 0.1 percent Blood alcohol concentration(BAC), although insome states it is 0.08.
There is no such offence as legal harassment. If you are being harassed then seek legal advice.
the barrel has to be at least 18 inches the gun must be a total of 29 inches watch your self with this it could get you in a lot of trouble. and yes anyone can do this if you want it to be shorter you will have to pay a 200$ tax to the ATF and classify it as an sbs or short barrled shotgun
We do not know when it will happen, but the chances are very small. Legalizing for medical use might be more reasonable. Avoid having problems with the federal as much as we can.
Minors are allowed to have airsoft guns as long as they are playing on privately owned propery with the owner's consent. BUT most airsoft stores will not sell to anyone under the age of 18
The legal age is 18 unless you are an emancipated minor. To become an emancipated minor, you have to fill out a form.
Belive it or not, you can without any trouble. It's not against the law to publicly harass politicians.
Any aftermarket addition to your headlights or taillights is considered illegal. With more and more vehicles driving off the lot with HID's coming as an option, police are less inclined to pull you over. I have had 8k's in my headlights and fog lots on my jeep for over a year with no problem. If you… get pulled over, just say they came with the car when you bought it. The reason they are illegal is because aftermarket kits do not have anti-glare systems built into them because the housing was not made for HID bulbs. (MORE)
It varies slightly from state to state but generally you have to be the legal driving age, so usually 16. Each station has the legal age posted somewhere on their grounds.
Yes. Same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state effective November 6, 2012. As with other states that have legalized same-sex marriage, Washington will also recognize out-of-state civil unions and comprehensive domestic partnerships that are substantially similar to marriage as legal marriages. … Also, domestic partnerships have been legal in Washington since July 23, 2007. (MORE)
Yes, it's legal if you're in the right site. Avoid scam sites. There's lots of gambling site, there are lot's of ways to determine if the site is safe and secure. I'll teach you one, if the URL of the site start with HTTPS, yes with letter S. Stands for secure. HTTPS connections are often used fo…r payment transactions. (MORE)
Yes, statewide since May 18, 2009. In Washington state, they are legally the equivalent of marriage, except that they are not called "marriages." However, on June 30, 2014, all state-registered Washington state domestic partnerships that have not been dissolved by that date will automatically conver…t to marriages, regardless of where the parties to the marriage live. After that date, state registered domestic partnerships will only be available in Washington state to persons sixty-two years of age or older. In addition, four cities have their own domestic partnership registries: Lacey, Olympia, Seattle and Tumwater. (Same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state effective November 6, 2012.) (MORE)
I am not sure, but I have been told by several people that they can be left alone if they are able to make a right decision by themselves. What I mean by that is if the house accidentally catches on fire, they would be able to get out of the house and call 911. Not sure if this helps you.
Yes it is legal to have a prairie dog I wa state pet stores sell them every spring you should be able to locate one.
Ferrets are legal in Washington state, however check with your local government city ordinances on pets. Ferrets may require a license along with proper vaccinations, like rabies.
Washington does allow wolves, but you still need to check your county/city, because laws can vary inside the state. King County, WA for example, does not allow wolves or wolfdogs. Private ownership requires proof of acquisition, a health certificate, and proper holding facilities. (See related li…nk for more information.) (MORE)
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington state on November 6, 2012. The state will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on December 6, 2012.
Summary of Law: No person may possess or breed a potentially dangerous animal after July, 2007. A potentially dangerous animal includes but not limited to Large cats, wolves, bears, hyenas, non-human primates, elephants, alligators, crocodiles, water monitors, crocodile monitors; and various specie…s of venomous snakes. Citation: WASH. REV. CODE Â§16-30 (MORE)
The difference is quite the same everywhere. A divorce dissolves the marriage, making the parties free to marry and absolving each from any legal claims of the other once the decree has been entered. A legal separation allows the parties to live separate lives but they remain legally married. They c…annot remarry and each will inherit as the surviving spouse under the laws of intestacy if the other dies. (MORE)
That's going to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. You'reessentially using a chemical weapon, and one which will haveharmful effects if ingested, so there's a strong possibility itwill be treated as a use of potentially lethal force, and you wouldlikely face felony charges if your use of it wasn'…t determined tobe appropriate to the threat you were contending and the conditionsrequires for lethal force to be used legally. (MORE)
Moonshine is illegal in every state. You can buy a product they say is moonshine in liquor stores, but it's not anywhere near the alcohol percentage of real moonshine.
RCW 9.41.250, which states "any knife having a blade which opens,or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, orby an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement." A butterfly knife can open by force of gravity, which according tothis statute, makes it illegal. So, no, b…utterfly knives are notlegal in the state of Washington. (MORE)