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Business Update To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

VanWa Legal’s Update To Coronavirus Updated June 1st, 2020 Dear Clients, Visitors, Family & Friends, We are excited to announce that we are now re-opening our physical offices while implementing safety precautions to keep our clients and staff healthy. To avoid any level of risk, clients may still use our fully secure and encrypted videoconferencing to […]

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How To Get A Restraining Order In Washington State

If you’re being abused, harassed, stalked or going through a divorce, you may be considering filing a restraining order. If you feel that you’re in danger, a restraining order, which can also be known as a protection order, can be issued quickly in Washington State with the help of an attorney.

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What Is Unlawful Imprisonment In Domestic Violence Cases?

In domestic violence cases, false imprisonment is when the alleged abuser physically detains their victim either by using physical force or threatening violence against them if they left their home or current location. The legal definition of false imprisonment is the unlawful restraint of another unwilling person without legal justification [1]. False imprisonment is a […]

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Questions To Ask When Hiring An Estate Planning Attorney

Creating a proper estate plan will help ensure your wishes about end of life care and your funeral, as well as, how your property and assets are distributed after death. The best way to ensure your estate plan will be executed smoothly is to hire an estate planning attorney. Asking your lawyer a few questions […]

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When Does ‘Assault’ Become ‘Domestic Violence’ In Washington State?

When a victim is assaulted, the crime can become a domestic violence charge depending on who the victim’s attacker was. If the relationship between the attacker and the victim is romantic, household members or they’re related by blood, the charge would be classified as domestic violence. What Is Considered Domestic Violence In Washington State? In […]

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I Refused The DUI Breathalyzer, What Happens Now?

Washington is a beautiful state to live in, especially in the town of Vancouver and Travis County. However, if you aren’t familiar with the local DUI laws, you can wind up in a lot of trouble. Here you will learn what can happen if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test. The Scenario: Refusing A […]

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My Parents Died, What Do I Do Now?

Losing a parent comes with a mix of emotions ranging from sadness, nostalgia and perhaps confusion about what the next steps should be in settling their estate. If both of your parents have now died, their child is likely their next of kin and therefore inherits their estate. First, request multiple copies of your parent’s […]

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Protection from Domestic Violence: The Attorney’s Role

Victims of domestic violence have been subjected to harrowing events over extended periods of time.

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What happens in a DUI arraignment?

If you are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), a series of processes are set in motion. Although these processes may vary by state, the basic sequence is as follows.

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What Should I Tell My Family or Boss About My Arrest?

Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Vancouver WA is a serious charge that can have severe repercussions in your life.

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Arrested for DUI? Here are the 3 Most Common Defenses

Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Vancouver WA is a serious charge that can have severe repercussions in your life.

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Can I Get a DUI on My Bicycle in Washington?

You can get a DUI on a bicycle as Washington prohibits driving any vehicle under the influence.

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Will a Washington DUI Suspend My License?

A Washington DUI can lead to a license suspension in various ways.  They law is complicated, so it is easy to feel lost when understanding the possible consequences.

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How Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD Can Affect a DUI Case

Do you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)? Then you suffer from a health condition that can make you more susceptible to being falsely accused of a DUI.

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Things to Remember in a Washington DUI Investigation

What are my rights? What are my obligations if I’m pulled over by the police for a DUI? Basically, What do I have to do and what don’t I have to do?  It’s just a good question because it can be scary to deal with the police but the first right that you should always consider is your right to be quiet.

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