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Police Practices - You and the Police
Source: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Information regarding a person's rights when confronted by the police. Discusses stops, probable cause, arrests, bookings and arraignments.
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Criminal Law
Source: Washington State Bar Association

General information on common criminal law. Provides a brief overview of a person's rights when stopped by the police, when charged with a crime, or when required to appear in court. Also includes information on police searches.
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An Introduction to Washington Small Claims Court
Source: Washington Courts

An Overview of Washington's Small Claims Court. Topics covered include who can sue and be sued in Small Claims Court, how to file a claim, how to prepare and participate in a small claims trial, how to collect money awarded in Small Claims Court, and how to appeal a small claims decision. Includes links to Washington state laws and court rules for Small Claims Court.
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Domestic Violence: Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women
Source: Northwest Justice Project

Questions and answers regarding the options and rights of immigrant and refugee women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
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Washington Small Claims Court
Source: Northwest Justice Project

Comprehensive description of the use of the Small Claims Court to resolve disputes. Topics covered include: what kinds of claims can be heard in Small Claims Court; how to resolve disputes before going to court; the right to an interpreter; where to file a claim; whether a party out of state may be sued; how to file a claim and notify the other party of the claim; what to do when served with a Notice of Small Claims by another party; how to prepare for and participate in a trial; what happens if one party does not show up at the trial; how to collect money awarded by the Small Claims Court; whether and how a judgment in Small Claims Court can be appealed; and how to get more information and advice about Small Claims Court. Includes a sample demand letter people can use to try to resolve a dispute directly with the other party and links to statutes and a few forms that may be helpful to people involved in small claims. Information is available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Laotian.
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