The Washington State Legislature is considering a change to the definition of “Theft” as defined in RCW 9A.56.020. Currently, Theft means
To wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services; or
By color or aid of deception to obtain control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services; or
To appropriate lost or misdelivered property or services of another, or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services.
In Washington, a person has to physically leave the store before the intervention can take place. This has put many loss prevention and security officers at risk attempting to contact suspects outside of the retail location.
Therefore, the Legislature is considering amending the definition of “theft” for purposes of theft-related offenses to include concealing the property of another intending to deprive the other person of its use or benefit.
When House Bill 1159 was considered last year, there were concerns about inclusion of the phrase “permanently deprive,” which could make theft offenses crimes of moral turpitude. That phrase has been removed in the current version of the bill.
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I was injured at work and my employer wants to choose my doctor!
An injured worker is not required to see a “company doctor” or the employer’s preferred doctor! Injured workers have the right to choose their own doctor. Injured workers also have the right to decide who, if anyone, will accompany them to the doctor.
Injured workers have the right to decline to have the company nurse or any employer representative accompany them to the hospital, doctor, or any other medical visit. And, your employer can’t discriminate or retaliate against you.
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Althauser Rayan Abbarno announces Jakob McGhie as their newest Partner
The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are proud to announce their newest partner Jakob McGhie. Jakob joins existing partners Todd Rayan and Peter Abbarno.
“I couldn’t be more excited to become a partner at the firm that has been known for high quality legal representation for nearly 75 years,” said Jakob McGhie, newest partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “Since I became an attorney in 2014, Todd and Peter have not only been great employers, but have also been incredible mentors. It is indescribably humbling to have earned their trust and to become their partner.”
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Students are back to school and buses are back on the road. The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to our students to be safe and remind our local drivers of the law. Here is a remind of the School Bus Laws in the State of Washington.
Under Washington law, stopping for a school bus is required when the motorist is driving in the same direction as the bus or approaching an oncoming bus. If a driver is heading the opposite direction of the school bus, they must stop unless the roadway is divided by barrier. Bus drivers will use red stop signs and lights to signal such a stop.
Bus drivers may also use yellow lights to indicate they are slowing down and preparing to stop. Bus drivers are trained to be on the lookout for cars and use caution when making pickups and drop-offs, but the duty remains on other drivers to pay attention and obey the law to avoid an accident and keep children safe.
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Contact the law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno today for a free consultation in Olympia or Centralia. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (360) 736-1301 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.
Labor Day Weekend is the last holiday before students return to school. Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer. Labor Day is generally celebrated with family and friends at a BBQ. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to remind our community to drive safely, stay alert, and drink responsibly . . . regardless of your mode of transportation!
Bicycling is a popular form of commute in Washington. In SW Washington , the Tenino – Yelm Trail, Willapa Trail, and Seattle To Portland Bicycle Ride have put our region on the map for great rides. It is no surprise that Washington has been honored with the title as the country’s number one “Bicycle Friendly State” by the League of American Bicyclists.
Can a person be charged with DUI by riding a bike under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches. The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia want your family to be prepared for a vehicle collision.
Even if you take steps to stay safe, there’s still a chance that you’ll be injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian collision. Maybe it’s more vehicles on the roadway or maybe people are just more districted, regardless collisions are on the rise.
Know what to do after an injury collision. Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301 for your free collision glove box card.
Many of us take our commutes for granted. Whether one hour or 10 minutes, routine commutes can be dangerous. Statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.
Maybe it is because we are more likely to drive near our residence. Maybe it is because we let our guard down when we are closer to home. Regardless, vehicle collisions can have a devastating impact on you and your family.
Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; medical bills and property damage are likely just tips of the iceberg. There may be lost wages, towing/impound fees; pain, suffering, and tons of confusing paperwork.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys are here when you need us most! Since 1946, our attorneys have helped injured clients throughout the State of Washington.
Many of us spend more time at work than we do home with our families. That is why there is a term “work family”. We may also be more likely to have a workplace injury. The insult to injury is the attitude and demeanor change by “work family” after a workplace injury- it can become hostile.
Workplace injuries are not a vacation; income is lower; medical bills are piling up, pressure from the employer to return to work early is increasing; appointments are inconvenient; and the pain of the injury is unbearable. Workplace injuries impact everyone! That is where experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help.
If injured workers do not exercise their right to file a workers’ compensation claim, then they may not be able to make ends meet or receive the proper and necessary medical care to return to work 100%. Workers’ Compensation Benefits available include Time Loss, Loss of Earning Power, Medical Treatment, Travel Reimbursements, Permanent Partial Disability Payments, Pensions, and more.
Our attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno understand how to help your family secure every benefit. Our clients deserve medical treatment and fair compensation and we fight for each right and benefit. To learn more about our services or for a free consultation in Centralia or Olympia, call (360) 754-5844 or visit CentraliaLaw.com