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Am I eligible for Social Security benefits if there is a warrant out for my arrest or I violated parole or probation?

Social Security will consider you a fleeing felon and ineligible to get their benefits if you have an outstanding arrest warrant specifically for fleeing prosecution or confinement on a felony charge. Read this to learn more. #7405EN

Inheriting Indian Land Fact Sheets

A collection of FAQ’s about the American Indian Probate Reform Act (AIPRA) and how it affects inheritance of Indian land.

Native American Unit

Information about NJP's Native American Unit and the services it provides.

What happens to my kids if I am sick or die?

If you are a single parent, you may worry who will care for your kids if something happens to you. This explains your options. You should also talk to a lawyer. #3115EN

Get misdemeanor convictions off your criminal record

Washington's New Hope Act makes it easier to vacate more types of criminal convictions. The law was updated again in 2024. Now you don't have to wait 3 years after you pay off your Legal Financial Obligations (or "LFOs") to vacate your convictions. #8705EN

Overview of Indian Trust Real Property

Generally, Indian trust property refers to land that is held in trust by the United States or otherwise reserved for Indian tribes and individual Indians and is managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for their benefit.

Domestic violence: Can the criminal legal system help me?

If you are being hurt, threatened, or stalked, try to talk with a domestic violence program. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE. Read this to learn what you should think about if you're thinking about filing a DVPO. #3705EN

How to clear (vacate) your drug possession conviction after State v. Blake

State v. Blake is a 2021 Washington State Supreme Court decision that says the state’s drug possession law is unconstitutional. If you were convicted of drug possession on or before February 25, 2021, you can get those convictions cleared (“vacated”) and removed from your criminal record. You may also get a refund of the legal financial obligations (LFOs) you paid on your drug possession case/s. The law the court found unconstitutional is “Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance” or “VUCSA – possession” (RCW 69.50.4013 and earlier versions of that law). Packets #8720EN and #8721EN

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