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#79846 - 09/05/10 10:22 AM Legal Eagle for San J North Face mountaineers
Ellen Coleman Offline

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 49
Howdy All.

I am writing on behalf of friends of mine who climbed Snow Creek this spring and have been served with papers for trespassing by the Desert Water Agency (DWA).

My understanding is that if my friends plead guilty and settle (sign a paper saying they'll never trespass again and pay a fine), the settlement could go on their record and have a negative effect on their credit score.

Do you know of any environmental or property rights attorneys who would represent my friends pro bono? Although my friends are willing to settle, they do not want to have their credit adversely affected. My friends are normal folks without the financial resources to negotiate with the DWA.

Please note that since the DWA troubles intensified last spring, my friends and others have used a legal route established by Rick Kent and GigaMike.

If you have any recommendations, please e-mail me privately or send me a message via this forum.

Thanks from the heart,
Ellen Coleman
EColemanRD at A O L .com
(Thanks Bee for the advice to prevent spamming of my e-mail address)

Edited by Ellen Coleman (09/06/10 01:03 PM)

#79882 - 09/07/10 03:18 PM Re: Legal Eagle for San J North Face mountaineers [Re: Ellen Coleman]
bj Offline

Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 128
Loc: Orange County
That sucks!! DWA made their point with their sting operation and I donít think prosecuting will buy them any more of a disincentive to trespass on their land.

Iím not sure how you/they expect the criminal prosecution to affect their credit score? Criminal records are not generally shared in California and I doubt that credit companies would have access to those records. My credit score doesnít go down when I get a speeding ticket?

Just a drinker with a climbing problem


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