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1. What is the difference between the Public Defender's Office and the Alternate Public Defender's Office?
2. Who does my attorney work for?
3. How can I find out who my attorney is and when I go to court?
4. What kind of cases does the Alternate Public Defender Office handle?
5. Can you help me with my divorce, landlord/tenant issues, or small claims case?
6. Can I fire my lawyer?
7. How do I get a lawyer?
8. Where are you located?
9. Is my lawyer really a lawyer?

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1. I received a Deed Processing Notice. What am I supposed to do?
2. What is the responsibility of the Assessor´s Office?
3. Why have values increased in such a poor economy?
4. What is this assessment card I get in the mail in December? What does it all mean?
5. Who determines the tax rate?
6. Who collects taxes?
7. What is the difference between the “appraised” and the “assessed” value of property?
8. Why would my taxes change?
9. What is factoring?
10. How often would my value change?
11. How does my assessed value relate to market value?
12. How can my taxes be increasing when values are dropping ?
13. What if I don't agree with my assessed value?
14. What statutes govern the Assessor's Office?

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1. How do I obtain an address for property I have purchased?
2. Do I have to have a well and sewage disposal system in order to live on my property?
3. Can I live in a recreational vehicle on my property?
4. What size outbuilding can I construct without a permit.
5. Do I need a permit to build a deck off of my house?
6. Can I attach a patio cover to my manufactured home?
7. Do I need a permit to apply stucco to my house?
8. Do I have to have a permit to replace a furnace or water heater?

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1. What do I need for a temporary electrical service?

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1. Why should I participate in Family Treatment Court?
2. How long is Family Treatment Court?
3. Can my family receive services if I participate in Family Treatment Court?

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1. What is this?

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1. Do I need a permit to install a wood or pellet burning stove?
2. Do I need a permit to replace my electric or gas furnace?
3. My local natural gas (or propane) company turned off my gas after detecting a leak. Can you authorize reconnection without an inspection?
4. How do I perform a gas test on my "site built" house or manufactured home?

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1. Do I need a permit to change my hot water heater?
2. Why do I need a permit for my lawn sprinkler system?

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1. How do I find out if I have been appointed a Public Defender?
2. How can I get the service of a Public Defender?
3. I have been told I have a Conflict Attorney, what does that mean?
4. How can I contact my conflict attorney?
5. If I am arrested for drug possession, is there a way to have my criminal case dismissed?
6. What can I expect if I am arrested?
7. What is probation and what happens if I violate it?
8. What is bail?
9. If I am arrested, should I talk to the police?
10. If the police don't read me my rights, can I get my case dismissed?
11. What is an Arraignment?
12. What is a preliminary hearing?
13. What if I fail to appear at my hearing?
14. What do I do if I know I have a warrant?
15. What do I do if I am picked up on a warrant?
16. Can the Public Defender's Office represent me on my traffic ticket?
17. How do I get my case investigated?
18. How do I find someone who is in the Humboldt County Jail?
19. How can I visit someone who is in the Humboldt County Detention Center?
20. How do I visit a state prison?
21. Are Public Defenders attorneys?
22. What is the difference between a Public Defender and a District Attorney?
23. Can I file my own motions in court?
24. If I am a victim of a crime, can the Public Defender's Office represent me?
25. Do Public Defenders have the same obligations as private attorneys?
26. What happens if I am charged with a juvenile offense?
27. What should I do if I am in a abusive situation?
28. What should I do if my family breaks up?
29. If juvenile charges are filed against you, you have the right to a lawyer
30. How does a juvenile case start?
31. What happens if I am arrested (juvenile)?
32. What is a detention hearing (Juvenile)?
33. What should I wear to my hearing?
34. What is a plea hearing (Juvenile)?
35. What is a dispositional hearing (Juvenile)?
36. What is emancipation?

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1. What happens to my document when it is presented for recording?
2. Will I receive my original document back after recording?
3. How do I add / remove a name from my property?
4. Where do I obtain forms for recording purposes?
5. How do I obtain a copy of my marriage certificate?
6. How do I obtain a copy of an official record?
7. Will the Recorder’s Office perform a record search for me?
8. What is the purpose of "recording" documents?
9. What are your recording requirements?
10. What is Real Property Transfer Tax?
11. Does your office provide copies of birth / death records?

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1. What is the difference between district and justice court?
2. Can I speak to the Judge directly?
3. Do I get paid for jury duty?
4. How can I request to be excused from jury duty?
5. What if I receive a juror summons for someone who no longer lives at my address?
6. What can I bring with me when I appear for jury duty?
7. How do I get selected for jury duty?
8. How do I file a complaint?
9. I need to obtain legal help. What are my options?
10. I need to file for custody, divorce, or administration of an estate, etc. What should my first step be?
11. If I can't find a form on your website, what can I do?
12. Where do I mail my filings?
13. How can I obtain court records or perform a name search for a background check?
14. Why can't District Court employees offer legal advice?
15. Where is the district court office located?