South Hill, Washington is a residential community located in Pierce County, Washington. It has a population of over 30,000 people. It is located a convenient distance from both Seattle and Tacoma, and many residents commute to those cities for their jobs, since either of these cities can be reached by car in less than an hour.
Of course, like any town or city in the world, South Hill has its own unique quirks, and, sometimes, these quirks are of a legal nature.
The nearby town of Orting, Washington, has just decided that golf carts are street legal. In the vast majority of communities in Washington, and every other state, it is illegal to drive golf carts on the street, for reasons that non-golfers should find obvious. But in a city with a lot of golfers, the dynamic might be a little different. Of course, the legislative body of Orting can only change the law within the town limits.
If you live in Orting, and your golf cart happens to stray into South Hill, you might find yourself in a bit of legal trouble.
If your golf cart gets pulled over in South Hill, you’ll probably eventually find yourself in the courts of Pierce County. The Superior Courts of Washington are the courts of general jurisdiction for that state. This means that they are almost always the first court that a civil or criminal case is heard in, and where such cases are actually tried. These courts are divided up by county. The main office and courthouse for Pierce County is located in Tacoma, a short distance from South Hill.
Of course, if you live in South Hill, and are facing legal issues, chances are that it won’t involve a golf cart. Of course, the wide variety of lawyers in and around South Hill are well-equipped to help you, whatever your legal issue happens to be.
If you need to hire a lawyer in South Hill, you may have trouble figuring out where to begin, given the many choices available. LegalMatch can help. Having presented your case to LegalMatch, you will be matched with an attorney in or around South Hill, Washington, who handles cases like yours.
If you simply need legal information, the LegalMatch Law Library is a good place to start. If you need a physical location to do legal research, your best option is the Pierce County Law Library, in Tacoma. Also, there is a large law library in Olympia, called the Washington State Law Library. Their website also has useful information on conducting legal research. If you’re looking for a specific provision of Washington’s statutes or constitution, the official state site for that purpose will be immensely useful.