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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Defense and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Is there a way I can sue my cousin for possibly causing a money fraud with my fathers death?

My cousin quickly took it in his hands to find the funeral services for my father when he passed. Claimed to pay for all expenses. But he told the mortuary that my father had no children and had an uncle sign papers. I found this out myself and changed the papers. He then insulted my mom and I, and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Feb 1, 2023

you can always sue anyone for anything.......

the issues are will you win and can you find a lawyer that will gamble with you rather than asking for a retainer for hourly representation?

check his phone book/contacts for lawyers to try to find the one that prepared the will....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: If the police have a search warrant for an address why would they stand outside for two hours until everyone came out

The police stood outside saying they had warrant but never gave it to the ones detained or the property owner when she asked. They mailed the search warrant a 10 days after raid.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Feb 1, 2023

if you are being charged with a crime explain to your local criminal lawyer what you are explaining here.

they are supposed to show you the Warrant signed by a judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: When my wife got fired without cause in 1999, she was pressured to sign a release form.

The release form that was drafted by her boss' lawyer states that she can't ever sue him or his descendants ever again for any reason what-so-ever! Question: Is it legal to deny a remedy to an unforeseen future crime?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 31, 2023

more info is needed.

did she receive any consideration for signing that paper? ie money

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Case dismissed twice pc 1385 in 2015 and again under motion 995 not swearing a juror in . Can this case be refiled again

Dismissed three times (2)pc1385 lack of prosecution then true indictment in 2015 (1) motion 995 won - juror not sworn in can it be refiled a fourth time?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 30, 2023

the best person to ask is the lawyer involved with the underlying case.

are you sure it was a 1385 dismissal rather than 1382 for lack of timely prosecution?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How do I change law firms once I signed on?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Easy....

you just retain a new local lawyer, and s/he will assist in the transition.

In an accident case, the 2 lawyers will split the fee.

In a criminal case, you would try to get a bill for what the lawyer has done and get the balance turned over to the new lawyer....
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Can I contest a restraining order as the protected party in Los Angeles County?

My girlfriend was arrested in a domestic violence case in which I and my family were the victims in Oct 2021 (alcohol was involved). She has no prior criminal history. My family and I refused to press charges and will not testify in the case against her. In February 2022 the court issued a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 30, 2023

YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ARE THE VICTIM..........NOT YOU.

ONLY THE DA CAN DECIDE ON FILING..............

THE JUDGE JUST DEALS WITH SENTENCING IF THERE IS A PLEA OR CONVICTION.

I WOULD TALK TO HER LAWYER TO EXPLAIN YOUR POSITION AND HOW YOU CAN ASSIST.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Doctor abandons me as a 10 year patient How much notice should I be given to find a new doctor.

I have been a patient for 10 years thru 6 surgeries. 3 back, 1 neck, and 1 neck pending. I am 70, and disabiled I have chronic back and neck pain. He has prescribed me morphine long acting, and Norco for pain for the last 8 years, I am between surgeries back surgery in November and neck surgery... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 30, 2023

i am not sure that is a valid question for a lawyer as much as it is an ethical question for a doc.

i would get a referral to another doc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: is it illegal to jump someone's front yard fence for just a few seconds
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 28, 2023

yes

you are trespassing, which can be civil or criminal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Sent judgment letter to defendant in permanent housing. He returning it to my lawyer after 6 days is that a good sign?

The certification tracking says return to sender which is my lawyer address

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 28, 2023

THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WITHOUT MORE INFO.

THIS IS A QUESTION BEST ANSWERED BY YOUR LAWYER, WHO HAS ALL THE FACTS.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Lawsuit in discovery mode… when am I getting a settlement offer?… finished treatment Dec.8th now. IT’s January 28th…

Incident happened August 24th (nied)… treated for 3 months… last session was dec.7th…. Called attorney says claim is in discovery mode….. how long left til claim is done? When should I expect a settlement offer?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 28, 2023

ASK YOUR LAWYER THAT QUESTION..........S/HE IS BEING PAID TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE.

PS: BEFORE YOU GET TO DAMAGES, YOU HAVE TO EXAMINE LIABILITY. IF YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT, THEN YOU WILL NOT GET AN OFFER IN ALL LIKELIHOOD +

IN ADDITION, THE INS CO WILL LOOK INTO YOUR PRIOR MEDICAL...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: A pc242 telephone hearing scheduled for my brother,who kicked out of his place a girl I was dating., She showed up drunk

She was drunk and angry,yelling and threatening me.,My brother ask her to leave.,She wouldn't.,my brother is 70 years old

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 27, 2023

MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

YOU SHOULD EITHER SET UP A CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY OR, AT THE FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE JUDGE, ASK TO HAVE A PUBLIC DEFENDER APPT'D TO REPRESENT YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I’m wondering if I got wrongfully arrested?

One night I was doing DoorDash. I was about to deliver an order when all of a sudden my serpentine belt in my car snapped. I pulled over to the side of the road. I was going to try to fix it and next thing I see is sheriff right behind me he was running my plates. I have a expired drivers license... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 25, 2023

it is normal for an officer to see if one needs assistance at night.

they routinely run plates and it is easy to see if you don't have a sticker on your license or one that belongs to another car.

you had an expired license and were driving illegally

however, the way...
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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: DUI dating back to 2011. Should I wait the 10-year period?

LICENSE STATUS:

SUSPENDED OR REVOKED*

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIONS:

PRROF REQ: O/01-24-14 * TERM - - *

DRV LIC COMM- DISQ * * eff: 05-09-11 * THRU:05-08-12 * ORDER MAIL: 04-29-11*

AUTH: 15300A9* SERVICE: M / 06-19-15* STATE CALIFORNIA*

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 25, 2023

see the comment by atty Grant below.......except he is saying if you have done everything!

i don't think DMV and the Court will allow you to drive until you have done everything ordered by the court and DMV.

Technically there would be a bench warrant for your being in violation...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: what type of lawyer would I need if I did a medical research study and was told wrong information about the study.

I was told wrong information about what I was participating in and had I known I would not have participated.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 24, 2023

YOU WANT A CIVIL LITIGATOR.

HOWEVER, THE ISSUE WILL BE DAMAGES.

YOU HAVE TO PROVE HOW YOU WERE DAMAGED BY THIS INCORRECT INFO.

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3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How long once my demand for civil monetary settlement is agreed to by the defendent and accepted do I have to confirm it

Once I agree to the confirmation of the demand, how long do I have to confirm that I will accept it and recieve payment?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 24, 2023

More info is needed.

it is a question your lawyer could address.

when I make a settlement, I often say, "my client will accept the offer, if he receives the money in the next 10 days".

otherwise, insurance co's continue to stall and delay at every opportunity....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Why won't a judge lower bail
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

more info is needed on the underlying charge.

sounds like a serious felony with serious injuries???

a bench officer looks at many factors when deciding on bail.........but one's past is the most important ...as a rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I contest my 14 year old son 602a, probation petition

Probation submitted a 602a petition with false information

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

not sure what you want to do.

however, either you retain private counsel or a lawyer will be appt.

s/he is the person that will have all the info to guide you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Facing charges for narcotics obtained during A traffic stop based off fAulty search/seizure info provided by dispatch

how do I proceed? Judge denied my motion to suppress. How can false dispAtch information Allow for me to be charged for items obtained in direct violation of my 4th Amendment right

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

more info is needed..........

if there was a motion, most likely you had a lawyer representing you.

ask that question of him/her

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get my police report before my court date
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

your lawyer should be able to obtain it from the DA.....otherwise, it should be given to you at your first court appearance called an Arraignment.

you can also call the DA or DMV to get a copy.

DMV will send it before the hearing date re suspension.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: The police said they had a search warrant, handcuffed me, refused to explain and took my cell phone

I thought you were supposed to be advised as to where they'd be looking, what they'd be looking for, . Also is it procedure to handcuff a handicapped person for this? He took my cell phone and demanded my passcode. I asked "isnt that a separate warrant, he replied, "yes but... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Advise your retained or appointed lawyer and they can review the warrant and the propriety of any search

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