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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: What recourse do I have against a AirBB next door, smoking affecting my health, I have serious asthma problems.

The guests smoke marijuana, even though they have a no smoking rule that the owner doesn't enforce, resident/son is rarely onsite to monitor, I have high risk, serious asthma and respiratory complications. They are just ignoring the problem or saying they know nothing about and say it must be... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 21, 2021

make an appt with a LOCAL lawyer for guidance. I am in Palm Springs!

if you can't afford a lawyer maybe filing in small claims for up to $10k is the answer.

i would first send a written demand letter to the owner setting forth the facts. Advised them, if this is not resolved...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: can I take myself off of a restraining order that someone else added me onto?

My mom filed a restraining order on my bf& also added me on it without my knowledge or consent. I’ve already contacted him and I didn’t know until now. Is it possible to remove myself?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 18, 2021

you have to do that...if at all, through DA and the Courts............

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: I bought a truck at auction, paid $4200, drove 10 miles, it caught fire, total loss. Can I be compensated?

I was not burned but suffered smoke inhalation. I had the truck for one hour. An auction employee drove the truck to the front of the lot for me to take delivery. I was told it was driveable. The Fire Dept had to come put out the fire.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 17, 2021

this is not so much an accident question but rather a contract question.

a lawyer would want to read the contract and consider the year and history and condition of the vehicle.

if it cost $10,000 or less you can sue in small claims court

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Me and my girl are out bail . We are both being charged with handgun that was not in neither one of us possession.

The people that said I had gun have there stories mixed up. Now I think DA wants to get me with being ex felon charges. Can I qualify for probation . Or ankle monitor.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 16, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

WHEN THEY SAY POSSESSION, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ON YOU. YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION.

FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU ARE DRIVING AND THEY FIND IT IN YOUR CAR (OR IN YOUR APARTMENT), THAT IS CONSIDERED POSSESSION......IE YOU AARGUABLY HAVE CONTROL OF IT....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can anyone “I object” at someone’s criminal case hearing for Any reason?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 15, 2021

not sure of what you are asking.

however, you must have a basis for the objection.......AND it should be by your attorney

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Will I go to jail after my arraignment
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 15, 2021

a lawyer needs much more info.

it is like asking a doc if you will live after

a surgery/cancer diagnosis etc

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can I plead 5th

If I lied when calling cops about dv about some of the other questions they asked (has he ever done this or that) and said yes and now i got a subpoena to be at court can I plead the 5th? I mean I read they can charge you if you lied.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 14, 2021

lying to the police is not a good thing.

you should discuss your plight with a criminal lawyer, at a consultation, asap.

many DV victims later say they lied, so the odds are that the police and DA will not believe you.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: If I get into an accident while driving a company car while doing job duties will my personal insurance be affected?

I work for a self driving car company in the Bay Area and I got into an accident today where I was parking the company car during my shift and I accidentally backed up into a parked car. All collision procedures took place and I left a note on the car. There wasn’t much damage to either of the... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

Remember that insurance follows the car.....so the insurance for the car you were driving in, should control.

there is no law that you have to report the accident to your insurance co.

when it comes up for renewal, unless they ask, I would NOT volunteer the info.

if your ins...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: so i am 16 i got in a accident and i got a ticket for no drivers license and am wondering if the insurance can sue me

it was my dads friends truck that i was driving i was at a stop sign and i didn’t see the car and they hit the front left side no one was hurt but was wondering if insurance will sue me because i am a minor without a license but on monday i am gonna go take my permit test i was already planing on... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

if you had an accident as a minor and without insurance, I would expect DMV to suspend your license if you had one for a year or hold off issuing one to you for a year.

i would assume the insurance co's will deal with this......i you were a minor and not insured i would expect them to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Why would I be excluded from police report if I was a victim? My SO was also the offender.

My SO damaged some of my family’s property and I was there when the cops showed up. I’m assuming since it was my bf they didn’t list me as involvement.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

more info needed.

you need to make an appointment with a local lawyer to share all of the facts and authorize him/her to review/obtain the police report to look into this for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: El Dorado County seized my firearm and never contacted me about it and I am a legal gun owner what can I do

My firearm was confiscated in June of 2020 and I was not contacted about it and still have not been contacted it was found on my friends property I was selling it to his wife for protection against the Bears and Wildlife El Dorado County Sheriff's Department performed a illegal search and... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

more info needed.

you need to make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer asap....I am in Palm Springs area

why have you waited a year?

there is a term in law......Laches.......which means if you sit on your rights you can lose them.

I would prepare a detailed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: my kids mom recently 4 days ago was arrested on domestic violencea

i dont want to try no more few years ago she left us and went w a guy and my daughter said he touched her .i filed for custody and gave me temporarily because she never showed up. but i wanted my kids to be w her , so i tried to work w her and her drinking got worse and her anger got worse. she... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 11, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED...WHAT IS THE QUESTION.

NORMALLY THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE VICTIM SPOUSE CAN DROP THE CHARGES...............THE ANSWER IS NO.

THE VICTIM IS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THUS THE DA HAS TO DROP CHARGES.

HOWEVER, IF YOU RETAIN A LAWYER S/HE CAN...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: During sentencing can new evidence change a guilty ruling?

The perpetrator was A Dark-skin African American woman bearing no resemblance to my family member. The witness testified under oath, that he was assaulted during theft of a Target department store by a Dark-skin African American woman. While my family member is a light-skin African American woman.... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 11, 2021

WHY NOT ASK YOUR LAWYER TO CONSIDER A MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE EVIDENCE.

SENTENCING IS NOT THE PROPER TIME TO PRESENT UNLESS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IT TO MITIGATE (LESSEN) THE SENTENCE.............RATHER THAN DISMISSING THE CASE.

THIS, HOWEVER, IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD DISCUSS WITH THE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I'm trying to find a case that's the same as my finances . Receiving stolen property while knowing
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 11, 2021

more info needed.

i am not sure what you are asking.

are you looking for lawyer you can afford? if that is the issue my suggestion would be to go with a court appointed public defender over a criminal lawyer who is cheap.

the PD's are really good and in many cases, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: Personal Injuries of Emotional Distress

I am writing for a case inquiry. I am the assistant of Mr. Wu, who can't speak English.

Mr. Wu has a son George(5 years old) with his ex-wife, Linda, whose custody belongs to Linda. However, Linda prevented father and son from meeting for up to 15 months (Filed a restraining order... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 10, 2021

I THINK YOU SHOULD POST THIS ON A FAMILY LAW SITE............WE DON'T HANDLE THIS KIND OF MATTER.

HOWEVER, I BELIEVE MOST LAWYERS, IF THEY TOOK THE CASE, WOULD ONLY DO SO ON AN HOURLY..........NOT A CONTINGENCY.

THUS, HE NEEDS TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.-

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why would my personal injury attorney request from me, my personal HEALTH insurance data.

Such as provider group info, contact info. I was rear ended, while at stop light.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 9, 2021

you should have asked you lawyer why.

however, we do it so med calls can be paid by insurance, thus putting more money into the pockets of the client.

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: a corrupt doctor had my supportive care ended, the lawyer and insurance co were complicit ! I have documentation please

Please help, the attorney made false pleadings to the judges, the doctor did not even see me for 10 minutes and never examined me.

the recent laws changed helped them to squash my pleadings. I've gone as far as I can . they made so many lies that can be proven with electronic files.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 9, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU NEED A LAWYER THAT IS WILLING AND CAPABLE OF HANDLING THIS MATTER ON A CONTINGENCY......IT IS NOT MY FIRM AS WE DON'T DO THAT KIND OF MATTER.

MOST LAWYERS DO NOT WANT TO THROW THEIR OWN MONEY AT LITIGATION THAT MAY BE STALE?

I ASSUME IF THIS WAS A...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Manager @ CA Regional RV Park covered up an employee Cov-19 OUTBREAK. Endangering 200+ residents. This can’t be legal!

Manager hosted internal company party while gov. ordinances, i.e. “no social gatherings” were in full effect. Masks not enforced. 9 employees contracted Covid-19 at this party.

Facility falsely reported only ONE Covid positive case.

Employees were laid-off for a month to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 9, 2021

more info needed.

you can always petition or sue for anything.......whether you can get a lawyer to take the case on a contingency AND collect anything is another story.

i would think contacting the owner of the establishment would make the most sense.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: domestic violence issues and tenant rights ? I am being kicked out for being a victim of domestic violence?

My girlfriend has been arrested for the second time for domestic violence. I want to leave, but I want to take our cat with me also. I am being forced to move out for being a victim.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 9, 2021

more info needed.

a lawyer would want to review the lease and have a more complete understanding of the facts. Who has the lease?

i assume the domestic violence was in your apartment and you were the victim and the landlord is afraid of a repeat performance?

was this the...
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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Why would my accident attorney request my insurance provider information if the accident was caused by the other driver?

I was rear ended which resulted in me getting two (2) epidural injections

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 8, 2021

THAT IS A COMMON QUESTION.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE YOURSELF YOU WILL BE LIMITED ON WHAT YOU CAN COLLECT.

IN ADDITION, IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS A $15K POLICY, BUT YOU HAVE A $500,000 POLICY AND YOU ARE BADLY INJURED, YOU CAN ACCEPT THE $15K AND GO AFTER YOUR OWN INS CO UNDER...
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