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Q: My name is Modesto and my mother accused, took me to Pomona childrens court I have never been charged or arrested

Never charged I got dv

I wrongfully accused

Never arrested or charged

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 20, 2022

the best advice any lawyer can give you is to ask the court to appoint a Public Defender at your first appearance.

s/he will have access to a police report and any other evidence.

since PD's have very heavy case loads, I suggest you type up all the facts so that s/he does not...
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Q: After filing writ of mandate with trial court, what do I file to get a court date?

I filed a petition, verification, and memo of points and authorities. They responded and I filed a response as well. How do I get a court date now? The court is telling me I need to file something else but will not tell me what. This is for a writ of mandate challenging a city's actions during... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Without knowing a lot more information, it would be very difficult for me to answer your question.

My experience is that when the court tells you to file an additional document, they usually tell you exactly what they want. So if you received some kind of notice from the court, I urge you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: can i take back guilty plea was not mine nor was it my vechile? just wanted to get out of jail

possesion of marajuana looking for free lawyer please

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 27, 2022

If you're seeking to withdraw your plea, you'll likely need assistance. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Asked to sign a lease on a car to be a courier by my employer said he would make the payments and pay 125 on insurance

Received lease and it makes me responsible for the monthly payments and insurance and a monthly maintenance fee of .10 a mile. And asked me to pay 250.deposit and 99.00 transfer fee due at signing and he would pay registration but bill me at the end of the year no where does it say he will make the... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Mar 22, 2022

Your employer has the legal duty to pay for any expenses you incur on behalf of your employer. However, the procedure used by your employer is very sketchy and could leave you exposed to lease payments, and other expenses associated with ownership of the vehicle, after your employment ends. As... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: have lease agreement for weed cultivation license. Bureau of canna control said subletting is illegal Is contract void?

I was unable to move forward with business and now owner claims I still owe him for the remainder of the contract. Does he have any grounds to come after me or can I walk away?

Scott Wilsdon
Scott Wilsdon
answered on Feb 7, 2022

I agree with the advice already given about the importance of sitting down with a lawyer to review your agreement. The only additional point I would make is that current regulations governing licensed cannabis operations prohibit subletting. (Cal. Code Regs. Title 4, Section 15000.4; effective... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Im looking for a lawyer who can help me with during the company I work for . I work for a cannabis dispensary.

I work for a dispensary that is not complaining with rules and regulations.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Dec 13, 2021

Unfortunately, this Q&A board is not the place to ask attorneys to respond to you with an agreement to work with you. Furthermore, your post does not really help to determine what your issue may be. Are you facing retaliation for opposing unlawful conduct? Are you being forced to do things at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: How to respond to an Entry of Default?
Julie King
Julie King
answered on Dec 1, 2021

If you don't know what to do, you should go to the self-help center of your local courthouse or, if there is none, hire a litigation attorney. Getting a litigator to help you is clearly the best route because you are already behind the eight ball, as they say. Do not delay. This is VERY... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: I’m working in cannabis delivery. They did not pay me to train couriers they said they will give me bonus if I train.

I’m not a lead they just ask me to help them out and told me to give bonus but they did not give me bonus. I trained few people but nothing. Can I file a lawsuit? How much can I get if I did?

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Oct 8, 2021

While the promise to give you a bonus to train people is probably to vague to be enforced, you should be entitled to be paid for all hours worked, including the time you trained the other couriers. Unless you worked more than 8 hours total on that day or days, you would be entitled to pay at your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can you be arrested in airport for transport of marijuana without the police showing you any evidence of marijuana?

Police arrested me and stated that they got marijuana out of my checked back in Sacramento. I never gave a statement. They never show me they had marijuana from my bag. They didn't show me anything.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jul 28, 2021

This is the legal forum for California residents. You need to post your question for lawyers in your state, or in the state where the events took place.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Vc 23215f. The officer smeeled marijauna and with no FST forced a blood test ? Now what?

I answered no questions and with my balance problems sobriety checks make me appear intox so i dod not give them,that evidence. Any advice it would be most helpful

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Jun 28, 2021

Hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Drug related DUI's are more difficult for the DA to prosecute because there are no set standards regarding the level of the MJ in your system for a presumption that you were under the influence unlike alcohol related DUI's (.08).

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: If a business with legal product sell or delivers to customers who uses it for illegal activity, is that aiding & abedd?

Business and it's products are completely legal. The product I sell is firewood and water from a ground well that has water rights. Most customers use this on properties that are large MJ grows illegal by county ordinance but also used for housing among the same properties

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 10, 2021

It depends on the nature of the product, by whom it's used and for what purpose.

For example, you posted this question under several categories including Cannabis & MJ law. MJ is now legal for persons over the age of 18. However, if you sold/ delivered MJ to a minor (under 18)...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My husband was arriving in 11/18 I hired a lawyer he did not help my husband he wanted him to plea guilty,

What options does he have,he was assaulted by the arresting officer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 5, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

IS 11/18 .......2018?

BECAUSE YOU HIRE A LAWYER DOESN'T MEAN YOU WILL GET OFF FROM THE CHARGES. A LAWYER FORCES THE DA TO MEET THEIR BURDEN OF PROOF. WHETHER THE CLIENT DID THE ACT OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE. IT IS WHETHER THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO...
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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: How much trouble will I get caught in lax with one .05 gram thc cartridge over 18 but under 21

Flying from Lax with a .05 weed cartridge

Ammon John Ford
Ammon John Ford
answered on Mar 29, 2021

Over or under 21, transporting cannabis products across state borders is illegal under federal law, and under the laws of most states...including legalized states like Washington and California. This small amount would likely only be seen as simple possession and not carry particularly stiff... Read more »

Q: Legality of filming illegal activities as a reporter?

Hi my girlfriend and I plan on starting an investigative journalism based YouTube account. We want to shoot a video called, “A look into the black market cannabis scene.” For this video we plan to interview black market cannabis dealers who work with cartels along with filming their operation.... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
answered on Feb 9, 2021

You are safe. They are definitely not!

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: In California if I have motel and I smoke weed in my car without having my keys on me to drive.

Then go straight to my motel room is that illegal?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Nov 3, 2020

First and foremost, you are NOT allowed to consume legal cannabis in the following places: ANY public place or area; ANY location where tobacco smoking is prohibited; Within 1,000 feet of a school, etc. So the question becomes, where is this car? If on the street, probably not, as the street is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can I sue for being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder ? I clearly don't have it.

Hello I was arrested two years ago for possession of an assault weapon in ca. While serving time I. County jail I was pulled off to the side by a psychologist and a psychiatrist whom out of the blue told me I had schizophrenia spectrum disorder and put me on medication. I never showed symptoms of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 29, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME. THE ISSUES IS WILL YOU WIN

AND WILL YOU BE ABLE TO AFFORD A LAWYER TO ASSIST YOU.

YOU ARE POSING THIS QUESTION IN A CRIMINAL LAW CHAT LINE.

SET UP AN APPOINTMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY ASAP AS THERE...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: My house got raided and they found some wax and butane cans around 6 of them and two pills that weren't mine

They released me the next day but they forced me to write down and sign on a piece of paper that everything found inside the home was mine if I didn't cooperate with them what can I do

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Aug 6, 2020

The answer most lawyers will give when asked a legal question is IT DEPENDS. Unless a lawyer has received all the facts s/he can’t spit out a credible answer. Junk in equals junk out.

Every case is unique, and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In...
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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Can I get fired for smoking Marijuana

been with company for 12 years never been written or or called in sick there were allegations that I was smoking Marijuana on my breaks I have been suspended but they did not list the reason why in writing only verbal this happened last Wednesday when I was in Turlock they called and said I... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 21, 2020

You cannot smoke marijuana at work, unless it is in your home or a business specifically licensed for consumption of marijuana. The law about where you can use it is very specific, you cannot be in public places or in your car. So, you could be fired for committing a criminal act. It does not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Can I legally grow 2 plants of hemp with a the content of .03% or lower? It is strictly for personal use .

Thc content of .03 % or lower

Aaron A. Pelley
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Aaron A. Pelley
answered on Jun 5, 2020

Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code provides for the cultivation of industrial hemp by registered growers, hemp breeders, and established agricultural research institutions. Regardless of any federal requirements, all hemp growers in California must comply with existing state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Got my bag taken away I didn’t claim it because it had weed in it, no one claimed the bag and the police took it

My friend had been speeding

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 20, 2020

more info needed.

was it just the two of you in the car ? did he admit it was his?

police usually arrest the driver for possession......NOT OWNERSHIP.

don't discuss sensitive issues like this on an open forum

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