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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'd love to find more information on this, my mother had a similar experience at Raleys in 1986 that left her disabled.

She was my mother and she has now passed, mostly due to her bad health and poverty as a result. She was beat with a baseball bat after dealing with harassment during all of her employment at Raleys. She said there were other women that had been harassed and assaulted at the same time.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 21, 2022

not sure what your asking. your looking to know if you have some type of legal case on behalf of your deceased mother due to an incident in 1986???

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My probation officer testified that I was not at a court hearing when I was. She lied and I was jailed. Any recourse 4me

I was involved in a custody battle in a adjoining County. My probation officer denied me going to San Diego to gather and file documents crucial to my case also stating that I cannot go to San Diego without a scheduled court date. When I went to a scheduled court date, after notifing her via email... Read more »

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

if you have a criminal case, then you either retained a lawyer or a PD was appointed for you.

s/he is the person that can help you clear this up, not some lawyer on the internet without any facts or access to the court records.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft, Sexual Harassment and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: can i be convicted if i was basically bullied into it with no choice for fear of my saftey?

my roomates pimp made a scam in which i was told i had to cash these checks, they we or else and then they made threats, they took the $$ affter cashed. i am in court facing time right now. the couple was doing this toher people as well.

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

i strongly suggest you either retain an attorney or ask the court to appoint the public defender at your first appearance.

a good criminal lawyer will evaluate what evidence they have against you...............

however, If someone tells you to murder your next door neighbor, that...
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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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What is the best defense to a charge of exhibiting a concealable firearm in CA? I was not arrested/detained/questioned!

The company I drive for has inward and outward facing cameras so the following incident is on video.

I flipped off a semitruck driver who almost hit me as i passed him. He then drove recklessly in order to follow me through town. Once I reached a red light he pulled up on my driver side. He... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 19, 2022

you should seek the guidance of a local criminal lawyer and explain what you have said here.

criminal lawyers defend someone charged with a crime...........they don't create a phony defense.

if there is video view all video to see if there is something that substantiates your comments.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Will my dismissed and sealed criminal case in California be an issue crossing US border or be grounds to search?

I completed mental health diversion and have no other arrest but wanted to know what customs would have a problem with.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 19, 2022

i don't think so, if what you say is true.

however, this is more an immigration law question and I would seek advice from this kind of lawyer to be safe.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I have penal codes sections 12022.5 and 246.... are there any laws that can help me get back into court a least?

I'm just trying to ind away back to court with what I'm charges with in the above stated

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 18, 2022

i'm not sure what you are asking.

Have you already pled or been convicted of those charges?

If you have a pending case you should have hired or had a public defender appt'd to represent you. That is the person you should discuss this matter with, as he/she has all the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is it okay for the sheriff department to keep arresting me because I'm homeless and they say I'm trespassing

I am staying near a school but on a slough which the school says they own which they dont the sheriff department officer told me that he's going to print out a paper that I'm supposed to sign stating that I know that I'm trespassing and that I'm going to be moving at a certain... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 18, 2022

Unfortunately, it's difficult to be homeless in many places in California. If you've violated a law, then the police can cite or arrest you. A public defender will represent you in court. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Collections for California on
Q: I bought a car paid in full with personal check. Friend was to pay me back but no payments made. How can I retrieve car.

I moved from San Diego, CA to Odessa, Tx. After a year or so I made return trip to San Diego CA. I spoke to party I had made verbal agreement to make payments to pay me for car. I informed party I wanted car back for none payment. The party refused I would like my property returned. And take... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 17, 2022

you need to contact a local lawyer for assistance.

if you didn't have a written agreement it might be more difficult.

consider small claims to collect up to $10k..............but after a judgment, you will have to collect.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I need to know why in terms police won’t issue a police report for stolen car Every tell me it’s been recovered so no

Need for a report I want to know why in lemans terms why they won’t

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Often it is a question of lack of staff and finances for the police agency

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I rented a U-Haul.I extended my rental.They reported truck stolen.I was arrested,given a court date.was found Not Guilty

I contacted U-haul to pay and retrieve my property.They had thrown it in the trash..I had a stamp collection,worth a tremendous amount of money.Do I sue them in a civil case or arbatration? They are responsible for holding my property until I went to court,which they didn't show up.is that... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 16, 2022

It sounds like you were on "found not guilty" but "pleaded not guilty." You need to hire an attorney to fight for you. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint a public defender to represent you. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was injail and given narcotic for alcohol withdrawal by the jail medical staff and taken into court. Is that leagal

I was arrested on a warrant for falier to appear on a midomenor. I was told that I ran out of the court room. I was charged with a felony escape. I have served my terminal and am being told I have to be on parole. I tried to jump through the hoops of being on paper twice before and was not capable... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Not entirely sure what's happened. Speak with a local attorney to assist you. [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 advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I get some advice on a criminal case in California

I'll explain when I get in contact

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

You are free to contact whomever you'd like. There are many good criminal defense attorneys in Orange County where you're located. [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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Question about pull over for registration inventory search that ended up a possession charge

Locked glove box broke into literally without key to get a locked money bag that had drugs and paraphernalia. They detained and searched everything for inventory after I told them no searching and I'm not on probation or parole

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

I've just written a suppression motion on similar facts. You need to hire a local attorney and challenge the search and seek to suppress the items seized. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I sue my former lawyer for not representing me properly which ended with a conviction for a crime that never occurre

I had a little accident in my home when I was trying to make my own dab (honey oil) because I was using it for my ptsd and it’s really expensive! There was a tiny fire before the authorities arrived but I had extinguished it immediately. There was no fire or damage to my house but they still... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 14, 2022

you can always sue anyone for anything.............the issue is whether you would win and whether you could afford to retain a lawyer or find a lawyer that would take the matter on a lien.

you may also consider making a motion for a new trial.

i had previously not finished my...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: My girlfriend was recorded peeing in the restroom by a man we know who he is, if I punch him when I see him can he sue?

She was at an event and the man stuck a camera under the stall and recorded her peeing, it she knows it showed her crotch and face together. They found out who it was at the event and we got security camera footage of him following her into the restroom. We intend to file a police report and... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 13, 2022

As gratifying as it might feel to smack this guy, it would be foolish for you to commit a crime to get retribution. Vigilante justice is against the law. Let the criminal and civil courts do what they do best.

File a police report immediately. The longer she waits, the more likely the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Cps granted my child's father custody of my daughter even tho I informed them that he was on megans law.

My daughter started acting out down in GA and he sent her back to fresno . She informed us that he touched her and he admitted it. And also willing to sign over rights to me. What do I do in this situation please guide me because cps failed my daughter by knowing he was on megans law. What are... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Nov 12, 2022

So sorry. Sounds like you need to speak to the police immediately. If they can help they will. If not, they should give you direction.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Internet Law for California on
Q: If a corporation knowingly or should have reasonably known used false documents to remove funds from my bank acct.

A USPS tracking number for a 12oz package that is not the item I purchased. Delivered to an address other than the address I provided was used to claim I had received my purchase that weighed 144lbs which is over the maximum weight limit of 70lbs for delivery by the USPS. Not receiving my purchase... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Certainly sounds like they screwed up.

However, I think the pivotal issue will be costs.

this is not the type of case most lawyers would consider accepting on a contingency.

thus you will be paying a lawyer for his/her time...and that is costly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Would this be considered a co conspirator?

Let's say that there are two guys Jack and John , Jack has an enemy named Kyle and he wants to beat him up real bad. John knows Kyle's address and agrees to sell his address to Jack knowing that John has bad intentions but doesn't plan to help him he just wants money. Can John face... Read more »

Darrell Griffin Jr
Darrell Griffin Jr
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Based on your fact pattern alone, yes John can face conspiracy charges. A conspiracy takes two or more people, to commit a crime, and to have taken any steps to further that crime. Selling the address, especially understanding Jack is intending to assault Kyle, is a step in furtherance of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can my drivers licence be supended for transportation of a controlled substance in california
Darrell Griffin Jr
Darrell Griffin Jr
answered on Nov 9, 2022

In general Transportation of a controlled substance, or a violation of Health and Safety 11379 is a felony. It is not a moving violation and the courts generally do not suspend your license. However, if you have other issues you were stopped for, those may put points on your DMV record and with... Read more »

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