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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How can i prove that i was framed by my sons father's new girlfriend for a gun she put in the trunk ?

She was mad because he was taking the car back and put a gun in the trunk and then reported it to the police. So the police got the vehicle information and location and illegally detained me blocked me in and since the vehicle registration was expired they said they were impounded it and used the... Read more »

Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

Proving that you were framed is not always possible, but if it is possible than it takes serious investigation and legal work. You should engage a legal professional, in our opinion, in a serious case like this. If you can not afford an attorney, then you should ask the court to assign a public... Read more »

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Q: My son has been chrgd with 2 murders. Is it norm.for the lwyers office to give me a copy of the disc. that is not redac
Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

No, discovery files provided to clients are required to be redacted for privacy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hi can the police enter my yard if not given permition if they do do i have the right to protect my self with mace

The police attacked me even though i have mental problums and repetedly beat me with batons and i never resisted once

Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

The police can enter your yard without permission if there is public access or if there is probable cause. Police brutality, however, is unacceptable and should be reported to a police supervisor. If there were significant injuries than you may want to engage a personal injury or civil rights... Read more »

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Q: I am 17 and my brother is 19. He put me in a wrestling position and punched my nose. How do I file for assault?

We were in an argument and he confronted me, put me in a wrestling position and punched me. How can I file for assault as a minor?

Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

Call the police and make a report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for California on
Q: If the public defender did not show up for court for me is a public defender responsible
Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

If the public defender misses your appearance than the court should be willing to continue the appearance to a future date. If the judge does not realize this than speak up for yourself and let him know that you are present and accountable, but your public defender is AWOL. They should allow you a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: i was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended license expired registration i missed the courtdate do i have a warran

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Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

If you were issued an infraction or misdemeanor for driving on a suspended license and do not show up for the court date, the court will issue a warrant. It will probably be immediate, but there could be a slight processing delay (especially with Covid). The best solution is to go to that... Read more »

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Q: In California, Expunging arrest if the DA did not file charges to avoid showing up in a background check?

In California, What information if any will appear in an employer background check regarding an occurrence of an arrest where the DA dismissed the case and did not file official charges? Will the arrest still appear and is it possible for the arrest to get expunged?

Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

Each employer contracts a different background check service. There are hundreds of different services out there and they all have slightly different results. For example, if you are applying with the CIA they will be scrutinizing each arrest. If you apply in the private sector, however, chances... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Scared to pull over after a minor car accident because of possible violent reaction from the other person involved.

Let's say I got in a minor car accident and the other driver is acting angry and possibly violent. Could you keep driving (essentially making it a hit and run) because you felt unsafe to pull over and get out of the car? Is there a legal way to do this? Like calling the cops to explain the... Read more »

Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

You should always keep yourself safe at all costs. Our opinion is that it's better to try and sort out a criminal charge later than put yourself in danger now. That being said, this is tricky because many people have fled the scene of an accident out of fear, only to deal with a hit and run... Read more »

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