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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I recieved a "workers compensation appeals board stipulations with request for award" recently.

How do I know if the award amount is just? I had a lumbar lower back injury that required surgery.

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

more info is needed.

did you agree/sign off?

to determine what is fair, most people would contact a local workers comp lawyer who would set you up with an exam by one of his docs. I suspect your case is worth MORE than you are being offered.

however, I don't handle WC...
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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Friend retained a lawyer but hasn't spoke, only to the paralegal, and wants to make sure attorney is right for the job.

Details - Driving home they lost control and hit a tree 100 yards from residence. Neighbor heard accident and called chp. Friend pulled away from tree and parked in front of home. Friend got out of truck and went into residence. Mad, pissed, and a little rattled, said friend decided to self... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 17, 2022

MORE INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL.

HOWEVER, HAVE YOUR FRIEND CALL AND ASK TO SPEAK TO THE LAWYER.

IF S/HE WON'T SPEAK TO YOU ASK FOR YOUR MONEY BACK AND MAKE AN APPT WITH ANOTHER LOCAL LAWYER.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What is a delayed sentancing hearing?

Is that part of the normal sentancing process?

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

more info is needed to correctly answer your question.

there could be many reasons for a bench officer to delay imposing a sentence...

sometimes it is to give the defendant time to do something which will result in a lesser

sentence... ie lighter sentence.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: first offense for driving a stolen car they offered my a deal for a felony conviction and 90 days what should I do ?

I had no idea it was stolen I was given the keys and I was going to bring the car back

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 14, 2022

Much more info is necessary.

If you have rec’d an offer, you must have had a lawyer.

S/he has all the info and is in the best position to advise you.

Any lawyer on line will not have enough. You

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1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can the sheriff pull you over on an Indian reservation?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2022

more info is needed.

if a sheriff is in pursuit, he could do so.

as a rule, it is beyond their jurisdiction and they are usually called by the tribe for booking.

however, some crimes are prosecuted by the Indian Tribe, and if so you should get a criminal lawyer with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Im being charges with a 243(b)and a 647 (f) but never got booked and received a detention certificate what does thismean
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2022

more info is needed.

you apparently got into an argument/fight with your significant other.

if you are charged then the police turned it over to the DA who is prosecuting you.

I assume that means charges have been filed and you have a court date?

contact a local...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What if someone imports drugs from out of country?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 12, 2022

more info is needed....but it would be illegal.

were you my client, I would advise you not to discuss something you might do that is illegal on an OPEN FORUM.

all this is discoverable and can be used against you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can police disregard the fact that I said they couldn't search me or my stuff because the driver is on parole?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2022

more info is needed.

a driver being on Parole does not give police the authority to search everyone in a car...IN AND OF ITSELF.

however, other info may suggest they should do so.

consult with a local criminal lawyer or request a court-appointed lawyer who can read the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hello I want to become a foster parent. But my partner of 16yrs has a conviction of murder when he was 17 he's now 65.

Is there a way to get the exempt? Or turned into a lesser charge?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 11, 2022

I'm sorry, this is not an area I have handled.

I suggest you contact a Criminal Lawyer and Family Law attorney in your area to present all the facts.

Sometimes a felony can be reduced under 17b to a misdemeanor and then under 1203 be dismissed. It depends on the facts of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If i filed a domestic violence report against my boyfriend & its at the DAs office, can I still have it dropped?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 11, 2022

more info is needed.

however, understand that the victim is the people of the state of California.

it is up to the DA to decide if they want to proceed and whether they can make a case.

they can proceed without your help and impeach you by asking if on X date, did you tell...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In Ca, driver is on parole, pulled over for a brake lite, do the police have the right to question and search everyone?

I was arrested for some pretty serious charges the police officer stated he knew it wasn't my stuff but because it was on top of my purse and no one would claim it I had to go I think it was an illegal search though. I told them multiple times that I wanted my belongings out of the car so... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 11, 2022

More info is needed.

Make an appt with a local criminal lawyer or ask for PD

Remember there is a difference between Possession and ownership.

If it is your car they will tag YOU for possession.

Of course that doesn’t mean there is enough evidence to convict You .

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: So i was previously let go on a misdemeanor felony for having a dirrk dagger pocket knife i served 6 days jail time and

Was given 3 years probation which i served completely and succesfully.Know i get into a car accident and a cop comes to the scene he has to take my car for impound..and i tell him i have taser in my car he arrest me and says that i am a felon and was wrongfully detained for 6 hrs just be released... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2022

MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

WHY DID YOU HAVE A TASER GUN?

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER OR THE LAWYER YOU USED ON THE CASE. S/HE CAN LOOK INTO THE MATTER FOR YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I think I have a warrant from 7 years ago... how do I handle it and do I have to go to jail?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2022

MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS SET UP AN APPT WITH A LOCAL CRIMINAL ATTY FOR A CONSULTATION. I SUSPECT S/HE WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK UP WARRANT.

WHAT IS THE WARRANT FOR? NOT SHOWING UP TO ARRAIGNMENT? TRIAL? POST-TRIAL ISSUES?

YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was hit in the head and split open by a large stick in someone's house because We got into an arguemen. I was

After being hit I did not hit back. I replied your lucky it's Me You hit because anyone else would have cracked Your face open for that. He then ran at Me with said large stick and hit me 2 times in the head. I was barely able to receive my belongings while leaving the premises. They... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2022

MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

DID YOU CALL POLICE? HOW LONG AGO? DID YOU SEE A DOC?

IT'S THE POLICE THAT SUBMIT TO THE DA IF APPROPRIATE..........NOT YOU.

BASED ON THE FACTS, THE DA WOULD ANALYZE WHETHER THEY COULD PROVE THE CASE AND GET A VERDICT AND THAT WOULD DEPEND ON THE...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Im being charged with edd fraud but I returned the money as soon as I received it. Can I still be charged?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 8, 2022

more info is necessary.

the exact facts will control.......did you change your mind.

cases like this should probably not be discussed on line. You never know who is going to read it and whether what you say can be used against you.

contact a local criminal lawyer for guidance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hi I was wondering if I could get help for an inmate that is in criminal court at southwest by the name of Ricardo Pardo
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 7, 2022

i think i just answered this from a direct contact.

see my email..........good luck

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: can highway patrol pull you over on a basic traffic stop, not conduct the procedure, instead search my whole car?

got pulled over, basic traffic stop he said loud music. I Lost my DL but I was valid and since I couldn't find my wallet. they forced me out pat me down. had nothing on me. proceeded to search my vehicle with no consent. I had a large amount of cash. 35k neatly bank banded. I play high stakes... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 7, 2022

more info is needed.

however, with the little I have, it sounds like an illegal search and seizure.......however, a lawyer must review the police report to see if their version is the same.

either retain or request a court appointed lawyer at the arraignment (if you qualify)

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Tax Law for California on
Q: Im paying all the bills and husband hiding his money in an investment in x name. What can I do. I found bank letter

The letter was sent to my home re: Request to change address to x address. We have been married for a year.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 7, 2022

YOU PROBABLY WANT TO ASK THIS QUESTION TO A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA.

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: Voluntary Withdrawal of a Partner Long Question please read section below, could use your help!

Hi I am trying to find out if this clause in a contract is illegal:

Voluntary Withdrawal of a Partner

39. Any Partner will have the right to voluntarily withdraw from the Partnership at any time. Written notice of intention to withdraw must be served upon the remaining Partners at... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 7, 2022

more info is needed.

you need to make a consultation with a local lawyer to review THE ENTIRE CONTRACT.

what you are doing is akin to asking a doctor if you have cancer via the internet giving only one symptom.

good luck and happy new year.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was in a car accident a month ago, the other driver was at fault. We both are insured through the same company,

My insurance covered my car rental, but the fees out of pocket were $185. And my car payment was $400 and yet I was without my car for almost the whole month, am I entitled to be reimbursed this money from the other driver or the insurance company?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 6, 2022

more info would be helpful.

you are entitled to any out of pocket loss.

they will argue about the car payment... but you will counter that you had a right to have a car rental for the period of time and any other out of pocket loss.

i suspect they would even pay you...
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