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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I'm being harassed nmy privacy is invaded by drones, can I sue the drone operators or the department their employed by?

Duration of harassment is almost 1 yr. Drones are tracking my movements inside my home n following me as I drive. I believe it's law enforcement related n I know the location of their llaunch site but they won't allow me to confront them without threatening behavior from personal

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2021

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the question is will you win.

i don't handle drone cases............however, if there is a case and you can't find a lawyer, you can always consider small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: how to write appellants opening brief/ eng. barrrier personal injury./breach of contract 80 % senior citizen disable

first atty delay more than two years never contract clients /call jury trial court hearing coming don;t want continue rep. clients/ will referral new subs attorney / after subs attorney also delay never return call push to meidiation forcebily accept than subs cash money slipt 40 % with first... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2021

more info and clearer info is needed.

it sounds like you are trying to do a legal malpractice case against your lawyer/s???

i don't handle that type of case.

you should consider contacting legal aid in the town in which you live.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I write a letter to judge to ask to dismiss charges as a wittness/victim?

Or atleast explain what led up to the incident. My SO had a 1st time psychotic episode and I’m hurt that he might have to go to prison. He’s also a first time offender.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2021

you can do it but the judge may not read it............or take it into consideration.

the Victim is not you, but rather the people of the state of California.

you may want to either retain your own lawyer to guide you or talk to the attorney representing the defendant.

S/he...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Now that petty theft is decriminalized in california. Can a previous charge get dismissed from your record?

Charge was under $400. Over 10 years ago. Never had any more trouble afterwards, not even a parking ticket. I would like to be eligible for a sentry pass.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 22, 2021

it is still a crime.

however, the governor has signed a law that allows most misdemeanors to be considered for a Diversion.......but it is up to the Judge (not DA)....probably involves classes for 12 months and then the case is dismissed.

priors still need to be expunged under 1203.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I was arrested for a DUI in California on July 4th and DMV is still not showing my arrest/suspension.

On the morning of July 4th, I was pulled over and arrested for a DUI (BAC approx. 0.1, also took blood as well). I was released without a jail stay, but was still given a court date and an APS slip, and was told to contact the DMV regarding the details. I forewent a hearing and instead started... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 22, 2021

you had 10 days to request a dmv hearing. did you do so?

if not, when you were arrested your license was taken and you were given a pink piece of paper. The paper gives you the right to drive for 30 days and then your license is suspended.

i would encourage you to make an appt with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was arrested for absconding and cited out court date was 4 months later was I supposed to check into parole

Or do I just wait till my court hearing

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 19, 2021

if you are on parole don't you have terms requiring you to notify PO with a certain period of time of the incident?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My bf was arrested for domestic violence. I told police I don’t want to press charges. What else can I do to help him?
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 16, 2021

ideally hire your own lawyer to work his boyfriends lawyer to advise that you do not want to testify or will not show.................

absent that talk to boyfriend's lawyer.

it is not up to you. The victim is the People of the State of California, represented by the DA.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What can I do about harassment

From a neighbor in a condominium association

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 16, 2021

more info is needed.

the easy answer is to talk to the HOA.

otherwise, you can retain a lawyer to deal with it legally.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a homicide detective at the prosecutor's table use different color pens to signal a testifying witness during trial?

This witness was also routinely taken to RJD to visit her husband. After each visit the detectives interviewed her and she had fresh first hand information. In fact, the DA was allowing her husband to testify through his wife. They knew where the information originated, but allowed her to testify... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 16, 2021

the Defendants' attorney is the one who needs to know this and then report this to the judge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: Elder abuse case (dependent) resulting in financial exploitation. Do a criminal law attorneys rep on contingency basis?

Fraud and financial exploitation are at issue. Civil Trial completed. Appeals completed. Mistrial.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2021

more info would be necessary.

however, as a rule, a criminal lawyer does NOT handle matters on a contingency.

this is because you are talking about civil liberty (jail) rather than a PI lawyer going after money.

you should probably write out a detailed summary so you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What does EX case number mean?

My son is awaiting to be extradited to Nevada but is still in LA county and a new case with letters EX has shown up on his file

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2021

i would think EXTRADITE

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Will my ex husband get in trouble for posting my nudes

My ex husband has been threatening me for the past couple of months to post my nudes and he finally did. Mind you my ex is a police officer so he knows the law. He even threatened to get paid advertisements so that way he could make money off of it. He was hoping that I hurt myself due to him... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2021

yes, he will get in trouble if you contact his Captain and suggest you had been advised to meet with the press...............i am not advising this without all the info but it is an avenue to consider

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: OC CA disabled looking for an attorney who specializes in Realestate and is willing to work with payments. Please

Was unable to file grant deed, fraud against me by people who should be helping me.

Multiple properties involved. So there is money i had Covid for the last year twice im permanently disabled Been unable to get help.

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 13, 2021

if you can't find a lawyer on this site, maybe consider Legal Aid........

you can also google Real Estate Lawyers in OC.................

i am in Palm Springs and focus on accidents and DUI........

Q: The Worker's Compensation Atterney I hired settled my PD claim w/o my consent

I told him no i wanted full disclosure of my claim and need to ask the judge for some of my $125,642 award i was put as permanet and stationary way to early by my PTP when still getting my right hand,fingers,thumb,wrist from pulling radial nerve out of my bicept from jobsite fall ,and my back and... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 13, 2021

more info is needed.

either ask your attorney for an explanation or contact another worker's comp lawyer.

if the worker's comp lawyer said your first lawyer did something wrong causing you to lose money, then maybe you have a legal malpractice case against him. If that was...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: 4th amendment violation by orange county sheriff's department several times after probation ended in 2012

I've been pulled over multiple times since 2012 being told I'm on probation, I'm on search and seizure and then go to jail for new cases . Now finding out orbeing told by the public defender who called over to the courts who confirmed I've been off probation (this is at central... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 9, 2021

more info needed.

most defendants know how long probation is going to be OR they call their lawyer to find out.

you were in front of the judge when s/he sentenced you and before that, your lawyer told you what the sentence would be if you pled.......AND you probably signed a paper...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can police hold you in hospital after being shot
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 9, 2021

much more info would be needed.

what did they say you did?

what were your injuries?

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: If I a the lien holder on car I am selling to my granddaughter, can I still be or liable if she got in a wreck

I currently live in CA. I just want to make sure she doesn't sell it. shes young and sometimes impulsive

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 9, 2021

yes..........

an owner of a vehicle has up to $15k exposure if they loan a car to anyone that is in an accident.

if you own the car you have the same exposure even if you are NOT driving.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Went to my ex-wife's house last night to get my stuff to find out that she had thrown my uncle and my fathers ashes out
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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 8, 2021

more info needed.

how long had they been there? did you leave them there with any understanding?

any warnings to remove?

it may be an Intentional /Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress........in that regard contact a local lawyer for guidance and provide all the facts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I found some references in The Recorder about hearings (1920's), where can I find the full case file?

I am a Ph.D. student who is doing research about counterfeiting and other crimes during the 1920s. I have found some references to the hearings in the newspaper The Recorder but I do not know where to find the full case file. I know some of them were held in San Francisco, I have read the Indexes... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info needed.

info, at best, would be on microfish...........you can call the clerk of the court and pose that question to him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sue my building if my room keeps flooding since I moved in

I live in a single room occupancy its very unhealthy for me I was also going thru an domestic violence and when I asked repeatedly to move and even contacted victims of violent crime and the women's against violent acts the building management pretended to move me to another unit in the... Read more »

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Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info is needed.

clearly, this facility is not up to code.

you have an inherent promise of habitability when you move somewhere.

you can go to small claims; report to state and city etc

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