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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: Through documented police and prosecutors (State and Federal) misconduct I spend 10.5 years in a Pretrial incarceration

Do I file a civil complaint against the police officer, the Deputy District Attorney, the DA's office the Federal prosecutor, the US Justice department or all the above? Violations of my civil rights were confirmed by a US District judge in the criminal phase of my case. At the end all (State and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 21, 2019

You need to find a really good civil rights lawyer right away. If the case is a righteous one, most good civil rights firms should be interested. I'm not familiar with good civil rights lawyers in the Fresno area, so I suggest that you contact the Fresno County Bar Association and ask for their... Read more »

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Q: My partner Of 10 years Suddly died. His friend changed the locks and won’t let me in. What can I do.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 17, 2019

Need more information. You haven't provided enough background facts to permit a reasoned analysis. Answer these questions: 1. Who? (did what to whom, i.e. are all the witnesses); 2. What? (happened) 3. When (did it happen); 3. Where? (did it take place) 4. How? (did it all happen) and tell me about... Read more »

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Q: In California, is an email sufficient for 30 days notice to vacate apartment if the landlord's email is on the lease?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 14, 2019

Thanks for your question. If in fact the landlord has noted an email address in the lease or rental agreement, then by all means I would agree that giving notice by email should be sufficient. However, I advise also sending the same notice by regular mail to the landlord's street address to guard... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on

Q: My employer has drastically lowered my hourly rate for the second time without warning. Said payroll made a "Mistake"

I have copies of pay stubs and four months ago I negotiated a raise for myself since my company had took over operations where I live and the pay was here locally was higher. I was countered with a better rate and now four months later it is now a "mistake." No effort will be made by employer... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 13, 2019

You should go to the Labor Commissioner's website and file a wage claim. Start by cutting and pasting the link into your browser here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm

Follow through with that process. The Labor Commissioner's job is to make sure all employees get the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on

Q: I need help with retaliation from my employer Amazon for asking for medical accomm req

They are making my work assignment so I will get fired

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 7, 2019

Go to https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ (cut and paste into your browser) and then click on the link to file a complaint (https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/).

The forms are there for you, with explanations of what to do in cases of retaliation for exercising your rights...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on

Q: Where can I find a pro bono attorney? My intentions is to file case against Hayward Police Department, Alameda County

Justice system( court houses) and All day towing. Is there any way that you guys can help me find a pro bono attorney that is willing to fight for me. I went to Legal Aid in Hayward courthouse and they told me they cannot help me because I have a big case my good call back number is I-10 246-9279 I... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 30, 2019

Contact the County Bar Association in your county and ask for their lawyer referral service to request they refer you to a lawyer who can assist you with your case. You may not find someone to help you pro bono, but if you have a good case you won't have too much trouble finding a good lawyer to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: if a person is said to be mentally unstable and paranoid at time of police questioning can they be a reliable person to

testify in court..

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 27, 2019

That depends on numerous factors for which a lot of details need to be provided. For me you have not offered sufficient information which would enable me to give you a reasoned answer. A lot would depend on the witness's mental status at the time s/he is called upon to testify.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: Stop code enforcement from hitting returnees with violations with hefty fines in paradise, CA. can anything be done?

Some of us are starting to receive violation notices from the city of paradise for code violations that are 2 months old along with the hefty fines for each. We were told that we would fall under a disaster ordinance upon return and I believe for up to 18 months. Now it is said only 180 days. the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

You need to get familiar with the City's Municipal Code right away. You and the others like you should appeal every citation you get. Get yourselves a good civil rights lawyer who can represent you in every citation case.

Find yourself a good lawyer who has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: What rights does a man have and actions can a man make when a woman has just given birth to his baby?

My brother recently found out he is a father of a newborn baby, who’s mother will not answer his calls or texts and she’s has left town with the baby. He cannot reach her or the baby. In The last, she has stated that my brother will have nothing to do with this baby, but we got a paternity test... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

Sir, you need to ask this question of lawyers in the District of Columbia. I am not licensed to practice there, and am unfamiliar with the law relating to father's rights there. You asked this question of lawyers in California.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: Legal questions in regards to harassment, intentional misdirections to get me fired, and financial hardships & more.

Hello. So I made a list to help sum things up to allow future questioning if possible. Besides that, these are the main issues I’m curious as to what options I have to take action in perhaps a lawsuit of some sort. Hope to hear back.

1). Harassment by employee and supervisor.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

You can go to https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/, which is the website for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Browse the website and familiarize yourself with what it offers. You can click the link on the home page to start the complaint filing process, which is step one in protecting... Read more »

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Q: What does it mean to report a proposal given to the house of representatives after it has been referred

I am a debater and reading about H.R. 7080 (115th): Arms Sale Oversight Act and that is in the text but I don't understand what it means??? Help also is this the right category

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 24, 2019

You question has nothing to do with civil rights because the the proposed law deals with amending the process for obtaining permission to sell certain defense articles or services to foreign governments. The stated purpose is: "To modify the expedited procedures in the House of Representatives... Read more »

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Q: How can I file for Marvin action?

My mom recently separated from my dad and they have been together for 35 years but never got married she fild for a restraining order and was granted for verbal abuse now she wants to know how to get some support are alimony

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 21, 2019

Tell your mom that she needs to see a family law lawyer who has experience handling Marvin v. Marvin cases. She needs to do this on her own, although you can assist her in finding a good firm. There are hundreds of law firms, some comprised mostly of women, in Los Angeles County, who can take on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on

Q: I worked 96hours and wasn’t paid over time? I worked my normal 40hrs a week and picked up another 8 hour shift each week

Asked my boss he said he would apply it to my next check.i got it and I only seen an extra 4hours on my check at regular pay!? Is this correct?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 18, 2019

I suggest you go to the California Department of Industrial Relations and file a claim for unpaid overtime wages.

Cut and paste this link to take you to their website:

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm

The folks at the Labor Commissioner's Office (which is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for California on

Q: california civil code 1632(6)

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

What about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: Attorney on probation with BAR and screwing up to say the least. What are the responsibilities of the Court to protect?

Need a Malpractice Lawyer?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 9, 2019

The court has no obligation to protect clients from lawyers who get in trouble with the State Bar. The California State Bar is charged with the responsibility to protect the public from attorneys who get in trouble for various reasons. If your attorney has been suspended by the State Bar, it is on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: May rent paid late, adding $25, paid May & June on May 26. Didn’t pay $25 late fee. Can they charge another $25?

I paid May’s storage a few weeks late. Was charged $25 late fee. When I paid May, I also paid June. But since I still had that u paid $25 late fee, they charged me another $25 since I didn’t pay the $25. It’s a late fee for an unpaid late fee. Is that legal?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 3, 2019

Without seeing the storage contract, and the history of your payments, it is impossible to determine whether you are being charged incorrectly or not. Find a local legal aid clinic and go there and ask one of their attorneys your questions. Make sure you take your storage contract so the exact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: I need a probono lawyer for a victim of human trafficking

The case took place in 2003 . I was on Live Links a chat line and Aol Love chat where I fell into the hands of a man who kidnapped me and forced me to prostitute myself until the FBI rescued me. The case is called The United States VS Theodore Love Jr. I was the 13 yr old minor that is spoke of in... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 3, 2019

There are many lawyers who are highly qualified and quite capable of representing you in that matter. Search first in the San Francisco area, there are numerous world class civil rights lawyers there.

Barbara Hadsell is a very good lawyer in Pasadena. I'm sure she will take very good care...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: I'm trying to find out the laws for the manufacture and sale of nunchucks in San Diego, California

I would probably be selling them at street fairs or farmers markets if possible

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 24, 2019

I believe the right to manufacture and/or sell such items is strictly prohibited by state law in California. You will need to contact counsel in San Diego County to fully research the legality of the manufacturing or sale of such products before you undertake such an enterprise. Any law firm which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on

Q: Can I suit the County for an assault from the guards

I was assaulted by the guards producing bodily injuries. And because I blow the whistle there was abuse of my due process and there was a malicious prosecution under color of law and on 5-9-19 my case was dismissed. Can I sue the County

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2019

You can sue the guards for assault and battery if the charges against you were dismissed. The time within which to do so is short, so you should contact a lawyer with experience in civil rights cases to guide you through the process. You could also sue the county which employed the deputies. A good... Read more »

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