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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: In California, Are police officers allowed to tamper with or vandalize security cameras on private/residential property?

Police officers came to the home of my mother-in-law because her son was in violation of his probation. They [Police officers] entered our home and noticed our security camera and immediately disconnected it. When I asked why he did that, he said, "because we're supposed to. It's... Read more »

You don't mention whether the police were given permission to enter the premises under the circumstances you described. Causing property damage during such a call at private property is not proper or legal, in my opinion. Disabling the recording system is one thing, but damaging the system by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My son civil matter. I signed the contingency Fee agreement For my son. over 18 do not have power attorney

forced into a settlement. doesn’t want to settle. attorney says he’s going to file a lien He is claiming he never signed the fee agreement.

There's not enough information to give you a good answer. Give complete facts, start from the beginning and give us at least enough information so an answer can be given which offers you some good advice.

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?
Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 12, 2022

The driver's parole status conveys no authority to police to lawfully search his passengers. If they have a factual basis for believing a passenger may be a threat, they can perform a cursory and limited check for weapons. If they have a factual basis for believing a passenger may possess... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I am out on 2 extentions of my cruise waiver. I was diganosted with COVID-19 and have been discharged to self quartine

I have court in the am and I have been readmitted in to the hospital for right heart muscle imflammation and arrhutlomia. I do not want to battle this while incarserated. Is there anything that I may present to the judge to help mre to be able to heal from my conditions not in custody

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 5, 2022

more info is needed.

is court for a criminal or civil matter?

if criminal you have a lawyer and s/he should present this to the bench officer.

most judges, especially during covid will work with you...and don't want you in court if you have covid. if you are in...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can the police open the door of a rented room within a house without a warrant?

I live in a large house that rents out 9 rooms to individual tenants. I rent one of those rooms. One of the tenants has two guests over. While the tenant is away the guests get in a fight. A physical altercation is allegedly made between the guests. The police are called and are let into the house... Read more »

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 3, 2022

No, police cannot lawfully enter a room rented by an individual not involved in the altercation without the consent of the occupant.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I get the fbi to look at my son's murder case if the town mayor grandson was the get away driver?

The whole town knows who kill him but yet the ppl involved have never been taken in for even questioning. And since we are stuck with a det that is obviously bought to not do his work. This happen 3yrs ago and everyone know who did it by the next day. I even gave them plenty of info of what... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 3, 2022



1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hi, I am being harassed every single day, by a neighbor. The management is not doing anything. What should I do?

Hi, I am being harassed every single day, multiple times a day by a neighbor. She keeps calling and using security as a way to harass me and bully me every single day. (Anytime she hears me on the phone or when she hears something). She just won’t leave me alone. The management knows. I have... Read more »

You can file your own harassment claim against this neighbor. all the necessary forms are available on the Court’s website ( See form CH-100-Info on the instructions whether or not you have an appropriate case for civil harassment... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Got Class A 1st time dui because interlock device can’t renew my class A unless downgrade to class C … Is dmv right ?

DMV claim I can’t renew class A license for another 6 months due to interlock device they gave me 2 options #1 pay cdl renew fees get a car on you name sr22 instal interlock device and dont drive vehicle for six months option # 2 if you want to drive now give up class A and downgrade to class C... Read more »

You will need to speak with a lawyer who regularly handles DUI cases and has a lot of experience with them. You will also need to provide a lot more information along with all the documentation you received regarding the citation you received. It is difficult to give good advice in this forum due... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was maliciously prosecuted by the catholic church twice. They lost twice.

Los Angeles City attorney prosecuted me with no evidence or witnesses. They lied. A jury found me not guilty. please help me sue. It was cruel what I went through. They violated my first amendment right to stand on a corner and protest their noisy amplified sound system. Yes. Prosecuted... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 20, 2021

more info is needed

did they allege Trespass?

what are your damages?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: The police helped someone steal my car

My car was impounded for not being registered. I had a moving permit when I was pulled over but he still impounded my car. I bought the car from a guy who had never registered the car in his name. He had just bought the car from a lien sale a few days before I bought it from him. He gave me all the... Read more »

Get yourself a good lawyer, someone who knows civil rights cases. There are many such good lawyers in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can the facts of Defendant’s contact to the judge with some letter and Motion to Transfer Case be recognized

as "De Facto" acceptance of Summons and awareness of the lawsuit?

The evading Defendant-Corporation has been served (improperly) with the Summons by Sheriff’s Department Officer, who served it on unauthorized individual. The Proof of Service was rejected by the court for this... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 12, 2021

Unless contact with the judge is expressly made by "special appearance" for purposes of bringing one of just a few motions before the court, such as a motion to quash service, any submission of documents and/or arguments will be considered a general appearance, giving the court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can I void a settlement agreement if have mental disability distress release all claims discrimination school?

School discriminated against individual sign settlement agreement with mental disability person avoid discrimination lawsuit can it be void no court order settlement agreement.

Much more information is needed. As it is, I can't understand the nature of your question. You should talk to a lawyer who has experience with disability discrimination claims. Make sure you take all your papers and records with you so the lawyer can get a clear understanding of your claims.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What kind of attorney would I be looking to hire?

I was most recently got cahsed down by a boyfriend who hit my car. Now the other big issue is I have filed several police reports about this man and the Sheriff's have completely violated my rights by making excuses for him. After looking at all my police reports the Sheriffs left out very... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Dec 7, 2021

Hire an attorney to file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order on your behalf. A subpoena can be issued to obtain the casino surveillance tape to bolster your case.

If your BF caused damage to your car, submit a claim to your auto insurance carrier. If you have a deductible you had to pay...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil Rights and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: As conservator can I kick someone out of my parents house that abusing them?

The two are abusing my parents and drugies!

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 3, 2021

And attorney would need to review your order appointing you conservator to see what it covers, but most likely yes, you can do that. Be sure to hire an eviction attorney to help you with that. The process and the rules are surprisingly complicated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: does a notice of detainment only mean that a citation was not filed
Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Dec 2, 2021

It means that charges were not filed in the case. If the person was arrested, it also means that the arrest will be stricken from the record and the incident recorded as a detainment only. A detainment occurs when a person is held for a brief period for questioning only. Finally, it means that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: in board of parole hearings does pro per inmate have right to true audio of hearing for constitutional challenge

commissioner committed double jeopardy retrial; violated ADA protection of substance user with 26 years sober proscribed narcotic pain medication; other-California Penal Code section 132, 134 violation; etc.

audio cassette not contraband and is the official record of all events occurring in hearing

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Dec 2, 2021

I often represent inmates at California State parole suitability hearings, but I do not understand what you are asking. Perhaps you can make your inquiry clearer over the phone. You're welcome to give me a call at no charge. Many other attorneys on this website also offer initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: covid: I pro per-no friend come with but plaintiff+lawyer allowed @hearing: now 2 declarations to my 1= viol of rights?

In a UD action, at a hearing of which I appeared in pro per, my friend came with me, for support, and for me to have a witness, but was denied access by the Bailiff, denying me the chance to verify claims now before the court. b4 entering ct. rm counsel put me in a moral quagmire, weighing my... Read more »

You need to discuss all these issues with a lawyer. This question and answer format does not give us the opportunity to review all your evidence, or lack thereof, and then give you clear advice on what you might do.

Furthermore, there is insufficient information about what the result of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: do you handle lawsuits against the CDCR

I'm filing a case against the CDCR concerning false imprisonment and/or unlawful detainment and falsification of documents and tampering with evidence. If you can help me that would be great.

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Nov 22, 2021

Can you provide more information? You do not appear currently to be a prisoner, so what is the nature of the injury for which you seek a remedy? When, where and how did this injury occur?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I am 80 years old, deaf and have low vision. I was denied access to Placer County Superior Court accommodation

I have filed with the lawyers who should have done this, was ignored. I filed with the Placer County Superior Court's ADA coordinator, denied, the ADA Administrator, the presiding Commissioner and his boss the head judge, denied, the USDJ, OCR, denied, and I appealed the USDJ ruling, was... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 19, 2021

i assume much more info is needed.

it sounds like there is something that may be missing, that you don't realize is missing.

were you there just to observe or were you involved with a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Attorney Misconduct? Or Discrimination? Maybe intimidation? Is there anything I can do?

I don't have an attorney, but the opposing party does. He came up to me and made fun of my disability by calling me Ray Charles. Along with this he was speaking to my witness directly and he also told her that because I'm blind Im a liar and cannot testify my story. He also started... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 19, 2021

More info is needed.

You said the attorney opposing you.

Does that mean you had an attorney?

If so ask him/her for advice as they know the facts the best.

Once thing you can do is contact the State Bar of California.

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