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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Small Claims for California on
Q: What are my recourses when a tow yard totaled my vehicle so it can't be driven and won't let me retrieve my property?

Firstly, the seller had a fictitious 2021 tag on a truck with expired registration-dating back to 2017! The DMV demanded $800 to register the vehicle I purchased about 45 days ago. I got involved in a very very light fender bender coming out of a park in an upscale residential neighborhood. I was... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer answered on Aug 1, 2021

YOUR RECOURSE IS TO SUE THE SELLER FOR FRAUD, AND SUE THE TOW YARD FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. LOOK INTO DOING THIS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. YOU MIGHT ALSO ASK THE DMV TO INVESTIGATE THE PHONY TAGS.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can you be arrested in airport for transport of marijuana without the police showing you any evidence of marijuana?

Police arrested me and stated that they got marijuana out of my checked back in Sacramento. I never gave a statement. They never show me they had marijuana from my bag. They didn't show me anything.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 28, 2021

This is the legal forum for California residents. You need to post your question for lawyers in your state, or in the state where the events took place.

Q: I was fired on my birthday, during my third week of employment. Possible hostile work environment. Where do I start?

I was referred to as "Lawrence Olivier" by my boss. He was famous for blackface.

I am black.

Other jokes about green cards were made...I applied for a job as assistant manager. They made me a receptionist instead, saying if I proved myself I could become an assistant.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 26, 2021

Absent an unlawful motive, it is not unlawful for an employer to act as you have noted. It would only be considered unlawful if you can prove that the motivation for the employer's conduct is race (or national origin if the green card comments were related thereto). Proof will be the issue.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Any willing to help post-conviction with CA worst misconduct case? Framed falsified tampered please help? New evidence.

3 falsified reports, tampered evidence, tampered audio, newly discovered evidence. Sheriff was related to decedents mother, that he released evidence to. Newly discovered December 2020, that there was evidence of this on the death investigation report. The defense attorney kept this information... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

more info is needed.

it sounds like you need an appellate attorney in your area.

will your lawyer assist?

you may want in the future to list what court you are dealing with.

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

Dale S. Gribow
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 Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on Civil Harassment? I am dismissing my case w/out prejudice. How long can I refile?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 23, 2021

The statute of limitations is ordinarily 2 years from the date the harassment ended (if it was ongoing), or 2 years from the date it occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Should I include motion to serve statement of damages in my motion to serve summons and complaint by alternative method

I am a plaintiff in pro per in a civil lawsuit in California and defendants have being evading service of process.

I sued the corporations and its owners individually as I intend to lift the corporate veil to hold them personally liable.

First they dissolved the company in May 2019... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 22, 2021

There are many reasons why you would need to serve a Statement of Damages. It's not easy to answer your question in this forum without more information but I suggest that if one is required then you might as well serve it without the complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Do you work with non employment issues?? My 18 yr daughter with disabilities was discriminated against at Otapharma.

They turned her away because she didn't have her social security and address memorized and claimed it was fda policy. We looked in to it before I allowed her to do it. She wanted to do it with her brother. But I knew they were looking for a reason when they pulled me to the back and asked me... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 19, 2021

Insufficient information provided. What is Otapharma? I've never heard of it and my Google search turned up all kinds of stuff, but nothing that gave me a clue as to what kind of place you are talking about. I saw something referencing an Indian company having to do with making plasma.... Read more »

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 »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 16, 2021

Why don't you just share that with the criminal defense lawyer?

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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.

Dale S. Gribow
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........

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 »

Dale S. Gribow
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
Dale S. Gribow
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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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
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

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was in custody and had sexual relations with a staff at the jail and she was terminated and I was harassed

The other party was fired for having relations with me and I was harassed by officers while I was in custody along the lines of sexual harassment and misconduct

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 30, 2021

You may have claims against the staff and the jail. Contact a knowledgeable attorney to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can a Da.proscutore that was against you be your judge later down the road what are the stimulation of my rights for tha
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2021

ask that of your lawyer who has all the facts.

i suspect if it is mentioned to the judge s/he will recuse themselves.....otherwise your lawyer makes a motion

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: Can a school district in California require students with disabilities to wear a face mask to attend school?

Can a school district require students with disabilities to wear a face mask to attend school? Even with a doctors note stating they can not wear a mask due to their health/disability? What about for bus transportation? Can the school tell the student they can not ride the school bus if they... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 29, 2021

This is a complex issue. There are a number of variables which haven't been addressed, such as the age of the student; whether the student can be or has been vaccinated against Covid19; and what exactly is the nature of the student's disability. Without knowing what these variables are,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Misconduct by the police

i am a African American Male 100% disabled. There are more details that I have not mentioned regarding the entire incident and things following.A couple of years ago while driving on the freeway I ran out of gas. I contacted California Highway Patrol to inform them that I had help coming on the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 26, 2021

MORE INFO NECESSARY

YOU DID WHAT YOU SHOULD AND THAT IS TO "BEEF" THE COP BY REPORTING TO HIS SUPERIORS.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My 6year old child's father has had no contact entire life + no custody order exists. Never married wont give him back

Recently my sons father contacted me for the first time after not having heard a word from him three years and wanted to see my son. Prior to this he had only seen him twice when my son was three and then went to prison for two years. Legal paternity has not been established nor is his name on my... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jun 20, 2021

You open with saying that no custody orders exist. If no custody orders exist then what the father is doing is not in violation of any court orders. That's why the police can't help you. File a parentage action and ask for sole legal and physical custody. Concurrently with your... Read more »

Q: What does section one of the california constitution do? And does it have any legal binding

SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

(Sec. 1 added Nov. 5, 1974, by... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2021

The California constitution is binding on all people in the state, and provides the rights which are explained in this section. Anyone who interferes with your rights as set forth in this section may be held liable for damages which they cause you to suffer as a result of interfering with your use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: El Dorado County seized my firearm and never contacted me about it and I am a legal gun owner what can I do

My firearm was confiscated in June of 2020 and I was not contacted about it and still have not been contacted it was found on my friends property I was selling it to his wife for protection against the Bears and Wildlife El Dorado County Sheriff's Department performed a illegal search and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

more info needed.

you need to make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer asap....I am in Palm Springs area

why have you waited a year?

there is a term in law......Laches.......which means if you sit on your rights you can lose them.

I would prepare a detailed...
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