California Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: How can I sue for a crime committed in Puerto rico when we live in California?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

the basic issue is jurisdiction.....in other words which court is the correct court for filing?

since you both live in calif i think you could file in calif but do you really want to spend the money on a lawyer?

otherwise, file in small claims court.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other...

Q: If police are chasing a vehical and lose sight of it can they still prove it was the same vehical and charge the person

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. We would have to see what ID they had on the vehicle....how long after they lost it did they find it again? any civilian wits?

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case.

Most criminal and accident lawyers will...

Q: Is it unlawful for a police officer to not tell you why you were pulled over after asking him

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear or to ask the Judge at the 1st appearance for the court to appoint an attorney for youlllllllllll then explain all this to him/her.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case.

Most criminal and accident lawyers...

Q: How do you find a criminal lawyer willing to take your case pro bono...when you know they are trying to punish you beyon

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Alexander Bakhache Perez's answer
The PD Attorney do not charge if you qualify economically. that has close as PRO BONO you are going to get.

many attorneys will work with your and extend a payment plan to your budget or even offer interest free

call around and interview the attorney.

First you want to find the attorney you want to represent you then you can discuss price and fees as well as payment plans.

Q: The police removed my anonymity as they had information I gave them from calls I made to dispatch. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
this is not my area of law but I assume absent an agreement you might have an uphill road to climb.

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time........the question is what is the value?

you can always sue in small claims for a minimal cost, and sue for up to $10k, but you must prove damages.

Q: I have a unique situation. A year ago today I gave birth to my first child. He lived for two days. I hired an autopsy

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
William John Light's answer
Try a complaint with the Medical Board, if phone calls and letters have not been successful: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Consumers/Complaints/

Q: I have court tomorrow my charges are pc 530.5 a and hs 11550 i also got 2 prison prior who can help me? I have 1000

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
D. Michael Phillips' answer
Under California Penal Code Section 530.5 PC, identity theft is a "wobbler" which can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the criminal history of the defendant, the extent of the loss caused by the crime, and other relevant factors. Health and Safety Code 11550 HS California's "using and/or being under the influence of a controlled substance" law is a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of this charge, you face: up to five years of informal probation, up to one year in...

Q: My father died in 2007 had no will. My sister is excutor of rhe estate. The court ordee for approval of final distributo

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Probate for California on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Richard Samuel Price's answer
What was distributed according to the order for final distribution? If it was real estate, then recording the order transferred the property to you. Was the estate solvent? If it was insolvent, then there wouldn't be any property to distribute to the heirs. There are a lot more questions that are left unanswered. Did you sign a quitclaim deed transferring your interest in the property to your sister? You should bring the order for final distribution and quitclaim deed to a local attorney...

Q: What does a par19 and a par21 exactly mean my hisband has those two. Felanies at this moment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

i have never heard of PAR19..........what is par?

usually it is PC for penal code?

Q: My husband was arressted and thet have a par19and a par 21 what exactly does this mean

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info is needed.

i have never heard of these terms.

usually arrests are under the penal code, vehicle code or health and safety code

is it a local police force?

Q: pulled over in my car meth was found in my car im not on probation or parole was given a ticket??

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

They are not charging you with ownership but rather possession, and the ticket is in lieu of an arrest.

you still have to appear in court for an arraignment. Correct?

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co...

Q: Is it a scam if you are contacted by either police or lawyer and are told to pay back something or you go to jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

There are lots of scams going on where calls are made from what looks like the IRS or local Police saying you owe money and if you don't pay you will be arrested. i have not heard of one where the bank notifies police and they argue stolen money or they just guess that you have made a recent deposit and made that statement.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse...

Q: Why would Target allow you steal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. They may have been trying to gather more info.

the citation she rec'd is the same as an arrest as it orders her to appear for an arraignment before a judge to plead guilty or not guilty.........

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs...

Q: My friend is being charged for a crime they did not commit. I committed it. How do I accept charges for the crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case.

Most criminal and accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts.

The case will depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details...

Q: My boyfriend is being charged for a GBI with enhancement that he got being in jail. They charged him on oct 2015.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. The severity of the injury and the past record are of importance. If he was in jail, what was charge? did he start the fight or defend himself?

A misdemeanor usually has to be filed within a year but a felony has 3 years.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a stomach ache, can you cure me and what will it cost?

However, it is always a good idea...

Q: What can i do to ensure that video from another case clearly showing the same team of officers planting dope is used?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. Don't discuss your case on a site like this. It is discoverable.

If you have a lawyer go over this with him/her. If you don't ask the court to appoint a public defender at your arraignment.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a stomach ache, can you cure me and what will it cost?

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney...

Q: If you are playing on a computer at a internet cafe and the police serve a search warrant for all computer devices and

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. Were you just at the wrong place at the wrong time?

If you are not the target you should be able to request they return it asap.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a stomach ache, can you cure me and what will it cost?

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney proximate to the court to which you would appear.

In...

Q: How do i prepare a"declaration" for a response in ELDERLY ABUSE T.R.O.?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. Were you arrested? do you have a court date? are you able to hire a lawyer? if not and it is criminal then ask the judge for a court appointed lawyer at the first appearance. Handling this on your own could be dangerous.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a stomach ache, can you cure me and what will it cost?

However, it is always a good idea to contact...

Q: Domestic violence charge

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. When you say does he have a chance? of course he does but no one can tell without knowing all the facts. You don't need an injury for a DV. A shove will often be enough for a filing. If he was given a citation/arrest he either hires a lawyer to come to court with him or asks the court to appoint a public defender.

a lot of woman make DV complaints to gain leverage for the divorce.

However what you are doing is the same as...

Q: If a CPO was placed, but I was able to get my case dismissed would I be able to get that order lifted? DV case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. If your case was dismissed, i assume that means you had a lawyer representing you. If so that is the person to whom you should pose this inquiry.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a stomach ache, can you cure me and what will it cost?

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney proximate to the court to which you would appear....

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