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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Would there be a possibility to get my probation dropped? Any possibilities would be helpful. Thank you
Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 28, 2021

Nothing prevents a probationer from filing a motion and requesting early termination of probation. Without more facts, it's impossible to know if you have a good argument for early termination. You should consult with your attorney.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I make them give me a restraining order, if the officer didn't give me one, at the time of the incident?

Even after seeing the security footage of me being assaulted with a 3ft pry bar. (My neighbor tried to hit me (3 times) while on the top of a ladder.) She wasn't taken to jail. Nor was I given a temporary restraining order. Even though I asked for one. This person has been harassing, stalking,... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Oct 27, 2021

You might want to get a Civil Harassment Restraining Order in place. You can hire an attorney , go to your local legal-aid, or get the forms in a packet from the superior court civil clerk in your county. Judicial Council form CH-100 starts you in the right place. You don't need a lawyer to do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can the police open a criminal case against an FBI agent?
Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 26, 2021

In the most general sense, the police can investigate anyone if there is reasonable suspicion and the person is within their jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Convicted of battery against a cohabitant. My attorney didn’t fight my case well with the information she had. Help!!!

My boyfriend, who is still my boyfriend, got drunk one night. We had plans but he blew them off so I locked him out. He was always leaving his key at home. He told the police that I beat him up and even though he was highly intoxicated, he had a buddy of his backing up his story. This particular... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 25, 2021

If you're unhappy with your attorney's performance and the outcome of the case, you should consult with an experienced criminal appellate attorney to explore whatever appeal issues there might be.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I am reaching out on behalf of someone who was recently arrested in Riverside CA with multiple criminal charges.

I live in Arizona so I have not been able to get in touch with him . I looked up his information online and found that they are holding him on several charges. I would like to inquire about your services and get a quote on how much it would cost to take on this case.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 23, 2021

much more info is needed.

what you are asking is the same as contacting a doctor and saying my friend's head hurts what would the cost be to fix it!

there are misdemeanors and felonies........there are pleas and trials...........

some people are on probation or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Why didn't the officer take my assailer to jail nor give me a restraining order? I requested a restraining order.

I was using fence post pounder to drive a pole into the ground. Straddling the top of a 6ft step-ladder. I saw the 3ft Pry-bar, out of the corner of my eye. blocked her first swing with the pounder, and the second as I was going down the ladder, I ducked the 3rd swing. The Lassen Co. Sheriffs have... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 23, 2021

much more info is needed.

there have to be more facts that influence what was done.

mental issues may be her problem.

make an appointment with the police and DA to determine why they have not arrested her and why no RO.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for California on
Q: Is it legal for my father's probate lawyer, to conspire with the people I hired him to remove, also coerce my sibling?

I walked my probate attorney's office explained to him that I had evidence that the Administrator of my father's estate had a fraudulent credit card in my mother's name. That her and her lawyer where trying to steal most of my inheritance. I handed him $7500, requesting him to have... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 23, 2021

much more info is needed.

it sounds like you are asking a probate question on a criminal site and most of us do not know probate law.

just because you hire a lawyer doesn't mean you will get 100% of what you want...

remember the other side did the same thing....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: i was arrested and my phone was confiscated for evidence and got a warrant to search phone what can be used against me

Thats on my phone my charge is receiving stolen property

Paul Samuel Geller
Paul Samuel Geller answered on Oct 22, 2021

If they obtained a warrant, they can use whatever they find. There are other evidentiary issues, but in general whatever they find can be used. Your attorney can, however, still look at whether or not the warrant should have been issued.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I had both my arms broken by the Sheriffs department
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 21, 2021

much more info is needed.

what did you do and what did they do?

were they trying to arrest you and you were resisting?

i personally do not take cases against governmental entities but some lawyers do.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I just found out I have 2 warrants from 2019, I never received a ticket or a court date how can clear the warrant?

The warrants have a 10,000$ bail will they take me in if I put my self on calender?

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 20, 2021

The best way forward is to retain an experienced and ethical criminal defense attorney and then appear on the warrants. Whether or not you will be taken into custody primarily depends on the nature and circumstances of the offense and your personal history and characteristics.

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Q: I called the cops anonymous for my underage cousin and they told him I probably called which endangered my welfare

My cousin is a psychopath I’m at my wits end having to deal with him being on drugs we believe heroin he cares for absolutely nothing or no one he’s dangerous I called the cops on him after he and his girlfriend also underage were fighting and screaming in the apartments besides this cousin I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 16, 2021

more info is needed.

i would encourage you to make an appointment for a free consultation with a local lawyer........and to write out all the facts ahead of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Formation for California on
Q: too confusing for a civilian. Does this mean i can get my personal possessions back without needing to pay?

My items were burglarized, and i located them at a pawn shop, but i dont have the money to buy them back. They gave the THIEF ( im not calling them a defendant) thousands and the pawn shop is requesting i pay. I obviously want to prosecute, so does this mean i can get my belongings back without... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2021

more info is needed.

did you make a police report? contact the police to let them know you found the items.

they should be able to assist you too.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I just learned charges of a Hit and run were filed against me in 2020. I set a court date but what now?

I don’t have an attorney, this is the very first criminal charge I have ever had. I don’t have any information On the other party whatsoever. What can I do? I plan to fully dispute these bogus charges..

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you have been criminally charged, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney, who can advise you on the best way to move forward.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Lady accusing me of theft and threatening with immigration and police.

I did some work at her house. She didn't want to pay what the price was. Left the work and now she is accusing me of stealing her house deeds.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 14, 2021

Anyone may make any type of accusations: the facts are these are just allegations.

She may call the police yet, the police will investigate that matter and in order to charge would need to gather enough evidence for the charges to be approved.

Secondly, calling immigration would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can Brian Laundrie communicate to his parents via the attorney?

I am working on a podcast. Append: Can Brian Laundrie communicate to his parents LEGALLY through his attorney while on the run? I heard conflicting answers. Also, is the attorney legally accountable for letting LE and FBI know Laundrie has been in communication with them?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info needed.

i guess he could, but I would advise parents to keep their distance.

i assume he didn't tell them where he would be so they would not be in that position.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My lawyer has given little effort does not makes things understandable. I have no idea what’s going on

He doesn’t respond to calls or emails. Doesn’t explain anything. Didn’t try at all. Works for prosecutors and always wants to represent me without me there and is making me take a deal I don’t want saying it’s the best deal. I am lost and have heard from lawyers in his office that he is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

much more info is needed.

is this a private lawyer or court appointed?

if Public Defender, you could have asked for a new lawyer.

are you appealing because you pled?

i would always try to appear on behalf of my client to save them the inconvenience of coming to court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Do I need to get a private attorney? Without one am I am any trouble?

I’m a 23 year old from California , I recently violated my court probation. I violated it with a “spectating ticket” For watching an illegal motor vehicle contest.

My original conviction that got me on probation was a dui back at the beginning of 2020.

My record is clean... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info is needed

it is always best to have an attorney.

however, if you can't afford one the court will appoint the public defender on any criminal case.

the reason fees are so high is that most cases are not resolved with one appearance.

Covid has caused all...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is there ever a point where someone can just lose their constitutional rights?

I am just trying to study some and was wondering if someone could just lose their constitutional rights?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 10, 2021

Keep studying. If you do, you will find that one can never lose their constitutional rights. They might be diminished if you go to jail or prison, or other similar circumstances, but a U.S. citizen maintains her civil rights right up to death.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: For a kidnapping charge to stick does the victim have to testify in court

If someone went on a high speed chase with people in the car who consented to running from the police but then when caught accused the driver of forcefully holding them captive. But the victims not refuse to testify again the person in a criminal court,can the charge be dropped

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 9, 2021

There is no requirement that the victim testify in court, and depending on what other evidence there is, the charge may still be proven.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: i was assaulted and had a advocate from the Da's office . I called him about my case a few times. He told me he would

let me know when the case went to court and sent me a restraining order. My advocate no longer works there and the next thing i get is another restraining order in the mail.So i look on line and find out the case has been completed with a plea deal to a misd. 245. After I talked with the Da he... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 8, 2021

The District Attorney's office represents the people, not you individually. They do not protect your personal rights, that is up to you to protect on your own, with your own lawyer. You can also sue the wrongdoer personally, if s/he caused you injury, damage, loss or harm. You need to find... Read more »

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