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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I'm in California. Detectives arrested my boyfriend for questioning and are calling to follow up with me about hit/run

It was an accident and I'm not pressing charges but neighbors witnessed him hitting me with a car and I was taken to ER for fractured leg. Should I say it was an accident/he was unaware or that he needed to hit me to stop me from attacking him with metal bar? I don't want him going to... Read more »

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
answered on May 24, 2022

You are under no obligation to talk to the police but you shouldn't lie to them. It is not up to you whether charges are filed against him, but up to the DA. The best course of action would be for you to talk to his attorney who can try to convince the DA not to file charges after getting a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for California on
Q: What's it a case of if it reads end number case is dr608
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 23, 2022

If you have a case in immigration court, you can find out the date of your next hearing and other information by calling the court hotline at 1-800-898-7180 or by entering your A Number. You can also call a specific court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: A criminal case involving an alleged victim and crimes committed against himinvolving burglary and grand theft

Could the investigators get a search warrant for google and facebook beyond the period of time when the alleged crime occurred? From February to October. Having access to all messages, emails, photos, etc., associated with those accounts. Even though the alleged victim has nothing to do with it?... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

BECAUSE A VICTIM GOT HIS PROPERTY BACK OR WAS COMPENSATED DOES NOT EXCUSE A FILING.

DEPENDING ON HOW PROPERTY WAS RETURNED AND WHO RETURNED IT, MAY FACTOR INTO THE DISPOSITION OF THE CASE,,, IE SENTENCE.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where do I report attempted break check insurance fraud caught on dashcam? Is there a civil matter here?

A driver cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. My dashcam clearly shows no cars in front of me when this driver cuts and attempts to get me to hit their car. They then stop, and go trying to bait me and stop again with no cars in front of them where you can clearly see a green traffic... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

i think the police and department of consumer affairs are your best bets.

you can always sue someone but likely, no lawyer will take it on a contingency, and your only other avenue is small claims......but what are YOUR damages?

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I could prove a traffic stop was an illegal stop by the police would I get whatever was seized from the search back ?

I was pulled over for turning right on a red light supposedly there was a sign stating that was illegal but I went back and scanned the whole area and could not find any sign that said so making that stop and illegal stop. When I go to court and prove that I should get whatever was seized from the... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 15, 2022

It's not as simple as walking into to court with pictures or even video tape showing that the intersection did not have a sign posted that it was illegal to make a right turn on a red light. You don't know it that was the only reason the cop pulled you over. If evidence was seized... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If we got pulled over for a false reason does that make the stop and subsequent charges that followed inadmissible

We were pulled over for turning right after stopping at a red light. The cop said there was a sign stating 'no right turn on red' but I went back to the intersection and thoroughly looked for a sign stating that and there was none. Doesn't that make it an illegal stop and thus any... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 15, 2022

show the pix to the judge and the case should be dismissed

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If we got pulled over for a false reason does that make the stop and subsequent charges that followed inadmissible

We were pulled over for turning right after stopping at a red light. The cop said there was a sign stating 'no right turn on red' but I went back to the intersection and thoroughly looked for a sign stating that and there was none. Doesn't that make it an illegal stop and thus any... Read more »

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
answered on May 15, 2022

First of all, did they do a search of you and the car, find something illegal and arrest or cite you for that (misdemeanor or felony) or did you just get a ticket for No left turn (infraction)?

If you just got a traffic ticket, then the cop’s observation is not inadmissible, but it is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What is a FALEO deduction
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 15, 2022

FALEO. Filipino American Law Enforcement Officer Association ...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I was with my son at this house and i was woken up by individual told to get up and so i did and i realize they took

Everything i had my information in and as i stood i the living by 6 individuals and was told to give them a cellphone i took which i never did i was told to take all my clothes off to show i didnt have it and i said no and i had no choice or else my son would wake up with no mommy and they said... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

The DA represents a victim.

A criminal lawyer rep rests those that are alleged to have done something wrong

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: why are age, marital status, and gender part of the eligibility for parole?

I wanted to know why age, marital status, and gender is part of the determining factor on eligibility for parole and it's part of my criminology assignment

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

I assume b/c everything is based on statistics........

how successful will a Defendant be, if given an opportunity for parole?

an older person is less likely to flee... as is someone with a family unit.

depending on the charge, a woman may be less dangerous and more reliable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for a property owner to assault someone with a pipe wrench, hold knife to their thoat if he caught in yard?

A man came running out of the bushes at a property I thought I had permission to be on weilding a big pipe wrench and yelling "I'll kill you!" I turned to run and tripped so I just covered my head .he then stuck a knife to my throat and threatened to kill me if I moved. He then... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 10, 2022

Much more info needed.

Why would you have permission to be there?

What time was it?

You live on the block?

How were you dresses?

Any weapons nor tools on you?

Any warning signs?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: How can an incoming freshman in high school best prepare for law school/a career in law?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 9, 2022

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to take a speed reading course so you can improve your reading speed, which will magically also increase your reading comprehension. Start on that as soon as you can, and you will never regret it.

Then start reading everything you can on a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: im on bail and i have fta for 2-3mths now.i went to get a reinstatement letter from my bail bond men, so what im askin

is that when i take them to ,my next court date can the courts take m,e into custody?

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
answered on May 10, 2022

Yes, since the Court issued a Bench Warrant and forfeited the bail, you can be taken back into custody and have to post a new bail. However, if it is within 180 days of the Forfeiture, the Court may assess some costs, but will usually reinstate the bail; especially if you are walking in with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: im on bail and i have fta for 2-3mths now.i went to get a reinstatement letter from my bail bond men, so what im askin

is that when i take them to ,my next court date can the courts take m,e into custody?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 9, 2022

Use a lawyer.

Yes you could go into custody and or bail can be increased..

Let your lawyer pave the way.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What are my options when lawyer scared me into pleaing against what I instructed.

Lawyer stated there were no videos of incident, and a witness story differed. I find later he had 6 videos and the witness statement matched others.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 8, 2022

Retain a lawyer to move to set aside the plea

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What is a judge trial
David Dastrup
David Dastrup
answered on May 5, 2022

Probably means a bench trial. Judge is the trier of fact, instead of the jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: my offender was sentenced 4/14/20. restitution 5/26/21 why is there more hearings (Further Proceedings) Location(SCH)??

The case is closed and offender in prison. Why do I see the court websjte showing to other hearing after restifution showing as (further Proceedings) and the location shows as (LOCATION SCH) Rather than the original location been (Compton courthouse dept .10) what can this mean. The D.A has failed... Read more »

David Dastrup
David Dastrup
answered on May 5, 2022

Here is a partial answer, that may be helpful. Restitution is essentially paying a victim for property damage, bodily injury, etc.; for the victims economic out of pocket losses. Restitution issues take time to resolve, and is not ordered by the court until after sentencing. It is possible to have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Medical Malpractice and Probate for California on
Q: Hello I was hoping to get some help in regards to my fiance who is currently locked up in Yolo county wdld ca

I'm looking for a criminal pro bono attorney in regards to my fiance getting released from yellow county detention center in Woodland California he has brain injury and a lot of health problems and doesn't remember anything especially his case that he's dealing with and I would like... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 4, 2022

You need a local lawyer.i'm in Palm Springs…

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is there a site where I could download PC 1381 form for California so I could send it to an inmate
John Karas
John Karas
answered on Apr 28, 2022

There are plenty of websites, including the Superior Court in Sacramento, where you can download a form to make a PC 1381 demand to be taken to trial in a county with charges are pending against you if you are serving a sentence in another county that is longer than 90 days.

Use Google or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How can the DA pick up charges on someone after the fact

A small fender bender turned into an assault with a deadly weapon charge and a warrant for 98,000 dollars

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Apr 28, 2022

What you characterized as merely a minor traffic accident must have escalated into a much more serious situation where the person charged with ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon) threatened the other party with GBI (Great Bodily Injury) using a weapon ranging from a knife, gun, etc. to something... Read more »

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