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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: if somebody was admitted to a hospital and woke up being sexually assaulted. what are some legal steps to take?

Somebody (obviously won't name) was in the hospital who was on a few different medications and out of it for awhile, woke up to a male nurse sexually assaulting her. The victim told a different nurse and the director came and took a statement from her. And that was it. The victim then wanted... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 26, 2022

Let law enforcement do its job. Cooperate. Contact a Personal Injury attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: if somebody was admitted to a hospital and woke up being sexually assaulted. what are some legal steps to take?

Somebody (obviously won't name) was in the hospital who was on a few different medications and out of it for awhile, woke up to a male nurse sexually assaulting her. The victim told a different nurse and the director came and took a statement from her. And that was it. The victim then wanted... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld answered on Apr 26, 2022

Hi,

I am so sorry . That sounds horrible. Here's some steps to take.

1) Support the victim as much as you can. She's fragile and needs emotional support.

2) Contact a doctor for testing.

3) Contact Social Services and request a social worker.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I sold a compressor to someone and they issued me a check. The next day they put a stop payment on the check.

What laws were broken, What legal action can I take?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 26, 2022

more info is needed.

did they stop payment and return the compressor?

why did they say they stopped payment?

of you think you have been wronged, you can file in small claims for up to $10k...without a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Kohl's Loss Prevention attacked me a mile from the store,

I was trying on Clothes in the boys Fitting Room at Kohl's Department Stores, because I am a Male. That is where Monica Diaz a female loss prevention officer was watching me dress y located in Huntington Beach, Ca. I walked in the store with nothing and walked out with nothing however a mile... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 26, 2022

It sounds like you may a good civil suit for negligence…. Call a local PI lawyer.

If it is a good case they will take on a contingency.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: I was convicted on a criminal charge and taken to family court and my kids was taken under that same charge the next da

Next day and then had my kids removed under that same charge is t that double jeporady cause the criminal case dropped to a misdemeanor? Right

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 24, 2022

DOUBLE JEOPARDY REFERS TO BEING TRIED/PROSECUTED ON THE SAME CHARGES/FACTS AGAIN.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD ISSUES WITH THE CRIMINAL COURT AND NOW FAMILY LAW COURT.

NOT BEING A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY, I CAN'T ADDRESS ALL YOUR ISSUES.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: CAN AN ATTORNEY REALLY WORK ON A CASE WITHOUT EVER TALKING TO CLIENT ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS OR DETAILS OF THE CASES?

I HAVE HAD 3 CONFLICT ATTORNEYS I WAS ARRESTED DEC OF 2021 NEXT COURT DATE IS PRELIM . ONLY CONVERSATION WAS ABOUT A DEAL FROM DA NEVER ABOUT ANY TYPE OF DEFENSE OR DETAILS. 3 FELONY CASES

John Karas
John Karas answered on Apr 24, 2022

This is how the criminal "justice" system works. You get what you "pay" for.

FYI, Conflict Counsel in Riverside County only get paid a flat fee of $500 (unless the case goes to trial, then it's a measly $1,500). No reasonably competent criminal defense attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hello I need a list of public defender's in indio California that take criminal cases
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 24, 2022

That’s the only thing they take.

However you do not have a choice.

When I was a young PD Clients would ask for me.

They would be told it is whoever is assigned to that courtroom.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In CA, if an offender takes a plea deal for 8 years and a second strike, under the second strike law, will his penalty

...be automatically doubled? Even tho the plea deal was for 8 years?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 23, 2022

You should ask your lawyer questions about your plea.

However, if the offer is 8 then that what’s you should get.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I charged my partner with domestic violence but it was a first time offense where authorities were called.

I want the charges dropped but unfortunately DCFS is now involved because children were in the home. Would dropping charges make a negative impact on my DCFS case?

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Apr 21, 2022

First of all, you haven't charged your partner with anything; the District Attorney has filed charges and you are now just a witness. If you truly want to help your partner, talk to their lawyer as to how to best accomplish that. The nightmare known as DCFS gets involved if the children were... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Looking for low income or probono legal aid, for someone with mental disabilities who has been repeatedly abused

I am looking for help in filing charges against a psych nurse who has repeatedly encouraged me to self harm over the last 4 years and has on multiple occasions violated my hippa, She has knowingly and willingly encouraged self harm and told me several times to commit suicide. I have attempted... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 21, 2022

Change nurses asap???

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hi I am a teen from fresno county and I need legal advice on my Sexual assault.

I was sexually assaulted multiple times by a family member When i was a child. When i spoke up about it my family and i decided to open up a case. This was hard because we had no actual evidence and it was so long ago. Because of a restraining order my abuser has on my parent, this made it hard for... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Apr 20, 2022

If you share information of this sort publicly, the law would prevent liability if what you said was true. The problem is that there is no assurance that a jury looking at this situation would believe you or the assaulter. If the assaulter is believed, then you could be liable for defamation.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: U.S. District Court Violation Notice - "36 CFR § 4.22" - "Unsafe operation". What are my options?

I got a U.S. District Court Violation Notice in Death valley National park under - "36 CFR § 4.22" - "Unsafe operation".- "Failing to maintain that degree of control of a motor vehicle necessary to avoid danger to persons, property or wildlife."

1. What are my... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Apr 20, 2022

This is basically a federal traffic citation, most likely an infraction. Like other traffic citations, it could impact your DMV record and insurance costs. It's very unlikely to have any effect on employment or immigration. You can contest the citation if you believe there is a basis for doing... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Interstate compact

My husband was released to his mom in California for parole from montana. We filed all the paperwork but couldn't afford the 50$ fee due to our house burning in the Dixie fire and his aunt dying of covid. Well after filing the paperwork we hadn't heard anything from Montana or even... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2022

If he has a lawyer s/he will have all the info.

You need to explain what you said herein… or to his new ct appointed lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: CHR shows convicted of misc. offense but no specific description of what that offense was. What does this mean?

One report shows: Charge-MDR/MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSE. Other report shows: Charge statute - MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSE, State Offense Code - 66999

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2022

A rap sheet should list the code violation.

The best person to ask is the lawyer who represented you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: could someone turn themselves in for a crime someone facing 20 years for burgalary b/c priors

if it's first offense, would it just be probation or still jail, and could they exonerate the other person, stating their innocence

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

Don’t do anything without a lawyer reviewing everything and locking in what will happen FIRST

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I fly out to mexico with a bench warrant in California??

I'm going to Mexico on April 19th and I'm nervous about leaving with an old warrant on my record

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

it will probably still be in the system.

i would not advise you to go until you know you will not be detained at the border, leaving or returning.

contact a local lawyer to look into it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What are my chances of reducing a felony if I still owe restitution I am on a pymt plan always paid as agreed 3 yrs ago

I owed 123 now still owe 103k

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

Probably not going to happen if you have not complied with all the terms of your sentence…. Don’t you agree?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: So my fiance is for deportation has a criminal record as a felon for drugs and gun charges i been with him for 4 yrs

Also considering he was tested for positive undetectable on 2010 we both have us citizens children and I'm a us citizen as well is there any hope for maybe stopping deportation and or ask for a forgiveness

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

You need an immigration lawyer not criminal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: someone pretended to be me and waived my right to be present in court infront of judge...pls look into details

feb+10court dates waiver expired someone appeared on video conference claimed to be me and waived my right to be present in court infront of a judge i didnt gave no one permission to do this and no one asked me for my permission to do this as well and later that afternoon pd called me and advised... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 14, 2022

ask your lawyer.

i bet s/he made the appearance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: time waiver expired and someone appeared via video and waived my rights but it wasnt me what should i do?

time waiver was feb7 + 10court dates i wasnt allowed in court on feb 7 and was told feb22 was my next court date and wasnt allowed because i had a fever then when i looked at minutes it showed that i agree to appear via video conference and waive my rights to be present infront of a judicial... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 14, 2022

anyone on this site will not have ALL the info.

if you are in court you either hired a private lawyer or a public defender was appointed for you..........that is the person you should ask..........and probably the person who appeared for you.

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