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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: in jail for corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant and domestic violence bail was 25,000 for 1st and 20,000 for 2nd.

Charges changed to corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant and bail went up to 100,000. Is this excessive?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 19, 2019

NEED MORE INFO...BUT PROBABLY NOT.

IT CAN VARY FROM CITY TO CITY AND JUDGE TO JUDGE... AND THEN THERE IS YOUR RECORD, IF ANY, TO CONSIDER.

TALK TO YOUR LAWYER OR REQUEST THE COURT APPOINT ONE

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for California on
Q: Own my business and do not have employees I am order to do 56 domestic classes. Can I somehow do it on line? Cant close
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2019

more info needed.

unless the judge orders/approves........NO

have your lawyer put the matter back on the calendar for a modification of your sentence. Maybe having your lawyer talk to the deputy DA first to explain your circumstances.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: im going through a domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon case that was a total accident. can i be charged ?

my ex and i got into an argument one night and my ex slapped me across the face. i picked up a baseball bat and hit the cat house we had in living room but didnt realize she was stanfmding right behind me and on the follow through hit her in side of the head. i called 911 and i ended up going to... Read more »

Robert John Liskey
Robert John Liskey answered on Sep 18, 2019

Your question doesn’t indicate if you have an attorney? If you can’t afford one, ask the court to appoint one. You need to speak with an attorney who knows all the facts of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is audio evidence of blackmail enough to prove to a judge of a crime or PC violation?

And if so, do I have any legal moves to file a complaint against the judge or D.A. whom have ignored my claim and ruled against obvious evidence?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 2, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently.

In addition, you should NOT be discussing your case on an open forum like this.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: can i file a restraining order on my ex boyfriend if I don't know his home or work address?

We broke up about a month ago. Since then he's moved and quit his job but I know (although I can't prove it) that he's posting lies about me on social media. He's using my photo and accusing me of embarrassing things. He also painted foul language on my car. He's calling my mother - He even sent a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

more info needed.

yes, if you can prove it.

call the police and see if they will investigate AND get his current address.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex-boyfriend vandalized my car. He also sent a fake text message to my job and got me fired. What can I do?

I don't know where he lives. He doesn't have a job. He receives short term disability.

He has a record from about 10 years ago.

He hasn't threatened me with violence. He's harassing me because we had a nasty break-up. He's made fake instagram accounts and contacted my friends... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

IF YOU CAN PROVE IT, CALL THE POLICE...LET THEM FIND HIM

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on
Q: I need to know if I can get a job but I'm fairly certain I can i have a brain tumor and i have some cognitive issues

I'm also a victim of abuse for about 80%of my life my niece also got sexual with me over texting there were pictures she sent me without my consent

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 16, 2019

need more info.

not sure what you are asking.

whether you can get a job is not a legal question.

if you are a victim of anything you may want to talk to a PI lawyer. They usually offer a free consultation.

they will probably suggest you talk to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If a court order says Peaceful Contact, can a parole officer make a no contact order?

He was on parole and subsequently arrested and placed on probation for DV. The judge ordered the Peaceful Contact at that time. The parole officer did not place the condition due to the conviction. She placed it because I asked her to help me retrieve a vehicle that was registered to both of us... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Aug 15, 2019

Yes. The Parole Officer is in charge of the remainder of the sentence and can set conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Defendant was charged with domestic assault can prosecution convict him if there was no evidence presented in court

He was convicted based on his prior convictions, and false statements in the report he was sentenced to eight years

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 14, 2019

need more info

there has to be evidence to convict.

what may have happened was that he was on probation and violated the probation and was sentenced because of that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Does my lawyer have my best interest in mind?

I have had a warrant for over a month now due to my probation being revoked for supposedly not reporting contact I had with the police.

My PO advised me to tell my lawyer to schedule a walk in warrant hearing and I did but my lawyer keeps stalling.

First it was to hear the PO's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 12, 2019

more info needed.

it is always difficult to second guess another lawyer without knowing what s/he is dealing with.

sometimes certain judges and DA make a big difference and you need both of them at the same time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: So my parnter and I got into an argument and I left with our son and went to a shelter where I had to get a Tro

So my parnter and I got into an argument and I left with our son and went to a shelter where I had to get a Tro and after had to file a police report I knew he would never hurt me but I felt pressured by family and staff at shelter the man sat in the room with me while taking the report and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 4, 2019

more info needed

if there was no judicial order then all is probably good

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have ptsd now because of all of his he’s done to me.

Abused and raped anything I can do

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 2, 2019

Call the police. Depending on who abused and raped you, you might also have a civil lawsuit. Talk to a PI attorney after you talk to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What will help get a domestic violence case dismissed and the person not be charge with anything?

Me and my girlfriend got into a fight. The cops were called and statements were taken from both of us. I was not aware I could deny the police taking pictures of me. There were marks and I didn’t know I could say it was verbal between friends so neither of us would go to jail. That’s what she... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 30, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently.

Initially, you should not be discussing it on a forum like this. It is too easy for a police investigator to see it and come to the wrong conclusion...that could hurt both of you....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My wife and I got into it. She hurt and I hurt her. She got left with marks and I did but the cops found her first

And I ran off because we’ve been through this to many times. We never been charged they’ve been dropped. But they found her with marks and they haven’t seen my condition yet because I had to run to pay bills and take care of my family before anything. I’m afraid my marks will heal and they... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 29, 2019

more info needed.

take pix of marks while holding up a newspaper so you can see headline and date.

then contact a good criminal lawyer in your community.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is it illegal to secretly record a conversation in California to prove abuse?

My daughter was dating a man who verbally abused and threatened her. She recorded the conversation which got the man kicked out of his fraternity and got her a campus wide restraining order against him. The man found out about the recording and is now extorting her, saying that if she blocks him on... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Jul 24, 2019

California is a "two-party consent" state, meaning that both parties must agree to be recorded. There are some limited exceptions to this rule. One of those exceptions being that the person recording the conversation honestly believes that the conversation may provide evidence to a serious crime.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a retrain order,because I was late to take my son back to his mom I want to know if she get granted this?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 22, 2019

more info needed.

was this the first time? how late?

are you asking whether she reported it?

you should set up a consultation with an attorney in your area.......many will give a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My boyfriend was send to jail today becuase of domestic violence he hit me but what can I do to take him out
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 10, 2019

much much more info needed.

do you mean arrested or SENTENCED after a plea or trial.

If the later, it is probably something you should have discussed with your or his lawyer already.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a restraining order and it doesn't seem to do any good I am still being harrassed

The restraining order is partially granted and yet the person is still harassing me now he is stealing my mail there is not enough space here to tell you all the things he has done and it just scares me no one will stop him he has a case against him for elder abuse yet he still here tormenting all... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

THE RO IS JUST PIECE OF PAPER AND IF THE ORDER IS VIOLATED NO ONE KNOWS THAT IF YOU DON'T REPORT IT.

DID YOU HAVE A LAWYER TO OBTAIN IT? IF SO CONTACT THE LAWYER.

DID YOU REPORT TO POLICE?

THE STEALING OF MAIL IS NOT JUST A VIOLATION OF RO BUT ALSO A...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What's the best way to handle an invasive/dangerous neighbor ?

My neighbor throw large & heavy objects/rubbish into my backyard, talks & police didn't help. It was their son (mentally-challenged?) who needs more & closer supervision, his parents seemed NOT doing enough to prevent these "incidents" to happen. They damaged our plants, beddings...besides the... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 4, 2019

First, i would install a surveillance recording camera to gather evidence

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I need a pro bono attorney for a tenant/landlord eviction case, a domestic violence case

I have a restraining order. He filed one back. His mother is retaliatory and trying to evict me from the apartment, and I would like to file a civil suit as well

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 3, 2019

you are not asking this on a landlord tenant forum

clearly if you can't afford a private lawyer you should go to legal aid for civil issues and if you are arrest on a DV you need to ask for a public defender when you go to court.

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