California Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: Hi , I have a domestic violence shelter problem, where I Know my rights are being violated.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

finding a rights lawyer and pro bono will be challenging.

the PD will represent one if charged with a crime.....otherwise contact legal aid in your city.

Q: My ex was arrested for thr dv case involving myself I was subpoenaed and didnt go to court today so they dismissed

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

i am surprised that they didn't pick you up or contact you ordering you to appear.

the facts that they didn't take any action is a good sign for you.

Q: My boyfriend has a domestic no contact order from 2 years ago. How do I get the no contact off?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

are you the party he is to stay away from?

i would think the fastest things would be to talk to the lawyer who represented him.

the matter would have to be put on calendar and then a motion to remove the stay away order.

Q: I have child custody order stating I have my kids every other weekend the other parent has denied all visits this year

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

i would set up an appt with the principal of the school with a copy of the court order.

ask what more do then need?

Q: I have been appointed a public defender by the courts and feel I am not being properly represented.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

what you describe is not unusual.

as a former PD we often found ourselves in back to back trials.

but it is incumbent upon your attorney to meet you to instill a comfort level that he/she is protecting you properly.

you can always contact a supervisor or the PD for that county to request another PD b/c your has been to busy to meet you.

Q: In the case of child abuse...

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Marc David Pelta's answer
The facts you shared do raise some important legal issues and rights. And without knowing more, I cannot answer it completely. A CPS (and some counties have had this agency re-named) worker will have to be involved and be open to your information. If she or he sees it your way then that is the sort answer to your question. Often times CPS/HSA/social services cannot decide who caused the injury to the child.

More information is needed.

If you would like to consider hiring...

Q: In the case of child abuse...

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 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: can i go to jail for not having the ability of paying for domestic violence class?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 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: Can I still file a police report and file charges for domestic violence even after a few days or week?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case...but it does sound like a case your local police would be interested in hearing about.

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

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...

Q: At the end of lease can I sign without the co tenant i originally signed with?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. It is really up to the Landlord if s/he will accept you as a responsible person to make the rent timely.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney for assistance if you are denied rental.

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.

Call a...

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....

Q: Losing your children to child protective services

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, 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.

WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THE STATE IF THE VICTIM AND EVEN IF THE SPOUSE WANTS TO DROP CHARGES THE DA PRESSURES THEM TO CONTINUE AND IF THEY DON'T THEY TRY TO PRESENT A CASE BASED ON THE ORIGINAL COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE.

BE SURE YOUR FRIEND REQUESTS THAT THE COURT APPOINTS A PUBLIC DEFENDER TO REPRESENT HIM.

What you are doing is the same as asking a doctor to diagnose your problem over the phone when you say I have a...

Q: I was in a domestic dispute with my babies father I called police as a witness and reported but I left?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. Why did you leave? Immigration issues?

There is no way to know if they would try to reach you again.

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 other words, I am in Palm...

Q: If I was arrested for a domestic violence case but it was dismissed. Can DOJ still deny me from purchasing a firearm?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case. When you say the case was dismissed, does that mean not filed, trial and not guilty? Is it a situation that when you went to court case was not there? They are often filed up to a year later without notifying the defendant. Thus many people have Bench Warrants and do not know it.

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...

Q: I need a lawyer from Tulare county who can help get my childeren from my ex husband.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

However, it appears at first blush that Tulare Co has jurisdiction for now. I would contact legal aid there or the courts to see if they have pro bono lawyers to assist you.,

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...

Q: I left after reporting a crime

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Tobie Brina Waxman's answer
What’s your question?

Q: Can my fiance be at my trial for domestic violence to support me, tho there was an automatic restraining order placed?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

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

Most Criminal and PI lawyers...

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