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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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 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 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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Q: my landlord is trying to evict me after I filed a TRO against her son for domestic violence

can she legally evict me? also, they have access to my mail and I do not. also, they want me out but I no longer have access to my things.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 24, 2019

It looks like they are retaliating against you. File a lawsuit for retaliation. Best of luck!!!

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Q: Is it legal for someone to change the locks and not give me a key when I pay rent to him?

I was told to file a restraining order to make him give a key but he hasn't. I haven't taken my meds for breast cancer or PTSD. My uniforms for work are there at the house. All I have is the dress and sandals I left in. When I went there with the police he literally tossed my lap top and some item... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 21, 2019

what he did was wrong based on the limited info you provided.

he has to give you 3 days notice to quit and then file an unlawful detainer with the court.

did you call the police and did they say it was civil?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on

Q: My brother was remained at court on 06/04/2019 for violating his Restraining order to stay away from his ex-wife.

Well the reason the judge said he violated his Restraining order is because he had to drive through this street that happens to pass by the street his Ex-wife lives on in order to get to his job he was currently working at. He does land escaping so he works all over. So my question is how is it... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 6, 2019

Remained or remanded?

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: what can i do to cease and desist harassment from a sibling?

I have a sibling whos been harassing me 10+ yrs she is making false police reports death threats aginst me to my kids, malice slandering (defamation of character). threats to my kids saying shes gonna have me in jail for life kill me etc Cant hold a job im so stressed I need a attorney but im a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 28, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

I DON'T DO THIS KIND OF WORK BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONTACT LEGAL AID.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: how to get justice

Someone grabbed a students ( 8 yrs) sweater put it against their chest, with a disgusted look and rudely said excuse me with no consent

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 23, 2019

more info needed.

it does not sound illegal.

what is the basis of your objection?

if you felt something was wrong then report it to the teacher, counselor or principle

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Q: If I missed my date to sign in to start my Hard labor program and have a new court date. Can I use the same paperwork.

To enroll and complete before my upcoming court date?

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 6, 2019

more info needed

contact the lawyer who represented you on this matter as s/he knows the facts and the judge and how he might react to what you did or didn't do.

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Q: If a spouse grabs my wallet and phone and refuses to return them, may I use reasonable force to get them back?

We are a lesbian couple. I have already filed for divorce. I have documented, and video evidence of her threatening a Domestic Violence case against me so she could take me for everything in the divorce. I used reasonable force to the point I didn’t get it back from her,I left without my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 25, 2019

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

DID YOU ALREADY DO THIS AND GET ARRESTED?

HOW MUCH FORCE DID YOU USE? WAS IT REASONABLE FORCE?

IF SO IS SHE CLAIMING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND USING IT IN A DIVORCE PROCEEDING (WHICH IS COMMON)

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Q: Do I need to respond to a "Petition to Establish Parental Relationship" if I've already gone to trial and the judge

order full custody to me?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 25, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IT COULD BE DUPLICATE BUT I WOULD INQUIRE FROM THE LAWYER WHO REPRESENTED YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on

Q: Hello, during a divorce if my spouse is working and I'm not, can I have her pay for my legal expenses?

I was the one supporting the both of us while together. I had to stop working and she (finally) got a job when we separated.

I also have recordings of her cheating, stealing from me, tampering with my food with his bodily fluids, and talking about ways to kill me, with her saying "I could... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 22, 2019

more info needed and you should be sharing the info with a family law attorney not on a criminal attorney list.

you need a lawyer to go over all the facts and give you some guidance and not shooting from the hips.

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

I need a rights pro Bono attorney

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 17, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on

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

The case . what will happen with the body attachment for not showing up?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 17, 2019

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.

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

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 16, 2019

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.

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

The other parent gave children school false court order saying I have no visitation I went to the courthouse and court clerk gave me the most recent court order Stamped and certified stating I have a weekend visits but I’m still denied visitation

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 8, 2019

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on

Q: Who am I restrained against, were a m I restrained from and when is the court date? How is the motorhome in volve

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 7, 2019

need much more info..

not sure what you are asking

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on

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

I have been to court on four occasions since this attorney was appointed to me and I have yet to meet him. There is always someone standing in for him. I have had one or too short conversations on phone when he told me of the plea bargain they offered but said it was illegal and he told me he'd... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 2, 2019

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...
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