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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My lawyer has given little effort does not makes things understandable. I have no idea what’s going on

He doesn’t respond to calls or emails. Doesn’t explain anything. Didn’t try at all. Works for prosecutors and always wants to represent me without me there and is making me take a deal I don’t want saying it’s the best deal. I am lost and have heard from lawyers in his office that he is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

much more info is needed.

is this a private lawyer or court appointed?

if Public Defender, you could have asked for a new lawyer.

are you appealing because you pled?

i would always try to appear on behalf of my client to save them the inconvenience of coming to court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Hi uh I'm a minor and I'm making an Invention and it's about a bomb. Is it legal? Also laws to protect my invention?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

There are laws to protect your invention. You should discuss with an "Intellectual property" attorney. Patent/copyright laws. Is it legal? Well, making an explosive device must be done in compliance with a number of different state and local laws regarding safety and perhaps even the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Employer wants employee's medical info without medical release, is that legal?

Employer wants to know specific medical information about employee. Employer and employee have not consented into any release of medical information about employee? Is this a violation under HIPPA and california state law?

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on Sep 16, 2021

This is listed in WORKERS COMPENSATION so I'll have to presume there is an on-the-job-injury and the worker has placed her physical condition in issue requesting treatment and disability payments; when there is a WCAB Case Number, the subpena service can get those records because the injured... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can officers detain you on a traffic stop and drive your vehicle back to your residence for you to serve a warrant
James Richard Askew
James Richard Askew answered on Sep 16, 2021

Obviously, it depends on the circumstances. Did you provide consent? Was the vehicle moved only a short distance?

An officer should not want to drive your vehicle unless it presents a danger to others i.e. to protect others, prevent imminent harm, etc. If your car is parked in an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If a lawyer separates settlement money from the awardee by investing the funds which end up being diverted is it legal?

Is the refusal to release the funds to the client by investing or stalling embezzlement?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Sep 15, 2021

Sounds bad. The BAR can answer this for you, given more specifics.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Thank you for your answer sir! No prescription, the drug was not mentioned. I had 2 in the car

But with that said, if they did find it in the car, which was absolutely totaled, there was 2 other people in the car and I am the only one to get a warrant.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

the driver of a car is presumed to have constructive possession.....this happens all the time.

make an appointment with a good criminal lawyer in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I found some references in The Recorder about hearings (1920's), where can I find the full case file?

I am a Ph.D. student who is doing research about counterfeiting and other crimes during the 1920s. I have found some references to the hearings in the newspaper The Recorder but I do not know where to find the full case file. I know some of them were held in San Francisco, I have read the Indexes... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info needed.

info, at best, would be on microfish...........you can call the clerk of the court and pose that question to him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can a Da.proscutore that was against you be your judge later down the road what are the stimulation of my rights for tha
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2021

ask that of your lawyer who has all the facts.

i suspect if it is mentioned to the judge s/he will recuse themselves.....otherwise your lawyer makes a motion

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Misconduct by the police

i am a African American Male 100% disabled. There are more details that I have not mentioned regarding the entire incident and things following.A couple of years ago while driving on the freeway I ran out of gas. I contacted California Highway Patrol to inform them that I had help coming on the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 26, 2021

MORE INFO NECESSARY

YOU DID WHAT YOU SHOULD AND THAT IS TO "BEEF" THE COP BY REPORTING TO HIS SUPERIORS.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Stockbroker Fraud for California on
Q: Who investigates false documents and fraud done to the deceased

Yeah because I have reason to believe that my father's name was changed my mother's name was changed and then they made everything look that way now people are benefiting from everything that's written on the story and then it appears that my father and my mother the identity was... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Jun 20, 2021

Most fraud offenses can be investigated by either local or federal authorities. If you have evidence of a criminal fraud or identity theft, you can begin by reporting that evidence to either your local police department of FBI field office.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Im 18 and pregnant. I got pregnant at 17. My boyfriend is 22 can he go to jail?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 21, 2021

possibly, but I doubt it would happen.

if it was consensual sex and some time ago, though not technically legal, I don't think it would warrant jail.

you are still with him and he is supporting the two of you?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can I pursue federal court case against many neighbors engaged in harassment/threats of violence to family and I ?

Things started with neighbor whom moved out with harassment towards my family and I. A friend living across street from him then continued to do the same to us depriving us of peace in our own home. This is 24/7 and has been ongoing for over a year at least. Things have escalated, they’ve... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Apr 22, 2021

In order to file a lawsuit in Federal District Court, there has to be "diversity of citizenship" (meaning you live in 1 state while the defendants live in another). The amount of damages also has to be in excess of $75,000.

From what you've described, you have several...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I have been made my first offer of 8 years instead of the mandatory minimum of 10. Should I wait or accept this offer ?

No further details

John Karas
John Karas answered on Apr 6, 2021

You are undoubtedly represented by counsel (Federal Defender) who knows the facts of your case, your prior criminal history, etc., which is the basis of the offer (plus there are Federal Sentencing Guidelines for different types of cases in Federal court). He (or she) is in the best position to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My ex was 31 and I was 17 and he kicked me out at 18 legally did he molest me? Was I even able to consent mentally?

So I was 17 and he was 31 when it started. I thought it was fine but there were red flags, I know I could call this in because I was used but I’m afraid of getting in legal trouble too, I didn’t know his card was stoll on my Amazon prime and ended up using it to make a large purchase (I was... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 21, 2021

If you have not been contacted by the police yet, I would try to return the money as soon as possible. If you wait, it could help prove you intended to steal.

If the cops are already involved, talk to a local criminal defense attorney before you do anything else.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I, live in a Senior Citizens Sec 8, Apt. Apartment directly above mine usetlized for drop off/ pick up, drug smuggling,

Managers, know about it, but claim cannot evict because Covert 19,ban evictions. Is this true, and what are my renters rights? Thanks, Mary Bailey

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

This is a police matter. Report the crimes to the police. BTW- this is an anonymous site unless you post your name, which is not advisable. Your LL could be reading this. Do not post personal information, including your name, address, phone, email address or YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR BANK... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: First time offense , no violent past ,

First offense , no violent record , charges are “corporal spousal abuse”? and kidnap??! Reason for these charges was because i had taken the keys from my fiancé who was at the time , under the influence trying to leave at 3am in her vehicle I was just worried about her safety , she tried... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Mar 13, 2021

I suggest you consult with and hire an experienced, reputable attorney in your area who handles domestic violence cases. By the nature of the injuries described, it may be filed as a felony. You have several potential defenses.

Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Will I go to jail for having a loaded magazine in my carry on bag? Fined? Will anything go on my record? Im scared
David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 6, 2021

It is possible is unfortunately the best answer. Depends on the circumstances, the prosecutor's policies, and several other factors.

Speak with a local criminal defense attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If you got arrested for alien smuggling, but served no jail time and haven't received a court date, is it a felony ?

The border patrol in Arizona mentioned there was a charge but no information has been received regarding court dates or anything. Is it a misdemeanor, felony or something worse ? No prison or jail time was served, but is it something that has to be scrubbed clean or otherwise ?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 28, 2021

It is typically a federal charge and also a felony. Your record and various other factors can dramatically increase and decrease the seriousness. The fact that you are not currently in custody is good.

Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I take someone to court for ssi fraud?

I have had primary custody of my child since 2014, the child was living with me since 2013 and has specials needs. His mother has 0 contact besides an occasional phone call. 2016 she filed SSI and collected income for the child threw SSA. She collected several thousands of dollars none of it went... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 10, 2021

Call social security

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If I hired a gov employee who was telecommuting and they worked for me on gov time. Am I liable for fraud conspiracy?

I knowingly allowed for this to happen. If they were to face time-theft related fraud charges. Could I be considered a conspirator?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 3, 2021

Unfortunately, the answer is likely yes they could file charges against you. They may not want to waste their time unless you got some money/value from the deal.

Good luck and don't write confidential details on a public forum.

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