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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Would I get in trouble if I hit my 22 year old roommate?

I’m 16 and my roommate goes through my stuff every day yelling at me and telling me how useless I am.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 20, 2018

MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOUR OPTION IS TO MOVE OUT.......IF YOU CHOOSE TO HIT YOUR ROOMMATE THAT IS A CRIMINAL BATTERY

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Need a lawyer regarding my 7 year old daughters school for incidents that have taken place. Wanting to know what to do.

My daughter was choked twice and sexually harassed by a student in her class, 1st grade. I met with the district once and nothing was resolved. I have been keeping my child home because I am so concerned with her safety at that school. The school can not tell me when that boy will be back at... Read more »

Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley answered on Oct 20, 2018

You need an attorney who specializes in Title IX work. Your daughter has certain rights that can be enforced through the Title IX process.

Do a search for “Title IX attorney San Francisco” and that should be a good place to start.

I’m sorry this is happening to you daughter. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: what can i do about false or mislading statemnts given under oath by social worker to supreme court of ca
Donald Arthur Hilland
Donald Arthur Hilland answered on Sep 29, 2018

How do you know the statements are false or misleading? What is your proof that the statements are false or misleading? Are you a party to the child custody case? Or are you simply someone who knows the truth? There are too many uncertainties in your question. Filing documents with the supreme... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What can we do against a false allegation of child sexual abuse (Abuse of a minor by a minor)?

My sister-in-law claims that my son, who is 15 years old has sexually abused her youngest daughter who is 5 years old after having had a one-on-one conversation with her and having taken her to a psychologist. She has threatened us to legally proceed against our son and us, and she will go as far... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 7, 2018

Hire a criminal defense attorney. There is no recourse against a false accusation except defending yourself unless your son is the victim of intentional misconduct. It would be a very difficult case to claim that a 5 year old was intentionally lying and that a psychologist was intentionally lying.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Hello, I am inquiring about my legal options in regards to an incident that occurred with my 8 year old daughter.

A person who has since been identified, took a photo of my 8 year old daughter from my wife's Instagram page. Once the person had the picture she wrote derogatory comments on the picture about my daughters weight and made comments about my 8 year old daughters chest (breasts). She then posted... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 31, 2018

You need to contact a lawyer who has expertise in cyberlaw. There may also be an issue with child porn if the person made sexual references regarding your young daughter. Perhaps a phone call to your local FBI office might be useful to help sort out all the issues with your unfortunate experience.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: So I have been searching and researching what a electronical arrest is and can't find nothing

N/A

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 29, 2018

Need more info

Sounds like criminal and not family law

Sometimes police don’t arrest or do not file in time for arraignment... they file later as a bench warrant and do not notify the defendant of the filing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Will the CA Board of Nursing be able to view my juvenile misdemeanor on a thorough background check?

When I was 15 I was charged with 3rd degree retail fraud in MI. I went to court and paid the $150 fine, and completed a Consent Calendar Program apparently (I don't remember this). In my court document, it states "no fingerprint or arrest cards were submitted with the petition request. As... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 22, 2018

more info needed

juv court matters do not normally come up on background checks

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: some one walks up to you with there hands in a fist but there's been no confrontation and i punch him and we fight

Who is wrong and at fault even though the person who walked up to me had made no,threat and no confrontation and I punched him started fighting is there self defense involved

Wais Azami
Wais Azami answered on Jun 11, 2018

This is a hypothetical which can end up in many different directions. I don't want to discuss it here because cops and DA's surf this site quite often. You should instead call a local attorney for a consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can multiple eyewitness can help us? What is our situation here?

My son, his girlfriend, my husband, and I were arrested for harassment and disorderly conduct at a quick serve restaurant.

My son and his girlfriend are 11. They were just kissing and hugging, then a lady went off on us, we gotten into an argument, and she called the cops on us that got us... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 4, 2018

PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS WOULDN’T CALL A DOCTOR FOR A DIAGNOSIS VIA THE PHONE/EMAIL YET THEY DON’T REALIZE THEY ARE DOING THE SAME THING WHEN THEY CALL/EMAIL A LAWYER TO ANSWER TO A LEGAL QUESTION.

IN MOST INSTANCES A LAWYER SHOULD NOT ANSWER A QUESTION WITHOUT GETTING ALL THE INFORMATION. I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: How much time for battery on special ed staff i am a minor turning 18 in 2 months am in california

Im a 17 year old and go to a special ed school in california well 3 staff came in to check my perosnals for drugs and I had sum but was only a little bit but got anxious from them ssurrounding me and tryed to get out the door for fresh air and one staff got in way i tryed to get passed him and had... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 25, 2018

NEED MORE INFO.........IE POLICE REPORT ETC

YOU ARE A MINOR AND IF THIS IS HANDLED IN JUV CT THEY CAN ONLY KEEP YOU UNTIL YOU ARE 25.........THAT IS WORST CASE SCENARIO.......................

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I live in California and my son got stabbed with a pencil in the leg by a 10 year old can he or his parents be charged

It happened at school and same kid has been suspended before for beating up kids for no reason. He stabbed my kid in the leg intentionally and with premeditation. I want to know what I can do legally because school doesn't seem like they are doing anything other than suspending him again.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 23, 2018

He can be charged as a juvenile. Request a meeting with your local district attorneys office in regards to potential juvenile criminal charges.

It's not clear that the school has power to do anything other than suspend him.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Im going to be 18 soon my girlfriend is about to be 16 if we decide to have a kid when shes 16 can i get in trouble ?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 22, 2018

Yes, you can get in trouble. Sex with a minor (under age 18) if the perpetrator is not more than three years older or younger than the victim is a misdemeanor.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=261.5.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I got pregnant as a minor my boyfriend is 5 years older can he be prosecuted if we married in california
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 28, 2018

i doubt if they would look back now that you are 18 and if married to him with a baby

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Will they hold him until he's 18 ? Will they release him ? And if not how long will he be in prison ?(months..years) etc

My friend is 17 years old and has been in jail for murder for about 5 months now but the court says the have no evidence or " their still looking " and keeps pushing his court date back , they've done it like 3 or 4 times already and I'm just curious as to what's going to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 17, 2018

I NEED MORE INFO

THE DEFENDANT SHOULD HIRE A GOOD CRIMINAL LAWYER OR ASK FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.

NORMALLY AS A JUVENILE HE WOULD BE IN JUV CT BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE ADULT AND WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NOTHING MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER.

THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN IS FOR THE DA TO BE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can my daughter 18 years old can be prosecuted for dating a 16 year old?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 15, 2018

i would need to have more info.

how intimate is their relationship?

if having sex it could be an issue of contributing to delinquency of minor etc

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What kind of legal action can I take after a 17 year minor beat and assaulted me? The Minor happens to be my S/O sister.

I am 24 year's old and live in California. Last night my S/O 17 year old sister was verbally threatening me, and shortly after that she physically threatening me and beat me knowing that I wasn't able to defend myself. Law enforcement was called, and I made a report but they did not take... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 12, 2018

i would first follow up with the cops to push an arrest and filing.

anyone can sue anyone else for anything at anytime. The issue is proving and collecting.

you could go into small claims court and sue for up to $10k without a lawyer.

otherwise a lawyer will bill you hourly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: If CP's has taken away rights from him how can I file to GI e him back rights

We had a cps case where my sons father lost all rights how can I get him to ha e them back

Anthony Regner
Anthony Regner answered on Feb 9, 2018

He can file a Request for Order (FL-300) in the court showing a change in circumstances and requesting a modification of custody.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My Wife is temp guardian of 17 yr sister. Sister wants to drive with no license. Are we liable/can we be sued?

Brother in law purchased the car for the sister so it is in his name.

Insurance status is unknown.

Mother-in-law signed off on the driving permit and all DMV related items. Wife and I signed nothing in regards to that.

I assume that as temp guardian my wife is liable for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 1, 2018

there are criminal issues of her driving without a license VC 1601

and civil issues if she gets in an accident and hurts/kills someone...............as a plaintiff lawyer i would join everyone as a defendant.

under no circumstances should she drive or any drive without insurance....
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My daughter was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy and I want to take her out of school for the rest of the year. is it legal?

My daughter has very good grades, and I know she has been working really hard, she is a junior, and I don’t want her stressing about school, she told me that she wants to drop out for the rest of this school year, and i agree with her. I just don’t want to go to court or I don’t want to be... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 31, 2018

California students may drop out legally once they turn 18. Students who are 16 or 17 may also leave school, but only if they: have their parents' permission, and. pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (which leads to a certificate that's equivalent to a diploma).

This...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I am 17, and I turn 18 in one month.

This is my first illegal offense. I tried to use a fake ID to buy blunt wraps at a liquor store. She realized it was fake and put it behind the register. I placed a gatorade on the counter and paid for it and then I grabbed over the counter and took the ID and ran off. Im currently under... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 26, 2018

you are a minor so Juv Ct is the worse case scenario............not adult court

not sure if DA would file since you stole something that was yours.........though illegal

every school has their own criteria for admission.

if they look at this just as being in possession of a...
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