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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations for suing for violation of civil.rights?

Maliciously prosecuted by the catholic church and a priest and his lying church member.

Prosecuted with no evidence.

Found not guilty. cruel. they lied. I have proof.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Yes, the statute of limitations for your action is 2 years from the date of your injury.

You should immediately consult a good civil rights lawyer to make sure you don't miss the deadline to file your lawsuit. In your case, the date the statute of limitations began running is complicated.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: How is a woman on probation expected to defend herself from an attacker if she can’t even carry mase.

Has there ever been a lawsuit against the city/state/PD for a death that could have been prevented had she been able to carry a self defense tool?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Unless the terms of your probation specifically prohibit you from carrying pepper spray (mace), there is no legal reason why you cannot carry it as a deterrent for your personal safety. If you do a simple Google search for mace, you will find several inexpensive kinds you can keep in your purse or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What do I do if an agency refuses to give me my check unless I sign a paper?

I worked for an agency and they forgot to pay me a days worth of work. When I told them about it they had “no knowledge”. When they did have my check they refused to give it to me unless I sign a paper. So I’m not sure what to do here. I haven’t signed anything.

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You are not required to sign anything to get your check. You should ask them to email you a copy of the document to see if it is merely a receipt and not worth fighting over.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What do I do if an agency refuses to give me my check unless I sign a paper?

I worked for an agency and they forgot to pay me a days worth of work. When I told them about it they had “no knowledge”. When they did have my check they refused to give it to me unless I sign a paper. So I’m not sure what to do here. I haven’t signed anything.

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
answered on Jan 25, 2023

What are they asking you to sign? Is it documentation of receipt of the check, or something else? It is certainly illegal for a company to hold a paycheck or back wages hostage. If you are unsure about signing any paperwork with your employer, contact an employment lawyer and ask them to review it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If I have a private conversation and the other party has another person listening without my consent? Does that apply632

I was having a heated conversation with my landlord over the phone. I was then placed on speaker phone and told it was for her safety and not to worry because there was no one else in the room.

I think the landlord place my phone call on speaker because she had her supervisor easedropping... Read more »

Doug  Van Breemen
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answered on Jan 17, 2023

Generally, unless you consent, a 3rd party cannot listen to a private phone call. Since your landlord told you the communication was private, you had a reasonable belief that nobody else could hear your conversation. So, yes, technically this would be Eavesdropping in violation of PC 632. This... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was stopped for tresspassing on undeveloped land by 2 individuals using firearm search vehicle and instigate search

y a officer who said there were guns on my seat im felon i have been denied any motions due to them being frivilous according to my attorney i was denied a margesden motion by judge im missing stuff that should be in my discovery i had seen some deer cams and as far as i knew no one was supposed to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 16, 2023

THE LAWYER YOU RETAINED OR THAT WAS APPOINTED BY THE COURT IS THE BEST PERSON TO ADDRESS THIS TYPE OF QUESTION.

DID YOUR LAWYER EXPLAIN TO THE COURT THAT YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR WAS DUE TO HIS/HER NEGLIGENCE?

IF NOT, I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ASK THE JUDGE TO SPEAK AT THE NEXT HEARING.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: How protected are sealed criminal record's

Hi, here recently a rather well known person (who is not a judge or in any way related to the legal sphere of work) publicly showed a person's sealed criminal record. How on earth is that possible, and is doing something like that illegal?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 8, 2023

You have posted this question in the forum for California lawyers. You need to re-post this in the message board for lawyers in Washington state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: What kind a lawyer do I need?

The person injured me and made a false statement to the police (or bribe them) to make me arrested. I bailed out, and the case got dismissed. He intentionally did this trick and didn't pay me money for the job I've done for him as a consultant, he did iit to scare me or made me lose my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 7, 2023

why was case dismissed?

dismissed or not guilty is not the same as innocent.

if your looking for a whistleblower suit you need a civil litigator.

if your looking to collect a small amount of money owed (less than $10k) use small claims.

have you reported to police?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My ex is on my lease and is not paying for rent and moved out and won’t answer my calls or texts. What do I do?

I just want legal advice on how to evict him or make him pay half his share

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 6, 2023

More info is needed, and it should be shared with a real estate, not a criminal attorney.

chances are you will need a lawsuit in small claims court.

if he had not moved out, you would also be looking into an unlawful detainer.............

this is NOT domestic violence in my opinion.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My ex is on my lease and is not paying for rent and moved out and won’t answer my calls or texts. What do I do?

I just want legal advice on how to evict him or make him pay half his share

Joshua D. Brysk
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answered on Jan 19, 2023

There is no good/easy way to make him pay half. It is the Landlord that has a right to collet rent; you have a right to contribution, but it is not worth pursuing against someone who moved out. If you want to keep the place without your ex, you can talk to your landlord about changing the lease... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can an undocumented get a visa after arguing with a U.S. citizen? (Argument between siblings/no physical altercations)

No physical altercations incurred only in person profane language exchanged that stemmed from alcoholic behavior from an undocumented married sibling that lives apart from the other sibling.

*undocumented immigrant*

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 5, 2023

You have not provided sufficient information to allow me to give you a reasonable answer. Whether you can get a visa is up to the United States Department of State, otherwise known as the State Department.

However, whether you argue with a United States citizen or someone else should have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Elder Law for California on
Q: APS worker refused to provide ADA accommodation for me being blind and refused address Power of Attorney abuse..

The APS worker then told everything to my abuser and told the abuser to record me, because I am making false accusations. But I didn't,, the APS worker refused to to help me make copies of the documents I needed to give her and yelled at me when I asked for someone who is trauma-informed,... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 31, 2022

MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

This doesn't sound like a run of the mill DV case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Are there any cases where an EEG test took precedence over a interview only exam to prove sanity?

The LAPD arrested me, the victim instead of the perp, then tried to frame me to cover it up and got caught on film planting falsified evidence. I represented myself and proved in court that the plaintiff's had made their entire story up. But because the cops tried to frame me and got caught,... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 26, 2022

This would be an issue for doctors to testify to, not a legal issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Nov. 30. 2022 my brother and 14 other Bulldogs were set up by CDCr Gladiator Fights he was stabbed 3x & survived

CDCr never notified to this day his mom to inform her that her son was stabbed air lifted but survived the Gladiator Fights they set up. As soon as they got off the bus went through work exchange, the gates close, the bus drives away they get attacked by the whole prison full of Southerns. I sent... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Dec 23, 2022

Talk to a civil rights attorney. You are out of your league trying to investigate this on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: On Dec. 2020 I was pulled over in a private hotel parking lot in my recently purchased RV. Dmv closed and it was on a n

non-op. 3 Cops were waiting hidden from the street in the back corner of the lot. I backed in and an officer pulled in front of me with lights flashing. Is this stop legal on private property and he had never been behind me? He ran my plates, noticed I wasnt there and waited until I returned.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 18, 2022

your question is not clear.

police need to have probable cause (PC) to search and many things are considered PC.

depending on the facts PC may have been the backing in???

i doubt if the PC will be determined to be your 2006 drug charge that was expunged....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If a party serves a notice of ruling minutes before midnight via email, will a few minutes be construed as a day count?

In an unlimited civil matter in California, the notice of ruling was emailed only minutes before midnight when the defendant was asleep and didn't get it until the next morning. Is that reasonably acceptable to count that few minutes as one day when counting calendar days for a deadline to... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Dec 17, 2022

Notice given after normal working day hours will not be effective until the next day. But take no chances when calendaring response due dates. Even if you were given notice electronically, such as by email, you ordinarily have an extra two days added to the time you are supposed to take action... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I did 3 police complains about a neighbor hassling me about my house the last one I asked them to keep their distance

Can this be a problem for me ? The police said call them or 911

Darrell  Griffin Jr.
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Darrell Griffin Jr.
answered on Dec 13, 2022

You would need to provide a bit more information.

Are you asking if you can get in trouble for calling 911 too many times?

Are you asking if it can cause issues with the neighbor?

Hard to answer your question without more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I need to know if my 4th amendment right of illegal search and seizure was violate?

I was at the casino playing the slot machine when I was pulled off the machine by sheriff deputies and told by the deputy I was a suspect to a robbery as I was slammed on the car I told them ,ore than once they are violating my rights as they started searching my pocket I told them they didn't... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 29, 2022

it depends

a lawyer would want to review the police report to see the reasonableness of their actions...........warrant? recent robbery.......at casino?......description? etc

the best things is to discuss this with the lawyer you retain or the lawyer the court appoints at your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Transportation guidelines for securing imate from hospital to county jail n wheelchair

being transformed and not secured properly fell from wheel chair after going head first outta wheelchair as well as deputy no clue to proper securing ..and then driven shackled on floor head smashed into metal floor and cage...and stating more then one time was not secure nor safe l

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 27, 2022

you may have a negligence or civil rights violation action.............violation of ADA?

write out what happened and call a local negligence lawyer to present all the facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I need help I was pulled over by 2 cops one opened my driver's door and pulled me out of my vehicle swinging tossing me

Threw me to the ground and punches me in face severe damage

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 27, 2022

You need to get a copy of the police report at the 1st court appearance, called an Arraignment. Ask the court to appoint a public defender who will assist in your getting the report.

If you are looking to sue the police for damages, then the report will show what the police say the facts...
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