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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do i need for police brutality? Can i use a lawyer from a different county?

My husband was beat almost to death by 3 off duty cops and threatened with his life and our families. We fear for our lives in pursuing this matter but feel like we have to because my husband is not the first person this has happened too. It is not in California City, CA but we're to afraid to... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 9, 2019

Look for a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles County. Go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website and use their Lawyer Referral Service. There are some outstanding civil rights lawyers there. One in particular you might contact is Dale Galipo. He has had some great successes in police... Read more »

Q: Does what the attorney general said recently count as a general threat to public safety and if so can anything be done?

Bar said something along the lines of that people who don’t “support and respect” the cops “might find themselves without the police protection they need.” This was all framed in a context of political decent.

For our attorney general to say that feels like a threat especially... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

What the Attorney General said was both inappropriate and highly improper, in my opinion. What you can do is make your voice heard in the ballot box next November at the next presidential election by choosing a candidate who will not keep this particular attorney general in his position. The only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: Can an employer hire you as a 1:1 instructional aide and assign you to do the work of a behavioral aide?

The pay is the same and both are classified positions in public schools. However, the job descriptions have a bit of overlap but are mostly different and the behavioral aide role requires specific training, skills, and direct communication with behavioral specialists among others. Is it legal to... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

I suggest that you talk to a manager in your Human Resources (HD) department and explain your situation. Since you are working for a public entity (although you have not indicated whether you are in permanent status yet), you should be able to consult with HR about your specific position and its... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The frisk and search was simply because the driver was a parolee, I however have no record. As well as handcuffed.

Was later sent a letter stating a change of date of which this incident occurred. Never was I told why I was being cuffed or detained. They didn't find anything to have a reason to frisk me. All they said was ,"we're doing a standard parole search". Does this violate my 4th amendment? Only after... Read more »

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Dec 6, 2019

This is a fact driven issue as to whether they had the right to pat and frisk you for "officer safety" or some other reason such as furtive movements. You should make an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney to go over the facts in detail; most of us offer free initial... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: i want to vacate my void judgement my indictment violated federal law.I was prosecuted multiple times for the same act

how do i handle this

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 4, 2019

The first thing you should do is contact a civil rights lawyer who also handles criminal matters. You can go to your criminal defense lawyer for a referral, or you can check the website for the Sacramento County Bar Association's lawyer referral service (LRS). Any good civil rights lawyer should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Hi, I was recently involved in a civil trust litigation case. My oppositions attorney worked for the judge sitting the

The opposition's attorney previously was employed by the judge sitting the case law firm. The judge owns and worked at his firm before he became a judge. Is this a conflict of interest??

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 3, 2019

You may want to request the judge recuse himself from hearing the case, due to the appearance of a conflict of interest. You should discuss this with your own attorney, who must decide within 15 days of notice of the assignment of the case to that judge whether to strike the judge pursuant to Code... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My ex neighbors have did telephay on me an won't let me love my life. They figured torturing me would be better.

Sf doesn't support your laws

I need help asap to get ride if this

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 3, 2019

you need to explain your problem in greater detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Deaf child abused by interpreter at school, caught on schools cameras, what do we do?

my special needs(born deaf) stepdaughter was assaulted by her interpreter at school... Incident was caught on video which I understand is pretty disturbing. The police called her mother at work and asked her to come to the school and showed her the footage...Apparently there have been complaints... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 2, 2019

You will need to locate and retain a lawyer who is knowledgeable in special needs school children cases. Your case sounds like an assault and battery claim, but you will need to file a claim against the school district and the school and the person involved not later than 6 months after the event... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Am+I+obligated+to+a+frisk+and+search+for+being+a+passenger+in+a+veichle+with+a+parolee

Does+it+violate+my+4th+amendment+rights?

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 28, 2019

This is a fact driven issue, but my first question is were you arrested for something they found as a result of the search.

Officers have a right to "pat down" individuals for WEAPONS for officer safety. However if they found drugs in a baggie, that may not be valid since it obviously was...
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Q: I’ll try and make this as short as possible. I was waiting outside for the sheriffs to arrive on scene for a call made

By a woman who claims I hit her child. The officer assaulted me, caused a sprained shoulder and wrist after I told him during the situation that I was disabled. I have a bachelors degree in cognitive studies and a masters in special ed, the woman who claimed I hit her child is lying. A cart hit me... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 24, 2019

I don't have a crystal ball, so I can't say whether any "charges" will "stick". You didn't mention that you were charged with anything.

I suggest you document your injuries with appropriate medical care for them, and get a receipt for the charges for that care. If and when it becomes...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Shay from Pro_Hydro Ihave a civil matter current with bribes over my head and want to run leins on commercial props.

Its State & Federal and its quadzillions well more but yah and from start of filing tell now with being served it's still going on so I thought leins to start asap Motel , Parking garage and cars and 2 check cashing stores

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

What is your question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can swat raid your house if there serch warrnt is for some one that has your address but dosent live there
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 22, 2019

Yes. Swat can "raid" the house to look for the person identified if they have a warrant to search the location, but once they learn the person is not there they must leave and may not otherwise search the premises. Now you need to retain a lawyer who can represent you on your claims for any damage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: Can I sue California for discrimination and unconstitutional gun laws?

The state gun laws do nothing for the law abiding citizen and make it easier on criminals to attack citizens. I feel discriminated against as a law abiding citizen. The people responsible for making every gun law don't have enough knowledge and experience with firearms. I've recently just found out... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 20, 2019

You can challenge a law as being unconstitutional if you have been concretely and particularly injured by the law. The interpretation of the Second Amendment is in question right now, and there is a great deal of litigation involving the interpretation and extent of the Amendment.

For a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Native American Law for California on
Q: My brothers body was desecrated by a local mourtuary before he was to be creamated the owner had passed assuming he w

Upon further investigation by local sheriffs and state funeral and burial bureau they had closed the case 9 months later they recovered his body only due to the smell cause refrigeration had broke down I want to know if I have a case againts the sheriff's department and the state for neglagents... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 20, 2019

Yes, your family has a claim for the negligent treatment of his remains. (Christensen v. Superior Court (1991) 54 Cal.3d868, 879 [2 Cal.Rptr.2d 79, 820 P.2d 181]). Contact a PI attorney to discuss.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can you be fired because someone does not like you?

was hired at a food place this weekend I thought I was doing my job correctly but on the third day the business owner informed me I had to be let go because the shift manager did not like me I also think they let me go so suddenly because they replaced me with a friend of the manager in this same... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Nov 19, 2019

There is nothing unlawful about terminating an employee because of a personality conflict, bad blood from a prior experience, or other reason associated with someone not liking someone else. However, if it can be proved that the real motivation is dislike of your race, religion, gender or any... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: why do I have to go and book and release myself for a ticket that didn't even get filed for 6 months

a misd. that I'm going to fight for 2 reasons, one just walking down the road does not constitute a search of my body and belongings even on summary probation ther has to be evidence that some crime is being committed and summary prob, does not justifie a full on searcjh for no reason ,wast is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 18, 2019

more info needed.

it probably wasn't a ticket but rather a citation to appear.

if there was a delay in filing, that happens.

if you didn't appear on the date noted, a bench warrant would have been issued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: A student just threatened to break my nose several times. What are my rights? Should I leave and go to HR or the police?

I am a 1-1 instructional aide for a high school boy with an IEP. He has a history of violence and aggression. Recently, He is out of control and has threatened to physically harm me more than once. His parents are aware and apologetic. They would like him moved to another school that specializes... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 14, 2019

this is not a legal question but rather a practical one.

i would contact administration and or police for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: In the state of CA are immediate family members allowed to work for the same police force and day?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 14, 2019

more info needed.

not sure it would be so much of a law, but rather a policy issue of a county.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can the jurors wear attire with the plaintiffs pictures on them . Also can jurors wear attire with " Black Lives Matter

Foreman and a few other jurors whore attire with Black Lives Matter and plaintiffs pictures on the clothing during. Court trial hearings

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 12, 2019

i have never heard of a court/judge allowing that........

check with the lawyer who handled the case for his/her opinion......as they have ALL the facts.

i suspect that must have argued that in chambers to the judge!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: gaslight gang stalking

Expert Lawyers on gaslight and gang stalking, harassment, attempted murder in home

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 11, 2019

Sorry, is there a question you would like to ask?

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