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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My parental rights were removed because of housing issues and one dirty test fast forward four years my children are

Still in foster care not being adopted my son in a group home suicidal my daughter attempted suicide its in my my greatest concern but belief that they have sustained more damage and trauma in foster care unstability and now seperation than ever with me my kids want to come home they have been in... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 5, 2020

You should reach out to a lawyer who is a certified specialist in family law in or near Orange County to get the help you need to be reunited with your children. Four years, however, is a long time for you to have waited to do this, so be prepared to explain why, if you have not tried getting your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Need Help With PI/Employment Pleading Deadline to File is Dec 10, 2020

I would be representing myself Pro Se in court for an employment/personal injury related matter because an attorney dropped my case middle of last month telling me that due to covid, his law firm does not have the capacity to take on my case. I have drafted a pleading to protect the limitation... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 3, 2020

Unfortunately you are not going to find an attorney to volunteer to do this work. Too much liability can attach once an attorney gets so involved.

Financial constraints should not be a problem. Attorneys who do PI and employment law work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Judge made rulings against petitioner, and intentionally violated constitutional rights of petitioner. I need attorney

Judge evicted petitioner from family residence, deprived petitioner assets. Judge violated 14 Amendment of USC . Nobody brought complaint to court about petitioner. Case is very clear. Violation of constitutional rights is very clear too. I need attorney who take this case under section 1983.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 2, 2020

You need to post this to Texas lawyers. California licensed attorneys are not generally licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. You posted this to California lawyers, not to Texas lawyers. You should re-post this to Texas lawyers instead.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Must I attach exhibits when filing a pleading in California court?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 2, 2020

If it's an exhibit, that means that some pleading refers to it for some evidentiary purpose. If you don't attach it - to the pleading, declararation, etc., - how will the court see the exhibit to which you are referring?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: I live in a local HOA and have placed 5 political signs in my front yard.

Today, I received a letter from the HOA stating that i need to remove the signs now, as the election is over. Note: The election is not over yet until all states certify the election and/or legal action is completed and decisions are rendered in all states and electoral college. I believe this... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

This is a common refrain one keeps hearing about local HOA, i.e. that they continue to interfere with our personal freedoms in some fashion or another. The present issue lies in the fact that you do not consider the election "over" yet. It is only a matter of semantics, because for all... Read more »

Q: Isn’t setting a statewide curfew against this section of the constitution? The people should have the freedom to choose

Choosing between staying home away from the virus if they’re high risk or going out with a friend if both of you recently tested negative. The freedom to go and hang out with a friend should be up to their own Individual person. I would say this falls under the sentence “...enjoy and defend... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

We are experiencing one of the rare occasions when, for health reasons to protect all of us, the government is given the responsibility to make orders such as the present curfew, and we must comply with them. Our individual freedoms mean nothing if this pandemic can kill so many of us without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What lawyer can help me fight the police? They stole my car.

I purchased my car on sept and went to go register it but i couldnt because i needed smog. On 9/22 They had given me a 1 day moving permit to allow me to move my car. On 11/19 i had left my house and i get a call from my sis in law telling me the police are looking at my car and my lil brother went... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 21, 2020

more info needed.

why did the police go to your home?

what did they say was the issue?

the tow truck driver has no choice if the police tell him/her to tow it.

don't let the car sit as the daily storage fees will kill you.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is there anything i can do about my ex moving next to my family members when he is not allowed contact with me?

There is a restraining order currently that states no contact whatsoever, and a pending criminal order from the DA waiting to be served upon booking.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Nov 21, 2020

Tell the police and they will serve him. That should stop him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Employment Law for California on
Q: As an independent contractor (truck driver) delivering loads for Amazon, I was banned by Amazon's Security firm

Amazon is not my employer. the trucking Co. I work under is only contracted by Amazon (example: USPS & Amazon.). I think it's wrong for The manager in charge of the Security Company to ban me from all amazon fullfilment centers after she turned around and yelled at me to 'step... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 19, 2020

So I wonder what your reply was that got you banned. You haven't indicated whether you think this was unlawful on her part. There just isn't enough information provided to advise you what you should do next. You can always contact a labor lawyer to help you figure things out. You could... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Fbi goes to grand jury, grand jury decides to indite, same day FBI bring case to a Judge and gets a warrant and arrests

1-current gand jury is unconstitutional. FBI goes to grand jury to get a sure conviction. Fbi on same day brings case to Judge and gets warrant. Arrest you and lie and say your arraignment is your due process. I think this is a clear violation of due process along with the violation one goes... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 17, 2020

Some misconceptions:

1. Grand juries are not unconstitutional.

2. The FBI does not go to the grand jury, that is the prosecutor's job.

3. Arraignment is one of the pieces of your "due process", which continues through your trial, conviction and appeal....
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: if the feds arrest you without giving notice, without a trial, without ever saying a dam word, due process violated.

with the grand jury now being a grand facade, then the feds arrest you without warning, this is tyranny at the hands of government. 10th amendment protects against goverment running roughshod over the states and citizens. How is that they feds are doing just what the constitution was written to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 16, 2020

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

THEY SAY A GRAND JURY WOULD PURSUE A HAM SANDWICH

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was a victim of Police misconduct, assaulted (battered?)by 6 officers, then wrongfully arrested. Charge were dismissed

I called 911 for mental health reasons after waking up from a coma with severe burns. When the police arrived, they dismissed the ambulance & EMTs and I was assaulted and battered by 6 policemen and wrongfully arrested. They dismissed the charges and county counsel sent me a letter urging me... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 14, 2020

There are many great civil rights lawyers in the San Francisco and Oakland areas. Call the local ACLU office and tell them you need help. They will help you find a good lawyer to help you. Their website is https://www.aclunc.org/about/chapters/san-francisco-chapter, so copy this link and paste it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The process of obtaining discovery for a CA Civil Injuction by way of filing a TRO with or without a PI.

Would like to know your experience with discovery and TRO’s. Plaintiff, I, need to obtain evidence for 4 TRO cases. It is crucial for me to be granted discovery on these cases and I appreciate your input on how I should proceed. Discovery in TRO's never granted due to time, CCP’s... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 13, 2020

This is not the proper forum for seeking such discrete legal advice. I believe you should concentrate your search to law firms capable of such widespread research. Focus on civil rights law firms in and around San Francisco or Sacramento, who will have the expertise you seek. There are also firms... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: I believe I have been discriminated against and there has been disparity in treatment against my as a member of Kaiser.

My (minor) daughter had a procedure in the Surgery Department of Kaiser Permanente. My wife and I were both present. I was told (during sign in) that only 1 parent would be allowed to be with the child/patient due to COVID restrictions. To which I replied, that I understood (which Is also written... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 12, 2020

I do not see a claim for discrimination. These protocols are applied to all of us. I, too, have had to wait outside the medical facility for my family member.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is this housing discrimination? when my old roommates moved out, my landlord gave me the first choice for a candidate.

it was my black gay male friend. he made him pass a background check, credit report, income, and met him in person my friends info all checked out. plus he had deposit to put as a down payment. my landlord kept hesitating and making excuses as he pushing this white female through. she was... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 11, 2020

It appears to me that this may have been a discriminatory rental decision, and that you have been victimized as well as your black friend who was denied housing. You need to file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing immediately. Go to the DFEH website... Read more »

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Q: Yacht was Impounded dead battery /illegally moored? With a Court date of 4/29/20 I offered $4000 4/1/20 ignored?

I called LBPD an Officer emailed Impound with copies of my clear title and payment check. He advised Impound please respond to her many calls? Return her property this check is good! Ignored! Bought boat back 5/11/ she was gutted! Destroyed! $37,000 damage storage up to $14000 plus hotel stays They... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2020

You should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website (lacba.com) and look for their Lawyers Referral Service (LRS). They should be able to assist you.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What constitutes a hostile workplace environment? Can you be fired for having an illness such as diabetes?

I made my boss aware that I have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He was recently promoted to Chief of Police. Since his new promotion he has been an overbearing micro manager, requiring me to be at my desk at all times, have a cell phone with me when I am not and even take the phone... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 9, 2020

Being fired because you have diabetes would most likely be a violation of the FEHA and the ADA. Key word is "because," unless your diabetes renders you unable to perform the essential functions of your job. It certainly sounds like the Chief is harassing you on the job, but where is the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My car was stolen early sat morning. The police are not willing to write us a stolen car report?

My car was stolen early Saturday morning, my keys were in the car, I was at a friend's house with two other people my wife was home the whole night, we have full coverage responsible and non responsible full coverage insurance, the car is completely paid off and only worth a couple thousand... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 8, 2020

You can make a "counter report" that you write yourself. The police appear to be questioning your story. Making a false police report and insurance fraud are crimes. Tread carefully.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Are social media posts about missing my son and my experiences a violation of a Restraining Order?

No names were said. Truthfully, I am not sure I even made the posts. I believe someone related to the victim got ahold of my phone at a gathering, but that's hard to prove. Are posts about my son (on the RO) with pictures before the RO illegal? Is saying that the situation isn't right... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 6, 2020

more info needed.

what did order say?

is this a case out of Florida or calif? if calif what courthouse?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Collections for California on
Q: I put a donation box on a table in a First Amendment Protest in San Francisco. Is it illegal?

I organized this Protest at Embarcadero Park in San Francisco last year. I had the event permit and insurance cover. I put a donation box on a table with a note state that the donation is used to cover the expense for the Protest (Permit fee and insurance fee). Now, an hostile organization accused... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 5, 2020

My advice is to just ignore them. Don't engage with them, just ignore them. So what if you asked for donations to help defray your expenses. Just don't waste your time with those people. There is only one exception to this advice, and that is if the complaining party is a public agency... Read more »

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