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Q: Through documented police and prosecutors (State and Federal) misconduct I spend 10.5 years in a Pretrial incarceration

Do I file a civil complaint against the police officer, the Deputy District Attorney, the DA's office the Federal prosecutor, the US Justice department or all the above? Violations of my civil rights were confirmed by a US District judge in the criminal phase of my case. At the end all (State and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 21, 2019

You need to find a really good civil rights lawyer right away. If the case is a righteous one, most good civil rights firms should be interested. I'm not familiar with good civil rights lawyers in the Fresno area, so I suggest that you contact the Fresno County Bar Association and ask for their... Read more »

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Q: My partner Of 10 years Suddly died. His friend changed the locks and won’t let me in. What can I do.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 17, 2019

Need more information. You haven't provided enough background facts to permit a reasoned analysis. Answer these questions: 1. Who? (did what to whom, i.e. are all the witnesses); 2. What? (happened) 3. When (did it happen); 3. Where? (did it take place) 4. How? (did it all happen) and tell me about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on

Q: I need to know if I can get a job but I'm fairly certain I can i have a brain tumor and i have some cognitive issues

I'm also a victim of abuse for about 80%of my life my niece also got sexual with me over texting there were pictures she sent me without my consent

Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 16, 2019

need more info.

not sure what you are asking.

whether you can get a job is not a legal question.

if you are a victim of anything you may want to talk to a PI lawyer. They usually offer a free consultation.

they will probably suggest you talk to the police.

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Q: In California, is an email sufficient for 30 days notice to vacate apartment if the landlord's email is on the lease?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 14, 2019

Thanks for your question. If in fact the landlord has noted an email address in the lease or rental agreement, then by all means I would agree that giving notice by email should be sufficient. However, I advise also sending the same notice by regular mail to the landlord's street address to guard... Read more »

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Q: I got citation for being over speed limit 54. Anyway the cop started threatening me while my daughter was in the car

He said I am lucky that he isn't charging me with misdemeanor and not taking away my car and my child. my daughter is 5 and she sated crying that she doesn't wanna go

William John Light answered on Aug 14, 2019

Not sure what your question is. The officer might have been inappropriate, maybe not. It's possible that the officer was telling the truth and that you could, in fact, have been charged with a misdemeanor and taken into custody. None of the facts of your stop are described. However, in terms of... Read more »

Q: Is there a lawyer that can help with age discrimination in the workplace?

Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 4, 2019

I am sure there is. Unfortunately this Q&A site is not the place to ask for an attorney to work for you. Rather you need to identify one or more attorneys who practice employment litigation and discuss your matter with them to see if they are willing to work on your case. I would suggest you... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue county for time spent in jail?

I did six months in jail for a charge. Went to trail the case was dropped and re filed. I was O.R. And fighting case on the outside. If they drop case again or are unable to convict, can I sue for time spent in jail?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 3, 2019

Was there probable cause for your arrest? If so, then no

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on

Q: Where can I find a pro bono attorney? My intentions is to file case against Hayward Police Department, Alameda County

Justice system( court houses) and All day towing. Is there any way that you guys can help me find a pro bono attorney that is willing to fight for me. I went to Legal Aid in Hayward courthouse and they told me they cannot help me because I have a big case my good call back number is I-10 246-9279 I... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 30, 2019

Contact the County Bar Association in your county and ask for their lawyer referral service to request they refer you to a lawyer who can assist you with your case. You may not find someone to help you pro bono, but if you have a good case you won't have too much trouble finding a good lawyer to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on

Q: My car was impounded and i was arrested for possesion of controlled substance

I feel asleep in my car at a gas station after a long day at work i was woken up by my door being opened by a police officer pulling me out then handcuffing me and placing me in the back of there car he then searched my car and found a small amount of meth and a broken glass pipe i was arrested for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 28, 2019

yes, they can.

they arrested you for possession........not ownership.

explain this to the atty you retain or who is appointed for you.

if you just purchased it very recently..maybe it is buyable

however, most people do not sell a car with something of value remaining...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: Stop code enforcement from hitting returnees with violations with hefty fines in paradise, CA. can anything be done?

Some of us are starting to receive violation notices from the city of paradise for code violations that are 2 months old along with the hefty fines for each. We were told that we would fall under a disaster ordinance upon return and I believe for up to 18 months. Now it is said only 180 days. the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

You need to get familiar with the City's Municipal Code right away. You and the others like you should appeal every citation you get. Get yourselves a good civil rights lawyer who can represent you in every citation case.

Find yourself a good lawyer who has...
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Q: What rights does a man have and actions can a man make when a woman has just given birth to his baby?

My brother recently found out he is a father of a newborn baby, who’s mother will not answer his calls or texts and she’s has left town with the baby. He cannot reach her or the baby. In The last, she has stated that my brother will have nothing to do with this baby, but we got a paternity test... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

Sir, you need to ask this question of lawyers in the District of Columbia. I am not licensed to practice there, and am unfamiliar with the law relating to father's rights there. You asked this question of lawyers in California.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on

Q: If Police Report is falsified & evidence tampered to cover up the Suspect not to be prosecuted, is this a Federal Crime

We were victim of a deadly assault weapon (box cutter knife) use by a Real Estate Broker as Brandishing of Knife. Police found evidence took victims statements, assured victims suspect will be scheduled for prosecution. Police Officers then falsified the Report & conspired together with the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 25, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the court most proximate to where you would have to appear.

There is a difference...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: What does it mean to report a proposal given to the house of representatives after it has been referred

I am a debater and reading about H.R. 7080 (115th): Arms Sale Oversight Act and that is in the text but I don't understand what it means??? Help also is this the right category

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 24, 2019

You question has nothing to do with civil rights because the the proposed law deals with amending the process for obtaining permission to sell certain defense articles or services to foreign governments. The stated purpose is: "To modify the expedited procedures in the House of Representatives... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: How do I file a suit for racial profiling against a retail chain?

The situation was that I walked into my local Rite Aid to return two items that I had purchased. I presented the item to the clerk. The items that I purchased was by one and get the second for free. After scanning the first item, I was told by the clerk that the item had already been returned. When... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 24, 2019

There is nothing indicating racial profiling

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: do you think I would have a good case to sue the police for false arrest and get the 2500 I had to pay to bail out?

So to go more into detail the reason I was pulled over was because when I bought the car it came with new plates witch I when they tried to run them nothing was coming up so that’s the reason they had to pull me over but that’s not why they had got behind me in the first place because when I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2019

more info needed.

i doubt if you would recover............especiallly if the police were acting on a citizen's report of something that was wrong.

i doubt if the case has enough value for a lawyer to accept on a contingency. If that's the case you would be stuck paying a lawyer on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Probate for California on

Q: Would I have rights to my house, if my moms dying wishes, with out a will, & possibly just a verbal agreement

Would I have rights to my house, if my moms dying wishes, with out a will, & possibly just a verbal agreement, were for her sister, my aunt, to buy a home for me & my brothers, which she did, but she never put our names on it, only hers, her husbands, & Garza Trust, are on deed, & she has taken... Read more »

James Edward Berge answered on Jul 22, 2019

All agreements concerning real estate must be in writing, so you would probably lose on your contractual claim, but you might succeed if you could prove with clear and convincing evidence that your aunt intended to deceive your mom and profited from that deception. Your claim would be based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: How can I file for Marvin action?

My mom recently separated from my dad and they have been together for 35 years but never got married she fild for a restraining order and was granted for verbal abuse now she wants to know how to get some support are alimony

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 21, 2019

Tell your mom that she needs to see a family law lawyer who has experience handling Marvin v. Marvin cases. She needs to do this on her own, although you can assist her in finding a good firm. There are hundreds of law firms, some comprised mostly of women, in Los Angeles County, who can take on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on

Q: out on bond was searched by police and they found nothing.they charged me for possession for something 30ft away

Someone had said that a jacket was mine and the police found a gun inside. What can i do

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 17, 2019

hire a lawyer or request a court appt'd lawyer.

somehow they have to tie you to the jacket...........eyewit, fingerprints on the gun etc

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for California on

Q: california civil code 1632(6)

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

What about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

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