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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What legal actions can be taken against a doc that removed a grievance form from my personal file

I filed request form, then grievance form, then grievance appeal form while in custody.

After release went to county clerks office to get copies of particular case copies and the grievance form was not in the system, but grievance response was present

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 18, 2022

You have provided insufficient information which would permit a reasonable response to your inquiry. I would like to see a lot more detail, for example, the who, when, where, how and why of the events so I could get an idea of what the issue is. Ideally, you should provide a chronological... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can I sue for discrimination if a bank doesn’t let me apply to open a checking account to deposit claim check ?

They told the cfbd that the check wasn’t signed by lender. It was and I sent proof . My contractor left me for not paying deposit as a result

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 18, 2022

There is insufficient information to permit me to respond with any reasonable advice. Any lawyer will need more detail, in order to understand the situation, and whether or not some solutions can be suggested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughters name was found to be on a students hit list.

Her name was on a students hit list. The school has a zero tolerance policy and only suspended the student for 10 days with a potential expulsion based on a closed door expulsion hearing that we are not allowed to go to. What would be our best avenue for how to handle this legally potentially... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Talk to your local county prosecutors office, which might want investigate and will decide whether to pursue a criminal action. Then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles civil litigation cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I was given my civil rights back in both states I was charged (TN&KY), do I qualify for a class e felony?

I was not on parole/probation; I received my rights back in June of 2020; I’m being charged with a class b felony or a c right now; I’m hoping it can be mended down to a class e which carries 1-6 yrs @30%.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 17, 2022

That would be a very large reduction in the criminal charge. Hire a competent TN attorney to represent you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: I want to know in Texas, what is the timeframe allotted to hold trial after indictment and what is the code on this?

I feel my attorney has waived my right to fair and speedy trial. I have not consented to this and he has not informed me that he has or not. But being that I’ve been in this case over 2 years, going on 3 I feel that this is the case. I am looking for an answer to this question due to the fact... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Nov 17, 2022

The law does not require a specific number of days or months. You DON'T have a right to a speedy trial until formal charges are filed, which for felonies means a grand jury indictment... but the clock on the statute of limitations does tick, and that does have a specific timeframe defined in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: I need help with mold in my apartment. My landlord isn't doing anything & my 1 year old now has a virus due to the mold

The management has been here a week last week it was someone else but I say this because they're saying none of my money orders can be found and I have not paid rent which taxes went really funded me and I have proof which is an approval letter. I think now they're just trying to listen... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 16, 2022

There are a number of licensed mold remediation companies that can remediate mold in a dwelling. The procedure to notify a landlord to make necessary repairs is described in detail in Section 92.051-92.062 of the Texas Property Code. It's a few pages of reading, but too long to post here.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was injail and given narcotic for alcohol withdrawal by the jail medical staff and taken into court. Is that leagal

I was arrested on a warrant for falier to appear on a midomenor. I was told that I ran out of the court room. I was charged with a felony escape. I have served my terminal and am being told I have to be on parole. I tried to jump through the hoops of being on paper twice before and was not capable... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Not entirely sure what's happened. Speak with a local attorney to assist you. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Question about pull over for registration inventory search that ended up a possession charge

Locked glove box broke into literally without key to get a locked money bag that had drugs and paraphernalia. They detained and searched everything for inventory after I told them no searching and I'm not on probation or parole

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

I've just written a suppression motion on similar facts. You need to hire a local attorney and challenge the search and seek to suppress the items seized. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I sue my former lawyer for not representing me properly which ended with a conviction for a crime that never occurre

I had a little accident in my home when I was trying to make my own dab (honey oil) because I was using it for my ptsd and it’s really expensive! There was a tiny fire before the authorities arrived but I had extinguished it immediately. There was no fire or damage to my house but they still... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 14, 2022

you can always sue anyone for anything.............the issue is whether you would win and whether you could afford to retain a lawyer or find a lawyer that would take the matter on a lien.

you may also consider making a motion for a new trial.

i had previously not finished my...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I had a police officer cover up a felony hit&run didn't write a report or file 1.. did not arrest or dui test person

Responsible for causing 2 people injuries & 15000 property damage. Dmv was never notified no charges on person responsible.. I requested a report to be filed twice and police denied me.. now I can't take person to ourt to fix my totaled truck... if the tables were turned I'd be in... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 14, 2022

you should contact a local PI lawyer to guide you.

your lawyer should press the police and DA to file if there is evidence.

obviously, if you had insurance you would put it through that carrier.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for South Carolina on
Q: What are the stipulations to mutual combat in the state of south Carolina?

If two consenting adults agree to engage in mutual combat under supervision of a referee in an enclosed area and all guidelines were met eg.. both parties agree, understand the engagement rules, and agree to end the fight upon a retreat or the inability to continue could legal proceedings occur?

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
answered on Nov 12, 2022

Yes, both parties may be charged pursuant to S.C. Code Statutes regarding assault and battery.

Only fights authorized by the SC State Athletic Commission, a division of SC Labor Licensing Regulation, are immune from application of the SC Codes punishing assault and battery.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: my motorhome was stolen and sold and i cant get police to help me get it back, yes it was sold without my permission

the people who bought it say they purchased it from me but i have roof i was incarcerated at that time. the police wont honor my pink slip and wont check the valdity of the paperwork the people posess

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Nov 10, 2022

I'm sorry this happened. You can find answers. But you'll need to do some detective work.

The things we need to know will include:

1. Was the registration current?

2. Where was the vehicle last parked or stored, to your knowledge?

3. Was there a loan on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If im 19 and want to move out to another town can my parents legally stop me
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 9, 2022

No. You are an adult now. But be careful to think through the consequences of your actions.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Four months ago my husband left me and took my dog which is registered in my name I want it back police won’t help

The police say it’s a civil matter. He brought two policemen to our house and took the dog. I asked the police why they were there and they said he wanted no fight. We hadn’t fought and don’t have a history of that so I was confused. They then said he told them it was his ptsd dog. He’s... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Nov 9, 2022

You need to file for divorce and seek the dog as a marital asset.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: I need a civil attorney to represent me in a a lawsuit against CPS in New York State. Seems no one has the experience.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 8, 2022

It's difficult for someone here to respond to your request for an attorney. The format of this forum is more Q & A than attorney referral service. To supplement your own searches, you could try the tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Additionally, the New York State Bar Association has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: If I was drinking alcohol on my property can I get charged with a drunk in public?

Was not given a breathalyzer test or sobriety test just taking straight to jail.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 7, 2022

I need a lot more information. I would need to know the exact circumstances which led up to your arrest. If you want a lawyer to help you, then prepare a statement of what happened, name all the witnesses, and copy all of the documents relating to your arrest and detention. Then take all of that to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can California cops in placer County arrest and impound a vehicle on a suspended license
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Yes, they can, as you have learned.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can California cops in placer County arrest and impound a vehicle on a suspended license
Darrell Griffin Jr
Darrell Griffin Jr
answered on Nov 9, 2022

As Mr. Fazzi said, yes they can. You are driving without a valid license. There are many other ways they could have handled the situation, like leaving the car locked, or having another licensed person move the car. However, they are not required to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: What's first step to prove that someone has power of attorney over me

I'm in fear for my life

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Nov 7, 2022

If you are wondering about the IRS, you can look online for third party authorizations on your IRS online portal or you can call and directly speak to a rep. via 1-800-829-1040.

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