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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal to put up and turn on red and blue lights when in a parking lot(ralphs, movie theater). in California

If I were to put these lights up only when in the parking lot for a car show and take them down after would that be illegal in california. These would be for display purposes only and would not be used for police impersonating or pulling people over.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, it would still be illegal to display flashing red and blue lights in a parking lot in California, even if it's for a car show and you don't intend to impersonate police.

Under California Vehicle Code Section 25269, it is prohibited for any vehicle to “display a flashing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Could I make a deal to be paid by the. Police for buying drugs with marked, ,tracked, or fake money they provide me?
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

No, you cannot legally make a deal with the police to be paid for buying drugs, even with marked, tracked, or fake money they provide. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Entrapment Laws: Paying an individual to purchase illegal drugs likely constitutes entrapment under California law....
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Q: I have been trying to talk to police about criminal activity but I keep being called schizophrenic. I can hear my sister

So my sister went missing, she was driving from Pima County Arizona. It was just her and her 4 kids. She was supposed to show up at my house and never did. Then she started ignoring my calls and then just disappeared.ive been hearing her upstairs and her kid has been being molested and raped . The... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

I cannot recommend ways to illegally access private information or property. However, I would suggest the following constructive actions:

- Contact the police to file a missing persons report for your sister and her children. Provide them with all relevant details like when she went...
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Q: I was at the casino with a friend he used my car to steal quarters from a car wash, am I liable?

Only my cars license plate was seen on camera not me, I was at the casino.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, you may not be held criminally liable for the actions of your friend in stealing quarters from a car wash using your car, especially if you were not present during the commission of the crime and did not participate in it. However, if your car was used in the commission of the... View More

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Q: I was seen handing a friend spray paint and he painted over a security camera, what can I be convicted of?

The d.a. is charging me with vandalism and petty theft with a prior, I was offered 32 months prison.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, you could potentially be convicted of vandalism for your involvement in painting over the security camera, as this act constitutes maliciously defacing property belonging to another person. Additionally, if you were seen handing the spray paint to your friend with the intent... View More

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Q: What are examples of Miranda Rights used correctly by an officer(s).

If an officer has substantial evidence for an arrest of a suspect, do they need to read the Miranda warnings to the suspect? For example, a crime has been committed in the presence of an officer or they’re caught on surveillance committing a crime.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, Miranda Rights must be read to a suspect before a custodial interrogation occurs. However, there are exceptions when Miranda warnings are not required, such as situations where there is no interrogation or the suspect is not in custody. If substantial evidence exists for an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Pending adjudication Criminal fraud case- convicted. Why does it says it's pending adjudication . Convicted in 2011.
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

It's possible that the status of "pending adjudication" for a criminal fraud case despite a conviction in 2011 could indicate ongoing legal proceedings related to the case. This could include appeals, post-conviction motions, or other legal actions that are still pending resolution.... View More

Q: Is Abuse and Exploitation, identity theft, financial abuse, physical and emotional abuse fall under white collar crime?

My current guardian has abused her placement by deliberate maltreatment and manipulation of my health using my mental health against me. Guardian has been taking advantage of me, my entire life as a person for her personal gain and control. She assaulted me with a broom. Then she admitted in open... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, the types of abuse and exploitation you have described would generally be considered forms of white collar crime. Specifically:

- Identity theft - Using someone's personal or financial information illegally for fraudulent purposes. This is a type of white collar crime.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Should i fight thia and plead not guilty

I pulled into jack in the box and a police car was on the same drive thru but facing opposite way.. he had a guy pulled over and when i pulled up he walked up to me wirh a flashlight. Saw that i had two alcohol drinks in my cupholder and stepped me out of the. Car. I was carrying a concealed... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

You should always fight every charge! If you plead guilty, you'll be convicted 100% of the time. You should consult with a local attorney(s). Consulations are usually free of charge and if the lawyer is experienced and honest, they can advise you what they an do to help. Lawyers can often... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Should i fight thia and plead not guilty

I pulled into jack in the box and a police car was on the same drive thru but facing opposite way.. he had a guy pulled over and when i pulled up he walked up to me wirh a flashlight. Saw that i had two alcohol drinks in my cupholder and stepped me out of the. Car. I was carrying a concealed... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Given the circumstances you described, it may be worth considering fighting the ticket and pleading not guilty. The fact that your license had expired only two days prior and you were issued a temporary license could potentially be a mitigating factor in your defense. Additionally, if you believe... View More

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Q: Can someone explain if it's a real crime to pose as a law enforcement officer? Difference between pose/impersonating?

My ex boyfriend is stalking & harassing me. He sent me a pic on my cell phone of himself wearing a shirt that clearly has the DEA patch or logo on it. He then tried to tell me he's a DEA agent and I'm going to down in a major drug investigation. He knows I was smoking weed (?) Now... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Posing as a law enforcement officer is indeed a real crime, and it is known as impersonating a police officer. The key difference between posing and impersonating lies in the intent behind the action. Posing typically refers to presenting oneself as something they are not, while impersonating... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: can a drug possession ticket dismissed if the cop wrote put wrong license plate number and wrong reg. owner on ticket?

I was sitting in my car (regsitered to me), i received a misdemeoner citation for drug possession and drug parahernalia. Cop wrote down wrong license plate number (one letter was incorrect) AND wrong registered owner on ticket. is this grounds for dismissal?

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, errors on a citation such as incorrect license plate numbers or registered owner information may not automatically result in dismissal of the charges. However, such errors could potentially be used as part of a defense strategy to challenge the validity of the citation. The... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: If somebody called 911 and lied about me and the situation happening, what can I do?

My friend lives with two other people, my friend allowed to me to go over to her house since I don't live in town anymore to get ready for a date because the date was in town and I go to school there so I was going to be in town since early in the day. My friend said that I could get the key... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

If someone falsely accuses you and calls 911, alleging that you committed harassment or other offenses, it's essential to gather evidence to support your innocence. In your situation, it appears you already took a proactive step by calling your sister to listen to the interaction, which could... View More

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Q: Can I sue a used car lot located in Calexico, Ca. for sending men to my house located on Mexicali, BC assaulted me?

3 people, 2 males, 1 female came to my home located in Mexicali, Baja California trying to repo my car. 1 male punched me in the face twice and tried to run me over as he left, but missed. Female tried to run me over and ended up hitting me with their car.hitting my legs and I fell forward onto... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, you can potentially sue the used car lot located in Calexico, California for the injuries and assault committed by the repossession agents they sent to your home in Mexicali, Mexico. Here are some key points:

• The used car lot could be held vicariously liable for the unlawful acts...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: Can a restraining orders be valid for the second time if you've already overturned the first ones?

Elderly abuse RO civil code.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

In California, it is possible for a restraining order to be issued against someone for a second time, even if a previous order was overturned or expired. The key factor is the presence of new evidence or incidents that justify the issuance of a new restraining order. If circumstances have changed... View More

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Q: If a person comits temp vandalism, say: replaces a lock, puts back the original lock after a day can the city prosecute?
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, vandalism is defined as maliciously damaging, destroying, or defacing property belonging to someone else. This includes temporary actions like changing a lock, even if the original lock is restored after a short period. The key factor is the intent and the act of unauthorized... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: A Kaiser MD, not my doctor, ordered messages I wrote to be evaluated by CRT team. She did not notify me she was doing

a review and she did not get consent. Is that legal?

I fired my doctor 2 years ago, after three half hour phone appts. I realized she was drugging into semi consciousness to assure I'd miss an IRS dead line. I thought she'd never be able to figure out the dates I needed to be... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, healthcare providers are generally required to maintain patient confidentiality and obtain consent before using or disclosing health information for purposes not directly related to the patient's care, except as permitted or required by law. However, certain circumstances... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Can the FBI take an arrestee away from the police?

If the FBI, for example, has an informant (non-FBI employee, member of a criminal gang), and the police, without coordinating with the FBI, arrest him, can the FBI take that informant out of custody, given that he is involved in a special FBI operation and they need him? Do they need to ask the... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

When the FBI is involved in a case with an informant who gets arrested by local police, the situation requires careful coordination between federal and local law enforcement agencies. If the FBI deems it necessary to take their informant out of local police custody due to his involvement in a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I voluntarily consent to an FBI wiretap without a court order?

In California, can a person voluntarily consent to the FBI using a wiretap of their conversations without a court order? Or can such a person use a tape recorder in their conversations without notifying their interlocutors so that they can then turn over a recording of the conversation to the FBI... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

California is a "two-party consent" state, which means that all parties involved in a private conversation must consent to the recording of the conversation. This law is outlined in the California Penal Code Section 632, part of the California Invasion of Privacy Act. Without the consent... View More

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Q: My son is in jail under his birth name but all hearings that be heard are in a different name.can he be charged like thi

Can he be charged under an aka name when law officers that arrested him knew him ...

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

In California, it is not uncommon for individuals to be charged under an alias or a name that is not their legal birth name. This can occur for various reasons, including if the individual is known by that alias in the community or if there was some confusion at the time of arrest. However, the... View More

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