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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If an appeals court dismisses a charge of stalking, can the counnt of false statement continue as charged and valid

while being questioned by a kohls investigator, about a stalking incident, def stated he never saw or met the victims b4 said incident. def was arrested for giving a false statement, due to a video survailance showing him talking to victims 2 weeks prior. def. state he sincerely didnot remember the... Read more »

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

Something tells me that you don't have the facts straight. First, a Kohls investigator does not work for the government, so a statement to a private individual is not a statement to the government. Next, your facts indicate that the Court of Appeals considered your arguments about the false... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: It took me tèn years to prove the abuse in which my ex husband did to us. A 730 evaluation was done and i have not been.

Back. In those ten years , my ex took house and business with his now wife. By way of fraud. He got married while we where still married . i would like to see what i need to do to end this. I would like to be heard. Is that possible.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 8, 2020

more info needed.

i would suggest you write out a detailed summary of the facts so that a lawyer doesn't have to play secretary and bill you for his/her time in writing the info out.

this is the type of case I believe most lawyers would take only on an hourly.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: my Ex bf is accusing me of hacking into his computer and iPhone since we broke up. What do I do?

My ex and I broke up a month ago since then he’s confessed to cheating on me several times and confessed to injecting meth behind my back. He’s tried to get me back but I do not want any part of him. He is now accusing me of hacking into his computer and phone and saying he has proof from... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Thanks for your post. IMO, the police are not likely to be very excited that your bf got his collection of nudes erased, unless he is a dealer in fine art. Being a self confessed meth injector kinda points the other way. And go over there "with clean lady parts"?? What does that mean?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: So a hit and run was taken place and the car was left on my property the cops showed up went into my back yard and arres

Arrested me and found illegal substances can i fight it

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 7, 2020

You really need to contact a Criminal Defense Attorney to discuss the particulars of your situation. You may have a defense to the discovery of the evidence against you and the attorney will advise you what it will take to defend you from any criminal charges. In the future, if a crime takes place... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I am scheduled to appear in court on the 10th of July, Im in quarantine. I live in Riverside county. What do I do ?

This is an arraignement for a case that happened in 2008. I was picked up on a warrant in

Temecula several months ago.

I was to show proof of completion on a prop 36 class on 10/2014. I did not appear . They also charged me with a violation of probation. I didnt think I was on... Read more »

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

more info needed.

as a rule, one can't transfer cases.

you were probably placed on summary probation on prior with conditions that you didn't follow.

if you don't appear a bench warrant will be issued, but, it should be fairly easy for your lawyer to put the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I get charged with robbery if I was with my friend when she pulled out pepper spray on a LP at a store?

We both separately took items while in the store and then walked out together. When the LP officers tried to grab us (without identifying themselves in any way and its all on video) my friend pulls out pepper spray holding off the guy trying to grab her and then turns and points it at the guy... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 5, 2020

Wow, this would make a great Law School exam question, but you probably don't want to hear that. Several factors at work here, first you need to discuss this with your own attorney and not post this on a public website where the police can take this information and use it against you as an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I was found NOT guilty of F CA pc§273 by a jury. Just saw a letter from a CO admin saying I was in prison for F CA pc273

(says 1,000 characters? )

This case is a complete judicial hissy fit retaliation for an over zealous peremptory challenge & setting precedent in a unique law.

I have the Filed jury verdict form stating I was found Not guilty of felony pc273. The pc120x.(?) 90-day-op admin CO... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 4, 2020

more info needed.

i am confused with the facts.

you should write out a detailed summary of the facts and contact a local lawyer for a consultation, most are free.

OR better yet, contact the lawyer who represented you.

s/he will be able to explain what happened and have all the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I legally register my fiancee as my emotional support person? Like a support animal but support person.

My fiancee was arrested for something receiving known stolen property but he didn't know it was stolen but because the cops found the stolen stuff in his house they are claiming he knew it was stolen. They're trying to give him 3 years but I legitimately can't go a day without him.... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 4, 2020

There is no such thing as a legal registration for support animals. Someone on the internet will sell it to you, but it means nothing. There is also no such thing as a "support person." Even if there was such a thing, and your boyfriend qualified to be one, that would not be a defense... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: What happens when somebody spends somebody else's unemployment benefits that where obtained fraudulently?

Let's say a Person A files for unemployment benefits but doesn't have an address so he has them sent to Person B's address. Well then when the unemployment benefits arrive in the form of a debit card to Person B's address, Person B decides to go ahead and activate the card and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 3, 2020

It is against the law for an attorney to counsel someone on how to evade the law or commit a crime. Perjury is a crime as is subornation of perjury. In your scenario, A has committed a crime by falsely applying for benefits, but if he never worked then he did not amass the required quarters of... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can a older mother get in trouble for wearing a see through nightgown and from her son's friend's Being Flirtatious

She would bend over directly and front of my friends so they can get a good view I guess When she's gane undressed or dressing in a Room the door be partially open she does have any curtains on Her bedroom windows so and it's a real low window directly by the carport

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 3, 2020

Depends on how old the son's friends are, how see through the nightgown is and what "being flirtatious" means.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Is it illegal to pay a court clerk to inform you when a celebrity court case is filed?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 2, 2020

The law prohibits paying a public employee of any kind for them to provide you with personal services not available to the general public. This is called bribery. Both the person paying and the recipient are committing a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: back in early Feb, I had a terrible mental breakdown which resulted in me hitting my mom (only in the arm) and yelling

questions been answered.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 2, 2020

more info needed.

clearly, you should ask the court to appoint a public defender to represent you at no cost.

i suspect you had a court date and since you were on a 5150 and couldn't be there, that someone notified the court and they took it off calendar or issued a warrant and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI / DWI and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is there a way to get alerted when a celebrity court case is filed?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 1, 2020

not that i know of.

my job was usually keeping the press away when celebs got arrested....

sometimes the police, Clerks or DA would notify press

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I file a supplemental report for an assault that I was involved it caused me to be out of work, on disability, and

Made me Homeless will adding the bills to the report ensure my bills get paid and me reimbursed or should I sue

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2020

NO, suing will likely not get your bills paid.

however, more info is needed.

if you are thinking of suing, you should see that criminal charges are filed and hopefully s/he is found guilty or pleads guilty.

i predict you will have a challenge finding a lawyer that will do it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get a court order for an arrest made? I was detained and not booked. What form do I use for Los Angeles?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2020

more info please

are you trying to remove an arrest?

normally you can expunge a plea or conviction but not an arrest.

contact a criminal lawyer in your community. Generally, they will give you a courtesy appt but write out a detailed summary before seeing the lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: If you admitted to a crime when arrested, can you still plea no contest?

Yes, a no Contest plea in Fresno County . You are saying it is the same guilty so entering a no Contest would be equal?

Thanks

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2020

more info needed.

are you sure you are talking about NO Contest?

no contest or NOLO is basically the same as guilty.........however some courts do not accept that plea.

in Riverside County the DA and Judge require guilty or not guilty pleas.........

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I hired attorneys not sober I got evidence cant I suspend their licences bar. They took advantage of me stole money.

Should I notify fbi or cops to incomphiscate incarcerate them all. They stole alot of money from me doing white collar crime fruad scheme. Civil rights where can I hire a pro bono attorney at.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 28, 2020

more info needed.

if they did something criminally wrong you should call the local police

AND The State Bar of California.

the Bar will investigate and take their license if warranted.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What if my landlord has verbally and physically assaulted me?

They're threatening to throw me out if I dont get renters insurance immediately. Can they force me to do that?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 27, 2020

Whether your LL can require you to have renter's insurance or not depends on the terms of your lease. But this is a different topic from a LL physically abusing you. That is an assault and battery and you are entitled to be free from such treatment whether it is a LL or anyone. If he has... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I purchased a dog. They delivered the dog. I didn't like the dog and she left with the dog and a $14,500 cashiers check

Is that theft in California?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 26, 2020

more info needed.

if you gave it to them and they didn't steal, then it is going to be civil.

did you reject dog when you got the dog or some time later?

for that kind of money, I would assume you would have gotten to know the dog first.....although we had a similar...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I made a mobile check deposit but the funds werent going to be released until days later but i needed the money.

So i called my bank to cancel it and they said if i cash it somewhere else the mobile deposit wont go through so ill be fine, i cashed it at a PLS store and days later the funds were released to me on my bank account so i got the money twice. A week later PLS sends me a letter saying I have 10 days... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 25, 2020

more info needed.

you knew you collected the money twice and should have taken steps to address that when you got the money a second time.

i don't think there is a time excuse available.

i would contact a criminal defense lawyer asap and make arrangements to correct the...
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