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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I called the cops anonymous for my underage cousin and they told him I probably called which endangered my welfare

What should I do because my cousin beats his girl is on heroin brown residue on a knife talked to a coworker who used to be on drugs she said it’s heroin doesn’t care for anyone or anything basically a psychopath he’s dangerous and what the cops did endangered my welfare because my cousin... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 16, 2021

more info is needed.

i would encourage you to make an appointment for a free consultation with a local lawyer........and to write out all the facts ahead of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Formation for California on
Q: too confusing for a civilian. Does this mean i can get my personal possessions back without needing to pay?

My items were burglarized, and i located them at a pawn shop, but i dont have the money to buy them back. They gave the THIEF ( im not calling them a defendant) thousands and the pawn shop is requesting i pay. I obviously want to prosecute, so does this mean i can get my belongings back without... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2021

more info is needed.

did you make a police report? contact the police to let them know you found the items.

they should be able to assist you too.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I just learned charges of a Hit and run were filed against me in 2020. I set a court date but what now?

I don’t have an attorney, this is the very first criminal charge I have ever had. I don’t have any information On the other party whatsoever. What can I do? I plan to fully dispute these bogus charges..

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you have been criminally charged, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney, who can advise you on the best way to move forward.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Lady accusing me of theft and threatening with immigration and police.

I did some work at her house. She didn't want to pay what the price was. Left the work and now she is accusing me of stealing her house deeds.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 14, 2021

Anyone may make any type of accusations: the facts are these are just allegations.

She may call the police yet, the police will investigate that matter and in order to charge would need to gather enough evidence for the charges to be approved.

Secondly, calling immigration would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can Brian Laundrie communicate to his parents via the attorney?

I am working on a podcast. Append: Can Brian Laundrie communicate to his parents LEGALLY through his attorney while on the run? I heard conflicting answers. Also, is the attorney legally accountable for letting LE and FBI know Laundrie has been in communication with them?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info needed.

i guess he could, but I would advise parents to keep their distance.

i assume he didn't tell them where he would be so they would not be in that position.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My lawyer has given little effort does not makes things understandable. I have no idea what’s going on

He doesn’t respond to calls or emails. Doesn’t explain anything. Didn’t try at all. Works for prosecutors and always wants to represent me without me there and is making me take a deal I don’t want saying it’s the best deal. I am lost and have heard from lawyers in his office that he is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

much more info is needed.

is this a private lawyer or court appointed?

if Public Defender, you could have asked for a new lawyer.

are you appealing because you pled?

i would always try to appear on behalf of my client to save them the inconvenience of coming to court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Do I need to get a private attorney? Without one am I am any trouble?

I’m a 23 year old from California , I recently violated my court probation. I violated it with a “spectating ticket” For watching an illegal motor vehicle contest.

My original conviction that got me on probation was a dui back at the beginning of 2020.

My record is clean... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info is needed

it is always best to have an attorney.

however, if you can't afford one the court will appoint the public defender on any criminal case.

the reason fees are so high is that most cases are not resolved with one appearance.

Covid has caused all...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is there ever a point where someone can just lose their constitutional rights?

I am just trying to study some and was wondering if someone could just lose their constitutional rights?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 10, 2021

Keep studying. If you do, you will find that one can never lose their constitutional rights. They might be diminished if you go to jail or prison, or other similar circumstances, but a U.S. citizen maintains her civil rights right up to death.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: For a kidnapping charge to stick does the victim have to testify in court

If someone went on a high speed chase with people in the car who consented to running from the police but then when caught accused the driver of forcefully holding them captive. But the victims not refuse to testify again the person in a criminal court,can the charge be dropped

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 9, 2021

There is no requirement that the victim testify in court, and depending on what other evidence there is, the charge may still be proven.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: i was assaulted and had a advocate from the Da's office . I called him about my case a few times. He told me he would

let me know when the case went to court and sent me a restraining order. My advocate no longer works there and the next thing i get is another restraining order in the mail.So i look on line and find out the case has been completed with a plea deal to a misd. 245. After I talked with the Da he... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 8, 2021

The District Attorney's office represents the people, not you individually. They do not protect your personal rights, that is up to you to protect on your own, with your own lawyer. You can also sue the wrongdoer personally, if s/he caused you injury, damage, loss or harm. You need to find... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is Code 288 ever used in connection with an adult victim? Or, is 288 always a minor victim?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 8, 2021

288 is a lewd act with a child...under 14.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Family member failed to appear in court because he is already in jail for another crime.

Hello! My brother previously committed a crime in which he had to appear in court for his bench warrant hearing. However, a few weeks later he was arrested for a hit and run crime and has been in jail, which he is serving a 4 month sentence. However, he just received a letter saying that he has a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 8, 2021

more info is needed.

if it is the same courthouse, I would think the PD would automatically handle it by adding to the calendar and moving to quash the bench warrant.

i would probably merge both cases and work out a package deal if possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Is this ineffective counsel? Malpractice?

Bailey v United States 2013 is about a man who had left his house just as it was about to be searched and was stopped, without probable cause, less than a mile away. The search warrant was valid and it was obtained based on the word of a confidential informant. Drugs and guns were found and Bailey... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 7, 2021

much more info is needed.

without ALL the facts it is impossible to answer your legal question with specificity.

you have a lawyer, who I assume knows the law, and s/he advised you of a course of action. I suspect there is a reason for that.

pose that question to your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: 1st amended minute order for: case Mcr 056375 Misdemeanor bp028(a) misdeminor bp7027.1(a) Case will be dismised in 6

Case will be dismised if obey all laws for six monts and complete 100 hour comunity service what does that mean

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

WHAT ARE YOU ASKING?

IT SOUNDS LIKE A SENTENCE AND POSSIBLY A DIVERSION ON A MISDEMEANOR UNDER THE NEW DIVERSION LAWS

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: I guaranteed a student loan for my nephew. He has a job/can pay for it but chooses not to. Do I have any legal remedie

I got pressured into signing the student loan as a guarantor bec my brother, his dad, did not have the FICO score to get the loan thru. Now, there has been a family fight and my brother's wife is trying to get back to me by telling her son NOT to pay for the student loan so that I will end up... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 5, 2021

i thought small claims was still $10k.

even if you go there and win, what happens if he does not adhere to court ruling...........?

it will continue to affect your credit rating

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Do I need to get a lawyer?

I violated my court probation by “attending a illegal motor vehicle contest” they gave me a ticket for spectating.

My original offense was for a dui. Which occurred at the beginning of 2020.

- I was within 300 feet when the police stopped me, but they had the whole intersection... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Oct 5, 2021

As part of your probation you were told to "lead a lawful life", this is potentially a probation violation. That being written, you probably have nothing to worry about regarding a probation violation, however you can contact a local criminal defense attorney (or maybe the one you hired... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I was scammed by accepting fraudulent check and asked to transfer money to a bank account

I have filed police complaint.The person cheated me by signing lease and showed fake ID proof .Sent.me.fake check for deposit and little over of deposit amount and asked me to transfer remains amount to his bank account

I know only the bank account number and routing number and bank... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 4, 2021

much more info is needed.

if the amount is under $10,000, I would suggest going to small claims court where you can get a date within months rather than many years.

you probably can't afford to hire a lawyer for this and even if you could you might be throwing good money after...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Divorce and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I want to know what I need to do when I have been wrongfully convicted of domestic violence,& want it overturned/reverse

I have wife who has & is still lying saying that I've done horrible things to her, where when I have literally done not even one single thing to her at all & I feel all the way helpless with the despair of not be able to defend myself from such a terrible unthinkable & most... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Oct 4, 2021

If you have been "wrongly convicted" I have to assume you had a trial or the opportunity to reach a plea deal. As such, you should ask your attorney in the case what your appeal options are, or otherwise consult with an experienced criminal appellate attorney.

- Law Office of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My spouce is in jail for something he didnt do and they dont have enough evidence to keep him in jail what do i do
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2021

more info is needed

you don't do anything.......

he has a lawyer and you should talk to the lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How to file a law suit against a police dept or officer.

Spd came to my home searching for large amounts drugs .all they found was small personal use and a pipe.however they went in my safe and took a big amount of cash I had just received for stimulus and law suit payment.,when I ask them how do I get my cash back they said.(you become a ci)and get it... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2021

more info is needed

the best advice I could give you is to make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer for a free consultation.

i would have suggested that BEFORE working with the police.

i would also suggest you not discuss things like this on an open forum

you...
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