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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: PC 459 Arrest Warrant Tracked to MCP What does it mean
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

it refers to a bench warrant for a Burglary

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Do I need a person's i.d. to report that they stole my vehicle when I gave they're first last name and d.o.b. and addres

Well my vehicle that I had just purchased and at the time due to the coronavirus wasnt able to register it in my name yet but had bill of sale and paperwork was stolen and traded but at the time people who stole it said they had it towed away so I made a police report and when the investigator... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

if/when you report a theft it is not up to you to determine the dob or cdl of the victim.

that is what the police are supposed to do........

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have been charged a criminal case in Sacramento leaving my abuse relationship and his gang my Apt. I need help .

Also need a California victims board lawyer 2nd appeal and a civil attorney against the Sacramento jail bailiff and merced ca downtown police department

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

if you are going to be charged with a crime the court will appoint a public defender at the arraignment.

you might contact legal aid for your other legal issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I have an expunged wobbler felony penal code 12020A possession of an illegal firearm. Can I get it reduced after expunge

I have an expunged wobbler felony penal code 12020A possession of an illegal firearm (L.A,California) . I didnt get it reduced to a misdemeanor, Can I reduce an already expunged felony to a misdemeanor?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

normally a felony is reduced under 17B to a misdemeanor and the misd under 1203 is expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for California on
Q: If my arrest was sealed under PC 851.91 in California does the police agency have to seal the fingerprints from CA DOJ?

My arrest was sealed under PC 851.91 but the sheriff is still reporting to CA DOJ but the superior court is not. Are they supposed to?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

i would think your fingerprints would remain in the system..............don't we also give fingerprints for a driver's license? if see they would be available from that too.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In regards to PC 11105 if I apply to healthcare facility in CA can they see everything on my CA DOJ report ?

or does pc 11105 limit what they can see?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

if a criminal index report on your record is received it will have everything on it...........whether they can get that is another question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Products Liability for California on
Q: Hello, my mom is filing false charges against me for an item I have not stolen. What can I do if and when she do so?

My mom had given me permission to enter her storage unit to tale out furniture. But is now accusing me of steal a bix of photos. And is now saying I also stoled from her house as well and if i don't come to her house by the end of this week, with said items. She will press charges against me.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

what is your age? do you live with mom?

does she have mental issues?

maybe send a detailed explanation to her that you could present to a court if it comes to that. Explain she gave you permission and that the location of what she is looking for is in the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I signed up to sell cosmetic items through independent sales and left brochures at peoples mailbox

I did not know this was not allowed

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

it will probably not be an issue.

however, it might not be a bad idea of writing to the company complaining of this and asking why they did not warn you of this issue.............

if there is a legal issue you could show this to the court to prove your lack of knowledge....
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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Divorce and Civil Rights for California on
Q: In california while using a self check out, can a walmart employee search through my bag and count my items

I was at a self checkout and 1 of my items was scanning at a higher cost than stated on the sign. I asked a employee for assistance with the item. I stated that these socks are marked for clearance for $2.50. I had already scanned 8 pairs and they all scanned for the correct price $2.50. This is... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 27, 2021

It's arguably false imprisonment. It's different than Costco, which has a Membership Agreement. Refusing, however, has its costs and your remedy is a lawsuit, the end result of which is not guaranteed to be satisfactory to you since your damages are effectively $0. Complying also has... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Where can I get paperwork on someone. My friend passed away and I’d like to get his accusers statements

I have my friends name and birthdate

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 26, 2021

Police reports about "crime" are protected by many laws. Typically, you need to be the victim or the accused. They may also be subpoenaed for civil cases.

Need more information for a better answer.

Good luck!

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: The cops came to my house with a warrant for dna sample they wouldn't tell me what it's related to
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 26, 2021

didn't they give you a copy of the warrant or show to you?

it would/should spell out the reason

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Was arrested and bailed out and the district attorney never picked up the case. Do I still owe the bailbonds?

Or is the bailbonds dropped

John Karas
John Karas answered on Feb 25, 2021

You still owe the bail bondsman for posting bail on your behalf because uou entered into a biding contract with him (or he) independent of the charges being "dropped" (never filed or dismissed).

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can 12022.53c a (20 year enhancement) be a legal sentence without being convicted of 186.22?

the only penal codes on my abstract of judgement are PC667.5(b) [02] Pc12022.53 (c) [01] PC 187 2nd (664) [02]

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Feb 25, 2021

12022.53 P.C. subdivision (a)(18) includes the attempted crimes in the list of offenses to which a 20 year enhancement applies if you personally discharged a firearm. Attempted murder (187/664) is on the list, without any gang involvement.

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Copyright and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I use word "Minnie" in my brand title, brand logo. I only use "Minnie", not "Minnie Mouse", is it ok?

For example, my brand is: Pinky Minnie Couture or Destiny Minnie Arts ...

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 25, 2021

Not a criminal law question.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I need help ! I don't know how to go about this and if it's even worth it ..

I have a public defender . She calls me the day of my court date and tells me that the court is closed due to covid so no one is allowed in the court house . She left me a voice mail stating this loud and clear and repeated her self twice . she would notify me when the court re opened ,in the mean... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 24, 2021

Sorry about what happened. I would make sure that her office knows what happened to you and see if there is any way to help get your $2000 back. Unlikely, but worth a try.

Keep those VMs!

Good luck!

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My son got a vc12500 a and has no permit or license. I want to start the process of getting him licensed. Will he get a

Misdemeanor automatically since he didn’t have a permit to drive even? He was driving a small 2 seat dune buggy if it makes a difference.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 24, 2021

DMV WILL PROBABLY NOT ADDRESS THIS FOR A YEAR B/C OF THE 12500.........SO BE PREPARED.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: As a victim, am I entitled to an Incident Report?

On 01/21/2021, my house in Upland was burglarized. My checkbooks for a bank and credit union and a Visa Debit Card were taken.

On 02/02/2021, a person was charged in Orange County with first degree burglary in Orange on 01/18/2021, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell,... Read more »

Josh S. Brownstein
Josh S. Brownstein answered on Feb 24, 2021

The police department will not release a police report pertaining to an ongoing investigation and/or prosecution. To the extent you want information now, I suggest contacting the District Attorney's office directly. Depending on the particular DA's office, there may be a victim's... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Do they still have my parole violation even if I discharged parole.
David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 23, 2021

Your "CII" rap sheet will show any violations on it forever. You need to give more context in order to get a more detailed explanation.

Good job discharging parole!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I need to sue a corporation for $50m . Where do I begin

I was defrauded into a marriage by a ceo of a big corporation for 4 years . I found out he was also married in Long Beach and was involved in sex trafficking. Since reporting him, he been threatening me, sending people to harass me etc. I would like to sue him. Can anyone help?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 23, 2021

You need a civil attorney.

Good luck!

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