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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: is it illegal to jump someone's front yard fence for just a few seconds
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 28, 2023

yes

you are trespassing, which can be civil or criminal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Sent judgment letter to defendant in permanent housing. He returning it to my lawyer after 6 days is that a good sign?

The certification tracking says return to sender which is my lawyer address

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 28, 2023

THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WITHOUT MORE INFO.

THIS IS A QUESTION BEST ANSWERED BY YOUR LAWYER, WHO HAS ALL THE FACTS.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I’m wondering if I got wrongfully arrested?

One night I was doing DoorDash. I was about to deliver an order when all of a sudden my serpentine belt in my car snapped. I pulled over to the side of the road. I was going to try to fix it and next thing I see is sheriff right behind me he was running my plates. I have a expired drivers license... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 25, 2023

it is normal for an officer to see if one needs assistance at night.

they routinely run plates and it is easy to see if you don't have a sticker on your license or one that belongs to another car.

you had an expired license and were driving illegally

however, the way...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Why won't a judge lower bail
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

more info is needed on the underlying charge.

sounds like a serious felony with serious injuries???

a bench officer looks at many factors when deciding on bail.........but one's past is the most important ...as a rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I contest my 14 year old son 602a, probation petition

Probation submitted a 602a petition with false information

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

not sure what you want to do.

however, either you retain private counsel or a lawyer will be appt.

s/he is the person that will have all the info to guide you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Facing charges for narcotics obtained during A traffic stop based off fAulty search/seizure info provided by dispatch

how do I proceed? Judge denied my motion to suppress. How can false dispAtch information Allow for me to be charged for items obtained in direct violation of my 4th Amendment right

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 23, 2023

more info is needed..........

if there was a motion, most likely you had a lawyer representing you.

ask that question of him/her

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get my police report before my court date
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

your lawyer should be able to obtain it from the DA.....otherwise, it should be given to you at your first court appearance called an Arraignment.

you can also call the DA or DMV to get a copy.

DMV will send it before the hearing date re suspension.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: The police said they had a search warrant, handcuffed me, refused to explain and took my cell phone

I thought you were supposed to be advised as to where they'd be looking, what they'd be looking for, . Also is it procedure to handcuff a handicapped person for this? He took my cell phone and demanded my passcode. I asked "isnt that a separate warrant, he replied, "yes but... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Advise your retained or appointed lawyer and they can review the warrant and the propriety of any search

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Ke ago para recuperar mi fianza?y cuanto tarda para ke la regresen
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

You may want to repost in English............

most lawyers on this site do NOT speak spanish

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: How is a woman on probation expected to defend herself from an attacker if she can’t even carry mase.

Has there ever been a lawsuit against the city/state/PD for a death that could have been prevented had she been able to carry a self defense tool?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Unless the terms of your probation specifically prohibit you from carrying pepper spray (mace), there is no legal reason why you cannot carry it as a deterrent for your personal safety. If you do a simple Google search for mace, you will find several inexpensive kinds you can keep in your purse or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I am trying to prove that my speedy trial right has been violated. I have a lawyer whom I have zero confidence in.

the DA has filed charges on me. (charges are false but the DA doesn't know that) what am I suppose to do to clear myself?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 20, 2023

you either request a new attorney (if appt'd)............

and/or set up an appt with your lawyer to share your concerns.

Q: If I call the cops on someone on my property does the cops the right to search me and my residence?

I smoke weed and some person won’t get off my property harassing me i don’t want the sheriffs if I call them, searching my home and maybe planting something on me.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Based on the facts presented, NO, they could not search you and your home...

unless they have probable cause.

Maybe have a friend with you to verify what happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hi Name is Tiara and I have a Question dO Guys help Criminal acts that take place in the jail with inmates fighting

With stay away Order

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 20, 2023

I don't understand the question.....

Are you trying to find a lawyer to represent someone in jail who was in a fight there?

I think you want to contact a local criminal lawyer.............lawyers on this site are from all over the state.............we are in Palm Springs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How many continuances can you ask for I. Criminal case California .I need more e time to pay my lawyer. (2 weeks )
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 19, 2023

that is a question to be posed to your lawyer who knows the court/judges.

because of Covid we have continued cases for almost 30 appearances.

i don't think there is a law/rule regarding a number.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hello I have a neighbor who keeps breaking into are home I offered her drugs along time ago and she been this way since

The garage door is unlocked and the door to the house is unlocked but baracaded she gets thru all that

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 18, 2023

call the local police........

it is a criminal trespass at least

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can a written verbal notice of a suspended license result in official charges? At Arraignment, I was charged

Pulled over cited, and impounded for expired registration; given a written verbal notice of suspended license, and additional charges for drugs found upon inventory. At court date, I was charged with driving with a suspended and the drug charges. However, I wasn’t given a “citation” for the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Incident to an arrest the police will inventory items.

the police stop a person and then submit a report to the DA who then decides what to file.

if you have 2 DUI's they will suspend your license if within short period of time.

more suspension for 3rd.

if you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If I have a private conversation and the other party has another person listening without my consent? Does that apply632

I was having a heated conversation with my landlord over the phone. I was then placed on speaker phone and told it was for her safety and not to worry because there was no one else in the room.

I think the landlord place my phone call on speaker because she had her supervisor easedropping... Read more »

Doug  Van Breemen
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answered on Jan 17, 2023

Generally, unless you consent, a 3rd party cannot listen to a private phone call. Since your landlord told you the communication was private, you had a reasonable belief that nobody else could hear your conversation. So, yes, technically this would be Eavesdropping in violation of PC 632. This... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was stopped for tresspassing on undeveloped land by 2 individuals using firearm search vehicle and instigate search

y a officer who said there were guns on my seat im felon i have been denied any motions due to them being frivilous according to my attorney i was denied a margesden motion by judge im missing stuff that should be in my discovery i had seen some deer cams and as far as i knew no one was supposed to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 16, 2023

THE LAWYER YOU RETAINED OR THAT WAS APPOINTED BY THE COURT IS THE BEST PERSON TO ADDRESS THIS TYPE OF QUESTION.

DID YOUR LAWYER EXPLAIN TO THE COURT THAT YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR WAS DUE TO HIS/HER NEGLIGENCE?

IF NOT, I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ASK THE JUDGE TO SPEAK AT THE NEXT HEARING.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can i sue the sheriff dept. if im there to pick up my child without my id but my info and picture are in their data base

The mother of my kids got arrested with her 14 year old runaway from group home and my 2 year old with no car seat. The car was a rental and she hadn't returned the car. She got arrested for embezzlement. I arrived at the scene about 10 after. The cops were still trying to figure out what was... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 16, 2023

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING...........

THE REAL QUESTION IS CAN YOU AFFORD IT, AND WILL YOU WIN?

I DOUBT IF A LAWYER WOULD TAKE THIS CASE ON A CONTINGENCY

AS A RULE, THE PARTY WITH THE MOST MONEY HAS THE ADVANTAGE AS THEY CAN PAPER THE OTHER SIDE WITH SO MANY...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can a passenger be charged with contraband found during an inventory search in California?

I was pulled over and refused to consent to the officer searching my car. So he impounded it for expired registration and did an inventory search. He found an oz of meth in the back seat on the passenger side of the car where my boyfriend was sitting. He arrested and charged my boyfriend with... Read more »

Jimmy Cha
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Jimmy Cha
answered on Jan 15, 2023

The short answer "yes". With that being said, there's a lot of factors that go into defending a case like this. You may want to contact a local attorney to determine whether your boyfriend has any viable defenses against these charges.

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