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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: what can i do if my estrange husband filed a DV against me falsely, with the courts
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IF THE POLICE CONTACT THE DA AND THE DA FILES THEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO COURT TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

EITHER YOU HIRE A PRIVATE LAWYER OR A COURT APPOINTED LAWYER WILL ASSIST YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Parent open car door in backseat of moving vehicle with children in backseat. How illegal is this?

I'm wondering if this is child endangerment and if I, as the 18 y/o sister of the children and step daughter of the parent, can press charges or what kinds of legal action I can take. There are other recurring problems in the household but this recent act, as well as other verbal insults and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

I DO NOT DO FAMILY LAW BUT THIS SOUNDS MORE LIKE A CRIMINAL MATTER.

CLEARLY BOTH AREAS OF LAW ADDRESS ISSUES LIKE THIS..........CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES MIGHT BE A START. HOWEVER, I WOULD TRY TO SET UP A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL LAWYER SO THE S/HE CAN HEAR...
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Does incomplete or invalid information such as address invalidate a restraining order?

My ex had her friend serve me with a restraining order, but address line is not filled out, and some other information is incorrect or invalid. Also I was given nothing to sign upon service. Does this make it invalid?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 3, 2019

probably not but more info needed.

seek out the advice of a lawyer in your community.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If on parole and am being falsely accused of three counts of domestic violence.Can victim drop them

Home videos shows no such contact.And due to a 7 year old fabricating the story iam now facing 6 plus years due to me already being on parole for a violent crime.Is the person allowed to drop all charges against me based on the child lying?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU SHOULD NOT BE SHARING THIS ON AN OPEN FORUM.

YOU MUST HAVE A LAWYER AND THAT PERSON IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO ADVISE YOU.

I SUSPECT S/HE WILL ADVISE YOU WHAT IS INVOLVED IN CONTACTING THE DA WITH THIS INFO. IT OFTEN INVOLVES A LAWYER OF THEIR OWN...
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3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I'm 15 years old and I got into a fight with an intoxicated 32 year old woman, what can I do?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 22, 2019

more info needed.

did police arrest you? if so, you would go to Juv Ct and a public defender would be appointed for you if you did not hire your own attorney.

did police determine who was at fault?

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: I was a victim of a domestic violence case, how do I find out more about my case
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 21, 2019

more info needed.

however, if police have been called you can check with the DA's office to check the status.

some offices have a victims coordination section or you can check with the filling deputy or the person who answers to check on the status.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: in jail for corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant and domestic violence bail was 25,000 for 1st and 20,000 for 2nd.

Charges changed to corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant and bail went up to 100,000. Is this excessive?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 19, 2019

NEED MORE INFO...BUT PROBABLY NOT.

IT CAN VARY FROM CITY TO CITY AND JUDGE TO JUDGE... AND THEN THERE IS YOUR RECORD, IF ANY, TO CONSIDER.

TALK TO YOUR LAWYER OR REQUEST THE COURT APPOINT ONE

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for California on
Q: Own my business and do not have employees I am order to do 56 domestic classes. Can I somehow do it on line? Cant close
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2019

more info needed.

unless the judge orders/approves........NO

have your lawyer put the matter back on the calendar for a modification of your sentence. Maybe having your lawyer talk to the deputy DA first to explain your circumstances.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: im going through a domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon case that was a total accident. can i be charged ?

my ex and i got into an argument one night and my ex slapped me across the face. i picked up a baseball bat and hit the cat house we had in living room but didnt realize she was stanfmding right behind me and on the follow through hit her in side of the head. i called 911 and i ended up going to... Read more »

Robert John Liskey
Robert John Liskey answered on Sep 18, 2019

Your question doesn’t indicate if you have an attorney? If you can’t afford one, ask the court to appoint one. You need to speak with an attorney who knows all the facts of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is audio evidence of blackmail enough to prove to a judge of a crime or PC violation?

And if so, do I have any legal moves to file a complaint against the judge or D.A. whom have ignored my claim and ruled against obvious evidence?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 2, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently.

In addition, you should NOT be discussing your case on an open forum like this.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: can i file a restraining order on my ex boyfriend if I don't know his home or work address?

We broke up about a month ago. Since then he's moved and quit his job but I know (although I can't prove it) that he's posting lies about me on social media. He's using my photo and accusing me of embarrassing things. He also painted foul language on my car. He's calling my mother - He even sent a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

more info needed.

yes, if you can prove it.

call the police and see if they will investigate AND get his current address.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex-boyfriend vandalized my car. He also sent a fake text message to my job and got me fired. What can I do?

I don't know where he lives. He doesn't have a job. He receives short term disability.

He has a record from about 10 years ago.

He hasn't threatened me with violence. He's harassing me because we had a nasty break-up. He's made fake instagram accounts and contacted my friends... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

IF YOU CAN PROVE IT, CALL THE POLICE...LET THEM FIND HIM

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on
Q: I need to know if I can get a job but I'm fairly certain I can i have a brain tumor and i have some cognitive issues

I'm also a victim of abuse for about 80%of my life my niece also got sexual with me over texting there were pictures she sent me without my consent

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 16, 2019

need more info.

not sure what you are asking.

whether you can get a job is not a legal question.

if you are a victim of anything you may want to talk to a PI lawyer. They usually offer a free consultation.

they will probably suggest you talk to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If a court order says Peaceful Contact, can a parole officer make a no contact order?

He was on parole and subsequently arrested and placed on probation for DV. The judge ordered the Peaceful Contact at that time. The parole officer did not place the condition due to the conviction. She placed it because I asked her to help me retrieve a vehicle that was registered to both of us... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Aug 15, 2019

Yes. The Parole Officer is in charge of the remainder of the sentence and can set conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Defendant was charged with domestic assault can prosecution convict him if there was no evidence presented in court

He was convicted based on his prior convictions, and false statements in the report he was sentenced to eight years

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 14, 2019

need more info

there has to be evidence to convict.

what may have happened was that he was on probation and violated the probation and was sentenced because of that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Does my lawyer have my best interest in mind?

I have had a warrant for over a month now due to my probation being revoked for supposedly not reporting contact I had with the police.

My PO advised me to tell my lawyer to schedule a walk in warrant hearing and I did but my lawyer keeps stalling.

First it was to hear the PO's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 12, 2019

more info needed.

it is always difficult to second guess another lawyer without knowing what s/he is dealing with.

sometimes certain judges and DA make a big difference and you need both of them at the same time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: So my parnter and I got into an argument and I left with our son and went to a shelter where I had to get a Tro

So my parnter and I got into an argument and I left with our son and went to a shelter where I had to get a Tro and after had to file a police report I knew he would never hurt me but I felt pressured by family and staff at shelter the man sat in the room with me while taking the report and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 4, 2019

more info needed

if there was no judicial order then all is probably good

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have ptsd now because of all of his he’s done to me.

Abused and raped anything I can do

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 2, 2019

Call the police. Depending on who abused and raped you, you might also have a civil lawsuit. Talk to a PI attorney after you talk to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What will help get a domestic violence case dismissed and the person not be charge with anything?

Me and my girlfriend got into a fight. The cops were called and statements were taken from both of us. I was not aware I could deny the police taking pictures of me. There were marks and I didn’t know I could say it was verbal between friends so neither of us would go to jail. That’s what she... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 30, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently.

Initially, you should not be discussing it on a forum like this. It is too easy for a police investigator to see it and come to the wrong conclusion...that could hurt both of you....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My wife and I got into it. She hurt and I hurt her. She got left with marks and I did but the cops found her first

And I ran off because we’ve been through this to many times. We never been charged they’ve been dropped. But they found her with marks and they haven’t seen my condition yet because I had to run to pay bills and take care of my family before anything. I’m afraid my marks will heal and they... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 29, 2019

more info needed.

take pix of marks while holding up a newspaper so you can see headline and date.

then contact a good criminal lawyer in your community.

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