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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a domestic violence case thats been dismissed along with dropped charges be reopen? I never went to testify.

This happen in the state of Oklahoma. I didn't go to testify and so the case was close and dismissed. The case was close in

November 5,2020. I didn't want to press any charges at the time.

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

you need to ask for a consultation with an Oklahoma Lawyer.

if case is dismissed it is over..............but it just may not have been prosecuted for some reason

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My brother has a court date in Id. and now lives here in Ca. What happens if he does not appear for his court date? Can

we take care of this from here. He was homeless when I told him he could come live with me. His charged with domestic battery. Can his wife get charges dropped ?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 25, 2021

more info needed.

the case jurisdiction is Idaho and that is where a judge will determine what happens.

it is not up to a victim to determine if charges are to be dropped.

in the eyes of the law the state of Idaho is the victim.

depending on the facts maybe he could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex wont give me back my 3 dogs . We live together for 9 yrs he has restraining order against me wont give them back

We live together for almost 10 yrs. We had 5 dogs 1 of them he will pay for all the vet ect expenses but i use to feed and pay for everything on 3 of them now they have 9 yrs 8 yrs and 6 yrs i was always taking care of them . They were my emocional support dogs i need them ... he put a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 23, 2021

YOU NEED TO SET UP A CONSULTATION WITH A FAMILY LAW ATTY ASAP..........OR CONSIDER SMALL CLAIMS???

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Are there “no contact” clauses in bail bond contracts that prohibit contact between offenders and Victims in California?

Domestic violence charges

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 22, 2021

it is usually ordered by the court.........

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I was not present at the permanent hearing does the court still have to give me notice temporary judge is going to rule

My stepmother listed my address as hers and was granted a move out order for me she does not live with me. She put my fathers address where I live maliciously to sabotage me taking care of my father who is very ill and she moved out.prior to seeking restraining order

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

NO.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I was not present at the permanent hearing does the court still have to give me notice temporary judge is going to rule

My stepmother listed my address as hers and was granted a move out order for me she does not live with me. She put my fathers address where I live maliciously to sabotage me taking care of my father who is very ill and she moved out.prior to seeking restraining order

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

NO.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can you modify a permanent restraining order

Protected party does not live at the address the move out order was issued

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

Yes, by Court Order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What can I do in domestic abuse, they kicked me out of my house and I'm in the process of getting documents?

Abuse of economic power, he uses drugs, offenses, and I ran from home knowing that I cannot get a job nor do I have a family to support me here

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

CONTACT A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY ASAP WITH ALL THE INFO WRITTEN OUT IF POSSIBLE.

THERE MAY BE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL REMEDIES AT YOUR DISPOSAL DEPENDING ON THE FACTS THAT PLAY OUT.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: First time offense , no violent past ,

First offense , no violent record , charges are “corporal spousal abuse”? and kidnap??! Reason for these charges was because i had taken the keys from my fiancé who was at the time , under the influence trying to leave at 3am in her vehicle I was just worried about her safety , she tried... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Mar 13, 2021

I suggest you consult with and hire an experienced, reputable attorney in your area who handles domestic violence cases. By the nature of the injuries described, it may be filed as a felony. You have several potential defenses.

Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My X wife opened a Domestic Violence case on me. The judge has found that we are both guilty. What will the judge do ?

The judge of our ongoing case advised that we are protected under the 5th amendment, not just me both my x and myself. He stated we were both guilty of threatening each other, me of burning the apartment down in the video and her threatening to kill me. Will the restraining order get granted? She... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 9, 2021

more info needed.

However, if it is an ongoing case then you both have lawyers, either private or court-appointed. They will be familiar with the court, judge, and DA assigned. They will also have the police report and prior record. That is the person you should ask not a random lawyer who...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If female rapes male (either while he sleeps or is awake), & she gets pregnant, could he b required 2 pay child support?

By that, I mean by Federal law, any possible state law, and California law.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 9, 2021

Did the male report the "rape" immediately?

If not, the law favors the child being cared for more than it cares about the details of the act of procreation.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I’m charged with battery. The victim said they hit me first and all I did was hold them and leave. Is the case strong?

The victim is my mom. I got into a argument with her and she hit me. I stopped her by grabbing her by her wrists. And when she continued I grabbed her shoulders and asked her to calm down.

I left because she continued to try and hit me and the police was called on me. I got arrested and she... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 5, 2021

Good defense. It often works for my clients.

Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a judge order me to hair test in supervised child visitation case even after providing months of clean drug test

Iv done everything asked per court order have not tested dirty but other parent is requesting hair test and only to prolong me seeing my daughter

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 2, 2021

more info needed.

you should go over this with your attorney.

i assume there was some kind of evidentiary hearing and based on that the judge made the hair analysis order?

a judge would normally have that power.........whether it is correct or appealable is another...
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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 Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Can I sue my parents for extended misogyny and trying to marry someone to me when I was 14. I don’t want to know why.

I want to know why they did that to me. They have refused to acknowledge that it has caused me distress for 25 years. I want to know why they did it in the first place. I just want them to have to acknowledge it and stop lying and be accountable in a public forum.

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

more info needed.

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the issue is usually will you be successful AND can you afford the costs of doing so..... a

and what can you reasonably expect to get?

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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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I’m currently a victim of cyber stocking online bullying and the restraining And the. Dates have been Changed

The paralegal strongly advised to make sure I write a declaration letter stating my case . Unfortunately the dates have been changed and the documents don’t look the same as when we first went over it together over the phone . Do I really need that? i have enough proof on my phone and from the... Read more »

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

Unless you have an attorney, bring everything that you can. Let the judge say "no" if it is too much.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Daughter died hospital claim it was Covid. Autopsy by private company revealed poisoning but police won't investigate

Because death certificate indicates Covid. What can be done. Believe foul play by partner.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 15, 2021

High a personal injury/wrongful death attorney.

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