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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can you do an expungement for a federal dui?

My sister was at Yosemite and she was caught passed out drunk in her vehicle. They want to charge her the following: CHARGE: OPERATING OR BEING IN ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, OR A DRUG, OR DRUGS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, TO A DEGREE THAT... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 4, 2022

Hire a lawyer and fight the charge. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What to do when you have just found out you have only 4 months to file a big and maybe federal wrongful death suit?

My husband died, Navy, training accident. 2004. Found out about 10 years later, it was a lot worse than I was told. I wasn’t sure where to go to get help and I want sure of the statutes etc. I ended up finding out that our daughter can still file. Because she was so little when it happened, she... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Find an attorney familiar with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Every case is different. How much someone else may gotten has no relevance to your daughter's claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a social worker ignore an expungement and say that someone never got their record expunged even if they did.

My kids were taken away because a social worker said I wasn’t within my right to decline a drug test because I am a felon with a narcotics offender title, even though I have had an expungement for 12 years. She said I don’t and that I still have it on my record and took my kids away because of it

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 18, 2022

More information is needed. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If someone confessed a serious crime to me, was violent &threatening towards me, what legal options do I have
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 15, 2022

I won't speak to your situation. But if a crime has been committed [against you], then you can report that. If you've been harassed, as that term is defined in CCP 527.6 & 527.9, then you can seek a civil harassment restraining order. The CH-100 form states it this way:... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I ask someone for their lawyers information or contact number?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 14, 2022

You sure can. If a lawyer is actively representing a person, that attorney must be on the papers filed with the court. However, keep in mind that you cannot access confidential attorney-client information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Do i still go in for booking from cite and release if theres no case or citation number entered by my court date?

I got a cite and release back in june for petty theft. it is now September and i have a court date a week from now. The box “booking is required” is checked on my citation ticket. Searching on the court website, my citation nor case number have been found. I was told that my county system is... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Sep 13, 2022

You should show up on the date you were given.

When you appear before a judge, you will be given an opportunity to ask for a public defender to be assigned to you. Or, you can retain the services of your own attorney to appear on your behalf. Make sure you take a note pad with you, and be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I press charges against someone who is calling in falsely accusing me of things that hold no validity

they live in southern ca. my husband murdered me, he’s sending them texts I was missing. Calls stating I’m allowing my husband physically and sexually abusing child adopted by him.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 3, 2022

much info is needed.

murdered you?

are you living with husband? still married?

set up a consultation with a local lawyer who can listen to all the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where do I report attempted break check insurance fraud caught on dashcam? Is there a civil matter here?

A driver cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. My dashcam clearly shows no cars in front of me when this driver cuts and attempts to get me to hit their car. They then stop, and go trying to bait me and stop again with no cars in front of them where you can clearly see a green traffic... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

i think the police and department of consumer affairs are your best bets.

you can always sue someone but likely, no lawyer will take it on a contingency, and your only other avenue is small claims......but what are YOUR damages?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

You can file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 527.6 against your ex-BF. You can DIY, hire an attorney or paralegal to do so on your behalf. If your papers are prepared properly with evidence in support attached (and it sounds like you have plenty), 9... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: okay so i recieved a check of 9,000 i thought i won it because of lottery i was playing i told the bank if it was real

he told me yes then i took money out next day , then they told me i deposit a check fraud can i go to jail

Tristan Brown
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answered on Apr 12, 2022

There are a number of prevalent scams involving fraudulent checks. I'm sorry to learn you that you may have been a victim.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the possibility of criminal charges without knowing more details surrounding your situation. You did not mention how...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I wanted to know if the federal court system take ONLINE COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS. OR DO THEY HAVE TO BE DONE IN PERSON?

Also what is asked as proof of community service hours

Vikas Dhar
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Vikas Dhar
answered on Apr 12, 2022

This is a great question as it has come up previously due to the changes in the Federal court system system because of the pandemic. In the end, however, the possibility for you to perform community service online is going to be specific to the court in which your case is in, and even more... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I have filed an an ineffective assistance of Counsel on my federal case. What happens next
Vikas Dhar
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Vikas Dhar
answered on Apr 4, 2022

It all depends on what type of document you have filed; is it a 2255 motion? If so, then the court will docket your motion and allow the government and your attorney sufficient time to respond. Depending on the nature of your claim, the government (or the court itself) might reach out to your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Is it illegal to possess Meth without a prescription to use and sell?

Is it also illegal to threaten bodily harm to family? This user has been a methhead for decades including while they were in prison for a violent offense. They are discreet and meth leaves the body relatively quickly, how do you prove threats and use/intent to sell to a probationary officer?... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Mar 24, 2022

Your question appears in the California section of Criminal Law and you should post again in the proper forum.

First, Meth is not a prescription medication. It's illegal to be in possession, under the influence, buy, sell or manufacture Meth in all 50 states. Selling and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Apartment background check didn't care about felony or even bring it up, did it even find the felony?

I hear a lot of information on that a background check will always find a felony, but I'm wondering if that is just BS. My felony was a non violent felony that resulted in only minimum security probation that was completed. The offense was 9 years ago but the conviction/ruling was 4/3 years... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 19, 2022

no way to know why.

more info needed...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My lawyer passed away in the middle of negotiations. Paid attorney VS court appointed. How do I get the money back?

I have a have federal Narcotics case, and I am being charged with uncharged conduct instead of the narcotics in my car. My lawyer passed away in Jan. A day befor the plea deal And I am out of money as I paid her 15,000. Is there anyway the courts can pay for my attorney instead of getting a court... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
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Joseph Abrams
answered on Mar 10, 2022

The court will only pay for court-appointed attorneys, which include either a public defender or a private panel attorney. Also, there are some excellent private criminal attorneys who will work pro bono or at reduced rates in cases like yours. They can be hard to find but they're out there.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If found guilty what's the punishment for first time felony wilfully cruelty to child ending in death?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 8, 2022

ALL FACTORS:

IT WILL DEPEND ON THE FACTS, YOUR PRIOR HISTORY, ALCOHOL OR DRUGS INVOLVED, WHO IS THE JUDGE, WHO IS YOUR CRIMINAL ATTORNEY.

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5 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking, Federal Crimes and Social Security for California on
Q: I ran a credit report and found out someone used my credit to get a car loan. What should I do? Any one that can help me

I have the name of the loan company that issued the loan to this stranger that stole my identity. Can I file a lawsuit?

I live in Rosemead any lawyer near me

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Feb 23, 2022

first, you need to file an identity theft report with the FTC (and maybe your local police station).

Then you send a dispute to each credit bureau with a copy of the police report and ask them to remove the entry on your credit report. See annualcreditreport.com for instruction. Make...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My daughter was fraudulently freed for adoption and thus fraudulently adopted. What can I do to recover her?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 22, 2022

There is a whole lot of information missing. You need to start at the beginning and tell your whole story if you want to get any reasonable response. It must be a long and complicated story, but if you want help you'll need to tell it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for California on
Q: i had last weekend the law enforcement breaking into my home without a warrant what can i do?

The law enforcements denied to show me or provide me without a warrant, order or any document of why they were break into my home, they also denied to provide me their names or where they were coming from, they search all over my place, they left a mess, i didnt consent their access to my address,... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 20, 2022

You will need to retain the services of either a criminal defense lawyer or a civil rights lawyer to help you get to the bottom of this.

You will need to file a claim for damages against the agency or police department whose officers damaged your property. There are very strict deadlines...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I have a misdemeanor ADW w/ no contact order. The v is threats to expose me in violation if i don't take the deal..

I'm taking it to trial there was no intent no assault she just heard the shot & Isn't blackmail a federal crime.. There are no such pics but should i use her actions in court against her & the sheer desperation to settle some vendetta she has with me?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Feb 14, 2022

You must have a private or public defender attorney.

S/he has all the info and is in the best position to advise you…. I suspect that has happened but you didn’t like the answer.

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