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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If you got arrested for alien smuggling, but served no jail time and haven't received a court date, is it a felony ?

The border patrol in Arizona mentioned there was a charge but no information has been received regarding court dates or anything. Is it a misdemeanor, felony or something worse ? No prison or jail time was served, but is it something that has to be scrubbed clean or otherwise ?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 28, 2021

It is typically a federal charge and also a felony. Your record and various other factors can dramatically increase and decrease the seriousness. The fact that you are not currently in custody is good.

Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I take someone to court for ssi fraud?

I have had primary custody of my child since 2014, the child was living with me since 2013 and has specials needs. His mother has 0 contact besides an occasional phone call. 2016 she filed SSI and collected income for the child threw SSA. She collected several thousands of dollars none of it went... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 10, 2021

Call social security

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If I hired a gov employee who was telecommuting and they worked for me on gov time. Am I liable for fraud conspiracy?

I knowingly allowed for this to happen. If they were to face time-theft related fraud charges. Could I be considered a conspirator?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 3, 2021

Unfortunately, the answer is likely yes they could file charges against you. They may not want to waste their time unless you got some money/value from the deal.

Good luck and don't write confidential details on a public forum.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Inmate at MADF. False reg. (borrowed car) Driving on susp. Out on bail w/ FTA. Bail now $210k plshelp!!! Probono needed!

Fiance out on bail for driving on susp. false reg. & evading (arr. date 8/1/20) And old possession charge from 2018 that has a 14mo conditional sentence pending..he had a FTA warrant for (8/1/20 case) so he fled again and then crashed. New repeat charges are evading, false reg., & susp.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2021

MORE INFO WOULD BE NEEDED BY YOUR LAWYER.

HOWEVER, I WOULD SUGGEST HE ASKS THE COURT TO APPOINT A LAWYER......IT WILL EITHER BE A PUBLIC DEFENDER OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY WHO DOES A LOT OF CRIMINAL LAW.

THAT LAWYER IN ALL LIKELIHOOD WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN A LAWYER LOOKING TO DO SOME...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I gave court today at riverside county for 215 (A) but they never got me wi t h the car or I never got arested that day

I have a co denfend he got arrested that charger him for the same case but I got arrested 3 week later what can I do

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Jan 11, 2021

Talk to your local attorney.

In general, they do not need to arrest you or find you in the car, in order to charge you with a carjacking. However, whether they can prove it is another matter.

Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I need advice on what to do for my court date on January 4th, 2021. I have been charged with fraud and identity theft.

I'll try to make this as short as possible. My little sister called the cops on my mom for opening a credit card under her name when she turned 18 in 2014. I helped my mom open the card. My sister knew about the card prior but also was on meds that cause mem loss. My sister called the cops on... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Dec 15, 2020

If your sister who is the complaining witness is dead, the prosecutor has no witness anymore. Don't worry and talk to your public defender next year.

Good luck!

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I need help about fraud

Hello i keep my money in my moms bank account. I recently sent $500 to my friend.

My moms not reporting me for some reading she wants to report my friend. She wants to tell her bank my friends stealing. "Will my "friend" get introuble. As it is it shows my account with my... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Nov 30, 2020

It sounds like your mother controls your money, and she didn't okay you sending it to your 'friend'. Unless the friend obtained the money through fraudulent means, or took advantage of you to get it, it's not clear how the friend would be in trouble. If you are having second... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: A prosecutor ordered a stipulated protective order on a discovery for a federal criminal case. What does that mean?

Should the stipulated order be agreed with or should it be rejected? And what are the outcomes for either

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info needed.

did you have a lawyer? ask him/her

however, a stipulated order means that all sides have agreed upon it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: The Law is very clear on conspiracy well my family when my father died they had this fami;ly meeting that didnt includem

well they had a family meetinmg they didnt want me to know about he told a sister under me to carry out all the eveil things they all agreeed on they abandoned me she went on the bribe all my friends she bribed my two daughters they stole my identity it took me over a year just two get my dvr... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info would be helpful but i don't handle this type of case.

type up an easy to read summary and then call lawyers in your area.

the way you describe it I think many lawyers would be scared off.....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: question about finding help for friend in California

So I have a friend whom met someone on an app he pretended to be female, once he learned her name and city he found where she lived and went to her home and threatened her and her son, she did what she could to keep them both safe then once she felt she was safe as was her son she reported him to... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Nov 21, 2020

Booking can take hours. She is where the "crimes" occurred. Call a local attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My boyfriend is a 2 striker on high level parole and recently was pulled over due to not being current with parole.

he was arrested and charges felon in pos of firearm pc25850(a)m and pc 29800(A)(1 f) and then the hs 11378 F for pos controlled substance for sale. he seems to think he is done for looking at 10+ years he has no prior gun charges what are we looking at here? how much time can he get

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 16, 2020

more info needed.

his private or public defender attorney is the best person to ask.

s/he has all the information in front of them and you don/t

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Hi I am being threatened and have been taken hotage more than 7 times by a man claiming he has been hired by the police.

I am currently in anza and have filed a police report once but because I was discouraged I decided to stop however after letting the police know he had a firearm nothing was done and he took me 2 .more times and almost killed me. I have text showing his threats and plenty of footage from the casino... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 13, 2020

Kidnapping is a federal offense. If you are not getting satisfaction with your local police, you should contact the FBI.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Wondering if this is a threat that I am able to report to the police

Someone messaged me on Instagram saying, “I noticed you have a hunting permit for Antifa. It just so happens I have a hunting permit for fascists. Would you like to take a guess which one of us has been putting more time in at the range?” The person was referring to a satirical permit for... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 29, 2020

I think you two are just posturing over who has the bigger gun, and neither is an actionable threat.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Is it illegal for my neighbor to rapidly fire c02 bbgun(rifle) point blank at my cat walking threw his yard WHILE"LOL"

Ca discharge in city limits with intent to harm or destroy poperty? Always shows off to his visiting family that he shoots the cats and the all think it's so funny as he runs at them into the street while still carelessly rapidly discharging bbgun(man is 50+ yrs old)

***RECENTLY**found... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 21, 2020

Suggest you report this to police for potential criminal charges re: BB gun and animal abuse.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I called 911 for psychiatric help & police wrongfully assaulted & arrested me. Charges dismissed after 14 months. Help

I called 911 for psychiatric reasons after loosing my home and suffering 3 degree burns. The operator asked me to specify whether I needed hospital or police. I specified hospital, Stanford, and that I did not need the police. But the police proceeded to arrive and dismiss the ambulance and fire... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 15, 2020

Try contacting the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF). They focus on civil rights cases like yours, and will connect you with a lawyer who can help you. Their website is: https://lccrsf.org/ and I suggest you copy and paste the link into your browser. They... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I have a case started in federal court I need help prepairing my case how do I get that. Who can I ask to help me
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 13, 2020

I AM NOT A FEDERAL LAWYER, BUT IF IT IS A CRIMINAL MATTER, THE COURT WILL APPOINT A FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAWYER TO DEFEND YOU.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I need a criminal law lawyer , my father is from California but is being detained in Superior Wisconsin . What can I do

I live in California

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 29, 2020

more info needed.

i assume he has a case pending in Wisconsin. Thus he would have to hire a lawyer from that community........OR if he can not afford a lawyer one will be appointed for him by the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If I have a prior conviction for bank robbery, can they charge me with conspiracy to rob another one??
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 19, 2020

more info needed.

however, if it is a separate incident (Bank) then of course you can be charged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can they federally charge me with a bank robbery from 2005, or has it been too long?? Or can they charge conspiracy??
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 19, 2020

more info needed.

seek a consultation with a criminal lawyer in your community but first write out in detail all the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: How to handle a out of state warrant for charges you didnt rly do

Got caught with residue of drugs but only used a meth tester on them n charged me with cocain heroin n meth charges out of know were n lied to make a deal to become a c.i but kept changen there anser when I ask about when I do the job for then what happens to me

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 7, 2020

more info needed.

you have to deal with the criminal charges in the court where they took place.

i trust you had a lawyer at the time and that is the person to whom you should inquire............

or set up a free consultation with a new criminal lawyer in that area. ...or...
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