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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Wife called the cops on our retired cop neighbor for screaming all night, cops gave him her name,can they do that?

so he was screaming all night for 3 nights, wife called the cops and they went to check and told us it was goats,, next day he asked other neighbors who is (wifes name) cuz sherrifs told him that she called the sherrifs on him,, i know he was a cop and got fired for a shooting and drinks all day so... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 25, 2020

more info needed.

however, it wouldn't be hard to figure out who called the police if they said it was neighbor...............one on either side???

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: We’re can I obtain a local pro bono attorney
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 12, 2020

A California attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for three weeks. There are online resources to help find legal aid or pro bono legal services throughout the nation. As a starting point, try to narrow down the type of law involved (landlord-tenant, matrimonial,... Read more »

Q: Hard authorities search: Deprivation due to payment processing location being closed. Tried to pay, not possible

Preventing deprivation not possible. Need authority to cite if it exists. Trying various search terms for many days. Car booted while awaiting payment of fines, tow ordered 72 hours later, but payment processing center not open and no other means available. Tried to make payment while boot attached... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 5, 2020

IS THIS FOR CALIFORNIA?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: In California, can residents get Gavin Newsome to stop enacting laws that negatively affect the state?

Newsome has intentionally taken the voting rights away from residents by signing executive orders on issues that negatively affect residents in BIG WAYS. The rights of residents to vote, basically removing the only way residents can have that voice heard. He needs to be stopped and the residents... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 2, 2020

Is this a serious question or are you just ranting about your disagreement with actions by the Legislature and the Governor? First, he was not "self appointed" he was elected by a majority of the California Voters that actually voted in the last election. Next, he can only sign into law... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home

I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home). I was knocked unconscious for a brief period and woke up to cops around me looking at me with flashlights. I was asked if I wanted to go to the ER in the ambulance and I... Read more »

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

MORE INFO NEEDED.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND MAKE A FREE APPOINTMENT WITH A PI LAWYER WHO CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION IF YOU WERE NOT AT FAULT.

IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN IF YOU CONTACT ME I WILL GIVE YOU SEVERAL NAMES TO CONSIDER.

HOWEVER, DON'T DISCUSS CASES LIKE THIS ON AN...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: what governing body has oversight to handle disputes between neighbors when only some properties belong to an hoa?

My neighbor and i reside in an HOA and feel we are being subject to undue scrutiny and baseless complaints from a couple who live on a parcel adjacent to ours but who do not have membership in the HOA. These people are causing needless problems complaining about us for really no reason, but are... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 15, 2020

Send an email to Attorney James Allen Greer on this website, he is knowledgeable about HOA. IMO the neighbors that are not a part of the HOA do not have any standing to make complaint to the HOA.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What would be the consequences of this crime?

Nevermind I deleted the details because I can't figure out how to delete the question

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 10, 2020

You get life. Not life imprisonment, just life.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What CA Judicial Form is used to enforce Gov. Code Sec. 27201 & Writ or Complaint

I received Answer from Maurice Mandel II and understand my remedy is to file a Writ of Mandamus. Were may I obtain a Sample of Writ of Mandamus, (or do you have a sample), for this purpose. I'm confident that I'm not the first who needed to enforce Gov. Code 27201, against a County... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Aug 14, 2020

None, you would have to apply to the Court for a Writ of Mandamus. It has to be specially written.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: COVID-19 Different requirements for returning to office, depending on whether one has children...

I work for the Feds. At my particular agency, local (Calif) leadership is contemplating rules for staff return to the office at the end of this month (August). We've all (<50) been telecommuting since mid-March. It's loosely being proposed that those with children... be permitted to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 8, 2020

Would it be discriminatory? Yes. Any time someone is treated differently than others, it is discrimination. Is it unlawful? No. Having children at home is not a protected class under any protective statutes.

What the employer is contemplating is lawful.

Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Under CA laws can a used car dealer list price on Cars..com or Cargurus yet write a tiny disclaimer Add Ons Mandatory?

For cash purchase, I've found several dealers say I MUST purchase car with $1999-$3000 extra option. Is this legal?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jul 29, 2020

No. Not lawful. Report this to the dmv...

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Q: An elected board member applies for a job in the school district.

Only after she is informed that her name will go forward for approval by the board does she resign from the board. The superintendent, who was hired by the board just a few weeks before, is in the uncomfortable position of putting her name forward. The job is that of being his assistant and he has... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 27, 2020

Ah, the old smell test. Maybe you should get your concern as an agenda item before the entire board. Nepotism in employment is not prohibited, in PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT. however, (unless your last name is Trump) it is frowned upon in Public employment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If a president is impeached twice during his first term, would he be ineligible to ever run for any political office?

I heard this on MSNBC last night, but cannot find it anywhere.

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

The answer to your question is in the Constitution of the US. In Article I, Section 3 it states: "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Any fanacial help avalible

My mother back in 2007 had an illegal surgery, illegal in the terms that in the paperwork it said that the doctor would do it, but instead a student did it, we fought it lost, and went bankrupt. She now lives with severe nerve damage to the point where she can't move or have anything touching... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Not really clear what kind of fanacial help you want. You state the med mal took place 7 years ago, and you fought but lost, that is beyond the statute of limitations, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Brother's promise to "help" is not enforceable as you describe it... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Employee with a lot less time received a full-time promotion. Just found out he's related to another e

Recently, my employer had an internal opening for a full-time position.

Five part-time employees applied. Myself and another employee have over 18 months with the company.

I initially asked the direct supervisor of that department if this position was to replace a person retiring... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 1, 2020

I am sorry you did not get the position. However, nepotism is not unlawful. It is perfectly legal to treat friends and family more favorably than other employees in the company. Now, if the reason you did not get the position was your race, or religion, or some other legally protected... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: I need a civil attorney to file a claim under color of law 1983 claim

in 2011 the county department of children's services in Los Angeles listed my name on the caci and deprive me of a hearing in the dependency children's Court to defend myself against the allegations that the department accuse me of and I wasn't even a party to the case it was my... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 26, 2020

There is a recent case involving a lawyer who had the same thing happen to him. You need to contact a good civil rights lawyer who can take on this fight on your behalf. There are so many great civil rights lawyers and law firms in the Los Angeles area more than capable of handling this kind of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If I get disbarred from DoDEA school can I get a government job still?

was not asked

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 20, 2020

Please remember this is a public forum and you could be posting things today that you regret tomorrow. Sorry to hear that you are having these problems. Your actual question: "Can I get a job still?" cannot be answered with the information you provided, and it calls for predicting the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How do I appeal a decision not to review my case by the Arizona Supreme Court?

I was found by an Administrative Law Judge of the AZ Corporate Commission to be a control person responsible for actions by others. ALL testimony was that another person was the sole control person. I never signed, nor agreed to, any operating agreement or other documents that gave me any powers.... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Jun 7, 2020

First, I am not an Arizona lawyer. If the AZ appellate rules allow, perhaps you can file a motion for reconsideration to the AZ Supreme Court, asking them to take the case. Aside from that, you have one avenue for appeal left: a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court (very expensive and a whole... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Can I motion for my evidence to be suppressed according to Penal Code 1538.5 PC?

I was arrested on grounds of an anonymous tip that drugs were in my car but only a gun was found. Is this grounds to have that evidence suppressed if the warrant to search my car only listed drugs?

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

more info needed.

the first thing you should do is write out a detailed summary of the facts and make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer.

while looking for drugs it would be reasonable for them to come across a gun but the exact fact would be needed.

if you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Should I press charges on a Government agency after I caught them lying.

If what they were lying about was to get out it would cause a PR nightmare. I was lied to in the hopes I would believe the lies and go away. WRONG I went nowhere. This problem they created caused myself the loss of money. I had looked up the law term for fraud. I am not an Attorney but the... Read more »

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

more info needed.

you should not discuss a sensitive issue like this on an open forum...........it could sound like you are trying to blackmail them.

make an appointment with a local lawyer and have all the details spelled out in detail.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Are my rights being violated by not been able to contact anybody at the IRS about my taxes

I filed my taxes on February 21st 2020 I haven't received any stimulus and nor my tax return and I can't contact anybody at the IRS business going against my civil rights

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on May 13, 2020

Probably not. If you think they are you can file a lawsuit once the courts reopen.

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