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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for California on
Q: What my rights against code enforcement inspections
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 27, 2020

I need details to give you any kind of reasonable advice. Who did what, when, how, and why? Tell your story in a chronological way, from beginning to end. Identify all witnesses and what they said, did or know. Supplement that with all the records you have relating to the incident in question. Then... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Can i use a bb gun as property protection in ca
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 19, 2020

Not a good idea to use a BB gun for anything other than target practice. Probably a municipal code violation if not a penal code violation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Municipal Law for California on
Q: Is there anything I can do to report a company that unsafely operates heavy equipment on a public sidewalk?

This is a business/industrial area without a lot of foot traffic, but there are many people that must take the bus and then walk or ride their bike to work from the bus stop. The company stores pallets near the sidewalk and drives their forklift onto the sidewalk, backing up without looking to see... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 8, 2020

If its a violation of a Municipal ordinance, you can ask the police to patrol and cite. The employer may also be in violation of workplace safety rules, so you could make a complaint to Cal-OSHA and it might investigate and require modification of the workplace practices.

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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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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 Adoption, Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: My outdoor cat was feral, then I tamed him. He isn't registered. I need to take him to the vet. Will he be impounded?

Will I be fined? Also, do vets care if pets are not registered? Do they offer pet registration services? I couldn't find anything on these in my city (Fremont)'s ordinances or regulations, so please let me know what the city law would say about this.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 27, 2020

Whether vets report unregistered pets isn't a legal question. Call the vet and ask. I've never heard of that happening, but I don't know the practices of every veterinarian.

Fremont requires a license for every dog or cat that is owned, maintained or boarded that is over...
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Q: My small town with a population less than 10K is on track to pay the city attorney 500K annually. Is this normal?
George W. Wolff Esq.
George W. Wolff Esq. answered on May 8, 2020

It does seem excessive.

Did they handle any litigation for the City?

Maybe they should put it out for bid?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Our house was condemned due to a fire and i dont have any place to go my boyfriend's parent's own the house but was

Arrested for tresspassing twice his parents knew we were staying there and i missed my court dates cause i dont have any transportation to get from barstow to Victorville now i have warrants am i going to go to jail

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 3, 2020

more info needed.

you need to get a public defender to surrender you to the court to quash the warrant and explain to the court your position.

be careful posting on an open forum like this as anyone can read it..........

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Who does make sure cities in a state ( California) comply with state laws?
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

Your question is too vague to permit any analysis. What laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: neighbors dog broken multiple fence boards in attempts to attack my kids, authorities don’t seem to care, what do I do?

I’ve contacted the owner, animal control, city code enforcement and local police and none of them either seem to care or say there is nothing they can do, I feel the system is failing me here and leaving me no safe options. I need some advice on how to proceed.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 13, 2019

It seems that you need a better fence. Six foot chain link or masonry so that the dog can't chew through it. If it's wood or chain link, beware. The dog can also dig under it. Neighbors have an obligation to share the expenses of a property line fence, assuming that you have otherwise... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Where can I find a pro bono attorney? My intentions is to file case against Hayward Police Department, Alameda County

Justice system( court houses) and All day towing. Is there any way that you guys can help me find a pro bono attorney that is willing to fight for me. I went to Legal Aid in Hayward courthouse and they told me they cannot help me because I have a big case

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 30, 2019

Contact the County Bar Association in your county and ask for their lawyer referral service to request they refer you to a lawyer who can assist you with your case. You may not find someone to help you pro bono, but if you have a good case you won't have too much trouble finding a good lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: can person name another to act on their behalf in lawsuit due to age & health reasons?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2019

You really should discuss this with an attorney who practices in California. As a general matter, a power of attorney could enable a person to appoint another to act on their behalf in some settings, but a lawsuit is something that can personally involve a party, in terms of giving testimony,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I am handicapped the association removed my handicapped sign because it had my apartment number on it is that legal
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 4, 2019

The landlord is required to have a certain number of handicapped spaces depending upon the size of the parking lot. They are not required to allow a tenant to put their name or apartment number on the handicapped parking sign. In fact, if they do that it might cause them to be in violation of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I am the defendant in a case where the original judge took a matter under submission.

The plaintiff was suing me for 10,000. This amount includes rents collected after my father passed away. I agree I owed her for that, however the deposits I refuse to pay. The plaintiff did not provide a contract, its just word of mouth details. My father was a realtor and he negotiated a lease... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Feb 7, 2019

I don't know the details of your case, but when a plaintiff wins a small claims judgment you have 30 days from the date the judgment is entered into the court record to appeal the judge's decision. If the 30 days have not run, you should immediately file an appeal of the decision with the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Military Law, Municipal Law and Probate for California on
Q: My father just passed I'm his daughter there is no will and I need to know if I have any rights to his military benefits

His present wife never allowed him to be in our lives mom married him his first enlist year I was born un1964 he had vasectomy to ensure me and mynow deceased brother would have something after his death he married his wife after an affair my brother was still his custody but he died we didn't... Read more »

Richard Samuel Price
Richard Samuel Price answered on Jan 16, 2019

His surviving spouse would be entitled to all of the community property that they owned, or any joint tenancy held property. Since he had two children, you both would share 2/3 of his separate property and his surviving spouse would be entitled to 1/3 of his separate property. But if he was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: If I rent from my friend and her old man getting out of jail with a gun charge can I have my bb gun in my room?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 6, 2018

IF HE IS THE ONE WITH ISSUES THEN HE SHOULD BE CONCERNED......NOT SO MUCH YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: What's the max jail time for poss. of ammunition?

My husband found some bullets on his way to the post office but was pulled over on his bike for not stopping at a stop sign minutes after he found them. Because he is an ex-con, he was arrested and charged with possession of ammunition. The Public Pretender he has is not trying to help him at all.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 25, 2018

NEED MORE INFO

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY LAWYER TO SELL THAT HE (A FELON) JUST FOUND THE BULLETS..............MINUTES B/F STOP.......NOT VERY LIKELY..............THOUGH POSSIBLE.

EVERY JUDGE SENTENCES DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THE FACTS. THE CURRENT LAWYER IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO SHARE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: There's a law on the books in my city (Long Beach, CA) that no one knows the penalty for violating.

For reference, it's Long Beach Municipal Code 10.18.040. Cops can't even write a ticket or arrest someone for it, because there's no code. So instead they just tell you to leave the city! I'd like to find out what the actual penalty is.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 29, 2018

I would call the city attorney in LB

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I need help with my case. Judge threw out writ of Non-prosecution from victim and denied me my right to a speedy trial

me an ex were fighting He had sister call 911 he told her to say i was on my way with 2 firearms she also said i was driving up an down their street yet denies seeing me. Im proper i have call recording.Cop arrives, No suspect, all 3 adults DENY seeing me DENY positive ID of car, DENY hearing a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 21, 2018

NEED MORE INFO

UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY YOU ARE MAKING A MISTAKE NOT HAVING THE PD.........YOU MIGHT ASK FOR ANOTHER TO BE APPOINTED BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THE JUDGES DECISION NOT THE WORK PRODUCT OF THE PD............

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Legal Malpractice, Military Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Is pepper spray illegal? If not then what other legalities are connected to it? Aka subdivisions.

Subdivisions...age of consent

possible prior conviction...

Does it depend on whether indoors/outdoors etc.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 10, 2018

Penal Code Title 2: Control of Deadly Weapons Chapter 4: Tear Gas Weapons Article 1: General Provisions Section 12403.7

Notwithstanding any other law, any person may purchase, possess, or use tear gas and tear gas weapons for the projection or release of tear gas if the tear gas and tear...
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