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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: If my license was suspended by the section 16073. What does this mean? Would i be able to drive or continue working?

I would like to know if this would affect my job if i work in a car industry and the company insurance does not want to cover me.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 28, 2019

Suspension of your driver's license for any reason can be used by your employer to suspend or terminate you at any time. You are considered to be employed at will unless you have an agreement to the contrary with your employer. That means your employer can discipline and terminate you at any time... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What happens if you drive with no lisence and lisence plates that expired the next day ? But hadn't had the plate sticke

My plates did get paid for I just didnt have the plate sticker . Because I failed my smog check once. My plates didnt expire until the very next day.And I drove with no lisence. What will happen in court for all of this ?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 2, 2019

more info needed.

no license meaning you never had one or that it expired or suspended?

driving without a valid license is a 14601 VC violation.............12500 VC covers no license too. They are misdemeanors.

each court and each DA will have their own opinion as to the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Is it proper procedure to be issued a ticket while sitting in the left turn lane in the middle of traffic?

I felt it was unsafe to be stopped in the middle of traffic. I could have made my turn and pulled over where it was safe. He unnecessarily impeded traffic and created a dangerous situation for all other motorists.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 5, 2019

More info needed.

i would need to know the probable cause for his citing you and whether he pulled you over etc.

the officer probably just saw you impeding traffic.

if you explain what happened i think the judge would dismiss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I would like the section of vehicle code 22500.1 explained when it states fire district jurisdiction

I got a red curb ticket but the issuing officer was a street sweeping officer. Is the ticket constituted? Or what does vehicle code mean by fire district jurisdiction?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 17, 2019

PDF]Fire Department Specifications and Requirements - Anaheim

m.anaheim.net/fire/fire_prev/forms/FireLanesandTowingfromPrivateProperty08.pdf

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when in conflict with other traffic, in a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I just recently got pulled over going 75 on a 65 freeway. Will traffic school make it seem as if nothing happened?

After traffic school (if applicable) will anything show up on my record saying that I had received a ticket? Or will nothing appear? I live in California.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2019

yes, if you qualify for traffic school it will be as if it never happened

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a ticket for disobeying sign/signal/ markings at intersection in BH, officer gave me a juvenile ticket but I’m 19
Marc David Pelta
Marc David Pelta answered on Jul 7, 2019

You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to schedule a case review, most do not charge for the first meeting with you and then you can consider your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I found that I got a ticket 3 years ego and they sent letter to address that was not on my driving license

I live in San Diego and ticket was in Fremont and I don’t know they send it to the address that I had in 2010 not 2016. Now ticket is $800!! What should I do?

David Dastrup
David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

If the ticket is causing a hold for your drivers license, then you should take care of it. Find an attorney in the area of where the court is located and hire them to help you resolve it.

By the way, if you were handed a ticket in person, that would have been notice to appear. The court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Can a cop legally give two different people the same ticket for the same vehicle if it is being transferred from one to

A friend is take over payments on a vehicle I no longer need and he was pulled over for speeding after making a turn from a stop light and I as the vehicle owner as well as the friend got a ticket for the same thing even though I was not present.

David Dastrup
David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

Generally, only the driver can be cited for speeding. If the owner is cited, it is probably for something else. To receive an owner responsibility ticket, the owner does not need to be present.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: who would be at fault for an accident with an unprotected left turn?

If at a traffic light there are two cars on opposite sides of the street both making left turns and a car from behind one of the turning cars decided to go around and then hits the turning car from the opposite side of the road who would be at fault for the accident.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 22, 2019

The car from behind would have most, if not all of the fault, assuming everyone agreed on the facts as described. The car turning left from the opposite side may also have some fault as it could have had a clear view of the oncoming vehicle and might have been able to yield to avoid the collision.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Is there an ADIS-equivalent class here in California?

I had a DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in Washington back in 2015. The court has released my license since then, but the state of WA demands that I get this class done if I want my license again in California.

I'd really like to drive for myself again but I have no way of getting to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 26, 2019

more info needed.

however, you have to look to what Washington demands.

we are doing the same thing with a Calif DUI with a client living in Hawaii.

the best thing is to check with a company that handles it in your state and see if they can refer to someone.

a class...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was charged for possessions of sales now It iz Wut It Iz bee about a year since my last court hearing which I

failed n didn't appear to the court date scheduled under going classes n completing a drug program due to my possession for sales to be over with it . now I am worried about turning myself in and what are my chances for doing a period of time n if so will it be a small charge or some time in jail... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 18, 2019

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED

THE BEST PERSON TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ARE THE LAWYERS YOU USED IN THE UNDERLYING CASE WHICH I AM GUESSING IS THE PD.

IF YOU PLEAD OR ARE FOUND GUILTY THEN IF YOU DON'T COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION A BENCH WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST IS...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have an open warrant since 2012, can i still be arrested?

I did not know i had an open warrant for 26k, until i did a background check on my self.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Feb 15, 2019

Yes. You should hire an attorney to seek dismissal before your arrest

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Do you have to have a license to operate a motor vehicle in California even if you're not using it to commit
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 28, 2019

Yes. See: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl05. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Family Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: California dept of child support services license reinstatement , effective when they release or when DMV reinstates ?

My license was suspended for falling behind $30 on child support. As a deadbeat father who drives commercially for a living , I understand that this punishment of losing my livelihood is well deserved. Since it made no sense at all to the representative I spoke to at DCSS that this suspension took... Read more »

Steven McNicholl
Steven McNicholl answered on Jan 19, 2019

The DMV is its own separate system from the court and DCSS. You need to contact the DMV to determine the status of your license and reinstate through them. Nothing outside the DMV will automatically reinstate your drivers license.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: CPA license criminal conviction disclosure form

I am applying for my CPA license in CA, and when looking at the criminal conviction disclosure form, I'm not sure whether to disclose the speeding ticket i got about 7-8 years ago. I believe it was treated as a misdemeanor, and I had my license suspended for 1 month. The form says to disclose all... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 22, 2018

more info needed.

speeding tix are usually infractions.......unless you are going so fast ie 100mph or so...............then it could be a speed contest or reckless driving.

1-month suspension would be unusual for a simple traffic tix.

this is important enough that i would...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Can the penal code on a citation be changrd or altered after the citation is given?

Original citation 23152 (a)

3 weeks later da changed to 2011 (a)

Issued a bench warrant and never notified me of bench warrant.

Original court date 12/20/2018.

I was informed I could have been arrested if an officer chose to.

12/21/2018 thank you for the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 20, 2018

more info needed.

yes, they can change code sections.

the officer arrest for what s/he thinks has been done wrong and the filing DA then decided what laws to file on.

they often a not ready at an arraignment and then instead of notifying you they just file as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was pulled over cause I had a little crease in my license plate, that he had difficulty reading my plates his excuse.

So he detained me for more than half an hour, then opened my door and pulled me out of my vehicle. I told him I did not consent to any searches. He padded me down and reached in my pockets. I had a pipe and meth. Placed me under arrest search my vehicle found a gun unloaded in a box buried under... Read more »

John Stanko
John Stanko answered on Nov 9, 2018

It is difficult to assess the issues related to your case without seeing the police reports and any body worn camera footage which may exist.

You should sit down with your current attorney to go over all issues concerning possible violations of your constitutional rights.

With...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: should i get legal counsel to represent me at a dmv driver safety license reinstatement hearing?

License was revoked due to a lapse of consciousness. In order to reinstate I must attend a reinstatment interview at the driver safety office. My medical evaluation was positive and recieved by the DMV. I was required to disclose medical conditions and medications unrelated to the lapse of... Read more »

Alexander Bakhache Perez
Alexander Bakhache Perez answered on Nov 3, 2018

You have the right to have an attorney represent you, but the majority of the case will be related to your medical condition and what medications you take and what your doctors examination report and recommendation says.

If you would like an experienced attorney guide you with this then...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: My car was parked have no ticket and have plate next year 2019 why the police take my car tow storage why

Us tow storage vehicle I was not driving was park

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 2, 2018

more info would be needed to intelligently answer your missive.

i would ask the police directly (or even towing agency)..........there is a reason!

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got pulled over for vehicle code 40603(B) which requires traffic court because I have a suspended license for dui

The ticket was marked an infraction and correctable This is in CA. What will happen when I go to traffic court? Also, on the website it says I simply have to provide proof of correction and pay a small fine. And in the notice from the superior court it says the same thing and that requesting a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 1, 2018

YOU WILL AT LEAST BE CHARGED WITH A 14601 DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE...WHICH IS A MISDEMEANOR NOT AN INFRACTION.

WHAT HAPPENS WILL DEPEND ON YOUR RECORD AND FOR WHAT THE LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED............YOU MAY GET JAIL SENTENCE BUT YOU CAN TRADE FOR HOME ARREST WITH AN ANKLE...
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