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  • Protective order was modified to a no negative order

    DV Protective order was modified to a no negative order, my husband is very mean and his words towards me are still aggressive. I have these in texts, also with him saying If I'm not going to help him don't contact him again. Could that be seen a...

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    Usually these orders say "do not harass strike or threaten" the protected party. If his actions rise to the level of harassment or threats, that is a violation of the order.

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  • Ho do i defend myself if the police fabricated a positive for a controlled substance urinalysis when i refused

    i was not pulled over with probable cause passed field sobriety. Refused urinalysis because of numerous errors from police. Found out when i got to court about the phony test

    Greg’s Answer

    Ask for a split and have a DNA test done.

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  • Warrant out for Domestic Violence Victim.

    My ex boyfriend is in jail for hitting for the second time in 5 months, I was living with him at the time but moved out 3 weeks ago. So according to his sister, the Prosecutor is looking for me at his address, they left a note under the door and i...

    Greg’s Answer

    Assuming they only want you as a witness... No they can't do that. What they can do is subpoena you to appear in court. If you don't appear, then the court can issue an arrest warrant for you. Even if you do appear, however, you cannot be forced to testify. California law protects the victims of domestic violence in this way.

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  • I have a misdemeanor for parafnila? Why is my case being heard on the fifth floor in riverside? They are usually heard in

    Dept 21 or 22??

    Greg’s Answer

    Are you on your probation for a felony?

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  • Private DUI arrest info was released to the other troop parents for no useful reason other than the insult me. Case for Slander?

    My private DUI arrest information was disclosed at a Boy Scout meeting to the other parents by a "friend." After years of confidentiality, this private info was used by a "friend" to disparage my name. Since I've refused to transport any Scouts ...

    Greg’s Answer

    No. Slander must be untrue. What to describe is not illegal. People just suck sometimes.

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  • Jail time

    Is jail mandatory if convicted of felony or misdemeanor DV? NHL player took plea, & has 2 do 90 days in jail in exchange for a felony to be down graded to misdemeanor. Could he not get off with out jail? & just pay bigger fine???

    Greg’s Answer

    Jail is not mandatory. It is in the discretion of the judge. The judge obviously either: 1. Believes he deserves to spend sone time in jail; or 2. Understands that this case is likely to make the news and wants to appear tough on women beaters.

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  • I want to write a letter to the county D.A.s office to voice my belief in someone's deserved incarceration

    I quit a good job because of a highly abrasive individual. This person openly bragged about his criminal history; and his personality, I'm sorry to say, has affected me to a point where I actively did a background check for my own interest. He is ...

    Greg’s Answer

    I'll dissent from the group on this one. The DA has very wide discretion in making deals, and this is how 99 percent of cases end. If they know this is a bad guy, they may hold out for a steeper penalty. It couldn't hurt (unless you lie, in which case you could be sued for libel). You don't need any invitation to write the DA, you may as well do it.

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  • Criminal act against a minor

    My son (15) was accused of touching my friend's daughter (9). The girl's father (38) asked his daughter if he was touching her and the girl shook her head yes while other children are present as well as my son. The girls father started to then pu...

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  • Release own recog denied

    How do you get released on own recog when defendant is accused of robbery with a firearm? Defendant is very indigent.

    Greg’s Answer

    You don't. No responsible judge will OR someone facing 15 years in prison.

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