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  • Do I need my ex gf's permission to post our old nudes on my blog site if I was the one who took the pictures and I'm in some?

    I know she'd never give me permission and we aren't on speaking terms to ask. However, I own the material and would like to share it. I'd rather not break the law if it can be helped.

    Greg’s Answer

    The actual peb code on point is 647(J)(4) which makes it a crime to publish nude images of it is understood by at least one of the parties that they will remain private.

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  • I had temp civil harassment restraining order against someone missed my court hearing. Denied-TRO before evid by both.

    Does this mean both parties did not show up? Denied-TRO before evid by both

    Greg’s Answer

    Ok, first a TRO is a Temporary Restraining Order. These typically only last as long as the request for a Permanent Resteaining Order ("permanent" meaning 3 years) is being fought out. It is not uncommon for a TRO to be denied if the judge does not feel the defendant is an immediate threat to the plaintiff. The denial of the TRO does not mean that you lose the case completely... HOWEVER, failure to appear in court on your request might very well have resulted in a dismissal. Frankly, whether or not the defendant shows up is irrelevant if the plaintiff doesn't appear. You have the burden of proof. If you want to know what happened you need to call the court.

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  • I got a "Recieving Stolen Property" 3 years ago in Minnesota. Can i get it expunged here in California?

    I failed my background check for employment due tondid conviction.

    Greg’s Answer

    No. You need to go to the court that originally handled the case. This means within the county in Minnesota where the conviction was entered.

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  • I got a "Recieving Stolen Property" 3 years ago in Minnesota. Can i get it expunged here in California?

    My background check failed for employment because of a recieving stolen property conviction

    Greg’s Answer

    No. You need to go to the court with jurisdiction over your case, which in this case means a court within the county in Minnesota where the conviction occurred.

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  • I married bigamously 21 months ago in Asia. can i still be charged with bigamy today in CA? does my current wife have to file?

    turns out i'm still married to my US wife of 11 yrs, when i married overseas a foreign Asian national 21 months ago. if i'm charged, and i've never been convicted of any prior crime, what kind of sentence will I get?

    Greg’s Answer

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    I had to look something up, bravo sir, that doesn't happen much anymore.

    Bigamy is a violation of California penal code 281. For Califirnia to have jurisdiction either: 1. The second marriage must take place in California, or 2. Proof of marriage outside the state must be shown PLUS there must be proof of cohabitation within this state.
    Assuming they can do all of that... And chose to... Bigamy is a wobbler offense, meaning it can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on your prosecutor and judge. The maximum sentence would be 3 years in the state prison. Take a breath. That isn't going to happen.

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  • I reported my rental car stolen. Car recovered but now I am arrested and facing lengthy jail time. Why?

    16 months ago I rented a car. I bought their extra insurance. I picked up my friend and his buddy. Later the buddy steals car. I immediately report it stolen. Car recovered a year later. Cops interview me a few months ago. I told them what happene...

    Greg’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is thT they don't believe you. This is why we have trials.

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  • Bail re-assumption letter

    Is it legal for a bail bondsman to charge $450 for a re!assumption letter after missing my court date? If not, how do I approach the situation? It's imperative that I get this letter, but I am unable to pay such a high fee... I am not a flight risk.

    Greg’s Answer

    Failure to appear in court is a breach of your contract with the bail bondsman. The bondsman doesn't have to reassume your bond at all. If they choose to reassume your bond, they can charge you for the hassle.

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  • I have been charged with 273a in California, I have not been convicted or plead to anything. Can I still own a firearm?

    I have nother gotten any farther than being charged

    Greg’s Answer

    Unless you have a criminal protective order against you the answer is yes you can own a gun unless and until you are convicted.

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  • My girlfriends ex is stalking her

    They have been apart for over a year, he is constantly trying to track her down. He now has no idea where she lives, which is good, she is afraid of him, she declares no interest, he insists on wanting to get back together. I have no part in this ...

    Greg’s Answer

    She should probably apply force restraining order.

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