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  • I have a restraining order against a coworker and HR is refusing to get involved. Can they legally do this?

    Stay away order clearly states "this stay away order includes place of employment of person listed in 2" (meaning my coworker). I went to HR they said they are a third party and since this is a personal matter, they are not going to follow up on t...

    Greg’s Answer

    The answer here splits two ways. One the one hand, the company IS a third party and is under no obligation to enforce your order. On the other hand, the labor code DOES require them to protect you from a hostile work environment, which seems to be proved by the existence of the the order. You should have a labor attorney draft them a letter strongly suggesting they act more redpibsibly.

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  • What motions and legal forms should I prepare and can I excessive bail reduced? How can I go about this

    my boyfriend has court today for pretrial conference and pre preliminary hearing we can afford a laywer he has priors a strike and is facing criminal charges he also has an ecessive bail what moyions and forms should i file

    Greg’s Answer

    Respectfully, you should no more act as his lawyer than you should as his surgeon. He can represent himself, but that would be suicidal. Hire a lawyer, or rely on the public defender.

    Now, to answer your question, whoever represents him can request a bail hearing, but bail is typically set by a schedule listing crimes, and will usually not be lowered without a very reason other than a claim that the defendant didn't do it, and will be negatively affected by being in jail.

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  • How does a restraining order work?

    My "husband" is very abusive but I am pregnant and have no where to go and no one to help me so I'm stuck here with him. What happened if I get the retraining order so I can have peace? How does he get to see our daughter? What happened if I calle...

    Greg’s Answer

    If an order restraining him from contacting you is given he cannot contact you in any way. An exception can be created so that he may contact you only as necessary to deal with child visitation. In either case you are restrained at all, but he could not answer if you tried to contact him.

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  • Who's at fault in this military domestic assault?

    I am a junior Marine located in Twentynine Palms as a student. I have 4 room mates. We haven't always gotten along. One of the room mates is very obnoxious and extremely disrespectful. That room mate & I always rough house and we always say stupi...

    Greg’s Answer

    Sounds to me like mutual combat. Two people who agree to fight are precluded from claiming to be the victim of either. There may be a question of unreasonably escalating force (you push him and he punches you), but the fact that he tried to leave and you ran after him makes it pretty hard to claim you weren't a willing participant in the fight at that point.

    As a side note this is not "domestic violence" as that term is defined in California law. Domestic Violence requires the victim and perpetrator to be in, or have been in, a dating relationship. Living together is not enough.

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  • What can I do to prevent jail for my husband. Do I have the ability to press the charges or not?

    My husband threw a bunch of food at me and spit in my face so I called the police. They took him to jail for a few hours then he bailed out. He will go to court soon and he is saying that he could get 6mo to 1 year in jail. I was wondering what I ...

    Greg’s Answer

    As the victim in a domestic violence case the court has a very limited ability to force you to testify. They can find you in contempt and fine you, but they can't imprison you. If you refuse to testify the prosecutor probably can't make a case against your husband.

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  • What should I do and is this self defense in CA?

    Significant other was yelling and insulting me and I broke up with him. He kicked the floor heater hard at me, which was and had been on heat mode, and I pushed him away from me. He said never touch him again and that he could use that against me...

    Greg’s Answer

    Self defense means the use of reasonable force to repel an attack. What is reasonable depends on a huge variety of circumstances.

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  • How do I get money that's left to me in a will if the executive person is avoiding me.

    We have been to court the judge put a $65,000 bond on the assets but my sisters are acting like there isn't anything to be shared. The assets could only be sold if all three of us singed a legal document and where supost to split it three ways. I ...

    Greg’s Answer

    This is a probate question, not a criminal law question. I'm sendin this over to that section. Hopefully they can help.

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  • If i violate the mandatory supervision part of a split sentence and serve the full sentence will i have any type of supervision

    I violated my mandatory supervision 5 months before completion and the judge sentenced me the whole 2 years that was suspended. When i get out will i still have some type of supervision or will i be free since i served the sentence in full

    Greg’s Answer

    No you will not be on any type of supervision.

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  • Can a person be charged for lewd & lascivious acts

    as stated in the police report he kissed her on the lips and walked away no touching of any kind .this was adult to a minor.

    Greg’s Answer

    This is a crime (288 of the California Penal Code) that is all about intent. It is unlawful fir an adult to touch a minor IN ANY WAY with the intent to sexually gratify themselves (or the minor).

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