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  • Is it considered a violent crime ?nobody wasn't hurt

    Hi back in October of last year my friend crashed his car into a hotel room but nobody wasn't hurt. This year on March 2he was charged with a 245 (a)1. His attorney told him it's not considered a violent crime , but that it's considered a violent ...

    Greg’s Answer

    Suetonius but not violent, meaning it is a strike offers, but this sentence is served at half-time.

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  • My neighbor California law victim violates restraining order illegal?

    My neighbor California victim violates restraining order. I think she has her ex or boyfriend over she has A temp restraining order. is this illegal?

    Greg’s Answer

    The protected person on a restraining order cannot violate the order. Only the restrained person can violate the order.

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  • Is there anyway we can not incriminate my dad and have this as a misunderstanding

    My nephew told his teacher that my father touched him in his privet part And we kno my father dose this but in out culture this is like telling a kid "i got u nose" kind of playing around now the social worker is trying to scare my sister (th...

    Greg’s Answer

    Your father certainly has a defense if charged with a crime. California law makes it illegal to touch a child with a sexual intent. It is not automatically illegal to touch a persons genitals. Obviously adult family members touch infants all over to clean them, it sounds like your father is in a similar situation. is the mother compelled to speak with the social worker? No. Will they use her refusal to talk as a sign of guilt? You better believe it. Are there ways to explain the situation to the social worker while not giving them potential ammunition for a criminal charge? Yes. The most obvious is to have a lawyer draft a letter to the social worker explaining the situation. This gives the social worker the necessary info that a child is not being abused while not providing any witnesses for a criminal charge.

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  • Employee probation

    Hello, I need some quick legal advice with some documentation to back it up please! A couple of days ago I was working at my local veterinary clinic I'm an assistant vet and there's a main vet. It was my turn to work on one of the dogs and I a...

    Greg’s Answer

    Ok, take a pill (sorry, dark lawyer humor). Your situation isn't so terrible. Will they sue? Probably not. If your bosses have any sense they will cover the hospital cost to AVOID being sued as well as having a very angry customer. You're future employer is unlikely to get much information about you from your current employer. Most companies, if they respond to inquiries at all about former employees, will only say whether or not they would consider hiring that person again. That's it. This answer avoids issues of them being sued for defamation. As to your personal liability, yes you could be sued for damages, but if that issue arises your employer (who is liable for your mistakes) would make a much better target. Your employer then could try to sue you to indemnify them, but it would cost more than it would be worth, and they would almost certainly settle out of court to avoid the risk of bad press.

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  • Is " allegedly ", Supposed to be used by media and live televised news blast when referencing anyone prior to being convicted.

    Family member starting trial for pc187. One local news channel wrote and aired false information via: police report. It was my understanding that unless and/or until said person is convicted of actual crime, they must refer to them as "allegedly"

    Greg’s Answer

    False. The media usually use the term "allegedly" when dealing with a person accused of a crime to avoid being sued for defamation. If sufficient evidence exists to defeat any such claim they may speak more freely.

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  • Can my boyfriend be held responsible for manufacturing due to a small amount of marijuana being in a ground-up form.

    My boyfriend has his 215 but because he had a small amount of some finely ground up which is used as an ointment on his joints.only.now he is being charged for manufacturing.

    Greg’s Answer

    No. Concentrating THC, on the other hand, would be enough.

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  • How long can a Prelim hearing be put off? Our stalkers are out on bail; their attys keep stalling w/the court

    My daughters & I were targeted by 2 stalkers over a yr ago; both w/criminal records for previous crimes. One of my daughters was almost kidnapped by these two men. They were arrested, charged & posted bail immediately; only to resume stalking us...

    Greg’s Answer

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    1. There is no mandatory time limit. The DA and the judge are supposed to keep unreasonable delays from happening. If the DA isn't doing that, complain to their supervisor.
    2. No, you can't demand a grand jury.
    3. It is unlikely the case will suffer because of the delay (it certainly won't be thrown out).

    Suggestion - If this is a cyberstalking case the court can make it a term of allowing the defendant to remain on bail that they not operate s computer. Suggest that to the DA. Should kill two birds with one stone. The harassment will be harder to achieve, and the defendants won't want to keep delaying. You may need some actual proof of wrongdoing before anyone will go for this.

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  • Should i ask the police?

    Can I call the police to ask if someone reported my plate number (involved in a hit and run. no damage on the other car. only to my car). I've been waiting for 6 days now. I can't sleep and having panick attacks

    Greg’s Answer

    I would suggest against telling the police you were involved in a hit and run.

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  • 10 years since my misd which was a battery. will it drop automatically ?

    10 years since i had a misd which was a battery in California. Will my gun rights be automatically reinstated ?.. i want to apply for armed security guard . How can this process work?

    Greg’s Answer

    Yes. There is no necessity to have your firearms rights formally reinstated. If you want to check to make sure you can possess a firearm fill out this form and send it in to the California Department of Justice.

    http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/forms/pfecapp.pdf

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