Dale Gribow on the Law

Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Accept My ACCIDENT Case?

Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Accept My ACCIDENT Case?

By | July 28, 2016 at 3:34 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow I focus a large amount of my practice on collecting compensation for accident victims. Today it is more difficult to deal with the ‘deny & delay’ claims strategies of insurance companies. For this reason, and those expressed herein, many CV lawyers are...

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR AUTO INSURANCE POLICY?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR AUTO INSURANCE POLICY?

By | July 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We all know the legal requirement for auto insurance and most of us purchase it to protect ourselves and our loved ones from liability in case of an accident. However, few of us have any idea what we are getting (or not getting) and what we legally...

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4 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR 4th OF JULY DUI ARREST

4 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR 4th OF JULY DUI ARREST

By | July 14, 2016 at 7:08 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow First: You should realize that there are more DUI FATALITIES here in the Coachella Valley, per capita, than anywhere else in California. Thus it is logical that DUI arrests and fatalities spike on July 4th. Naturally our law enforcement agencies become more...

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DID YOU BLOW IT ON THE 4th?

DID YOU BLOW IT ON THE 4th?

By | July 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow With July 4th on a Monday this year many of you may have joined your neighbors and partied all weekend. If you or a friend were drinking beers before and after the PS and PD fireworks, you may have already been stopped and offered a breath or blood test. IF...

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I FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! …….and it wins every time!

I FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! …….and it wins every time!

By | June 30, 2016 at 3:30 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The law arguably wins every time. This is because whether you are found guilty or not guilty you still lose. A defendant loses time and money from: 1. Being arrested; 2. Going to court multiple times; 3. Posting Bail; 4. Retaining a lawyer; 5. Loss of earnings;...

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DUI? STOP AUTOMATIC DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION!

DUI? STOP AUTOMATIC DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION!

By | June 24, 2016 at 12:34 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow When arrested for a DUI your physical CDL is taken from you and you receive a pink piece of paper which is a temporary driver's license good for 30 days. Within the paper is a warning that you and or your attorney have 10 days from the arrest date to request a...

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THE 15 BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR ACCIDENT CASE

THE 15 BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR ACCIDENT CASE

By | June 17, 2016 at 12:13 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow CALL POLICE: You often need the police report to establish liability WAITING TO LONG TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY: Once evidence gets cold or destroyed it makes it difficult to get maximum value on your case. DO NOT HIDE PRIOR ACCIDENTS FROM YOUR LAWYER: The...

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CONS AND SCAMS 101

CONS AND SCAMS 101

By | June 12, 2016 at 12:14 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow There are many ways to get your money without taking it from you at gunpoint or breaking into your home while you are home. Most burglars are not violent. They want the same things you have and they find safe ways to steal and then pawn your former property...

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MEMORIAL DAY 2016 DUI?….. 20 SECRET RIGHTS

MEMORIAL DAY 2016 DUI?….. 20 SECRET RIGHTS

By | June 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you were arrested for a DUI over Memorial Day the Officer asked you to exit the vehicle & questioned you. Most drivers (and lawyers) don't know the Breath Test and Field Sobriety Test (FST) at the scene are OPTIONAL. These tests can only hurt your DUI...

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MEMORIAL DAY 2016: HOW TO AVOID TROUBLE

MEMORIAL DAY 2016: HOW TO AVOID TROUBLE

By | May 28, 2016 at 1:31 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and that means parties, drinking, driving and accidents. You or a friend may have consumed more beers than you realized resulting in a DUI or Auto Accident. Karen Devine's recent ABC report alerted us that there will be...

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KAREN DEVINE INVESTIGATES CHECKPOINTS

KAREN DEVINE INVESTIGATES CHECKPOINTS

By | May 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow KESQ (ABC) has been promoting Karen Devine's investigative report on checkpoints, airing on May 19, 2016, for some time. Are they important for uncovering DUI's drivers or is their main purpose to generate more money for California law enforcement? Are there...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT

By | May 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The following questions and answers are the plain facts to the most commonly asked questions after an accident. Each case is different and determining value requires your talking to an experienced attorney. My office offers a no-cost, no-obligation consultation...

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STAGECOACH DUI LAST WEEK? DO YOU KNOW YOUR 20 SECRET RIGHTS?

STAGECOACH DUI LAST WEEK? DO YOU KNOW YOUR 20 SECRET RIGHTS?

By | May 6, 2016 at 1:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Though often referred to as a DUI criminal defense lawyer, I choose to not view my DUI clients as "criminals". I prefer to view them, and more importantly to treat them, as good, honest people that have found themselves in a scary and unfortunate situation...

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“BLACK AND WHITE” VEHICLES AWAIT CONCERT GOERS

“BLACK AND WHITE” VEHICLES AWAIT CONCERT GOERS

By | April 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Coachella concert goers encountered major wind gusts last weekend which may have prevented them from seeing our valleys finest Black and White vehicles awaiting them. Of course many drivers develop Black and White Fever when they see a police car even when they...

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21 Insights To Understanding Civil Legal Terms

21 Insights To Understanding Civil Legal Terms

By | April 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow A few weeks ago I wrote an article on the meaning of criminal terms. Steve from La Quinta wrote "most of us do not get arrested but almost all of us deal with civil issue." These can be issues regarding: contracts, credit card disputes, leases, a suit by a car...

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A DOZEN SECRETS TO GETTING LOTS OF MONEY FROM AN ACCIDENT

A DOZEN SECRETS TO GETTING LOTS OF MONEY FROM AN ACCIDENT

By | April 7, 2016 at 2:49 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Accident victims clearly deserves to be fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. Unfortunately an accident does not mean you will receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company...you won't. You didn't win the lottery because you were rear...

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HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY FROM YOUR EASTER VACATION ACCIDENT

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY FROM YOUR EASTER VACATION ACCIDENT

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow A good Christian would forgive an at fault driver for an accident because it is just that an accident...not an intentional act. However, everyone would agree that the accident victim deserves to be fairly compensated for their pain and...

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HOW CAN WE SHUTDOWN DRUNK DRIVING?

HOW CAN WE SHUTDOWN DRUNK DRIVING?

By | March 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Two years ago I was asked to speak to the Coachella Valley Association of Government (CVAG) on how to SHUTDOWN DRUNK DRIVING. A few days earlier I joined members of law enforcement at the Coachella City Hall to speak about the young girl whose family I was...

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COME TO PS FOR TENNIS AND LEAVE WITH DUI?

COME TO PS FOR TENNIS AND LEAVE WITH DUI?

By | March 17, 2016 at 2:38 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow On Sunday March 13 while enjoying the #1 male and female tennis players the fans in front of me were talking about the DUI they got over the weekend. I asked what happened and they explained. It turns out they did almost everything wrong. 21 things to know...

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LEGAL TERMS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW… Part 2

LEGAL TERMS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW… Part 2

By | March 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow WE ALL READ THE PAPERS AND WATCH THE NEWS AND HEAR CRIMINAL LEGAL TERMS THAT WE DO NOT TRULY UNDERSTAND............READ THIS AND THEN YOU WILL: Impeachment: The process of calling a witness's testimony into doubt. In camera: In a judge's chambers outside the...

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LEGAL TERMS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW… Part 1

LEGAL TERMS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW… Part 1

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow WE ALL READ THE PAPERS AND WATCH THE NEWS AND HEAR CRIMINAL LEGAL TERMS THAT WE DO NOT TRULY UNDERSTAND............READ THIS AND THEN YOU WILL: Acquittal: A jury verdict that a criminal defendant is not guilty, or the finding of a judge that the evidence is...

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IF THE IRS CALLS STILL HANG UP!

IF THE IRS CALLS STILL HANG UP!

By | February 25, 2016 at 1:51 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last Wednesday I met with both FBI and IRS agents with one of my clients. I asked the agents about all the fraudulent calls from people pretending to be IRS agents... whose goal is to steal your money. They confirmed there are more caller complaints than they...

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DID OBAMA CREATE MORE DUI’S

DID OBAMA CREATE MORE DUI’S

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow President Obama's trip to our Desert will arguably result in more DUI's. However an argument can be made both ways. You could argue that all of our local law enforcement will be out protecting the President and his entourage and thus leaving fewer officers to...

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DID YOU GET STOPPED AT A DUI SUPER BOWL CHECKPOINT?

DID YOU GET STOPPED AT A DUI SUPER BOWL CHECKPOINT?

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:20 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN BE ARRESTED FOR A DUI WHEN YOU ARE NOT DRUNK? The TERM DRUNK DRIVING IS OFTEN MISTAKENLY USED INTERCHANGEABLY WITH DUI BY THE PUBLIC. The Terms DUI and Drunk Driving refer to the same offense. But I bet you not know there are different...

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THE IRS DOES NOT CALL

THE IRS DOES NOT CALL

By | February 4, 2016 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you have been reading my legal column for the last year you know of my warnings of telephone and IRS scams spreading westward from the east coast. Well they’re HERE. There are several nationwide groups perpetrating this pervasive scam with some from...

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12 REASONS YOU LOST OR WILL LOSE YOUR HOLIDAY DUI

12 REASONS YOU LOST OR WILL LOSE YOUR HOLIDAY DUI

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:30 am | No comments

The back of my business card says: Upon advice of my attorney, Dale Gribow, I exercise my Right to Remain Silent until you contact him at 760-837-7500 or dale@dalegribowlaw.com. My attorney has advised me the VOLUNTARY Field Sobriety & Breath Tests, at the scene, are...

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HOW DID I HURT MY ACCIDENT CASE?

HOW DID I HURT MY ACCIDENT CASE?

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:38 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow TOP 10 ways to hurt your case: Insurance: Many locals DO NOT HAVE AUTO INSURANCE. You need more than the minimum insurance on your car with elevated UM. Without more than $15k you are taking your life in your own hands. From December 2015 to January 2016...

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YOUR 2016 ACCIDENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

YOUR 2016 ACCIDENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:09 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow SHARON from Palm Springs asks: In 2015 you stated that law is an information gathering game. Why is that true for an auto accident? In my radio show “Accidentally Yours” I informed my listeners to memorialize all the facts as to how the accident...

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DID YOU DRINK AND NOT THINK DURING NEW YEARS?

DID YOU DRINK AND NOT THINK DURING NEW YEARS?

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN I GET DOZENS OF CALLS FROM READERS OF MY WEEKLY LEGAL COLUMN THAT WERE ARRESTED FOR A DUI... AFTER 2 BEERS. Every caller says they were not drunk and asks how this could happen to them? In addition some of these callers were...

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HOLIDAY DUI?  DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?

HOLIDAY DUI?  DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?

By | December 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Desert Sun headline on November 23, 2015 was “MANY DON’T KNOW THEIR RIGHTS”. Though the story was about Farmworker’s Safety Laws, as I read it I thought of other clients who are unaware of their legal rights. DO YOU KNOW YOUR DUI...

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Dying to Have One More Drink?

Dying to Have One More Drink?

By | December 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Think again about that one more drink. Consider that the Coachella Valley has more DUI fatalities than anywhere else in California... per capita.  This does not mean YOU have to have been drinking. You also have to be aware of the other guy who had one to...

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN BUT HANDCUFFS ARE STILL SILVER

SILENCE IS GOLDEN BUT HANDCUFFS ARE STILL SILVER

By | December 16, 2015 at 11:45 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow As kids we were taught to cooperate with the police by our parents and in school. If we all obeyed the police so many of society’s problems would not have occurred. However, as a general rule talking to anyone, other than your lawyer, on any legal matter...

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Are There Too Many Holiday Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols?

Are There Too Many Holiday Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols?

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:08 am | No comments

On Saturday Dec 5, 2015 I attended an opening party on El Paseo and several groups were sharing information on all the DUI checkpoints they encountered getting to the party. They felt there were more DUI saturation patrols and checkpoints than ever before and they are probably...

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN, HANDCUFFS ARE SILVER

SILENCE IS GOLDEN, HANDCUFFS ARE SILVER

By | December 3, 2015 at 2:17 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow As a general rule talking to anyone, other than your lawyer, on any legal matter cannot help a case. It can only POTENTIALLY HURT the case and handcuff you.  It is not always what you say, but often what the other party thought they heard you say. This is as...

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DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT, CALL A TAXI OR UBER…IT IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT, CALL A TAXI OR UBER…IT IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME

By | November 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow This week is Thanksgiving, the beginning of the holiday season, and a month of parties. We will eat too much AND DRINK more than we realize. Unfortunately, most of my readers do not realize that you do not have to be drunk. You merely have to be Under the...

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