Dale Gribow on the Law

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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LICENSE SUSPENSION 101

LICENSE SUSPENSION 101

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:36 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow My column ideas come from reader’s suggestions but this week it came from a 25 year old client on Friday November 13, 2015 who had a DUI with a Driving on a Suspended License. In Indio this could mean a 10-30 jail sentence... on a first offense. She had NO...

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HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE 101

HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE 101

By | November 12, 2015 at 2:16 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow When considering insurance policies and or agents, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Sometimes the most important factor is not which is cheapest, because cheaper is not necessarily better. Comparing my fee to that of a cheaper lawyer is like...

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CALLER SCAMS…THEY’RE BACK

CALLER SCAMS…THEY’RE BACK

By | November 5, 2015 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The season is here and so are the “professional” scam callers who believe CV residents are easy targets. On Saturday I received an email from a well-known friend in La Quinta who received a call from 757 263 4907. He shared that this is a scam number that...

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OUTLINE OF A PERSONAL INJURY (PI) CASE

OUTLINE OF A PERSONAL INJURY (PI) CASE

By | October 29, 2015 at 2:18 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Our office focuses on representing clients for Accidents, DUI’s and suing Drunk Driving Drivers who injure our clients. This outline explains to our clients the different stages of a personal injury accident case. It is important to note that a PI case...

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DUI? COURT IS ONLY HALF YOUR PROBLEM

DUI? COURT IS ONLY HALF YOUR PROBLEM

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:08 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow In addition to court you have 10 days to request a DMV Hearing to avoid a license suspension for 4-5 months. The hearing generally occurs before a plea is entered and usually results in an unfavorable ruling. DMV hearing officers do not care about anything but...

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MR. GRIBOW, WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER MY QUESTION OVER THE PHONE AND ACCEPT MY CASE?

MR. GRIBOW, WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER MY QUESTION OVER THE PHONE AND ACCEPT MY CASE?

By | October 15, 2015 at 4:23 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow I felt sad when USC lost this week to Washington and then when coach Sark was let go. I also felt terrible when 3 potential clients called over the weekend wanting a legal answer over the phone or wanting me to represent them... and I could NOT accept their...

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AN IN DEPTH HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

AN IN DEPTH HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

By | October 8, 2015 at 1:41 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow With fall upon us and an influx of seasonal neighbors about to arrive, the police will put more officers on the streets to look for those that imbibe too much. Our seasonal neighbors come here thinking they can drink with impunity....but they are wrong. These...

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DID THE FIRST RAIN CAUSE YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT?

DID THE FIRST RAIN CAUSE YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT?

By | October 1, 2015 at 12:25 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last week I wrote about the CV weather predictions for rain, which means the road will be slippery and auto accidents will follow. I spoke about the 12 factors necessary to increase the value of your accident claim in order to be fairly compensated by the...

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WEATHER FORECASTERS PREDICT RAIN……I PREDICT ACCIDENTS

WEATHER FORECASTERS PREDICT RAIN……I PREDICT ACCIDENTS

By | September 24, 2015 at 1:18 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Whether you follow Ginger Jeffries or Patrick “Mr. Fulvio Sausage” Evans, the predictions are the same: Rain for the week of September 21, 2015 and the ensuing El Nino weeks. It is a well-known fact that first rains cause the street and highway oil buildups...

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CAN YOU GET MY LABOR DAY DUI DISMISSED?

CAN YOU GET MY LABOR DAY DUI DISMISSED?

By | September 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The honest answer is maybe....but the odds are against it. Any lawyer that tells you YES they can dismiss your DUI without examining the facts is lying to you. The first question on every new client’s mind is what can you do for me? …and what will it...

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CAN YOUR FAMILY RISK ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT AN ESTATE PLAN?

CAN YOUR FAMILY RISK ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT AN ESTATE PLAN?

By | September 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The following ten steps should be considered by everyone starting to plan their estate. It is also a good review for those who have already planned their estate. Lists Make a list of all assets and associated their values so that an attorney can...

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ATTORNEY SHARES BENEFITS OF A LIVING TRUST

ATTORNEY SHARES BENEFITS OF A LIVING TRUST

By | September 3, 2015 at 3:02 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow A living trust is a legal document that, just like a will, contains your instruction for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. However, unlike a will, a living trust avoids probate when you die. It can control all your assets and prevent the...

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LABOR DAY DUI ARREST….READ THIS.

LABOR DAY DUI ARREST….READ THIS.

By | August 26, 2015 at 11:37 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Labor Day Weekend is upon us and we will attend more TV game watching parties and BBQ’s. While having a good time, you, or a friend, may have consumed more beers than you realized. There are many checkpoints a week before and after Labor Day. Thus some...

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DO YOU WANT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO DECIDE WHO GETS YOUR ASSETS?

DO YOU WANT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO DECIDE WHO GETS YOUR ASSETS?

By | August 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We recently survived Y2K and the Mayan Calendar predicting death and destruction. We got lucky as the world did not end as predicted. It appears these predictions of doom were premature. We all need to follow the motto People Don't Plan to Fail, They Fail to...

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ATTORNEY REVEALS SECRETS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DYING

ATTORNEY REVEALS SECRETS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DYING

By | August 13, 2015 at 2:34 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last week we learned about Wills and that with a Holographic will you can write the Will in your own handwriting on a plain piece of paper....and it is legal. However it is probably not the best advice. I also shared last week that my favorite saying was...

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CAN YOUR FAMILY RISK ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT AN ESTATE PLAN?

CAN YOUR FAMILY RISK ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT AN ESTATE PLAN?

By | August 5, 2015 at 6:51 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The following ten steps should be considered by everyone starting to plan their estate. It is also a good review for those who have already planned their estate. Lists Make a list of all assets and associated their values so that an attorney can...

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ATTORNEY REVEALS WHY YOU DO NOT NEED A LAWYER TO PREPARE A WILL

ATTORNEY REVEALS WHY YOU DO NOT NEED A LAWYER TO PREPARE A WILL

By | July 30, 2015 at 12:21 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Most people do not know that you do not need a lawyer to prepare a will. Yes, that is correct: you can prepare what is called a Holographic Will by writing it out in your own handwriting with nothing else on the paper. You cannot use a letterhead from a...

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 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…IS THAT IT?

 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…IS THAT IT?

By | July 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We have all heard the adage, location, location, location. But is that all there is to consider when looking for a home? Initially choose an agent to assist you with locale, tax considerations, and purchase price. Look for a personable well liked agent with...

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LOCAL ATTORNEY REVEALS TOP 25 DUI SECRETS

LOCAL ATTORNEY REVEALS TOP 25 DUI SECRETS

By | July 16, 2015 at 12:27 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow I had planned on writing about Homes/HOA’s but as a result of the many calls regarding what to do for July 4th DUI arrests I am revealing the Top 25 DUI Secrets. When stopped, tell the officer you would be happy to talk and do anything he wants, but your...

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DRUNK DRIVING 101

DRUNK DRIVING 101

By | July 9, 2015 at 1:16 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you are a regular reader of my weekly legal column you know that I always end with the admonition: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE......CALL A TAXI........IT IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME. If you did not follow this suggestion and instead received a DUI...

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This Saturday’s July 4th Means Parties, Drinking & Accidents While Driving

This Saturday’s July 4th Means Parties, Drinking & Accidents While Driving

By | July 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Whether you are celebrating at a backyard BBQ, enjoying the fireworks at the Casino in Rancho Mirage or at Palm Desert Park, the chances are you will be drinking as you enjoy the holiday festivities. DUI’s and Accidents occur when there are more people on the...

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PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:57 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow In order to properly understand a Drunk Driving you have to first understand you do not have to be drunk. The correct charge is a Driving Under The Influence (DUI).  You merely have to be Under the Influence of the alcohol and or a drug.  This is determined...

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DRINKING?… DON’T OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY

DRINKING?… DON’T OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY

By | June 18, 2015 at 1:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow We have all seen this warning on our pill bottles, but what does it mean? While dining over the weekend with our banker, the pharmacist’s warning for certain drugs, such as Ambien and diet pills, came up. I explained when you combine the alcohol with certain...

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GIVE AN ESTATE PLANNING GIFT FOR FATHER’ S DAY

GIVE AN ESTATE PLANNING GIFT FOR FATHER’ S DAY

By | June 11, 2015 at 2:14 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow We have all heard the saying “it is better to given than receive”. For this Father’s Day on June 21, 2015, give yourself the gift of making yourself happy at the same time you do the same for your family. Don’t delay. Last year we had a client who came...

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RAIN FLOODS TEXAS AND PALM SPRINGS

RAIN FLOODS TEXAS AND PALM SPRINGS

By | June 4, 2015 at 12:31 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow OK so PS did not have much flooding but we did have May showers. We all know they bring April flowers or something like that. Showers bring slick roads… which leads to more accidents. We have all heard the admonition that the first shower of the season means...

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PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUNGLE

PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUNGLE

By | May 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you got arrested or were in an auto accident over the Memorial Day weekend you have found yourself in a jungle. A jungle that is more dangerous than any other in which you could have gotten lost. You do not know what to do. Should you talk to the insurance...

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PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS WHETHER DUI CHECKPOINTS ARE LEGAL

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS WHETHER DUI CHECKPOINTS ARE LEGAL

By | May 21, 2015 at 1:48 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow This week is Memorial Day and that means “our finest” will be out in force with DUI Checkpoints for those of us drinking and partying. I am often asked if these checkpoints are legal. The short answer is YES. Checkpoints are generally legal however there...

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Palm Desert Lawyer Exposes Clients Typical PERSONAL INJURY Questions

Palm Desert Lawyer Exposes Clients Typical PERSONAL INJURY Questions

By | May 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Susan from Palm Springs asks: Over the last year you have 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 it is important to memorialize everything...

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ATTORNEY REVEALS HOW TO STOP INSURANCE CO’S FROM DENYING AND DELAYING SETTLEMENTS

ATTORNEY REVEALS HOW TO STOP INSURANCE CO’S FROM DENYING AND DELAYING SETTLEMENTS

By | May 7, 2015 at 2:16 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Snowbirds and locals, in recent accidents related to traffic from recent concerts or end of season parties, will soon realize that the evil insurance companies will deny and delay settlements. But why are insurance companies not treating victims fairly as they...

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PALM DESERT ATTORNEY BREAKS SILENCE AND REVEALS THE SECRETS OF THE “SHIT HITTING THE FAN FACTOR”…aka THE “OY VEY FACTOR”

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY BREAKS SILENCE AND REVEALS THE SECRETS OF THE “SHIT HITTING THE FAN FACTOR”…aka THE “OY VEY FACTOR”

By | April 30, 2015 at 10:08 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow My articles are inspired by the calls I receive from prospective clients during the week. A few days ago I got a call from a client who was leaving Stagecoach on Saturday when he was hit by an elderly couple running a red light. The Oy Vey factor kicked in...

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ARRESTED AT A CONCERT? YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CRIMINAL TERMS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER.

ARRESTED AT A CONCERT? YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CRIMINAL TERMS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER.

By | April 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you went to Coachella, Stagecoach or Tachevah and got arrested for DUI, Possession of Drugs or Minor in Possession of False ID or Alcohol… you better understand the legal criminal terms below Criminal Act: A criminal act is an act committed by a person,...

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COACHELLA SHOWCASES THREE AMIGOS

COACHELLA SHOWCASES THREE AMIGOS

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Concert goers of Coachella and Stagecoach may encounter the THREE AMIGOS…but this time it will not be funny. No, I am not talking about the popular movie with Martin Short, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase. I am referring to the 3 related arrests that occur...

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MORE “NEW” SCAMS! BEWARE ONLINE CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND GANGS

MORE “NEW” SCAMS! BEWARE ONLINE CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND GANGS

By | April 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm | No comments

While Desert Sun reported a story on April 7 about IRS scams and fraud, Dale Gribow has been educating CV Weekly readers on this subject for the last several weeks. You heard it first from attorney Dale Gribow’s weekly legal column right here in CV Weekly. It pays to be...

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THE VISA/MASTERCARD FRAUD

THE VISA/MASTERCARD FRAUD

By | April 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The VISA Fraud/Scam, like so many I have discussed in the last month or so, involves a caller claiming to be someone they are not. I warned my readers last week, that When the IRS Calls to Hang UP. This is because the IRS like Visa does not call, they...

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