Dale Gribow on the Law

SENIOR VETS TARGETED IN FREE LUNCH/DINNER EVENTS

SENIOR VETS TARGETED IN FREE LUNCH/DINNER EVENTS

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last week I wrote about vets being scammed, yet again, with offers of free meals. Of course not all free lunch or dinner events are meant to take advantage of seniors. As a matter of fact I too have lectured at senior centers on Estate Planning and the options...

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SENIOR VETS SCAMMED AGAIN

SENIOR VETS SCAMMED AGAIN

By | February 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow I was shocked reading last Saturday’s Desert Sun article entitled “Rancho Mirage Lawsuit could protect seniors”. Senior vets who have put their lives in harm’s way to protect America are again the victims of elder abuse and fraud. It could be happening...

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PALM DESERT ATTORNEY EXPOSES DUI DRIVER’S MISTAKES

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY EXPOSES DUI DRIVER’S MISTAKES

By | February 5, 2015 at 3:32 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Indio Court is always inundated with DUI’s cases during the months of February and March. This happens because the season’s holiday and Super Bowl party DUI arrests are set for court a month or two after the date of the arrest. Most drivers...

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Palm Desert Lawyer Exposes Technology’s Effect on DUI’s

Palm Desert Lawyer Exposes Technology’s Effect on DUI’s

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:04 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last week’s discussion of technology and accident cases led to several calls asking if it has affected DUI matters too. The discussion herein addresses the DUI technology advances from chemical testing to sentencing. DUI, or “Drunk Driving” as it is...

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Will Technology Become a “BLACK BOX” Helping or Hurting an Accident Victim’s Case?

Will Technology Become a “BLACK BOX” Helping or Hurting an Accident Victim’s Case?

By | January 22, 2015 at 3:45 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow My wife and I were dining at Livreri’s at the Atrium last week, discussing topics for this week’s legal column. As we were talking I overheard a guy in the next booth talking about his legal experience with his accident case. The personal injury victim...

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Scammed? What to know and do about 2015 scams

Scammed? What to know and do about 2015 scams

By | January 15, 2015 at 10:55 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow I received many requests to write this month’s article on SCAMS. There is good chance if you got through the 2014 holidays that you or a friend were exposed to a scam…and did not know it. Crooks have smartened up and now use clever schemes to defraud...

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DUI? REFUSE THE FST OR BREATH TESTS  (Read how herein)

DUI? REFUSE THE FST OR BREATH TESTS (Read how herein)

By | January 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Most readers of CV Weekly do not realize that the Breath test at the scene and (FST) Field Sobriety Tests (finger to nose, walk the line and balance) are OPTIONAL. Most lawyers do not know this either so do not feel bad. It is probably the least publicized law...

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WHAT DOES IT COST FOR A LETTER?

WHAT DOES IT COST FOR A LETTER?

By | December 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow I get this question many times every week. I explain to the caller that it is like calling a doctor over the phone and asking what he would charge to see a patient and prescribe a course of treatment….and then whether he could cure you. A lawyer, like a...

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER FOR A DUI

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER FOR A DUI

By | December 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you get stopped during the 2014 Holidays you are possibly under suspicion of a DUI arrest and if the officer smells any alcohol you are certainly under suspicion of a DUI. Of course the officer needs a reason or probable cause to stop you, unless you are at...

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DUI Checkpoints vs Saturation Patrols: What is the difference?

DUI Checkpoints vs Saturation Patrols: What is the difference?

By | December 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow It is now the week of December 10, 2014 and DUI arrests from Holiday Parties are already on the rise. In the next month both checkpoints and saturation patrols will be increased to meet the increased number of people attending holiday and football bowl game...

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Did You Blow It Over The Holidays?

Did You Blow It Over The Holidays?

By | December 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow With holiday parties looming, many of you may have already been stopped and offered a breath or blood test while returning from dinner or a party. IF you took a breath test and BLEW and did not follow my suggestion of a Blood test you may have a challenging DUI...

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Do You Wonder What Will Happen If You Are Arrested for a DUI?

Do You Wonder What Will Happen If You Are Arrested for a DUI?

By | November 27, 2014 at 11:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you are like most people, you wonder what happens if you or a friend is arrested for drunk driving? A Driving under the Influence (DUI) commonly referred to as a Drunk Driving is a criminal offense that involves two separate legal proceedings: the court...

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS ISN’T JUST FOR BILL GATES AND GEORGE CLOONEY…IT IS FOR THOSE THAT ARE POOR AND UNPOPULAR TOO.

THE BILL OF RIGHTS ISN’T JUST FOR BILL GATES AND GEORGE CLOONEY…IT IS FOR THOSE THAT ARE POOR AND UNPOPULAR TOO.

By | November 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We are only a few weeks from Thanksgiving gatherings and the start of the Christmas and New Year’s 2015 parties and of course THE SUPERBOWL. Unfortunately these events often generate people who party and drink more than they realize. We are all protected...

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A FOOL WHO DRINKS AND DRIVES IS STILL A FOOL

A FOOL WHO DRINKS AND DRIVES IS STILL A FOOL

By | November 13, 2014 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last week we discussed DUI’s and education. With the holidays around the corner I want to continue as promised with information on what happens with DMV with a DUI arrest and then next week we will talk about the court. Herein are some of the important things...

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The Most Successful Accident Cases All Have 12 Things In Common

The Most Successful Accident Cases All Have 12 Things In Common

By | November 6, 2014 at 12:43 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow An accident does not mean you will receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company. You did not hit the lottery because you were rear ended. Many potential clients do not understand why their case is not as valuable as their neighbors. The most...

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JAIL ON DUI’S IN THE INDIO COURT?

JAIL ON DUI’S IN THE INDIO COURT?

By | October 30, 2014 at 3:12 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Most new clients ask “you mean I could go to jail for a first offense DUI? I explain “Yes in the Indio Court you will receive a period of time in Jail as part of your sentencing”! Most DA’s will demand 10 days as a start on a first offense...

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The Holidays Bring Out the Best and Worst in People

The Holidays Bring Out the Best and Worst in People

By | October 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We often read about the generous things some people do for complete strangers during the Christmas Season. But the opposite is also true. This is the time of the year when crooks come out of the woodwork. As of October 22, 2014, though our economy is...

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DOCTOR, YOU AMPUTATED THE WRONG LEG!

DOCTOR, YOU AMPUTATED THE WRONG LEG!

By | October 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow It has unexpectedly happened to tens of thousands of Californians! No one thinks they or a loved one, will be killed, maimed or disfigured by medical negligence. However accidents happen, whether it is by a doctor, lawyer, or pool boy putting too much chlorine...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVISITED

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVISITED

By | October 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow We all agree that violence of any kind against a spouse or significant other is wrong. However sometimes one party does not realize that what they have done is Domestic Violence. Many people know how to push the buttons of their spouse for instance. They argue...

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THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV)

THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV)

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow It seems much of what we read and hear about today is Domestic Violence (DV) allegations against professional athletes. The stories that have come out about professional athletes have been sad and disappointing. I want to examine for my CV Weekly readers what...

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The Secret to Avoiding Higher Auto Insurance Rates After A DUI

The Secret to Avoiding Higher Auto Insurance Rates After A DUI

By | September 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The secrets herein are not known by many DUI lawyers, as they only focus on the guilt or innocence of their client. Typically these lawyers do not consider the financial consequences that all DUI drivers will encounter when they renew their auto insurance. I...

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A Secret Our Government Does NOT Want VETS To Know About

A Secret Our Government Does NOT Want VETS To Know About

By | September 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Every week I try to come up with a topic for an article that will be informative to our readers. On Friday September 5, 2014 the front page article in our Desert Sun was “Veterans getting informed.” It talks about a group called Veterans University, that...

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Why Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend are Worth Less Money

Why Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend are Worth Less Money

By | September 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow It is Sunday afternoon on August 31st, 2014, and I am thinking of what I should write about for this week’s CV Weekly Legal Column that will be published on Wednesday September 3, 2014. As I sit here, I realize I have had 3 calls on new accident cases since...

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What Is the Difference Between a DUI and Drunk Driving and Can You Help Me?

What Is the Difference Between a DUI and Drunk Driving and Can You Help Me?

By | August 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow With Labor Day upon us, these are the questions I will be asked for the next few weeks by potential clients who are often my law abiding friends. I choose to not view my DUI clients as "criminals". I prefer to view those arrested for a DUI, and more importantly...

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ARE AREAS OF LAW CYCLICAL?

ARE AREAS OF LAW CYCLICAL?

By | August 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow I am often asked if areas of law are cyclical. To some extent that does take place. For instance, during November and December people do not want to file for a divorce which would ruin the holidays for the family. When the population of the desert explodes...

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

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

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow For the first time in over 30 years I am being contacted by potential clients who are notably upset when I will not accept their accident case. I explain that any accident case places the Burden of Proof on the injured plaintiff to prove Liability (that someone...

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IF THE IRS CALLS CONSIDER HANGING UP!

IF THE IRS CALLS CONSIDER HANGING UP!

By | August 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow On August 3, 2014, The Desert Sun wrote about SCAMS and specifically discussed the IRS scam. Ironically I received such a call last week that made my fraud antenna immediately go up. The caller’s accent was very thick and he was not easily understood. I would...

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1st DUI? Now What?

1st DUI? Now What?

By | July 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow With temperatures hitting 118 last week many of our neighbors drank too much beer and foolishly got behind the wheel of a car OR GOLF CART? The driver probably did not know that the breath test at the scene is Optional as are the Field Sobriety Tests and that...

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Mistakes Auto Insurance Companies Want Victims to Make

Mistakes Auto Insurance Companies Want Victims to Make

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm | No comments

The more mistakes a victim makes with their PI case, the less the accident claim is worth. At the scene: Initially Insurance companies do not want the victim to hire an attorney. They try to convince the injured party they can handle the claim themselves. Without an attorney...

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COULD I REALLY LOSE MY LICENSE FOR DRIVING WITHOUT AUTO INSURANCE?

COULD I REALLY LOSE MY LICENSE FOR DRIVING WITHOUT AUTO INSURANCE?

By | July 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow California has a financial responsibility law which is similar in all states. This law specifies how much minimum insurance a driver must possess to drive on California roads. In California this minimum coverage is $15,000 and is referred to as Liability...

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WHAT IS AN HOA AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HOA RULES?

WHAT IS AN HOA AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HOA RULES?

By | July 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The Homeowners Association first emerged in the US in the mid-19th century but became popular in the 1960’s when we experienced rapid growth. Early covenants and deed restrictions were exclusionary in origin, and in the first half of the 20th century many...

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DUI OVER JULY 4th WEEKEND?

DUI OVER JULY 4th WEEKEND?

By | July 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you were unlucky and got arrested for a DUI over the July 4th weekend then remember you do not just have to appear in court on the date on the yellow citation you were given when arrested. You also have to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles. An...

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SUMMER MEANS MORE SHOPLIFTING BECAUSE OF FEWER EMPLOYEES

SUMMER MEANS MORE SHOPLIFTING BECAUSE OF FEWER EMPLOYEES

By | June 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Merchants are at risk with under-staffed stores that allow crooks to “do their thing”. With the “down economy” many people are hurting and committing crimes they might not have performed if they had a job. Many of our neighbors are drinking to stay...

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BE SAFE DRIVING DURING JULY 4TH 2014 CELEBRATIONS!

BE SAFE DRIVING DURING JULY 4TH 2014 CELEBRATIONS!

By | June 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow The 4TH OF July is around the corner. It is a holiday where our neighbors do not always use good common sense while celebrating the birth of our nation. We all attend BBQ’S AND parties and eat and drink with impunity. We do not plan ahead and think of how...

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Fathers, For Your Family’s Sake, Plan Ahead

Fathers, For Your Family’s Sake, Plan Ahead

By | June 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Father’s Day is around the corner. The best gift you can give to dad is to encourage him to plan ahead for the family and to make an Estate Plan. It is very common to talk to clients who have a trust but have never FUNDED it. In that regard we can learn...

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