Dale Gribow on the Law

Do I Need A Lawyer to Prepare A Will?

By | February 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm | No comments

Part 1: No, you do not need a lawyer to prepare a will. 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 business or hotel and you cannot use a stamp for the date let...

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THE ABC’S OF A DUI IN THE INDIO COURT

By | February 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm | No comments

DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE OTHER THAN YOUR LAWYER! PART 5: ENTERING A PLEA ON A DUI           There’s an old saying in the legal world: “. . .You win your case before the prosecutor, not the judge. . .” What does this mean to you?  The prosecutor in your DUI...

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THE ABC’S OF A DUI IN THE INDIO COURT

By | January 30, 2013 at 11:04 am | No comments

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED: DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE  & CALL A LAWYER! PART 4 Summary Probation ON A DUI: RECENT LEGISLATION NOW SAYS , IF YOU ARE ON PROBATION FOR A DUI AND GET A NEW DUI WITH ANY ALCOHOL, THE DMV WILL TAKE YOUR LICENSE FOR A...

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THE ABC’S OF A DUI IN THE INDIO COURT

By | January 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm | No comments

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED: DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE & CALL A LAWYER! LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND PROSECUTORS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY TELL YOU THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A CASE! Part 3: DMV VS THE COURT: There are...

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THE ABC’S OF A DUI IN THE INDIO COURT

By | January 16, 2013 at 10:53 am | No comments

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED: DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE & CALL A LAWYER! PART 2 : There are Different Degrees of Success with any criminal case. On any criminal case there are different degrees of success. I usually explain to clients on their first...

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PART 1 of a 5 Part Series

By | January 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 4 comments

To My Coachella Valley Weekly readers: This is the handout I give to my new DUI Clients. The information is helpful for all cases. THE ABC’S OF A DUI IN THE INDIO COURT IF YOU ARE ARRESTED: DO NOT TALK TO ANYONE OTHER THAN YOUR LAWYER! LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND...

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It is Better to Be SAFE Than Sorry

By | December 26, 2012 at 9:55 am | 4 comments

The “SEASON” is here for all of us that live in the greater Palm Springs Desert Communities. With additional tourists and traffic come distractions. IF we do not pay attention to our own safety no one else will. We are all responsible for our family’s security but we tend...

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These are the Best of Time and these are the Worst of Times.

By | December 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm | No comments

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. With the “down economy” many people are hurting and committing crimes...

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You Got a DUI Now Don’t Forget About DMV

By | December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm | One comment

By Dale S. Gribow, Esq. PART TWO: THE DMV HEARING The DMV hearing, which in the past would take place before a plea was entered, will in most circumstances result in a ruling unfavorable to the driver/defendant. As a rule, DMV hearing officers do not care about anything but...

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You Got a DUI Now Don’t Forget About DMV

By | November 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm | No comments

By Dale S. Gribow, Esq. PART ONE To save your California Driver’s License or driving privileges, you must request a DMV hearing within TEN (10) DAYS. You should also REQUEST A DMV IDENTIFICATION CARD NOW! If the court orders you into a Drinking driving program, you will...

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It’s My Party and I’ll Drink if I Want To

By | November 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments

The Holidays are upon us and we will all attend more parties than normal. You can certainly drink and enjoy yourself “if you want to”, but I strongly encourage you NOT TO DRIVE afterwards. The truth of the matter is that some of our CV Weekly readers are going to be stopped...

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You asked for info on more SCAMS………Here it is!

By | November 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 26 comments

Since writing the articles about SCAMS for CV WEEKLY, I have had many of our readers contact me with information on others SCAMS. They have asked that I share these with our CV Weekly readers. The IRS or BOA Scam: Unfortunately scammers keep coming up with clever ways to...

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Knowing some of the tricks thieves use is the best way to protect yourself against theft.

By | November 8, 2012 at 12:58 am | No comments

A thief starts off with a Booster bag which is a large bag with a false bottom. To use it you set it down over a slightly smaller bag or product. The Booster Bag is Hollow and has a spring loaded bottom. When it is placed over another item, the spring loaded bottom secures the...

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Fair Trial? You Don’t Need No Stinking Fair Trial!

By | October 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 30 comments

In the Treasure of Sierra Madre the concern was “Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges!….but today the concern is that the poor and celebrities Don’t need/get no stinking fair trial! It is challenging for the poor and celebrities to get justice in our court system....

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STEALING YOUR CREDIT CARD WITHOUT TAKING YOUR CARD

By | October 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm | 44 comments

For several years I have been using a protective sleeve, in which I put my credit cards and passport, to avoid my personal info from being stolen. There is something called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that is a tiny chip in our credit and debit cards. A thief with a...

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Driving while Talking or Texting (DWT)

By | October 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 121 comments

In 1979 the California Supreme Court ruled that a defendant’s “conscious disregard of the risk” of Driving under the Influence was enough evidence of the malice required by the law to justify the awarding of “punitive damages” against the person who caused the...

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What To Do When You Learn That You Are Not In “Good Hands” And That Your “Friendly Neighbor” Did Not Sell You A “Piece of the Rock” or, How to Find A Good Attorney When You Have Been In An Accident”

By | September 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm | 3 comments

By Dale Gribow We all prepare for emergencies in different ways. Most of us purchase insurance so that if there is a fire in our home or an automobile accident, we will be protected. We are often lauded into a sense of security thinking that we are in “good hands”, or...

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How NOT to be a Victim

By | September 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm | 38 comments

Did you know that gang members outnumber law enforcement officers by a ratio of 6 to 1, and they are better armed?  As a result of this and other prevailing conditions law enforcement and politicians have tried to overhaul the juvenile justice system in California. Recently...

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THE DIRTY DOZEN

By | September 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm | 435 comments

12 KEY TIPS TO AVOID SCAMS AND THIEVES By Dale Gribow 1.   SCAMS: Never sign anything on the spot without reviewing it or sleeping on it. Be wary of internet and phone offers that sound to good to be true. SENIORS are often targeted and are the easiest people to SCAM....

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“People Don’t Plan to Fail, They Fail to Plan”

By | August 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm | 887 comments

by Dale Gribow When I had a radio show I started every show with “People Don’t Plan to Fail, They Fail to Plan.” So plan ahead NOW for what you would do… and need… if there was an emergency like a Home Fire…Power Outage…Terrorist Attack… Earthquake or...

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DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR: SHUT UP & CALL A LAWYER!

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 800 comments

When there is an accident with a DUI the DA often takes months to investigate the case BEFORE filing the DUI charge. The DA does not always send a notice to the driver that the case has been filed. Thus many people assume there was no filing and they have a VALID CDL. The...

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California’s Financial Crisis is hitting the local court system……….HARD.

By | August 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm | 978 comments

In Los Angeles County 56 courts have been closed due to a lack of money. Riverside is next. In the Indio court, some cases have been sent to downtown Riverside or even Orange County because there were no courtrooms available. This affects a lawyer and client’s decision of...

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10 TIPS ON BUYING A NEW HOME

By | August 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 911 comments

1. Avoid the realtor acting as a “dual agent” for both the buyer and the seller. Choose an experienced realtor to represent “your interests only” in the transaction. 2. Obtain home inspections by a qualified inspector and consider separate inspections for the...

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The Aid & Attendance Benefit

By | July 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm | 366 comments

A SECRET OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT??? If you are a VET or Know a VET you MUST READ THIS. This may be the most important article you have ever read and it is retroactive too. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers a little known benefit to war era...

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THE DIRTY DOZEN

By | July 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm | 585 comments

12 KEY TIPS TO AVOID SCAMS AND THIEVES By Dale Gribow 1. SCAMS: Never sign anything on the spot without reviewing it or sleeping on it. Be wary of internet and phone offers that sound to good to be true. SENIORS are often targeted and are the easiest people to SCAM....

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Attorney

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm | No comments

1. Reputation: Has the attorney been recognized by AVVO legal ratings with a Superb rating of 9.5 or higher? Was the lawyer named to any Best Lawyer’s lists? Be sure the law firm has a reputation for handling legitimate claims for legitimate claimants. Frivolous lawsuits...

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Accidentally Yours

By | June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm | No comments

I previously hosted a weekly radio talk show and legal column entitled "Accidentally Yours" where we talked about how insurance companies have taken a hard line approach to settling accident cases with all lawyers in California. Instead of having 90% of the cases settle and...

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Soft Tissue or Brain Injury and Trial?

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 804 comments

For the most part, the injuries we are talking about stem from a soft-tissue/ whiplash case. However cases that appear to be soft tissue sometimes turn out to be more serious because of a possible brain or head injury. Your brain is like jello inside of your skull. When you...

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Medical Treatment

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm | No comments

by Dale Gribow Medical Treatment: With respect to treatment it is very important that your doctor is not only a good physician but that the doctor is also good at writing a medical/legal report.  For 5 years I had had the pleasure of being a member of the Faculty of the...

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Settling the Property Damage & What to Look for in a PI Lawyer:

By | June 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm | 1,071 comments

With respect to the handling of the property damage, you should never talk to the defendant’s adjuster about the facts of the accident. If we OK it then only discuss the repair of your car. This also applies to your company’s insurance adjuster, if the other party did not...

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Insurance Company Tactics on Auto Accident Cases:

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 1,893 comments

Insurance companies, in the last few years, have been more difficult than ever before when it comes to settling bodily injury (B.I.) or property damage (P.D.) claims. Many insurance companies will not make an offer to settle a claim if the damage to the car is less than $2,500....

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The Need for Communication

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm | No comments

The Need for Communication: In 2012 Insurance Companies started making unrealistic low ball offers on all accident cases. For instance with a rear end accident with good property damage and $9,000 in medicals we see offers of $6,000. This is not even enough to pay all your...

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The ABC’s of an Accident Case

By | May 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 1,781 comments

The ABC’s of an Accident Case or “You are not in good hands and your friendly neighbor will not give you a piece of the rock!” Law is a communication or information gathering game. That is why it is important to list the date/time/location of accident and name,...

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WHAT IS A TRUST?

By | May 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm | No comments

A Trust is a fiduciary relationship with respect to property in which one person is the holder of the legal title to property, subject to an equitable title in another. “I own Black Acre. I give it to you or even myself, as Trustee, to do with as I direct; and when I die, I...

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ABC’s of Estate Planning:

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 1,702 comments

People don’t plan to fail they fail to plan! Many famous people have died without Estate Planning and their estate was a mess. Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller are a few who did not plan ahead. They failed to plan. ...

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