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Dale Gribow

Holiday scams, part 1

Thieves are very inventive during the Christmas Holiday Season. Here are some scams going around as of December 2013.REMEMBER WHAT YOUR PARENTS TAUGHT YOU: If it SOUNDS too good to be true it is a SCAM.For instance: You did not win the lottery in Spain, The Netherlands, Canada or anywhere else. You didn't buy a ticket did you? A poor widow or bank manager does not need your help to move money from a dead person's account to another place. The IRS is not electronically auditing you. The Ju...
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Dale Gribow

What most lawyers forget to tell clients before trial

The first thing you have to remember is that jurors are normal people like you and me. In that regard, first impressions are important. When you were dating the first impression of the girl or guy you just met often controlled what would happen in your relationship... or if there would be one. If the other party was dressed well or were well groomed on that date it may have made a difference. Were the guys shoes polished or scuffed? Was his belt old and falling apart? Were his fingernails cle...
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What Is An Hoa And Do You Understand Your Hoa Rules?

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 were racially motivated. For example, a racial covenant in a Seattle, Washington neighborhood stated, “No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any Hebrew or by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay or an...
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PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUNGLE

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 company adjuster or the police? Who do you call for information...the lawyer on TV with all the same numbers? What do all these legal terms you are hearing really mean in laymen's language?This week we will navigate the criminal terms an...
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Dale Gribow

DUI for Phelps, swimmer out of action for six months

There is a certain list of penalties that many people expect when someone is accused of, or convicted of, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or some other substance. They probably suspect that the individual will lose his or her driver’s license. Their car is likely impounded, or at least out of their possession, for some time. Th...
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Dale Gribow

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

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 to help you understand your rights and provide a more detailed explanation of how the personal injury (PI) claim process works in the Coachella Valley.
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Dale Gribow

Is entering a plea in a DUI case the best option?

California residents who have been charged with DUI will have a number of legal decisions to make in the process of resolving the issues at hand. Some individuals may choose to fight the charges, while others may choose to enter a plea, which could result in minimizing the the potential consequences. Each of these decisions serves a valuable purpose, but which i...
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Dale Gribow

DUI convictions can lead to serious consequences

Facing a DUI charge can be scary when you don’t know what to expect. However, with the right legal representation and support system, you will have a much better chance of getting your life back on track. In the state of California, drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher can be convicted of driving under the influence. A conviction will likely...
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