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ACCIDENT ? FIRE YOUR LAWYER…If s/he doesn’t understand the importance of the Med/Legal report.

Experienced lawyers consider the med/legal report the most important part of an Accident Case… as it presents the injuries in the best light. Yet, some lawyers don’t guide the client Read More

In A Galaxy Far Far Away...July 4 Is Just Numbers And Letters

To get a DUI means a police officer must have PC (probable cause) to stop a vehicle. That often means a driver is exceeding the speed limit of 55 to Read More

July 4th = Increased DUI Enforcement

Every July 4th Law Enforcement Introduces increased DUI Enforcement. This year was no different, when on June 20th, 2024 The Desert Sun reported, PS Police again announced “all hands on Read More

MEMORIAL DAY ’24 ACCIDENT? TIPS ON WHAT TO DO!

Memorial Day ‘24, the summer kickoff when Americans are mandated under Federal law, to gather friends, BBQ Hot Dogs and drink lots of beer. Then they drive home under the Read More

DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUE IN 2024???

With 2024 Inflation, a potential client’s assets are important. I feel terrible when potential client’s call wanting  representation and a legal answer over the phone and ask me to represent Read More

HOLD UP STAGECOACH VICTIM?

HOLDUP is defined as Postpone, Delay, Detain, Frustrate, A Situation That Causes Delay, Trouble, Traffic Jam, Bottleneck, Gridlock, Congestion and Waiting Period. If you attended Stagecoach or Coachella in 2024 Read More

COACHELLA ACCIDENT OR ARREST? DUI | POSSESSION OF DRUGS| FALSE ID| MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL| DRUNK IN PUBLIC?

COACHELLA is a breeding ground for Arrests and Thefts! It is also an Accident waiting to happen? Whenever thousands of people are crammed together, there is always a potential for Read More

HOW ARE HITLER AND 420 SIMILAR?

Hitler and 420 (MJ Day) celebrate the same day! Yes, April 20th is the birthday of Adolph Hitler, whose real name was Schicklgruber. He was a man obsessed with Aryan Read More

WHEN YOU FIGHT THE LAW AND WIN...YOU STILL LOSE!

That’s right…even though the jury found you not guilty of your DUI…you still lose…because the law wins every time. Whether you are found guilty or not guilty you really do Read More

BEWARE!... ST. PATRICKS DAY DUI CHECKPOINTS ARE LEGAL

St Patrick’s Day is here and we can expect more partying and alcohol consumption up to and after March 17. Of course DUI arrests will be on the rise.  DUI sobriety Read More

SHOULD WE BEWARE OF THE IDES OF MARCH ON 3/15/24?

In school we read about Julius Caesar and the Ides of March, a month named after the Roman God, MARS. Martius was the name of the first month in the original Read More

“THE LEGAL HUNGER GAMES” AKA “LYING” KINGS AKA “LAWYERS WHO ADVERTISE”

Some say “fairy tale advertising lawyers”, aka “Lying Kings”, have billboards saying they are the best…however, former clients may disagree! The truth is there is a reason lawyers advertise. Common Read More

SCAM QR CODES, & CALL NUMBERS TO AVOID

I received an official looking Microsoft notice advising me the Microsoft 2FA Authentication Access expired SOON. Clicking the, “expiring in 72 hours” QR code, leads to a password request, AND Read More

SUPERBOWL DRUNK DRIVING AND ACCIDENT SECRETS

So you attended a Super Bowl party to watch the 49ers and Kansas City Battle for the championship. Maybe you had too much to drink, or you were hit by Read More

SHAKESPEARE: “KILL ALL TV/BUS BENCH/BILLBOARD ADVERTISING LAWYERS”

Well, Shakespeare didn’t quite say that, and TV/Bus Bench/Billboard Advertising lawyers are not wrong 100% of the time, but they are wrong for YOU, 100% of the time. Shakespeare warned, Read More

THE CV LEGALIZES J-WALKING!

Did you know there was a new J Walking Law in 2023? Yes, now under certain circumstances, Jaywalking is legal not only in the Coachella Valley, but throughout California, because Read More

HEY SIRI, FIND ME A GOOD PI LAWYER

Hey SIRI, find me an Accident lawyer! Do you really think it’s that easy with Siri and Chat GPT? Lawyers advertise: Call Me if you have been in an accident, Read More

I HAD A DREAM ON MLK DAY

Yes, like MLK, I too had a dream, a dream that all insurance companies treated victims fairly and lawyers did not have to beg and file lawsuits to get fair Read More

MR. G, WHY CAN’T YOU TELL ME WHAT MY CASE IS WORTH LIKE TV LAWYERS?

TV advertising lawyers say “call us and we will tell you how much money you can collect”. I guess you can say anything if you don’t mind lying. Lawyers, like Read More

DON’T DRINK, DRIVE OR TEXT, YOUR PUPPY WON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DIDN’T COME HOME!

Who do you love more than your dog? Probably your immediate family, and that’s it. Who else shows they’re happy when they see you, or waits at the front door Read More

DUI STOP? WHAT YOU SHOULD, AND SHOULDN’T DO!

In a Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens said “these are the best of times, these are the worst of times.” This is especially true during this time of the Read More

2023 HOLIDAY SCAMS

These are the Best of Times; These are the Worst of Times. It is wonderful when the holidays bring out the best in people who GIVE to others, and help Read More

ARE THE LIGHTS FOLLOWING YOU HOME, STREET LIGHTS OR THE POLICE?

Hopefully street lights guide you home, not “Flashing Red & Blue Lights.” Thirty seconds after you sip alcohol, it goes to your brain and slows down the chemical and pathways Read More

UBER & LYFT SAFETY TIPS

If you use Uber or Lyft, you should learn these safety tips, before getting into the rideshare car. We have all read about the recent allegations, and charges of driver-involved assaults, imposters Read More

DID YOU TURN YOUR CLOCK BACK IN TIME FOR NEW SCAMS? aka ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!

Scams, like viruses, constantly change as they respond to the latest news and trends. These “professionals” find new ways to separate the elderly from our money. Thus our CV is Read More

A WOMAN’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CURVE IS HER SMILE…WHICH DISAPPEARS AFTER AN ACCIDENT!

With Halloween around the corner there will be more partying and people on dark streets. That often means more Accidents and fatalities…yielding fewer smiles. When Accidents happen, you may not need Read More

12 REASONS YOU LOST OR WILL LOSE YOUR HOLIDAY DUI

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. My attorney has advised me Read More

YOU MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER!

YOU MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER!   HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE DA, DMV, HIRE AN ATTORNEY OR PLEAD GUILTY   CALL FOR  A FREE PI/DUI STRATEGY ANALYSIS CONSULTATION   “IF YOU DON’T NEED A Read More

GRIBOW ADVISES PI/DUI CLIENTS…SHUT UP!

“Don’t talk to the police or insurance company without your lawyers permission”, because “Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver”.   Gribow states, “it is not always what you say, but Read More

FATHER’S DAY: A GIFT FOR DAD vs A GIFT FROM DAD

Father’s Day is this Sunday. Who says only dads get gifts? They can also give the best gift ever… after reading this. Unfortunately, MANY FATHERS DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY Read More

MAY 4 WAS STAR WARS DAY: "WAS THE FOURTH WITH YOU" AFTER STAGECOACH?

Was the Force With You on May 4, 2023, on the annual Star Wars Day? The punning slogan “May the Force be with you” acquired legitimacy, when the British Conservative Read More

DUI? HOW IS DMV DIFFERENT FROM COURT?

There are two different entities that are triggered when you get a DUI.  The Court is only one of them.  The other entity is DMV, which is an administrative agency, Read More

CINCO DE MAYO ISN’T MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!...WHAT?

Contrary to what most of us think, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day…it is September 16…Diez y Seis de Septiembre! But it matters not. Instead of thinking about Read More

COACHELLA: ACCIDENT? ARRESTED? DUI? POSSESSION OF DRUGS? FALSE ID? MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL? DRUNK IN PUBLIC?

COACHELLA is a breeding ground for Arrests! It is also an Accident waiting to happen? Whenever thousands of people are crammed together, there is always a potential for needing a Read More

DON’T BE HELD UP AT COACHELLA OR STAGECOACH 2023

Well, maybe held up is too strong a term, but many of you or a friend or family member may be TEMPORARILY DETAINED by Indio’s finest, upon entering or leaving Read More

THE IDES OF MARCH- BEWARE - PART 2

Last week I shared, that in high school, many of us had to read about Julius Caesar and the Ides of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar Read More

THE IDES OF MARCH- BEWARE! PART 1

Most of us read in school about Julius Caesar, and the Ides of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March…this week. It was Read More

TIPS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR ACCIDENT CLAIM

We all know that rain means the roads will be slippery and auto accidents will follow. If you were in an accident over the holidays, there are 12 keys to Read More

THE HOLIDAYS ARE THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES

In a Tale of Two Cities the author shared…”These are the Best of Times; These are the Worst of Times.” It is wonderful when the holidays bring out the best Read More

CAN YOU TURN IF YOU SEE A DUI CHECKPOINT?

IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE DUI CHECKPOINTS WILL BE OUT, THEN LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON FOR JIMMY HOFFA…and if you don’t know who Jimmy Hoffa was, look him up in the Read More

HOLIDAY AUTO ACCIDENT? TIPS ON WHAT TO DO

CHRISTMAS TIME is a time that attracts lots of tourists and traffic. I remember coming here every Christmas holiday for the parties at the PS Riviera Hotel and cruising Palm Read More

MCDONALD’S HOT COFFEE SPILL…THE TRUTH!

Whenever lawyers get together, inevitably the McDonald’s hot coffee case comes up and we discuss whether it was a fair verdict. In other words, was justice served? I have discussed Read More

SHOULD COVID CANCEL HALLOWEEN?

Will you celebrate Halloween this year? Will kids go Trick or Treating? Will you give out candy? Many say it is still to dangerous. Maybe the Living Desert Party is Read More

WHY DO LAWYERS REJECT ACCIDENTS WITH GOOD INJURIES?

Initially, you must understand, accident cases require proof of Negligence which requires “both” Liability and Damages. Liability means another party is at fault, and the law is on your side. Read More

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MISDEMEANOR V FELONY DUI?

I was retained on a new DUI case this week by a young girl celebrating her 21st birthday, and getting arrested for a DUI with an Accident Injury. Most DUI’s Read More

COVID AND THE LAW

In 2022, Covid still throws the world upside down. We are all frustrated and stressed from our limited opportunities to do things like before. Making decision during a less than Read More

TIPS ON PREPARING FOR THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

One of the most famous books, A Tale of Two Cities, starts with… These are the best of times, these are the worst of times. The worst of times often Read More

TIPS ON WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

There are many important things to do after an auto, truck, slip and fall, or motorcycle accident. However among the most important is gathering all the info and not talking Read More

2022 SCAMS IN THE AGE OF COVID?

For a scammer to be successful, s/he has to first be able to reach “the mark” to scam them. With Covid so prevalent again, many of us are staying home. Read More

DADS, MAKE A TRUST FOR FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day is this Sunday. Who says dads only get gifts. They can give the best gift ever, after reading this. Unfortunately MANY FATHERS DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL Read More

LEGAL TERMS EXPLAINED AS COVID WINDS DOWN AND TRIALS WIND UP

We have all been homebound for most of the last year or two with COVID, which hopefully will continue to dissipate. Our courts were closed for a long time and Read More

WHY AN ADJUSTER CAN'T DETERMINE THE VALUE OF AN ACCIDENT CASE?

Today, all insurance companies use a computer program called Colossus to determine the value of an Auto Accident case. It plugs in the severity of the injuries and the amount of the Read More

MEMORIAL DAY ACCIDENT? HERE'S WHAT TO DO

This Sunday is Memorial Day, attracting a lot of tourists and traffic. I remember coming here every Memorial Day for the poolside parties at the PS Riviera Hotel and cruising Read More

ON CV’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY, YOU STILL NEED THE SAME THINGS TO WIN A PI CASE

This is the 10 year Anniversary Issue of our paper. It is hard to believe I have written so many weekly legal columns for CV Weekly. It is even more Read More

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DUI CHECKPOINT ARREST?

With Covid restrictions easing, we saw more locals and visitors celebrating and thus more alcohol consumption. In addition we had Indian Wells Tennis Tournament partying for the last few weeks. Read More

BEWARE OF THE IDES OF MARCH IN 2022 - PART 2

Last week I shared that in high school, many of us had to read about Julius Caesar and the Ides of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar Read More

BEWARE OF THE IDES OF MARCH IN 2022 - PART 1

In high school many of us had to read about Julius Caesar and the Ideas of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. Read More

HOLIDAY DUI? MARCH COURT APPEARANCE?

With Covid, most of us were nestled at home during Christmas and New Year’s and much of the last 2 years. But that did not stop your holiday drinking and Read More

A BOARDING PASS, DMV, AND DOGS, HOW ARE THEY SIMILAR?

What could a boarding pass, DMV, and dogs have in common during Covid? They are all current scams being implimented during Covid upon our CV neighbors. With Covid came Stay Read More

HOW MUCH IS MY ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? IT DEPENDS! PART 2

Though it may not be clear to all, LA juries are composed of more wealthy and liberal jurors, who do not hold back on verdicts. In addition it is easier Read More

HOW MUCH IS MY ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? IT DEPENDS! PART 1

I am writing this missive after receiving another call last week about a sliding door that came off its hinge, hitting the V (victim) on her head. The caller asked Read More

DID YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE DURING COVID, DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN

Covid has thrown the world upside down. We are all frustrated and stressed from our limited opportunities to do things like before. Making decision during a less than alert period Read More

RECKLESS DRIVING IS A MISDEMEANOR, NOT JUST A TICKET

The California Vehicle Code Section 23103 says:(a) A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty Read More

THE MOST DANGEROUS NITE OF THE YEAR

Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Most of us can’t keep them. I personally resolved to lose 10 pounds, and I have 15 to go. Even if you could, or Read More

DID LAST WEEK’S RAIN CAUSE YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT?

We all know that rain means the roads will be slippery and auto accidents will follow. If you have been in a recent accident, there are 12 keys to increasing Read More

COVID HOLIDAY CHECKPOINTS?

IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THEY WILL BE OUT, THEN LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON FOR JIMMY HOFFA…and if you don’t know who Jimmy Hoffa was, look him up in the dictionary…UNDER Read More

THINGS TO AVOID AFTER A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

I have written legal columns for PI and DUI cases for decades. I have always suggested that Silence is Golden. What one does, or says, shortly after an accident, can Read More

TOO MUCH BOOZE? NOT ENOUGH TURKEY?

The holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas provide a perfect time to celebrate. With most of us confined to home for the last year, we are all eager to get out Read More

2021 HOLIDAY THEFTS

These are the Best of Times; These are the Worst of Times. It is wonderful when the holidays bring out the best in people who GIVE to others and help Read More

DID YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY RUN YOU OVER… AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT?

Law is an information-gathering game. We all know it is not a game, though insurance company’s take that approach and use every possible opportunity to Deny and Delay. They will advise you Read More

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT? WILL YOU BE IN GOOD HANDS WITH YOUR INSURANCE CO., AND WILL YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR GIVE YOU A PIECE OF THE ROCK?

OF COURSE NOT! INSURANCE CO’S ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF PAYING THEIR INSURED/CUSTOMERS/CLAIMANTS AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE FOR ALL TYPES OF CLAIMS. HOWEVER, YOU STILL MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER. Read More

HALLOWEEN 2021 - "THE AGE OF COVID"

Do you think Halloween is just about kids and Candy? Did you know kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car during Halloween? Will you remember to dress your kids Read More

NEED A LAWYER, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD TO SUE?

I feel terrible when potential client’s call wanting a legal answer over the phone and ask me to represent them... and I can NOT accept their cases. I know they Read More

TOUCHDOWN!

We all love to hear the word Touchdown! It means it is football season. However, terms we don’t want to hear in sports… “there is no crying in baseball” and Read More

ARE MANDATORY COVID VACCINES AKIN TO A DUI???

The government has a responsibility to its citizens, to protect them. If you want to drink at home great. But if you want to drink and then get on the Read More

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU WE MAY NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR T/A OR DUI?

Have you been in an auto accident or received a DUI and received a letter or call like this? If so…What Should You Do? There are so many scams going Read More

WILL COVID STOP KIDS FROM TRICK OR TREATING?

Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner. That means more family get togethers and the drinking festivities that go along with the holiday…….or does it? Will kids trick or treat Read More

MCDONALD’S SPILLED COFFEE CASE SPAWNS AWARDS FOR STUPIDITY

We all know that 81-year-old Stella Liebeck spilled McDonald's hot coffee on herself while holding the cup between her legs. After she successfully sued McDonald's for her burns, the world Read More

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY: CINCO DE MAYO OR 9/16?

The latest statistics show that a very large percentage of the Coachella Valley is Hispanic. We know that everyone celebrates their Independence Day with a little Booze. But, what is Read More

DOES COVID CAUSE DUI’S?

You too may have experienced more motorist on the road, speeding, swerving in and out, and driving recklessly. This is all happening as we have been exiting (and returning) to Read More

HELLO, THIS IS TONY, CAN YOU HEAR ME CLEARLY?............HANG UP

Hello, Can you hear me clearly? This is part of the latest telephone call scam. The phone rings and you are asked a question. If this happens to you….This is Read More

SEND ACCIDENT INJURY BILLS TO INSURANCE CO AND SETTLE YOURSELF FOR 10X

I bet your didn’t know you can send your accident bills to the insurance company and settle the case yourself for 10 times the amount… without a lawyer. You Don’t Read More

DID YOU TAKE THE 5TH ON THE 4TH?

Last week we discussed the difference between being innocent and not guilty. We discussed that OJ Simpson and Bill Cosby were not guilty, but certainly not innocent. We also discussed Read More

DID YOU TAKE THE 5TH LIKE BILLY COSBY?

Were you stopped for a DUI or questioned about an accident over the July 4th weekend? The 5th Amendment allows us all to remain silent when questioned by the police. Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DUI'S

Did you know that 30 seconds after your first sip, the alcohol goes to your brain? Alcohol slows down the chemical and pathways used by your brain cells to send Read More

WHY HIRE A SMALL LAWFIRM?

You have probably heard this before, but the “you are not just a number” phrase has never been more important than when you are facing Criminal charges OR have been Read More

THE MC DONALDS SPILLED COFFEE CASE BIRTHED THE STELLA AWARDS! OR TWO TACO’S SHORT OF A COMBINATION PLATE!

Everyone has heard of the Mc Donalds Spilled Coffee case, with what seemed like a stupid  verdict. However, few know all the facts which support the underlying verdict …which led Read More

WHAT DOES DMV, A BOARDING PASS AND DOGS HAVE IN COMMON DURING COVID

THEY ARE ALL CURRENT SCAMS BEING IMPLEMENTED DURING COVID UPON YOUR CV NEIGHBORS! Phishing Scams at DMV? DMV has warned California Drivers of a Phishing Scam using text messaging related to REAL Read More

2021 GLOBAL BUSINESS AWARDS

On behalf of Corp Today Magazine, we want to inform you that Law Office of Dale Gribow has been selected in the 2021 Global Business Awards. They confirmed that Law Read More

RANDOM THOUGHTS REVISITED

RANDOM PI/DUI THOUGHTS REVISITED ……..aka Pearls of Wisdom I am so thankful to have received glowing comments from so many of you asking for more THOUGHTS. The following can best be Read More

ARE ST. PATRICKS DAY DUI CHECKPOINTS LEGAL?

With some California Counties changing Tier colors this week, we can expect more St Patrick’s Day partying and alcohol consumption. As covid restrictions ease a tad, DUI arrests will rise. Read More

THE IDEAS OF MARCH… IN THE AGE OF COVID

In high school many of us had to read about Julius Caesar and the Ideas of March. It was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was Read More

RANDOM PI/DUI THOUGHTS

AS A YOUNG BOY I WOULD MARVEL AT SOME OF THE RANDOM THOUGHTS OF GREAT THINKERS LIKE WILL ROGERS. Here are a few of my less inciteful ones. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE Read More

WILL COVID DECREASE THE VALUE OF MY ACCIDENT CASE?

Believe it or not, I have received many calls asking this question over the phone. Last week we discussed the question “During the Covid Era, will a Prior Injury Erase a PI Claim? It know Read More

DURING THE TIME OF COVID WILL WE STILL PARTY?

We have several holidays/party events coming up, March Madness and the Superbowl. For much of the country, March Madness refers to The College Basketball Finals, as well as NASCAR, Golf and St Read More

DURING THE COVID ERA, WILL A PRIOR INJURY ERASE A PI CLAIM?

The correct answer is maybe. During the era of Covid we see less cars on the road and thus less accidents. However, when there is an accident, the insurance company Read More

NEW CREDIT CARD GIFT SCAM

Because of Covid 19 and the “Stay at Home” orders, more of us are at home than ever before. This means we are available to answer the phone from more Read More

NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM

This is a very, very clever credit card scam! I would probably fall for it if not warned. THUS, Beware of STRANGERS bearing gifts, per Shakespeare's missive. The following is Read More

MJ LAWS DURING THE AGE OF COVID

The Stay at Home Laws have resulted in many people having nothing to do and thus drinking alcohol and smoking more MJ …….and with me eating! Please remember: DON’T DRINK AND Read More

SBBD MEETS WORLD FAMOUS DALE GRIBOW - LOCAL ATTORNEY AT LAW

Coming Soon! Read More

TOO MANY COVID COCKTAILS?

Psychologists tell us that the “Covid Stay Home Order” has caused mass depression, resulting in more drinking than normal. Couple that with football season starting up (for now) and I Read More

ACCIDENT? I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN LAWYER

Many of you will recognize this as a take off on the Treasure of Sierra Madre movie, when Pancho Villa said “Badges? I don’t need no stinkin badges!” With the Read More

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST? NOW WHAT?

After you have been arrested on criminal charges, the arresting officer takes or sends the police report to one of the sergeants at the station. The Sgt. then forwards it Read More

HOW TO PREVENT YOUR TEEN FROM DRUNK DRIVING

The legal drinking age in California is 18. Unfortunately, many teens get access to alcohol at a much earlier age. Alarming statistics show: A recent study revealed over 60% of teens admitted Read More

IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE

If you did not heed my warning to not drink and drive and take a Taxi or Uber and you got a DUI then you need to know the following:A Read More

STEALING 101

Today’s thieves are less confrontational as they do not have to use guns. You won’t read about Bonnie and Clyde and they don’t need Tommy Guns to steal. Instead they Read More

REHAB PROGRAMS COACHELLA VALLEY

For Years My DUI Clients Have Asked for Suggestions for Abuse Programs. Here Is a Partial List. Some Accept Insurance. HAZELDEN BETTY FORD: 866-956-0267, 866-826-0753PHOENIX RISING RECOVERY CENTER 760-919-4741ABC RECOVERY CENTER Read More

INSURANCE COMPANY RIP-OFF #1

Insurance companies are only interested in making money. Thus you will soon realize that YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD HANDS AND YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR will NOT GIVE YOU A PIECE OF Read More

HAS COVID 19 MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO KEEP NY'S RESOLUTIONS?

Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Most of us can’t keep them. I personally resolved to lose 10 pounds, and I have 15 to go. Even if you could or did, what happened to your resolutions after Read More

DUI? BEING BELOW A .08 WON'T SAVE YOU

There is some attempted legislation calling for a .05 to be the national legal limit throughout the USA. However today it is .08 in most states. Many drivers mistakenly believe Read More

ESTATE PLANNING IN THE AGE OF COVID 19

The French author, Alexander Dumas’s main character’s motto, in The Three Musketeers, was “All for One and One for All”. It could be argued that in the Age of Covid Read More

IMPORTANT INFO AFTER A DUI PLEA

This is a summary of what happens when there is a plea. INSTRUCTIONS AFTER A PLEA INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW:Alcohol Education Program (AEP): New office 83 912 Avenue 45, Suite 9, Indio, Read More

DUI? WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO

CUT THIS OUT AND KEEP IN YOUR CAR WITH YOUR REGISTRATION GIVE THIS CARD TO ARRESTING OFFICER WITH LICENSE/INSURANCEUpon advice of my attorney, Dale Gribow, I exercise my right to remain Read More

MORE SCAMS IN THE AGE OF COVID 19

Last week we talked about a variety of scams that seem to be more prevalent during the COVID 19 Stay Home Orders. Some additional ones I have received calls about Read More

SCAMS IN THE AGE OF COVID 19

The COVID 19 Stay Home Orders are perfect for scammers because we are all home to receive the scam calls which usually suggest it is too good to be true. These phone Read More

TIPS FOR AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Sharon from Palm Springs asks: I heard you interviewed and you stated that law is an information gathering game. Why is that true for an auto accident? DG: When the Corona Virus is over we will again Read More

IMPAIRED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING ... REALLY!

No-one wants to be arrested for a DUI and have to deal with jail, costs, stress, time wasted in court and classes etc. However to understand a DUI, please understand Read More

HOW TO BEAT A DUI

Well, “beat” may be to strong a word since a lawyer looks for the best result possible with the facts presented. However, following the advice herein, may allow your lawyer Read More

4 REASONS WHY A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WILL NOT TAKE YOUR CASE

People wonder why attorneys will not accept their case and this article is written to give a brief overview of the issue. After someone has been injured they may believe Read More

WHY DID I LOSE MY DUI CASE?

The back of my business card states: Upon advice of my attorney, Dale Gribow, I exercise my Right to Remain Silent until you contact him at 760 565-0533 [email protected]. My attorney has Read More

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?

You can’t read any paper without reading about auto accident or slip and fall negligence. But what is Negligence? In the first year of law school all law students have Read More

GOLDEN RULES TO GET MORE MONEY ON YOUR PI CASE

CALL POLICE:  gather info; take cell phone pictures of car, license and insurance cards.HIRE A LAWYER ASAP so evidence does not get cold or destroyed.BE HONEST and DON’T HIDE PRIOR Read More

YOU NEED IMMEDIATE LEGAL HELP IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATION

Domestic violence by any standard is an ugly part of society.  Many times, it goes unchecked for months and years at a time.  And unfortunately, sometimes those situations end tragically. When Read More

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A GOOD BUSINESS LAWYER

As a business person, you’re confronted with dozens of decisions every day.  Some are relatively minor, but others can have a big and long lasting impact on your business.  Even Read More

THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

In Palm Springs, if you’re injured in a car accident, it can be an emotionally charged event that can create chaos in your world.  You will be dealing with several things Read More

DUI CHARGES CAN BE MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES

The best way to avoid a DUI charge is not to get behind the wheel and drive after you’ve been drinking.  But sometimes, we have lapses in judgment and find ourselves Read More

NEW GRANT PROVIDES MONEY FOR DUI PROSECUTION IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY

We recently discussed the large number of arrests in the Riverside County area over Labor Day weekend. It looks like the number of DUI charges in Palm Desert won’t be Read More

NO-REFUSAL POLICIES BECOMING MORE PREVALENT IN DUI TESTING

Drivers have a difficult choice to make when they are asked to submit to a Breathalyzer test after being pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving. If the driver elects Read More

PEDESTRIANS INJURED BY ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY

An accident in Riverside County left two people hurt and one man facing DUI charges. The man was reportedly involved in a fight with some family members before the accident Read More

WHAT TYPES OF BREATH TEST ERRORS CAN IMPACT A DUI CASE?

Law enforcement officials typically use blood alcohol tests to determine the blood alcohol concentration, or BAC level, of drivers suspected of driving under the influence. If a driver has a Read More

HOW DO IMPLIED CONSENT LAWS IMPACT BREATH TEST REFUSAL?

When drivers are pulled over for a DUI, they are often asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement officials use breath tests and other tests to help determine whether Read More

REFUSAL TO TAKE A BREATH TEST AFTER A DUI ARREST IN CALIFORNIA

One of the most common questions that arises when discussing DUI charges is what happens if the driver refuses to submit to a Breathalyzer test when he is pulled over. Read More

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 Read More

BREATHALYZER TESTS COMMONLY USED TO DETERMINE BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL

A number of drivers in Palm Desert have heard about the blood-alcohol tests they might face if pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. However, many are unclear Read More

DYING TO HAVE ONE MORE DRINK?

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 Read More

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REFUSE A BREATHALYZER TEST?

Drunk driving arrests and convictions have become all too common in Palm Desert. In fact, all across the country, many drivers are being pulled over under the suspicion of driving Read More

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 Read More

Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Answer My Question Over The Phone And Accept My Case?

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 Read More

MORE "NEW" SCAMS! BEWARD ONLINE CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND GANGS

To avoid on line credit card fraud and not be a VICTIM of the "bad guys", you must be aware of the latest scams/frauds/crimes in our community. We read and Read More

License suspension for refusing DUI chemical tests

There are a number of reasons why a driver’s license may be suspended, including repeat traffic violations and DUI offenses. When it comes to a DUI, a license suspension can Read More

AN IN DEPTH HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

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. Read More

SILENCE IS GOLDEN BUT HANDCUFFS ARE STILL SILVER

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

20 secret ways to increase the value of your accident case

Last week we attempted to answer the question "What is my case worth?" Today we learn 20 Secret Ways to Increase the Value of Your Accident Case. A PI case Read More

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

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 Read More

LOCAL ATTORNEY REVEALS TOP 25 DUI SECRETS

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 Read More

LABOR DAY DUI ARREST….READ THIS

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 Read More

PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES CLIENTS TYPICAL PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS

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 Read More

Survey shows designated driver awareness is spreading Posted in Drunk Driving Charges

You may be under the impression that young adults who are of drinking age are really irresponsible when it comes to designated drivers. You may think that they just disregard Read More

Summer Means More Shoplifting Because Of Fewer Employee

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 Read More

With memorial day this weekend… this may be the most important thing you have ever read

Coachella Valley DUI Card DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE IT IS A LOT CHEAPER TO TAKE A TAXI THAN HIRING ME Dale Gribow has been "Rated" TOP LAWYER by Palm Springs Life Magazine Read More

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Domestic Violence (dv)

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 Read More

HOLIDAY DUI? DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?

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 Read More

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS WHETHER DUI CHECKPOINTS ARE LEGAL

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 Read More

Why are texting drivers tolerated but drunk drivers are derided?

It would be safe to say that drunk drivers are looked upon with derision, and that the act of driving while intoxicated brings out quite a bit of outrage from Read More

BLACK AND WHITE VEHICLES AWAIT CONCERT GOERS

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 Read More

Fathers, For Your Family’s Sake, Plan Ahead

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 Read More

PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING

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). Read More

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

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 Read More

VETERAN BENEFITS YOU MAY BE UNAWARE OF

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 Read More

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