BEWARE OF COVID-19 HOME RESCUE SCHEMES

We want to assure our community that TPA shall remain vigilant to ensure consumers are not scammed or defrauded during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, and as past history has taught us, once the dust begins to settle, many homeowners will find themselves in financial disarray. These unsuspecting individuals may be targeted by unscrupulous foreclosure rescue companies. Peddling a “foreclosure rescue scheme.” A foreclosure rescue scheme is a type of fraud that takes advantage of homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments. The fraud perpetrator approaches the…

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COVID related domestic violence information

With the growing pandemic threat, Governor Newsom, on March 19, 2020, issued a stay-at-home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and slow the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, being confined to a space round the clock can lead to serious risk of violence for many. Specifically, the well-intentioned stay-at-home order, may very well mean being trapped in confinement with an abusive partner or other violent family member. The California domestic violence (DV) laws define “abuse” as: * Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly;…

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CALIFORNIA WAGE AND HOUR LAWS AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS:

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally applies to hours actually worked. It does not require employers who are unable to provide work to non-exempt employees to pay them for hours the employees would have otherwise worked. How many hours per day or per week can an employee work? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not limit the number of hours per day or per week that employees aged 16 years and older can be required to work. However, covered nonexempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked…

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Can my COVID-19 status be disclosed against my wishes?

Can my COVID-19 status be disclosed against my wishes? As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly transmissible disease, rapidly spreads throughout our communities in wide-spread fashion, many privacy, moral, ethical and societal questions emerge as to who has a right to know who is infected. In this week’s Newsletter, we examine an individual’s right to privacy vs. the need to know for Public Health Reasons The HIPAA Privacy Rule recognizes the legitimate need for public health authorities and others responsible for ensuring public health and safety to have access to…

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Felony Child Endangerment and Firework Injuries.

Felony Child Endangerment and Firework Injuries. Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Wilfredo Trivino-Perez ©2019 Over 5,000 Americans are injured every year from the use of skyrockets, firecrackers and other fireworks that are illegal in California. The loss of fingers, hands and eyes is often the end result. Over a third of those injured are children. In this week’s Newsletter, we discuss Firework safety law. Our Scenario: Billy was excited, as he recently celebrated his 10th birthday, and his father, Henry, promised to drive into Mexico to purchase M-80’s and other…

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ICE knocking at my door – what do I do?

Do I have to allow ICE agents into my home if they suspect there is an undocumented person in my home? No, you do not! Immigration raids are said to commence in July, targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants and “suspected” undocumented immigrants under the guise of “National Security.” Every individual has rights, please read this article to inform yourself of your rights. In this week’s Newsletter, we discuss your right to refuse access into your home by ICE agents Our Scenario: Juan and Vicky invited Juan’s 90-year old mother, Maria,…

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Can I be arrested for unknowingly receiving stolen property?

Can I be arrested for Receiving a stolen Father’s Day gift if I did not know it was Stolen?  Yes Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Wilfredo Trivino-Perez ©2019   Most Californians haven’t any idea that they could be charged with a crime after being gifted property that has been stolen. An innocent person can find him/herself having to defend against scary accusations that carry serious legal consequences. In such instances, a good legal defense to demonstrate your innocence is critical.   In this week’s Newsletter, we discuss   the crime of Receiving Stolen…

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Can I get a DUI while sleeping in my car while drunk?

If you left a bar knowing that you just might be a bit too drunk to drive safely and decide to sleep it off in your car until you are sober enough to drive as the responsible thing to do, and a way to avoid getting stopped…. a police officer may very well still arrest you for a DUI. The most common “sleeping in your car” scenario is when you have had too much to drink after leaving a party or a bar, and you feel that just sleeping it…

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CAN DRINKING AND DRIVING UNDER AGE 21 AFFECT ADMISSION INTO COLLEGE?

THE SCENE: You are the proud parent of an 18-year old college-bound teenager who has just graduated from High School with honors. To celebrate her graduation and full-ride offer to USC, she asks for permission to attend a graduation party hosted by her best friend. The party is off-the-hook with loud music, friends and plenty of vodka Jello-shots. On her way back home at 3:00 A.M., your daughter sees the flashing red and blue lights of the CHP. She quickly pulls over in compliance. Only to be later arrested for…

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