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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can you be penalized as an adult for being affiliated and supervising mild intimacy between minors?

26-year old filming a social experiment for a 17-year old friend who goes up to strangers and gets consent to kiss them. The strangers kissed were under the age of 18 and the minimum age kissed was 15.

Edit: This social experiment was initially made for fun and has not been shared... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 24, 2018

Minors cannot give consent to the release of their images in still or video photography. I assume that you do not have their parents' consent, either. As a result, I don't believe that you have an enforceable right to use your filming and are open to potential lawsuits from the guardians of these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can I request that my DUI case be dismissed or "dropped"? What are my options? What can I do at this point?

Over 5 years ago, I was arrested for a DUI and I was under the age of 21.

I'm originally from another state and I was visiting CA when the arrest happened.

I've tried to go to CA multiple times and even tried to live there to take care of the situation.

At my initial... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 23, 2018

A LOT MORE INFO IS NEEDED.

YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE ANY MOTION BUT I DOUBT YU WOULD PREVAIL ON THIS.

IF YOU PLED I ASSUME YOU HAD A PRIVATE LAWYER OR PUBLIC DEFENDER? THUS YOU HAD REPRESENTATION.

YOU MUST COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION.

IF YOU WERE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Publishing court documents in the child molester's case

Hello! Is it legal to publish our news site the transcript of secretly made conversations of a child molester by his relatives (which is a Exhibit and main Evidence in Superior court in California)? We did redact all the personal information of victim and her parents, but the name of Defendant (who... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 6, 2018

You are asking for a legal opinion about a specific case, with very few facts and no compensation to the attorney for the risk in giving an opinion.

In general, unsealed records in a Court file are public records. There are protections for victims of sexual assault, and for minors....
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is this sexual harassment or na ?

Ok lets say im underage and a school staff try to get at me. Tells me inappropriate comments that make me feel uncomfortable and messages me. Do i say something or stay quiet since he hasn't physically touched me.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 22, 2018

You should absolutely speak to your parents, your counselor and/or your school resource officer. He doesn't have to touch you to sexually harass you. Don't wait to protect yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Im going to be 18 soon my girlfriend is about to be 16 if we decide to have a kid when shes 16 can i get in trouble ?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 22, 2018

Yes, you can get in trouble. Sex with a minor (under age 18) if the perpetrator is not more than three years older or younger than the victim is a misdemeanor.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=261.5.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Employment Law for California on
Q: Is it sexual harrassment if my boss handed out an award called BRASS BALLS AWARD? a plaque with 2 brass balls hanging
William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 22, 2018

It doesn't sound good, but whether it amounts to sexual harassment depends on a lot of factors. If that is the only incident, probably not. Nevertheless, if you find it uncomfortable, you should complain to HR and/or file a complaint with DFEH:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If I file a sexual harassment claim against a coworker, how do I ensure that my boss doesn't retaliate against me?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 16, 2018

You can't ensure anything. Your boss will act as he sees fit. If s/he retaliates, you could have a valuable claim for retaliation under Government Code section 12940, et seq.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually harassed I would like to ask him for reparations by way of a donation to a charity

of my choice. Is that illegal?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 21, 2018

If you are negotiating settlement of meritorious legal claims against him, yes, it is legal. If you are threatening exposure to the media unless he agrees to your demands, it is extortion and a crime. Hopefully, you have legal counsel to guide you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I had a fallout with my ex boyfriend, I hit him and he later kicked down my door and took a few things. We made up and

I since then have had the feeling I've been stalked and harrased by someone else based off my religious/spiritual beliefs. My tire was slashed, and many other times I felt I was being singled out in stores and discrimanated at my children's school. I would liked to go to the police but also would... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 6, 2018

your answer is to call the police.

i bill for consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If a 18yr old and 15yr old want to have sexual relations and both parents are aware of the age difference is it legal?

Both parents are aware of the age difference and give consent to the relationship.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 4, 2018

NO

still stat rape

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: This kid keeps on saying thats not what ur mom said, basically stating that he had interactions with my mom

What can I do?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 28, 2018

Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Your situation is not a legal question. No laws were broken. No one is injured. Stop talking to that kid. If he says it, ignore him. If your Mom is offended, let her talk to his parents. If it happens at school,...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Communications Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: are child molesters allowed to have contact with victims after release from jail? A response asap would help us dearly.

Wife was molested 4 years throughout highschool by a man who was unofficially her step father, now that he is out of prison they have had their run ins at stores and such and the second run in he kept asking her for a hug and sent her into a panic attack, is he allowed to have contact with her at... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 27, 2018

Ask his probation/parole officer.

http://www.kernprobation.com/

https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Parole/Public_Officers_and_Regional_Offices/index.html

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If a male in a public place was coming into your personal space and opening their shirt is that considered harrassment?

I was in a Starbucks with my friends, and another rowdy group comes in and records this male coming in and opening his shirt and making inappropriate gestures at us. On our way out, they are sitting outside and approach us again as we are trying to leave, and he opens his shirt and does the same... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 18, 2018

Maybe. It depends on how threatening he was. How close he was. How big he was. What size you are. His age. Your age. Etc., etc., etc. Facts matter. If he was "rowdy" as you say, that suggests misplaced fun, at worst. If he was sexually aggressive, then you had the right to defend yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What Can i do if I got kissed and touched on my private part by a nurse man when I had a fractured nose it happen 2014?

So i was hit on the face aug 2014 and I went to a hospital the nurse which I remember his name and who he is helped me and instantly there was contact of trying to kiss and trying to touch my private parts while i had a mild concussions and i could not do anything because i recently got hit but i... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 17, 2018

If you were an adult, the statute of limitations has expired. If you were a minor (under 18), you still have a possible claim. Make a report to the police, regardless. I am not sure of the statute of limitations on criminal cases of this sort. You will probably face some questions since these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Sexual Harassment, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for California on
Q: my sister's fiance received a text from a number talking crap about my sister and me, how can i report this ?

my sister got engaged recently and her fiance got a text message from a number saying a lot of bad stuff about my sister and me hoping that my sister fiance call off everything, but gladly he doesn't believe it because he knows my sister well, but we want to know the person and report it

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 17, 2018

You only report things that are crimes, like threats, or challenges to fights, etc. If someone wrote factual statements that are incorrect and that damaged your reputation, you might have a civil lawsuit. If so, you might contact an attorney to discuss details. Collecting from this kind of claim... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is this sexual harassment?

So I'm 17 and I almost dated a coworker who is 18 and also a position above me. Realizing this wasn't a good idea, I changed my mind and now he's angry that I wouldn't sleep with him. He's been saying some pretty nasty things about me to my coworkers,boss and even my best friend and writing me up... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 10, 2018

It sounds like sexual harassment which you should report to your boss or supervisor (not the harasser). You should also check out the website for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, because you can file a complaint with the agency after you report the incidents to your... Read more »

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Q: I want to know if my case is sexual abuse in Domestic violence or sexual harassment in employment law.

there was affair btw the person who assigned work and me.After broke up with him, I tried to suicide 2 times by depression and anxiety disorder during 2 months.He knew it and came to me again, but it was not dating relationship. He likes Dome/Sub relationship. Somehow he played me to induce it. But... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 10, 2018

You need a really good female attorney with experience handling sexual harassment claims. Go to this web page and you will see a selection of attorneys in Southern California whom you might contact. https://attorneys.superlawyers.com/sexual-harassment/california-southern/los-angeles/

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: After a “victim” turns 18, can past allegations for statutory rape still be filed/reported and taken to a court of law?

“victim” had consensual intercourse with “offender” of a 2 year age difference. Since the age of consent in california is 18, this is considered statutory rape. Parents have talked about filing charges but have not, the “victim” will be 18 in 4 months. Can the parents press charges... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Jan 3, 2018

You're operating under a misconception that the parents have the ability to press charges and/or that this matter is within their "jurisdiction". Only the District Attorney's office has the power and jurisdiction to file and pursue criminal charges.

With that being said, the DA's office...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted with restraint

He was arrested but was released within 3 days and I don't know why and I so I don't know what's going on with the case can I take him to court myself

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 29, 2017

You can sue, but that might impact the DA's willingness to pursue criminal charges. They don't like it when witnesses have a monetary interest in guilt of the defendant.

The assaulter probably posted bail and that's why he was released, unless he wasn't charged at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Workers' Compensation and Agricultural Law for California on
Q: If your work Comp attorney wants to terminate your relationship what do I file to release him from collecting leins

My attorney spent one year subpoenaing my medical records. He post poned all QME appointments. Now he has asked me to settle my claims at an amount I question then he told me I had to take his suggestion or come pick up my files.

Is an injured worker allowed to have the defense provide an... Read more »

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on Dec 27, 2017

You may (1) Sign a Notice of Dismissal of Attorney, then (2) speak with or write to the defense attorney freely. You can request an 'accounting' but there is nothing in the Labor Code requiring the defense attorney provide you with anything. YOU ARE entitled to an attorney who can explain how... Read more »

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