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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can another lawyer post things about your case & bash you on social media if they're not your lawyer or on the case ?

There's a Facebook group where there is two Florida lawyers are talking about my case to members of it. They're posting screenshots from pacer about the lawsuit against me and making fun of me when they have no information on this matter, and I haven't been able to prove my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 30, 2023

You actually raise a couple different issues here. 1. Can Court documents available on PACER lawfully be disclosed on social media? Yes, because they're public records, and the fact that the discloser is a lawyer who is not on your case is irrelevant. 2. Can someone lawfully make fun of you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Recording Consent

If you live in a single party consent state Texas and another person lives in a dual party consent state (CA) can you record them if you are on a call with them (i.e. you are in Texas and are the single party that consents to record the call).

If the person in CA records the person in Texas... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Under Texas law, the State of Texas will not prosecute you for recording a conversation if you are a party to the communication or have the consent of at least one party to the communication.

Under California law, the State of California may prosecute you for recording a conversation unless...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Q: Do we get restitution?
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 19, 2022

More information is needed. Victims of crimes may be entitled to restitution. If you're a crime victim regarding a pending case, speak with the DA's office. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Communications Law for Kentucky on
Q: My kid father is very violent and I've been recording him and I tell him I'm recording him. He has been threatening me

and destroyed property. He is trying to take my full custody away because he's from a small town and has had sexual intimacy with the local judge. I live in Kentucky. He says I'm doing it illegally?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Nothing illegal about it. Only one party need give consent to recording in Kentucky. If the judge you referenced is sitting on your case, ask for a new judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can a husband legally direct me not to talk to his wife? I have in no way threatened her, sworn at her, or humiliated.

I confronted this woman's friend about her issue with my child. She has been talking about my son for quite some time now, and it needed to be addressed. I walked up the driveway of her best friend, when I saw her there. I walked up to her, and told her "I am disappointed in you". I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 5, 2022

If the lady voluntarily, without duress, desires to communicate with you and does so, no, the husband cannot prevent that communication by any legal means. (Does he think we live in Afghanistan?) However, you'll want to avoid a situation where the wife "flips" on you and claims you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Civil Rights and Communications Law for New York on
Q: How can I get a court order to have visitation to my siblings?

I don’t live with my siblings anymore and a court ordered me to live with my dad and my mother won’t let me see them is there a way I can get a court to make my mother have to let me visit my siblings?

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Your father could file a petition on your behalf or if you’re 18 you could file a petition

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?

Case information, local or moved to federal level.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Most court websites have docket search features which allow you to search for cases by party name. The federal courts have a service called PACER which allows you to do so for all federal courts as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law and Gaming for Arkansas on
Q: Is it possible for me to sue Pokémon support for lying in their code of conduct and negligence

Code of conduct says “if you believe you have been mistakenly discipline, please contact support here” which is where I make support request ticket but after making one all I get is an email (This is an automated email response.) saying “we don’t respond to inquiry’s of that kind” or... Read more »

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

well this is kind of not so exact question, but I will try to provide an answer to at least some extent.

At first the question about "If you are able to sue someone" is very general and the general answer to this is that Yes, you can sue, because you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Communications Law for Texas on
Q: After a temporary order , and finishing the order. Can the other party have a right to order a test without reasoning ?

I finished my life time recovery program on June 9th,2022. I was served a random court date for a hair and nail test. This started when I admitted to my husband I used when my son wasn't around. Due to the mental health and illness I was going through , I never had a criminal or drug history... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If you are ordered to do a drug test you need to get one done asap. If you used you need more treatment,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I legally record a phone conversation in the state of NJ or NY without the other person’s knowledge?

I am in NJ and the other participant is either in NJ or NY.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Yes, NJ is a one person consent state, but I cannot advise you about NY law. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: How do I stop voice 2 skull
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 24, 2022

This is NOT a legal question but a technical one. You need to identify the mechanism of transmission before any legal remedy is possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: am i allowed to record my facetime conversations with my daughter? Mother is an attorney & doesnt consent

Im recording bc mother has accused me of being drunk and slurring words .. so i bought a breathalyzer .. record blowing bf and after i facetime with my daughter .... i have been recording our facetimes bc of accusations ... mother emailed me said she doesnt consent to the recordings citing private... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Mar 31, 2022

No. See O.C.G.A. section 16-11-62. While Georgia is a one-party state, requiring the consent of only one party to a telephone conversation to record that conversation, Georgia requires the consent of all parties to record a video chat (i.e. FaceTime) in a "private place and out of public... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Communications Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: My parents (dad 78 & mom 73) were tricked into signing a document which they did not know was a contract with Claro TV+

The sales person told them that since they are on social security the services with Claro TV+ in Puerto Rico was free for them. They also signed a document which tied them into a 24 month contract which they were not aware of. Moreover, they went without the TV service for 15 days after signing the... Read more »

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Mar 31, 2022

Unfortunately, this is a common practice: a salesperson saying whatever he/she can to close a sale. Leonine contracts such as this also makes it extremely difficult for a persona to wiggle out of, under normal circumstances. Also, these types of contracts unilaterally increase monthly payments each... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: How do I present evidence to the court that proves I'm innocent?

Telephone harassment

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
answered on Mar 27, 2022

This is not an easy question to answer. Presenting evidence to court is something that you learn in law school and through the practice of law. There are different types of evidence and different ways to present it. May I suggest, for a starting point, that you review the Ohio Rules of Evidence.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it illegal to hack someone's gmail account without their permission
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
answered on Mar 14, 2022


1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Michigan on
Q: We would like to possible pursue a case against a customer pursuant to Michigan’s eavesdropping statute

We are a small business in Colorado, who had a customer record our conversation without consent . We would like to possible pursue a case against this customer pursuant to Michigan’s eavesdropping statute prohibits recording in-person and telephone conversations without consent from all parties,... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 5, 2022

If you're looking for criminal charges, contact the police. If you're looking for civil damages, they problem will be what damage you've sustained? Did they just record the conversation for their own purposes? Have they posted it on a blog or something and it's affected your business?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Do I have the right to remove an advertising sign placed on my property, also on the public right-of-way (Ohio)?

I live in Defiance county, in a township outside of the city limits. A business placed a sign near the road, but still on my property, advertising their services in an attempt to get customers. I don't want my property used for advertising, but do I personally have a right to remove and... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Mar 3, 2022

Contact the business and tell them to remove the sign. If they don't, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and contact them on your behalf, or advise you of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: The 911 Dispatcher told the police I was diagnosed as Paranoid Schizophrenic. I have never been diagnosed with anything.

I have this recorded. I'm going to court on a 422 PC-F and a 136.19(A)(1)F also on the 911 recording. There are more issues at hand but i want to know about this one please!

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Feb 3, 2022

more info is needed

you should wait for the arraignment and ask the court to appoint a public defender for you.

s/he will have ALL the info to intelligently address this.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Communications Law for Colorado on
Q: Can more than one therapist be listed on the mandatory disclosure statement? I.e., all the therapists at one practice?
Kevin Michael Strait
Kevin Michael Strait
answered on Jan 26, 2022

A mental health practice in Colorado must comply with Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-245-216 (some older forms will have the old code section as § 12-43-214, but that is no longer the current law). The code section requires a mental health care provider to give each patient a form detailing the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: My child was included in a broadcast on a news channel. Am I entitled to a copy of the broadcast?

Child is underage and I am the guardian/parent. Sent email requesting it and they claim they can't due to some copyright excuse. I've never heard of this from other requests I've made of other news outlets.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 12, 2022

Whether they must give you a copy would depend on the terms of the agreement you made with them when you gave them permission to make a video using your child. They own the copyright in the video recording, but can only use it and broadcast it within the terms of your permission and agreement to... Read more »

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