Communications Law Questions & Answers by State

Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: My son's mother's new boyfriend is continuously texting me.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Seek a peace order or protective order if this is someone who lives with you. You can also look into filing criminal charges for electronic harassment. I would start with the protective order though as I think that could solve your problem given the lower legal standard.
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Q: Will the cops go across the united states to arrest someone for exchanging nudes with a minor?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

This sounds a lot like a scam. I answered your question previously. To be safe you should never text nude photos to ANYONE.
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Q: My child was sent away to another country to keep him away from me..I currently don't have custody of him.what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

you need a family law attorney with international custody experience....that is not me and i do not even know of any lawyers with that experience............but i suspect they would not be cheap.

are you even in a position to hire a lawyer? if not consider legal aid.

before you make a motion/file on that issue be sure all your past "history" is cleaned up.

if there are outstanding bench warrants or money or conditions owed to the court complete them.

if it was...
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Q: In New Jersey, what are the teen sexting laws? If I am 16 and my girlfriend is 18, can we send private sexual photos?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 8, 2017

You both run the risk of being charged with possession of child pornography. In addition, it is a very bad idea to share nude or intimate pictures of yourself with anyone.
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Q: Land has put a forsalesign dont he need to give us some sort of notice

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Notice to vacate and when depends on the terms of your lease. Notice to vacate is a pre-requisite as given in your lease. Better to settle your matter with landlord e.g. Deposit issue; etc.
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Q: Can verbal abuse be considered a crime? Can traumatizing a 9 year old be a crime? What can i do about this situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

You should take her to court and get civil harassment restraining orders against the woman. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You can get the civil harassment forms from the California courts website. Where it says “select a category“ select civil harassment prevention, then scroll down to the appropriate form and fill it out and print it. Be sure to read all the instructions completely and follow them to the letter. Start with form CH100-INFO and...
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Q: What can be done if a court reporter messes up a judges decision on a court transcript

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

That's a very complex question with no clear answer - very fact specific. You will need to hire an appellate attorney.
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Q: The manager for my gated community is treating me unfairly and hasn't given me any explanation or info .

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Communications Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Hawaii on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Do you own or rented out apt.? How long are you living there? In either the case, you may have valid rights to enter and live in there. Please explain whether such a discriminatory treatment of gate-guard is at the behest or instruction of community manager or is behaving as his own? Your neighbors have witnessed that you are walking in from gate to inside which is quite a way up nor you are allowed to have visitors as and when they visited. You are being treated discriminatory and the...
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Q: Person left dog in our possession after moving out. Dog has been with us for almost 5 months with no communication.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Communications Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

It's a matter of trust. As you verbally agreed to keep the dog for certain time, did that time period is over? If that time is long over, serve him a notice to either immediately take away his dog within three days (?) or ask him to surrender ownership in your name.
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Q: If a man at works is angry with me and says he is going to "get me", has he communicated a threat?

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

It could be interpreted that way. Threats are slippery because they depend so much on context. If the context is such that it genuinely frightened you and you believe he may act on it, then it's a threat. If the context is mostly friendly and you doubt he would do anything, then it probably isn't.
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Q: How does an unlawful communication case go down in court? What are the penalties? Is jail time a likely outcome?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Sep 3, 2017

The possible penalties for a violation of South Carolina's unlawful communication statute (SC Code 16-17-430) are a fine between $100 and $500 or a jail sentence of up to 30 days. So a jail sentence does not have to be imposed upon a conviction, but it would be wise to retain an attorney to defend against the charge.
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Q: I am looking receive some help in suing Sprint.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Workers' Compensation and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Aug 17, 2017

Why you marked 'workers compensation' is a mystery... that said, make a clear itemized written demand to Sprint that Sprint's Breach of Contract resulted in each loss. Leave out your 'feelings'. (Nobody will ever care about any 'feelings'.) Give the vice president and billing staff 10 days in which to respond. Put that deadline in your short, one-page letter. When the 10 days runs, file a SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT for damages, attaching that letter. If the letter is one-page, states the...
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Q: I am in illinois and left my ex and have two children! She has completly blocked me and is refusing any and all contact

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Looks like she is making you take her to court to get parenting time.
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Q: Did I break the terms of my iOS iphone EULA? Did I break copyright law?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Communications Law and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Did your phone company tell you that you had violated their EULA? If not, I don't think you have to worry about it.
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Q: Can you record conversation that you are a party too?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Education Law for Washington on
Answered on Jul 11, 2017

No. Pursuant to RCW 9.73.030, you may not record your conversation with the office employee without her consent. RCW 9.73.030 does, however, offer a caveat:

"Where consent by all parties is needed pursuant to this chapter, consent shall be considered obtained whenever one party has announced to all other parties engaged in the communication or conversation, in any reasonably effective manner, that such communication or conversation is about to be recorded or transmitted: PROVIDED,...
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Q: What type of lawyer handles threats to post nude pictures to the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

You need to report this to the police ASAP. Dessimating photos like this without consent is a crime.
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Q: I worked for a client through their designer. The designer acted like the clients representative. The designer signed a

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Communications Law and Construction Law for California on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017

Your question raises several issues, which you should be prepared to discuss in a lawyer consultation. Of course, the lawyer will want to see the proposal and all written communications. Does the proposal contain an attorney fees clause? A mediation and/or arbitration clause? Did you have reason to know at the time that the last proposal was misunderstood? Did your proposal or a separate contract limit the warranty period to the purchasers? Who paid you, the ultimate users or the...
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Q: Am i forced to give information to police department when i call them to ask why there's been a report put on me ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Communications Law and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 31, 2017

You do not have to give the police information within this context. Conversely, they don't have to give you information either.
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Q: Placed two weeks in new job then ran my driving record and said sorry but you can't work here even though it was arrang

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Business Law and Communications Law for Texas on
Answered on May 12, 2017

Texas is an employment at will State. I don't feel you would have any legal recourse. You would need to consult with a labor and employment law attorney. Workers' comp deals with on the job injuries
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Q: Is it illegal for someone to read your private text messages by snooping on your phone?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Arizona on
Answered on May 12, 2017

No, it's not illegal unless the mother hacked into the phone or used software to disable encyption.
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