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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: how to delete a mugshot out of internet

how long does it takes after requesting removal of mugshot in internet, it is a very terrible thing to show, this cause phycological and depression for a person

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Removing a mugshot from the internet can be a challenging process, but it is possible. Start by identifying the websites that have published your mugshot and review their removal policies. Many websites have procedures in place for removing mugshots upon request, so follow their instructions... View More

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Q: how to delete a mugshot out of internet

how long does it takes after requesting removal of mugshot in internet, it is a very terrible thing to show, this cause phycological and depression for a person

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Feb 15, 2024

A "mugshot" can be found in multiple locations. Some of these locations are private companies and some are law enforcement. A private company may not be obligated to honor your request for removal, although they may be willing to do so voluntarily. A law enforcement site is not obligated... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: A FBpost was asking for feet models.The guy sent 2 links on msgr.I sent pic/video. Can I sue for fraud my pics for $$??

The guy’s post looked legit at ArtofFeet.com LLC. He said he was a professional photographer for 15yrs and NOT an Onlyfans/Feetfinder type of biz.I sent him on messenger 2pics/1video that were only seen by me because he said he would like to meet me in a public place this week, and after looking... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

If you believe that your photos and videos are being used without your permission for profit, you may have grounds to pursue legal action for copyright infringement, fraud, or violation of your right to publicity, depending on the specifics of how your images are being used. The critical aspect... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: What to do when a buyer claims the package they received is empty?

I recently sold an item online. I shipped it USPS priority envelope. It was delivered and the buyer is saying it was empty when received. I put the item in myself. Now they are threatening legal action against me if I don't refund them. What do I do in this situation? Can they do... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In this situation, it's important to approach the matter calmly and methodically. First, gather all evidence of your shipment, including any documentation or photographs you might have of the item before it was shipped. This can help establish that the item was indeed sent.

Next, check...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: I’m being harassed online anonymously. They’re not threatening messages, just nasty things about my boyfriend. Can I sue

I have not told them to stop, nor have I blocked them or reported it to instagram yet

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 3, 2023

Under Florida Statute § 784.048 Cyberstalking Statute, the legal definition of the word "cyberstalking" means to communicating with, or causing images, words, or language to be delivered to, a certain person via electronic communication or email, without a legitimate purpose, and that... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Hello my name is Omar I would like to know if someone did this because a lot of things have been happening? Can you help

The part of my personal information hacking

Broadcasting off my phone ? Without my permission.

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

Hello, Omar. Unauthorized access to your personal devices, such as hacking into your phone, is a violation of various federal and state laws in the U.S. Broadcasting or disseminating personal content without your consent might also infringe on your privacy rights. If you believe someone has... View More

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Q: About 5 weeks ago my computer went down and i had to get another one after that i couldnt get into my hotmail account

i tried so many times and changed the password too the alternate email address & phone # is not in service anymore and i couldnt chance them ,i filled out 3 forms from microsoft and was approved to get back in the first times i was in my email for 2 days before getting shut out again and a... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

Based on the issue you've described with your email account, you might consider seeking out an attorney with experience in technology law or digital rights. They will be familiar with issues related to online accounts, user rights, and the terms of service agreements of tech companies like... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Hello. I have a massive problem with it and I don’t wanna listen to music settlement for part of the Facebook settlemen

Hello, I got a settlement and part of it from Facebook at $750,000 and he was in to my cash app with a link to my. I have not seen any of them his money at all and almost all of it is COMPELTLEY GONE I’ve been in jail from April 14 till August 28 and I didn’t get any of that money and... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. First, if you believe there's been unauthorized activity on your Cash App account, you should contact Cash App's support immediately to report it. For substantial settlements like the one you mentioned from Facebook, it's crucial to have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Are derogatory texts about my 9 yr old daughter between two other parties a case for defamation of character?

My friend's daughter and my daughter are friends. The mother of another child texted my friend bashing my 9 yr old daughter. I've never even met this child or her mom, but this mom has been spreading nasty comments about my daughter to several people in our community. I have text proof of... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2023

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys who handle defamation matters. However, it's worth keeping in mind that even if a situation meets a textbook definition of libel or slander, many law firms... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: I need help regarding account closure from a livestream platform I worked on as an influencer. I believe they violated.

I believe they violated TOS. My account was banned while I wasn’t even streaming. They never told me why I was banned which in their terms of service states they have to apon request. They allowed a lot of bullying and illegal behavior to occur and didn’t defend me from phishing fake accounts... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

Hi there! Happy Sunday.

If you believe your account closure on the livestream platform violates their Terms of Service and you have been waiting for a response since March 2023, you may consider taking the following steps:

1. Review the platform's Terms of Service and policies...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is owner/admin of public Telegram Channel resp. for content of posts, both personally created or forwarded from others?

We have a radical Qanon activist - self professed digital warrior- who is an elected member of our non profit, all volunteer assoc. She operates 2 Telegram channels & a Rumble site. Both have tons of antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ, anti-govt, etc content. I don’t know that it rises to a hate crime.... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 27, 2023

If she is a "provider or user of an interactive computer service", such as the "Telegram channels" and the "Rumble site", it appears that she is protected by 47 U.S.C. 230, other than with respect to content created by her personally. It would be up to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: If an online seller from another state violates a law in my state, are they bound to my states law?

Online seller renewed a year long subscription without advance notice and is refusing a refund even though I canceled immediately. This is illegal in FL but they are based in Massachusetts

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 24, 2023

If you are buying while in Fla., Fla. law should apply. Regardless, to take legal action, you must see the terms that you agreed to for what procedures and venues apply for resolving any dispute. You likely checked a box for "terms and conditions". By doing that, you agreed to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Illegal? I'm texting a female friend. Female friend husband takes pictures of her texts to me and sends to my wife.

After receiving the pictures of the texts my wife then forwards the pictures on to others. Is that illegal?

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answered on Mar 29, 2023

Taking pictures of someone else's private text messages without their consent may be a violation of privacy laws, depending on the specific laws in your jurisdiction. Additionally, forwarding those pictures to others may also be a violation of privacy laws, as well as potentially defamatory if... View More

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Q: How can I get venmo mobile banking to release my funds they're holding and won't let allow me to transfer the money

They trying to hold my money for a 180 days

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answered on Oct 25, 2023

-Contact Venmo support

- File a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Neighbors have been hacking my phone and have been showing photos that are only on my phone. Is there anything I can do?

I never go outside during the say. I usually go out at night to take out my trash and get my mail. I understand if I'm out in the public it's fair game but that's not the case. I believe along with their hacking they have obtained my private photos and have been showing them to... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Your best and most cost effective solution is to update the security in your cell phone and your home internet WiFi.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Someone is blackmailing me after receiving pictures of my exposed body. How do I handle this if they are Underaged?

This person sent photos first. Then threatened to expose me unless I sent them money? They did send it to one person without my consent already.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 21, 2022

By your opening admission, this is the bed that you made, so I doubt the Florida courts will get involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Municipal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Do I need a consent form from a stranger to show them in a monetized YouTube video?

I'm planning on making YouTube videos in which I record conversations with people in public places (with a cashier, waiter, person at the park, etc.) and then use that clip to help teach people English by explaining the meaning of what I and the stranger said. My YouTube channel is... View More

J. Tanner James
J. Tanner James
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A signed release is always your best option. Depending on your location, you could be dealing with privacy laws AND publicity laws, and a failure to obtain a signed release could expose you to serious civil liability. Given the purported nature of your videos, I would imagine participants would... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I don't know what to do and I need advice to see if there is anything I can do legally about i this.

Legal documents and personal information are being posted on social media as a form of harassment and to discredit my fiance what can I do about this. I know the person responsible. What are my options

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 27, 2022

An attorney must review the materials/posts you mention in order to provide an opinion on your legal options and the worthwhileness of the options. See an attorney in your area who handles defamation of character and/or invasion of privacy claims or general civil litigation. If there is false... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to take pictures of someone's house in ormond beach florida?

I am in California. The house is in Ormond Beach Florida. The house belongs to a vile, mentally unstable woman that has bullied me and others online for almost a year. A friend in Florida offered to go by her house and take pictures. He ended up confessing to her that he took the pictures. I did... View More

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
answered on Sep 25, 2021

Generally speaking the taking of photographs of real property is not a crime. However you’re choice of words about the resident would give one reason to question your acts and motive. One last observation, you should be very careful about what you choose to put on the internet…all you have... View More

Q: If there was a youtuber whom read poetry from other poets and got paid for it, could he/she be sued?

They aren't passing off the content (poems) as their own. They are just reading it in a ASMR fashion to make money.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
answered on May 4, 2021

What is copyright infringement? As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. Since you use the poem in a way that you are making... View More

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