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Q: If I’m a victim of procuring for prostitution and a minor what do I do

Police have been notified but no steps are being taken currently

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 6, 2019

What does "victim of procuring for prostitution" mean? Are you the prostitute? Are you the person trying to purchase a prostitute's valuable time? Are you a minor? Is the prostitute a minor?

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Q: Coworker took up skirt photograph of me today, how should I legally proceed?

He placed his phone onto the ground while I was attempting to pick something up and I happened to noticed him sliding his phone on the floor beneath my skirt. Obviously I feel violated and want to know what I can legally do.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 22, 2019

If you feel you have been discriminated against by actions of your supervisors or co-workers at your workplace because of your race, age, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or national origin, religion or marital status or because you have a disability, or feel you have been... Read more »

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Q: What can action can I take? my sexually explicit images might be shared without consent Can I do anything legally before

I sent sexually explicit images with expectation the images will remain private, but I now have reason to believe that they may be distributed via text message, printed out and posted at work, email, snapchat, instagram, etc. Is there any type of letter that can be sent from a lawyer to discourage... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 6, 2019

Believing you might be embarrassed and actually being embarrassed are not the same. You will have to be much more certain that whoever received your explicit photos either has or soon will post them on some public forum before most lawyers will agree to write them a letter--or take any other... Read more »

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Q: I wanted to know what legal action I can do to prevent from being harassed by my ex boyfriend online again.

I have tried everything from moving positions at my job due to working for the same company to blocking him on every social media outlet I have. He is still finding ways to contact my family and I through either postal mail or online. He will not leave me alone despite telling him since February... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

Hire a family lawyer and ask them to help you get a judicial restraining order against your ex--and then enforce it if he still won't stop.

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Q: I was sexually abused as a child by a family member. Is there’s anything I can do now although it’s been over a decade?

One of my siblings was also abused by the same family member.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

Probably not--unless the Florida Legislature just extended the statute of limitations for that offense.

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Q: Can I sue someone who passed me herpes knowing that it can be transferred from touching

In Florida

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 9, 2019

Yes you can sue someone from "knowingly passing" herpes virus and obtain monetary damages. A person who "knowingly passes" a venereal disease to another person is subject to criminal prosecution, please see F.S. Chapter 384.

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Q: Can I change my mind and drop sexual battery charges even tho arraignment was a few days ago.

I was under pressure from family to press charges but I dont want to

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 30, 2019

Once a victim files a criminal complaint the victim has little of no say over what the state's attorney will do with it. You can try to ask the case worker to help you withdraw the criminal complaint; however, the state does not have to do that.

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Q: What type of case is this? (sexual harassment/battery?)

Teacher, roughly 50 years old, touched me inappropriately (Put hand on my thigh, tickled me, pressed crotch area against my behind area) throughout the course of 3 months. Also made comments about fighting my boyfriend for me (jokingly), and other small kinds of flirty comments. I am 18. I only... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2019

Based upon the facts as stated by you, there does not appear to be nearly enough salient operative facts upon which to bring criminal charges. These same facts may be enough to present a prima facie case of sexual harassment, but IMPO the defense could easily defeat the claim after investigating... Read more »

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Q: can I go to jail for sexual harassment in Florida
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 28, 2019

No. While "sexual harassment" depending on how it's defined, may sometimes involve civil liability, it doesn't constitute a crime as such, unlike such crimes as sexual battery, etc.

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Q: Can I still get a case if I have no proof of the incident? And can my city somehow get in trouble for dropping my case?

I was molested by my brother in law multiple times for almost four years, through out those four years, I was underage. I went through the entire interviewing proces and investigation, but as soon as I went to get a case at my city’s court house, they told me because I had no proof/ no witnesses... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 27, 2019

Unless you can come up with some form of credible proof, or have at least one credible witness, it is very doubtful you will find any agency to accept a complaint against the person you are accusing.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Is it harassment if my boss, the CEO, is inappropriately messaging me late night after hours?

He was messaging me suggesting I go along with him on a trip out of the country then ended it by saying jk your husband wouldn’t allow with a winky face. Then continued to message me asking if I’ve been to a place and I said no and he asked if I know where it is and I said no and he told me... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 27, 2019

You should discuss this matter in private with counsel here in Florida. You may have a viable case.

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Q: I'm an intern at a tech company. My supervisor has made some sexually explicit comments to me. How do I approach this as

I'm not an actual employee?

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Dec 4, 2018

It doesn't matter if you are an intern, sexual harassment is still illegal. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

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Q: If I used curse words in shooting down a supervisor who was sexually harassing me, will that negatively impact my

lawsuit against him?

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Nov 12, 2018

No. Although simply harassing you doesn't just automatically create the right to file a lawsuit. You should first report the harassment to your company, and obtain legal advice, including paying for legal advice if this situation is not resolved.

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Q: Can my boss go to jail for sexually harassing me?
Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Oct 25, 2018

We cannot say if the conduct is criminal. However any offensive touching in a sexual manner could be a violation of a criminal statute.

Verbal harassment probably not criminal. I would focus on seeking advice for help in abating the situation with a lawyer and properly addressing the...
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Q: Can someone use text message as Evidence to against another person in court, Or Investigated Even citizens arrested.
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 22, 2018

Yes, a text message can be admitted into evidence, assuming it complies with all other rules of evidence, including relevance and assuming it's not hearsay.

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Q: I received an eviction notice last night for payment of back rent. The eviction is only in my name . The original lease

Is in both our names do they have to evict separately because we're not married? Also, the eviction is for past rent, which I have a letter stating that as long as we pay extra each week (which we have been doing) we avoid eviction. The eviction is signed by a different person than the name on... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 15, 2018

yes, assuming that they have the owner's permission to evict you, they may do so. The notice should be addressed to both of you.

They wouldn't evict you separately; the lawsuit would be against both of you.

The letter about paying extra weekly may be a defense to...
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Q: How do I know if my sexual harassment claim is state or federal?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 10, 2018

Unless it involves sexual harassment by a federal officer or employee, chances are that it is state. But it doesn't matter unless you plan to litigate it, and you definitely don't want to do that without an attorney who specializes in such cases. Ask that attorney.

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Q: My married manager keeps asking me out for drinks and I'm worried I'll lose a promotion at work if I say no.

Should I report this to HR?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 18, 2018

You should discuss this with counsel so as to make sure you take the right steps to protect your rights. Do not delay.

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Q: I was molested by my at time time 18 year old brother when i was 9/10

I was told to keep it under wraps when i told someone almost a year ago but now i regret it and its been 4 years, what can i do now?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 28, 2018

It seems the statute of limitations ran. But you did not state your age.

You can contact the police and go from there

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Q: What's the difference between sexual harassment and a giving a coworker a simple compliment?
Tina El Fadel
Tina El Fadel answered on Jun 7, 2018

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual work performance which is so severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment which negatively affects the term, condition or... Read more »

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