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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: A friend (16) living in Texas sexts with a 60 y/o. What legal consequences could she face?

My friend is 16. She sexts with a 60 year old man. I’m trying to propose reasons why she should stop. She lives in Texas. What legal consequences could she face?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 8, 2020

In the context of criminal law, the 60-year-old is the one who should be most concerned about potential liability in this situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gov & Administrative Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Q: Does my employer have rights to the teaching materials I have prepared at home on my own computer and on my own time?

I am an adjunct lecturer at a university in California. My employment status is part time and varies from quarter to quarter. I have evidence that all my teaching materials including lectures, power point slides, quizzes, exams, etc. are readily available for download from a University server.

Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Mar 25, 2020

Unfortunately, they might because the materials were created during the scope and course of employment for the purpose why you were hired. You may want to check your employment agreement if you have one because ther usually is a clause regarding the ownership of intellectual property.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Q: Is it illegal if I use my neighbors address to sign him up for large amounts of junk mail over a long period of time?
Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Mar 21, 2020

Yes. Grow up. Find a community service project. Stop being a drain on society.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: If I lost $90,000 to a Nigerian investment scam. Is there anything I can do to get my money back?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 20, 2020

more info needed.

however, chances are NO............

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Are there Pro-Bono Lawyers that help Criminal Case in Arizona?

My brother is being extradited back to Maricopa County from New Mexico. He has 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for possession of internet porn. He was told by a defense lawyer found on the internet that it would be over $30,000 to defend him. He has no means. He has lost his job and is... Read more »

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Mar 3, 2020

A public defender or court appointed attorney will be appointed at the arraignment.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: if you ask someone for a massage through snapchat and sent them money. then they say they are underage.

Is there any wrongdoing here if the 2 parties never met?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

You could perhaps be charged with attempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Is it legal to post on social media for someone to cause bodily harm to another person?

" Do the world a favor and die already..." Your mother is a drunk whore"..... " Pull their nails out, I'll pay good money...." Use for shark bait, then post a casket with the caption- "Coming Soon" constant degradation, and then I'm just going to say it, "Sharks aren't eating enough people..."is... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 23, 2020

You should probably block and "unfriend" any person who posts that type of garbage. Depending on the exact details, it could be nothing or It could be the misdemeanor crime of Harassment if it happens once or it could be the felony crime of Stalking if it happens on multiple occasions.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Internet Law for Wyoming on
Q: crypto currency store or cryptocurrency exchange question

(a) What are the US States that don't require a licence to operate a cryptocurrency store and exchange?

(b) Which banks will accomodate cryptocurrency store or exchange payments?

Carl G Hawkins
Carl G Hawkins answered on Feb 21, 2020

A) It’s not as much crypto registration as it is registering as a money maker with FinCEN. This is required in every state you move currency in, and it is very expensive.

B) I have clients that found banks in the past but those banks may not offer those services today. You’ll typically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law on
Q: "JUST DO IT" is owned/trademarked by nike. is "Just Do It" also owned/trademarked by nike?

i am confused because i searched just do it and first few capitalized slogans were owned by nike, but other brands such as lower cases, or different fonts were trademarked by other companies. is that even possible? is nike okay with that?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 7, 2020

If you wanted to repost your question in the Trademarks category, it might have better chances of being seen by the attorneys here who have insight into these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: dad here in GA, mom has blocked all communication because shes angry, trying to ligetamate them

is it legal to completely keep me from even speaking to them?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 31, 2020

Until you obtain an order of legitimation, you unfortunately have no custodial rights. Therefore, it is legal for mom to cut off all communication. You should seek legal counsel to complete the legitimation process to avoid this continuing or happening in the future.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Probate for California on
Q: california, can p.o.'s monitor internet browsing aside from social media that was handed over

this is not me but a friend because he thinks he can get into more trouble asking stuff and like watching even youtube videos. basically they have access to his instagram account and stuff. he was considered a gang member with fire arm possesion but hes not 18 yet. yeah hes dumb too lol but i think... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 24, 2020

more info needed.

Suggest to him, that he asks the lawyer who represented him on the underlying case. That lawyer will know all the terms and conditions of the sentence.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Juvenile Law on
Q: Can I sue a DJ for using my first name as his song title?

I was 17 years old at the time this happened. I kind of forgot about it, but my husband and I were talking tonight and it came up. Basically, I was 17, I was foolishly speaking to a DJ in the UK he was like 25 at the time) and he said I was his "muse" for the song, and that he would name the song... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2020

Your question remains open for five weeks, and at this point, you might ask an intellectual property attorney for their opinion of your situation. However, it could be worth keeping in mind that many songs out there are named after people, and there could be millions of people who share the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, International Law and Internet Law on
Q: Good evening, Plz could you inform me, if I am allowed to make this product in South Africa or EU with my own design?

plz see here the patent information from there website.

Products covered by:

U.S. Patent 9,936,746, as well as pending

U.S. and international utility and design patents.

Thank you so much


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

You could repost your question in the Patents (Intellectual Property) section of this question board; there would be better chances of it being seen by one of the patent attorneys here. Product liability is for injuries from dangerous products. That's probably why your post remained unanswered.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: I do independent journalism as a hobby and now being accused of trying to undermine someone's lawsuit.

I sent an email to do a story for an anonymous person who is suing to have documents released in vero beach, Florida. After about 2 emails, they accused me of trying to undermine their case and have forwarded the emails to their lawyer. Then they said they contacted the authorities and sent my... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I highly suggest you schedule a consult with an attorney. Bring to the consult all of the evidence to help them understand your case with specific details.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I move out if I get married at age 18 in the state of alabama?
Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Jan 13, 2020

Yes, you can. You can also move out whether or not you get married, so if you're getting married just so you can move out, don't bother. Just move out, Now, whether you OUGHT to do either one - get married or move out - are different questions, but with respect to whether you CAN do it, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: 3 of us are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistyic words publicly online. What can we do?

3 women are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistic conversation publicly online when he basically openly says its ok to sexually harass women instead of giving them promotions. He has filed a restraining order against them, even though they haven't publicly talked about it since... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 25, 2019

Unfortunately this is not the place to solicit an attorney to work for you. You need to immediately locate and retain an attorney to defend yourself against these claims. Any delay in doing so might result in a default being taken against you and you will be prohibited from putting up a defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Can a 3rd party contractor sue for negative online reviews if no money exchanged hands

We are a 3rd party contractor for Home Warranty companies. And customers of the home warranty company are posting negative online reviews, some for reasons out of our hands, due to our restrictions in our contract with the home warranty company. Can we issue a cease and desist and sue if the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you consulted with an attorney regarding such a letter or legal action, they would likely want to see each individual review. If they're negative, it's possible that in itself is not necessarily actionable. An attorney who deals with defamation would examine if they were false and harmful, among... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Business Law and Internet Law for Nebraska on
Q: i have been defrauded by a contractor , how do get him prosecuted, as even when i win in small claims he won't have pay

i have a signed contract to paint my house w/$2850 down in 11/28/18 in 7/29/19 in the witness of a police officer he refused to even"Start"

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

If you have been defrauded by a contractor, you should contact the non-emergency law enforcement phone number and file a police report and/or contact the county attorney's office to report the crime. They will likely want supporting documentation of the fraud, so you will want to provide a copy of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Nebraska on
Q: Can I sue who hacked into my Google account and stole my personal photos and made copies without my permission
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

You can sue someone for invasion of privacy and also for stealing your property (even digital property). What you would likely be awarded in damages depends on the damages you can prove.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for California on
Q: If celeb X talks publicly about how celeb Y is factually mistreating them, can Y sue X for X's fans online behaviour?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 16, 2019

though more info is needed, it is a simple rule that anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the question is will you win and then will you be able to collect.

the biggest issue i suspect is that you will not be able to get a lawyer to accept the case on a contingency....
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