Ohio Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?

Q: If Im getting hit by a 17 year old Can I do anything I’m 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 24, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You could call the cops, tell a teacher, tell your parents...

Q: Lines of communication: Should a condo owner approach Board of Directors or management company with questions?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Start with the contact person at the management company. If they can't help, they can pass the problem to the board, or suggest that you contact the board president.

Q: How can Ohio 17yr old juvenile get emancipated or married without parents consent

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Ohio does not permit it. They are her parents, and they make the decisions if CPS won't get involved. See this link for more information:

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx

Q: My ex husband & have 50/50 parenting .. however his mom and dad pick her up and communicate with me because he isn’t

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Do the terms of the parenting agreement allow anyone other than your ex to pick them up? If not, then you could refuse to let the g-parents take them. Do the kids stay with the g-paretns after being picked up, or with your ex? Review the terms of the parenting agreement with your attorney, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.

Q: Realistic Fiction Book research see more info

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
If you are planning to write what amounts to a how-to on killing people, you should sit down privately with an attorney to discuss it.

Q: A 17 year old harassing my 15 year old and plans on fighting her.. what can I do about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 9, 2017
Brian Lehman's answer
Ohio Revised Code, section 3313.666. The law prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying in schools. It is entitled, "District policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying required."

You can contact the principal or the police. The Ohio Bar has this publication for more information: https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawYouCanUse/Pages/LawYouCanUse-653.aspx

Q: I am 17 if my mom goes onto my Facebook and goes through it without consent if that illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
While this may technically violate the Ohio Revised Code, I doubt you would get an traction reporting it to police. Most adults feel parents have a right to monitor their children's social media usage, even if they themselves are against it. So, while there are laws against unauthorized access, its unlikely they would be applied very zealously to your parents.

Q: Sending messages to dating members about member who has dv convictions illegal? No names,description&court link only

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 5, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
There is nothing illegal about sharing public records. It's nosy and may be a violation of the site's terms and conditions, and, if the message sender is mistaken about who the person is and falsely links him or her to criminal records, the sender could face a civil lawsuit.

Q: took a picture of my son in the juvenile detention center and posted it on facebook there was another child in the pic

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 22, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
Posting such a picture likely violates the juveniles' right to privacy in their legal proceedings. While there may not be a specific statute making it a crime, it is probably against detention center regulations and could be perceived as contempt by the juvenile court. You could also face a lawsuit from the other juvenile's family. If I were you, I wouldn't post the picture. If you have been charged with a crime for this, I would be interested to read the statutory section used by the...

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