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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can an EU citizen apply for a restraining order in the US, against a US citizen?

We used to have an online relationship with a person from PA, USA. He will not accept that it is over and keeps stalking me, sending messages on every possible platform. What are my options to stop him? Can I apply for a restraining order in the state of his residence, without travelling from the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2019

Yes, but you will have to hire a lawyer qualified to practice in the state where the person resides. Try using this website to locate some lawyers in Pennsylvania to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: where is the line in cyber stalking?

My daughter has her Snapchat pubialy posted on her instagram page. She received an anonymous friend request. He said he is a friend from school who has a girlfriend but has seen my daughter from a distance and thinks she is hot.

My daughter asked who it is and he instantly responded to... Read more »

Jonathon Luff answered on Feb 4, 2019

No this would likely not be considered stalking. The law has not caught up to where technology has gone yet. This would not be stalking in my opinion. You can block someone from contacting you on most sites. Stalking would require continuous behavior and not just one or two creepy messages.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on

Q: Cyber stalking

My daughter has her Snapchat name pubically posted on her instagram (I had her remove this). Today she received an anonymous request via Snapchat. She asked who it was. The person stated they are a secret admirer and know her from a distance. This individual stated they have a girlfriend and know... Read more »

Arnab Kumar Banerjee answered on Jan 29, 2019

PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I am being accused of using another person's bank account to pay two credit cards. What charges can come from that?

I am being accused of using someone else's checking account information to pay two of my credit cards. The first was my home Depot card, and I notified the person that was the checking account owner that a payment was about to go through, and the account owner called his bank and stopped the... Read more »

Cary B. Hall answered on Jun 8, 2018

Typically, fraudulent use of another's bank account without his/her permission could carry charges like: forgery; access device fraud; identity theft; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; and/or receiving stolen property. The grading of the offenses (felony, misdemeanor, etc.) depends on... Read more »

Q: i am a sex offender recently released from a Penna. prison. I am now serving 5 years special probation and am being

required to attend a counciling service that requires you sign a document saying you are not allowed to use the internet . I HAVE NEVER USED internet for improper purposes. There are various reasons i must have internet access. If i use the internet i will be dismissed from counciling and then be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 9, 2017

It's not but the way around it is to get a modification of the order allowing you use of the internet however it will have to be limited, you will likely have to allow others access to your computer and any and all passwords you have so they can make sure you aren't useing this in an untoward way.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I purchesed a website from someone I but I do not have a contract from him but my mother wrote a bankers check to him

I also have a few text messages from him what can I do about this

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2017

Can mom stop the check? Otherwise your best bet will be contacting the state attorney general's office office of consumer affairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on

Q: If a image of me that is detrimental to my reputation and encompasses bullying is posted on social media, can I sue?

I repeatedly asked the source to delete the photo, which I never gave him permission to share, and it is still available for everyone to see. He still refuses to delete the photo and will not take me serious. The photo not only has my full name shown in the image, but also details of the personal... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2017

If you wrote to him on facebook and he put it up, not much you can do. Ask the provider to take it down.

Without knowing what it is, hard to say--but I can tell you suing him will cost you lots of money and time and not get you anywhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: what is the different electronic communications privacy act and wiretap act? Are they the same?

I need more details and if you can give me more resources ?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Different. Start with the electronic freedom foundation and a basic search for articles on each--Justia may be a source.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can you sue someone for unknowingly video taping you in the bathroom even if its not put on the internet?

Paul Stanko answered on Oct 27, 2016

If you are asking about suing someone, that is not a criminal law question. If the person who videotaped you did so "unknowingly", it would be difficult to prove any tortious conduct on their part.

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Q: If I have been defrauded by a website from London, England do I have any recourse to get my monies back?

Rachel Lea Hunter answered on Jul 12, 2014

How do you know the website is in London, England? It could be anywhere in the world and making it look like Lon don, England.

In theory, yes, you might be able to recover your money, but in practical terms, the answer is you probably will not.

If the criminal is in a foreign...
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