Peter N. Munsing's answer He should contact the legal aid /legal services in Pittsburgh; ask for their housing group; if they say they don't handle that ask if any of their attorneys left for private practice. Call that person.
Cary B. Hall's answer Slander is a civil action. You're thinking of harassment, which is a criminal charge.
The person receiving the harassing text messages could certainly contact the police department in Florida in the text messager's neighborhood. Will they do anything? No way to know unless you try - but they may contact the texter and tell him or her to knock it off.
Can't the person receiving simply block the texter's number? That's certainly another option.
Cary B. Hall's answer Truth is an absolute defense for slander/libel charges. But can he still sue you and drag your through the court system? Surely, but you would have a defense to his civil lawsuit against you.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer Most criminal defense attorneys do not do work on a pro bono basis. Many have surprisingly reasonable rates. Contact a few and see if you can find someone to work with. Alternatively, have your son sit down with his Public Defender and ask questions. A common complaint that I get from people who were represented by the Public Defender is that they didnt understand why certain decisions were made. The first question I always ask them is did they ask? Almost always the answer is no. An...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Surprised he's still there. I suggest you contact an attorney who handles these things as the company may be implicated. Less defamation than invasion of privacy. If it was assault, have you captured the video and taken it to the police? Take 'em all down!
Clark Mitchell's answer The answer is two years from the date of the accident unless you are a juvenile. Then it is two years after you become 18. In a medical malpractice case the statute is two years from the time of the occurrence or two years from the time that you learned the occurrence was a result of medical malpractice.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If you have an attorney and they are working your case and only get paid if they get money for you, they have a substantial investment in seeing they get paid so they will do what has to be done, so I'd recommend staying with them. Understand
that not every case of retaliation can be proven, especially if they can document an alternate reason, no matter how made-up you may think that reason. You may always get a second opinion from an attorney that handles employement issues.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Good you are looking for solutions but suing her is very cumbersome, very expensive, and may get you nowhere (which would please her). Speak with a counselor. There used to be a group in Pottstown called Fellowship Farm that may be able to give you ideas, as they've done a lot of work on bullying issues. For now don't do the payback-the looks etc. That just tells her she's got your attention--part of what a bully wants.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Given the perhaps idiosyncratic and vindictive personality you outline, using a template may not be enough. You may want to have all sign so it doesn't look like you are singling him out. Suggest you contact a commercial law attorney.
R. Patrick Link's answer If true, it sounds like the person could be arrested on charges of harassment (which could be a summary offense or a misdemeanor), or even stalking (which can be graded as a felony). Call the police.
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