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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: What exactly is slander or deformation of character? Can I be sued if what I'm saying is absolutely true?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can vary from one situation from another. Simply put it is a false statement that hurts a person's reputation. You are allowed to express an opinion and you are allowed to state facts - everything else is a grey area. Yes, you can be sued even if what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: In my apartment complex, a maintenance worker called out “hello baby” to me and smirked. Is this a sexual harassment?

The worker was on duty and driving the company’s golf cart. As he drove by he turned completely around and leered at me.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

No.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Kansas on
Q: My friend is being blackmailed by a guy. He says he has a sexual video of her and that he will post it.

He is asking her to sleep with him in exchange for $500 or he will post the video of her. He also has made threats to her. She has not reported this because she is either afraid it will get out or she might be in trouble. I've told her that's not the case. She was drunk and in a a bad emotional... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

And why has this not been reported to the police?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm hiring a lawyer to try and get this person a deal in court. How does that go about.
Steven Pacillio
Steven Pacillio answered on Oct 4, 2019

Many experienced criminal defense attorneys offer an initial consultation at no cost. You should contact an experienced defense attorney who practices in the jurisdiction where the charges are pending. The attorney can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case and help the client make an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal for your employer to ask you why you’re going to the bathroom (while on your cycle)?

One of our managers knows I’m on my period and yet every time I mention that I need to “go to the back” he pulls me aside and asks my why multiple times a day. I’m really uncomfortable and don’t know how to handle the situation. Is this legal in the state of California?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 27, 2019

If you are using the facilities at times other than your meal and rest periods, it is lawful for an employer to determine why you are not working and leaving your work area. That said, if you believe this supervisor is asking for a more creepy reason, you should report it to HR.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it a crime for Mom to walk around naked in half naked in her house in front of her son
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 21, 2019

No. Poor choice? Yes. Lack of appropriate boundaries? Yes. Depending on circumstances, an issues for Child Protective Services? Yes. A crime? No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: My ex husband stole my iPhone and hacked my worked social media accounts (I am an entertainer at a Gentleman’s club)

My ex husband stole my iPhone (I let my 7 year old son borrow it for the day and it can only be used on WiFi) my ex husband and or his girlfriend hacked my work social media accounts. I changed my Instagram picture to a NUDE photo of me and put his phone number on my Instagram to try to get the... Read more »

Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones answered on Sep 18, 2019

You could file a civil lawsuit against him. If you'd like to do that, you should go to your local General District Court and tell them the situation and they will give you the paperwork to file the suit.

If he's stolen your phone, he could be charged with larceny. If he's hacked into your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can i press charges aginst my 15 1/2 year old for sexuall assult of my 9 year old daughter we live in ky

Her story has been constant and the sexual assult has accrued more than once and is so detaled from the 9 year old victim

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 10, 2019

Yes. You need to take a juvenile petition against the 15 yo.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted in the Anaheim area this year. Read more please.

I was sexually assaulted in the Anaheim area this year. It resulted in me going to planned parenthood, which unbeknownst to me led to the police coming in to the room I was in with an iv in me and everything. A report was made, and I got a letter recently from the Chief of Police. I’m told to... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 5, 2019

You never need to give a statement to police. Politely decline. The police are only doing their job; they want rapists off the streets and don't want anybody else hurt. If the police continue then call a lawyer. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Mississippi on
Q: You What would happen if personA personB were dateing then PersonC falsely accused PersonA of rapeing personB
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 5, 2019

Police would investigate the allegation. Person B would be questioned by police and based on the answers and evidence the police would need to make a determination on how to proceed. What the police need to do is figure out the source of Person C's knowledge and the evidentiary strength of that... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I have a 15 year old son that has been accused of sexually battery at school and his been suspended and has a court date

Court date 10/18/19

And he didn't do it can u help us?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 5, 2019

more info needed.

i am in palm springs and suspect you are not.

you need to get a lawyer in your area and if you can't afford one the court will appoint one for your son if he is charged with a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Oregon on
Q: What is considered evidence for pet theft.

Someone says they walked your dog and he got away. 2 months later and still no sign of dog. Flyers posted craigslist and fb postings. Checked dog shelters.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 3, 2019

What could be considered evidence is something that depends on the circumstances. In your case, it seems that you would need something to prove that they had your dog, or control of your dog, after the time they say it ran away. Were they seen with the dog? Are they advertising a dog for sale? Is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Any advice or steps is appreciated. My 14 year old daughter was sexually assaulted by her ex boyfriend. i have a police
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 3, 2019

You could contact the District Attorney's Office and ask about applying for a Sexual Assault Protective Order based on chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment on
Q: Kindly take note my family lives in California and I witnessed the watergate scandal in Singapore many times at work.

Kindly take note that I witnessed Singapore's public figures doing wrongdoing in public similar to watergate scandal.( netflix conspiracies , 2019)

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 25, 2019

Kindly take note that this non-legal statement is not the kind of stuff that askers are supposed to post here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can my friend 20 year old be with a 15 year old legally? She lied about her age and said she was 18. Her dad found out.

The dad wants to press charges against my friend. She was completely okay with the relationship. And gave her consent. But she lied about being 15 and said she was 18. He didn’t know until the dad reaches out and said she was only 15 and is demanding to be paid $4200 for the damages the little... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 25, 2019

Tell your "friend" that he should break off all communication with his 15 year old girl friend before someone files a criminal charge against him. Claiming that the child "lied about her age" is not a defense against the crime of statutory rape in Florida. Tell your "friend" to look up the severe... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Missouri on
Q: Can a cop ask you describe a sexual act between you and your boyfriend in detail

Was pulled over a Cop found a brand new boxFigure in in my vehicle it is not illegal in Missouri to possess fake urineThe cop accused me of using it to pass probation tests even though I had never provided a UA for my probation yet and when I told him it was for fetish purposes he asked me to... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 24, 2019

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Washington DC on
Q: Is saying you couldnt care less if some one was floating down a river a threat?

My ex was harrassing my via text messages and social media and i said i couldnt care less if he was floating down a river and now hes threating to sue

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 21, 2019

Let him sue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment on
Q: I'm getting charged for uttering death threats to a guy that tried to bother me while I was drunk and visiting a friend.

I was only trying to protect myself. How can I get a chance to get myself out of this situation?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 17, 2019

Retain vounsel. Without a complete understanding of the alleged facts and a thorough interview no conscientious opinion could br made. Especially because you did mot state the jurisdiction

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can my daughter report a sexual assault that happened 2 years ago and what would happen if she did?

2 years ago, my daughter, who was 14 at the time, was sexually assaulted by a classmate from school who was the same age as her. The guy threatened her not to tell.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 17, 2019

Yes, she can and should report this, even if two years later. It would be wise to call the police right away. The police will likely investigate the situation and prosecute the offender.

Additionally, it might be appropriate for you to locate and consult with a quality personal injury...
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