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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is there any way extortion can be justified?

I was involved in a domestic violence/sexual assault incident with someone whom was once close to me. I wrote to him "If you do not pay me back, I will have you arrested". I did not know of extortion, so I didn't know it would be an issue until the detective on my case brought it up.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Nov 20, 2020

You committed extortion when you threatened to call the police if you were not paid. That does not change whether you have a meritorious and valuable legal claim for the wrongdoing that was being done. It just gives the "victim" of the extortion the right to file a lawsuit against you,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal to set some one up

Isn’t illegal to watch someone on camera without consennt they said an diego police gave them permission to set me up isn’t that illegal

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 23, 2020

Eavesdropping is an invasion of privacy and may be a crime in California unless consent is obtained prior to the act itself. You may want to talk to a lawyer if you need more information concerning your particular circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Lemon Law, Sexual Harassment and Trademark for California on
Q: Can you help me p

Someone been got into my phone

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Oct 22, 2020

Please consult a privacy attorney to help you with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for California on
Q: When did it become punishment by law to molest a child in California ? My family believes this was not punishable unt

My mom is a victim of child molestation and my family defends the man who did it- he remains in the family

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 19, 2020

The age of consent, at the time applying only when the girl is the younger party, was 10 when California introduced its Penal Code in 1850. In 1889 the age of consent was raised to 14. In 1897 the age of consent became 16. The age of consent in California has been 18 since 1913. Some media sources... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What are my options against a professor for sexual advancement?

At my university, there is a biochemistry professor who has been stalking me for many years and chose me because I was naive and was a homeschool, study student. I do not like this biochemistry professor. I want this to stop and do not want to see this. This professor holds a higher position and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 15, 2020

Sexual harassment in Education is prohibited by law. Your post comes from IL, not CA, SH is prohibited by Federal law. First you should seek legal advice from a local attorney that specializes in cases involving Sexual Harassment, possibly employment (same laws) or Civil Rights. You should write... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What charges can I press against a person I used to live with, for harassment?

I have their numbered blocked and they will call my phone multiple times a day, to try to get my attention and try to make me hang out with them for sexual favors, even though I constantly say no, and to leave me alone. I have text messages showing that I'm constantly telling them to leave me... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 22, 2020

Get a restraining order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Falsely accused of Sexual Harassment as well as Molesting a Minor!!!

Hello,

A family member of mine is being falsely accused of Sexual Harassment as well as the Molestation of a minor, who has been a legal adult for several years now. It is, without a doubt, a false allegation because these people that are accusing him have been trying to harm my family for... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 13, 2020

This is far too serious to be dealt with on a short answer internet Q&A site. Your family member needs a specific, confidential consultation. First and foremost he or she needs to consult with a criminal defense attorney because the accusation is a serious crime. You and this person need to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My question is how can we prove sexual harassment with a supervisor from a company I own a franchisee with

He first harassed me now his harrasing my sister through instagram and calling my store he is a supervisor for that company but we dnt work for the company she works for me if we go to the company they will not do anything about it since the main ones are all brothers and we know cause I know... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 31, 2020

The same way everybody else proves discrimination: documents and witnesses. It's unclear why it would be hard to gather this evidence since you claim it happened at least partly through Instagram, which is generally public.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Do i have a defamation case against my employer?

Hello.

My name is Martin. I would like information in regards to filing a defamataion case against my employer. I have received final vacation pay and my employee status on ADP states "Terminated". I have not received any paper work from my employer. I believe that the termination... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 28, 2020

Unfortunately there is nothing in your post that would suggest that you have a meritorious claim for defamation against your employer.

First, the employee who accused you of sexual harassment had a protected right to do so, and your employer has a legal duty to take her charge seriously....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Victim in sexual assault case, already filed police report & started investigation, should I get a lawyer?

Hello, I'm not sure if I need a lawyer. I'm the victim in a sexual assault case. I've already reported to the police & have a detective assigned to my case. I've also been connected to a victim advocate. I'm trying to make the most informed decisions possible regarding... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 8, 2020

If you aren't interested in pursuing a civil case, there is no need to consult with an attorney. You aren't a party to the criminal case. It is prosecuted on behalf of the State of California, not you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: so i was sexually assaulted, the was a report/ investigation but i lied to close it all. what would happen if i reported

reported again?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 8, 2020

Impossible to say. Why you lied is important. The nature of the lie is important. The damage you have done to your credibility is important.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: can i have a statement of me being in s sexual relationship with my mom for years motorized as a true legal document

I was small when it started but I dont want anyone to get jail its been going on and off for over 30 years

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 31, 2020

You can notarize any document you sign. However, the notarization only affirms that the signature is genuinely yours. It does not create any other legal rights nor does it signify anything more than that. You speak of a "true legal document." A notarization does not make a signed... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: can i make a statement and get it notirIzed of his mom molesting him at 10 yrs an having a sexual relationship foyears

she seduced me at 10 and off and oń over the next 30 - 40 years i dont want to file a report just want it on paper

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 30, 2020

Him who? You? This document will probably not have any legal effect due to the passage of time, since the subject of harassment is now over 50 years old. Statute of limitations has long run out after this passage of time. There is no legal prohibition to the creation of such a statement, if the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: my Ex bf is accusing me of hacking into his computer and iPhone since we broke up. What do I do?

My ex and I broke up a month ago since then he’s confessed to cheating on me several times and confessed to injecting meth behind my back. He’s tried to get me back but I do not want any part of him. He is now accusing me of hacking into his computer and phone and saying he has proof from... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Thanks for your post. IMO, the police are not likely to be very excited that your bf got his collection of nudes erased, unless he is a dealer in fine art. Being a self confessed meth injector kinda points the other way. And go over there "with clean lady parts"?? What does that mean?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am 17 and my boyfriend is 22 and we've never had sexual intercourse , only digital penetration , can he be charged ?

I'm in california , we've referred to the digital penetration as sex , I just wanted to know if that can still cause him to be charged with statutory rape , and if so is there anything that can lessen the consequences ?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 4, 2020

Cal. Penal Code § 289 provides: "(h) Except as provided in Section 288, any person who participates in an act of sexual penetration with another person who is under 18 years of age shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail for a period of not more than one... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can a older mother get in trouble for wearing a see through nightgown and from her son's friend's Being Flirtatious

She would bend over directly and front of my friends so they can get a good view I guess When she's gane undressed or dressing in a Room the door be partially open she does have any curtains on Her bedroom windows so and it's a real low window directly by the carport

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 3, 2020

Depends on how old the son's friends are, how see through the nightgown is and what "being flirtatious" means.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted two years ago but I don't have any proof it happened. Can I be sued for defamation?

-I (female) was 23 and he was 25.

- I don't proof it happened and I worry that he may fight back with a slander claim.

-This was an isolated incident. It happened in Los Angeles.

*This was our second date being with this man and I was very drunk. We were driving in... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 15, 2020

I am sorry this happened to you. Such an invasion of your personal space and body is not acceptable. However there are many reasons why raising it now, a couple of years later, might be problematic. As to your question, your exposure to a claim of slander would depend in large part on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: what are the possible punishments for sexual assault from a minor?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 11, 2020

Sexual assault is both a crime and a civil wrong. The district attorney decides whether to pursue a criminal action or not, you get to him by reporting the crime to the police in a timely manner, so they can gather evidence.

For a civil wrong, you are entitled to recover damages, the same...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Allegation of Sexual Assault when accused was a minor and alleged victim was 18. Is the allegation still valid?

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 5, 2020

more info needed.

don't discuss sensitive info like this on a public forum.

make an appt with a criminal lawyer in your area to check the court computer to learn of any filing....and status with DA..........though you may not want to wake a sleeping dog.

anyone can sue...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was on Snapchat and saw a picture of someone I followed. She posted a bikini picture of herself asking if she was thic

I replied with a thumbs up. After realizing what I did, I look up the person and found she is 17 years old. I’m 25 years old. I’m in California and she’s in Florida. Within 5-7 minutes I deleted the message, not sure if it worked, and then blocked her. Have I broken any federal laws or state laws?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 15, 2020

nothing should happen from this............based on limited info given

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