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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I how a question for a lawyer please answer my questions please look in more information

can you fund out how a judge can make an attorney that I have gotten rid of twice can make that same attorney my legal advisor in the courtroom if I have any questions when I have stated in court that I do not want the public defenders office anywhere near my case in anyway and that I would like a... Read more »

Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler answered on May 4, 2020

You can request a Nelson Hearing to ask that the attorney be discharged. If the attorney is not successfully discharged, or you hire your own, the judge can allow the attorney to remain on the file as "stand by" counsel even if you decide to represent yourself. You are entitled to have an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If an owner of a company doesn't like an employee can he terminate me for reasons that have no proof to back it up
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 2, 2020

Yes. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: if you ask someone for a massage through snapchat and sent them money. then they say they are underage.

Is there any wrongdoing here if the 2 parties never met?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

You could perhaps be charged with attempt.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can a man use a women's fitting room or a woman use a men's fitting room?

I work for a department store as a fitting room attendant. I did not allow a woman to take her son (Who appeared to be about 12 years old; the shirts he was trying on were from the men's department.). I asked the woman to not take her son into the female fitting room. This is appropriate in my... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 27, 2019

There is no statute or other law which would cover this situation. It would depend upon the policies of the store. Frankly, however, I don't see any problem with what the woman did, or she could have simply sent the son into the men's fitting room and asked him to come out with the shirt on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My brother forced me to expose my naked body infront of him while I was in my room. Can I press charges? What kind?

He has been aggressively trying to force himself through sacred boundaries for at least a week since it happened. About a week before he tried to argue with me while I was in the bathroom. While I was on my period and having diarrhea he aggressively be asked multiple times if he could wipe my ass... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 27, 2019

Yes, it probably constitutes at least one crime. Report it it to the local police or the local States Attorney's Office.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 18, 2019

It wasn't the law in Florida concerning sexual harassment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal in Florida to post pictures of a 13 year old in a bikini
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Oct 30, 2019

Your question begs the question of why you are asking. It may be legal, or it may not, depending on the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: A minor at my job is involved with an adult and I know she sent sexually explicit images to him.

I want to report him, but I don’t want her to get in trouble.

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

Unless you want to make this situation much worse than it already is, the advice I have for to this situation is the same advice Ann Landers frequently gave in similar situations: MYOB (Means "mind your own business")

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: My son 15 years old was arrested for sexual assault on my 14 and 6 year old nieces. But with no proof he done it what
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 19, 2019

If you are trying to ask what you can do to help your 15 year old son defend himself against an experienced state attorney getting ready to prosecute him the answer is easy: Hire a criminal defense lawyer--and an expert witness to try to help your son avoid being tried as an adult.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Cyberstalking/Harassment Social Media

There has been a group of guys on social media who think it's fun and games to harass me constantly. I've tried blocking them on every platform before they find me, but they still do. I have proof of them making horrid memes of me, making a false account with explicit photos from a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 18, 2019

Report these crimes to your local police or the State Attorney's office.

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.

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If a 16 year old plans on jumping or hitting a mid 30 year old man for revenge what will the consequence be?

The revenge part is because of sexual harrassment so

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 11, 2019

He or she could be arrested and charged with a crime. Depending on a number of circumstances, you could be facing a combination of some very serious penalties. And "sexual harrassment (sic)" is not a defense; don't do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If I’m a victim of procuring for prostitution and a minor what do I do

Police have been notified but no steps are being taken currently

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 6, 2019

What does "victim of procuring for prostitution" mean? Are you the prostitute? Are you the person trying to purchase a prostitute's valuable time? Are you a minor? Is the prostitute a minor?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Coworker took up skirt photograph of me today, how should I legally proceed?

He placed his phone onto the ground while I was attempting to pick something up and I happened to noticed him sliding his phone on the floor beneath my skirt. Obviously I feel violated and want to know what I can legally do.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 22, 2019

If you feel you have been discriminated against by actions of your supervisors or co-workers at your workplace because of your race, age, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or national origin, religion or marital status or because you have a disability, or feel you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: What can action can I take? my sexually explicit images might be shared without consent Can I do anything legally before

I sent sexually explicit images with expectation the images will remain private, but I now have reason to believe that they may be distributed via text message, printed out and posted at work, email, snapchat, instagram, etc. Is there any type of letter that can be sent from a lawyer to discourage... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 6, 2019

Believing you might be embarrassed and actually being embarrassed are not the same. You will have to be much more certain that whoever received your explicit photos either has or soon will post them on some public forum before most lawyers will agree to write them a letter--or take any other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I wanted to know what legal action I can do to prevent from being harassed by my ex boyfriend online again.

I have tried everything from moving positions at my job due to working for the same company to blocking him on every social media outlet I have. He is still finding ways to contact my family and I through either postal mail or online. He will not leave me alone despite telling him since February... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

Hire a family lawyer and ask them to help you get a judicial restraining order against your ex--and then enforce it if he still won't stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I was sexually abused as a child by a family member. Is there’s anything I can do now although it’s been over a decade?

One of my siblings was also abused by the same family member.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

Probably not--unless the Florida Legislature just extended the statute of limitations for that offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can I sue someone who passed me herpes knowing that it can be transferred from touching

In Florida

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 9, 2019

Yes you can sue someone from "knowingly passing" herpes virus and obtain monetary damages. A person who "knowingly passes" a venereal disease to another person is subject to criminal prosecution, please see F.S. Chapter 384.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can I change my mind and drop sexual battery charges even tho arraignment was a few days ago.

I was under pressure from family to press charges but I dont want to

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 30, 2019

Once a victim files a criminal complaint the victim has little of no say over what the state's attorney will do with it. You can try to ask the case worker to help you withdraw the criminal complaint; however, the state does not have to do that.

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