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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: what do I do if my landlord sexually assaulted me & now says he's going to begin staying in my guest room

Given the sensitive nature of my situation, I would appreciate your guidance on the following: My landlord, who is also the father of my long-time best friend, sexually assaulted me. Now, he has informed me that he intends to begin staying in my guest room. The condo I reside in was purchased by... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm so sorry you are going through this incredibly difficult and scary situation. What your landlord has done is sexual assault and the coercion he is engaging in now is abusive and illegal. You have every right to feel safe in your own home. I would advise the following steps to protect... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: How can I get my son a bond? He doesn't have a criminal record or history.

He provided proof of his innoncence and I have provided proof also. His ex girlfriend is bringing these charges up. What can I do now?

David G. Parker
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answered on Jan 5, 2024

If bond was not granted by the magistrate or by the judge at his arraignment, then he or his attorney will need to file a bond motion. Opportunity will be given at a bond hearing to present relevant factors for the court's consideration, including but not limited to the nature and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Hi I'd like to know if this includes surveillance in shelters or supportive housing environments through securitas?

I find it extremely lewd and quite offensive still sleeping in my clothes.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Aug 6, 2020

I regret that I do not handle employment law cases. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: can i get in trouble for being 23 sending a 16 year old boy nude photos of myself unknowingly?

i was unaware the boy was 16 i was told he was 18 and i have never physically met this boy in real life just sent photos on the app snapchat i was just made aware he is 16 and i am 23 he saved all photos and videos and now using them as blackmail to sleep with me

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
answered on Feb 7, 2020

Unfortunately there are many scams that are going around where people are doing this for either money or other kinds of issues. I would keep screen shots of everything and go to the police for extortion. Cut off contact, but do not change your number - just don't reply to anything they are... View More

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... View 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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Can charges be pressed against 11 year old boy for sexual exploitation and molestation of a 5-6 year old and 7-8 yr old?

My husband and I found out my step kids his daughter and son (8 yr old girl & 6 yr old boy) were sexually molested by a 11 year old boy (their mothers family friend). This has gone on for 2 years under their mothers roof. She says she was unaware but she admitted that she caught the boy in bed... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2018

As far a suing anyone, if they don't have any money there's really nothing to sue them for. You need to protect your /your husband's kids and get the kids appropriate counselling.

Suggest you contact a childrens rights attorney in Virginia to see if there are any other options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Can i refuse to take a lie detector test even after signing paperwork stating that i will?.

Im being investigated for a felony crime

Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
answered on Feb 4, 2018

It depends. If a condition of your probation for a sexual assault conviction is to comply with everything your probation officer requests and she/he requests that you take a lie detector test and you refuse, it could be a problem. In that case, you need to speak to the attorney who represented... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: I was sexually harassed at work. What can I do?

It was by multiple employees. I contacted my bosses and upper managment. No one would help. I was forced out of a job and income. This happened over a few months ago but due to emotional distress and my safety I could not do anything. Also when I tried I was given no options.

Jonathan C. Puth
Jonathan C. Puth
answered on Dec 23, 2017

The best thing to do would be to discuss it with an experienced employment attorney. You may contact me at Other lawyers who regularly represent employees are listed at I recommend you act promptly to ensure that any possible legal claims are preserved, as... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: If you are 13 and rape someone that is 13 also can you be charged?

The state is Virginia, the actor is 13 and the "victim" is 13.

Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
answered on May 24, 2017

Absolutely, yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Can you please tell me what sexual battery is? Code 18.2-677.4
Thomas H. Roberts
Thomas H. Roberts
answered on Dec 10, 2014

First - § 18.2-517 is the end of Title 18.2.

§ 18.2-67.4 defines sexual battery. It is sexual abuse as defined by statute under conditions also described by statute. It reads as follows.

§ 18.2-67.4. Sexual battery

A. An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he...
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