answered on Mar 17, 2023
There actually is a pending lawsuit against Fox News brought by Dominion Voting Systems arguing that Fox defamed Dominion. This case is set for trial April 17.
Suing a media member for defamation (i.e. libel and slander) is very difficult and expensive. Class action lawsuits are likewise... Read more »
If you live in a single party consent state Texas and another person lives in a dual party consent state (CA) can you record them if you are on a call with them (i.e. you are in Texas and are the single party that consents to record the call).
If the person in CA records the person in Texas... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2023
Under Texas law, the State of Texas will not prosecute you for recording a conversation if you are a party to the communication or have the consent of at least one party to the communication.
Under California law, the State of California may prosecute you for recording a conversation unless... Read more »
I finished my life time recovery program on June 9th,2022. I was served a random court date for a hair and nail test. This started when I admitted to my husband I used when my son wasn't around. Due to the mental health and illness I was going through , I never had a criminal or drug history... Read more »
answered on Jul 29, 2022
If you are ordered to do a drug test you need to get one done asap. If you used you need more treatment,
In 1998 I was sentenced to 5yrs probation for failure to register, after pulling the record and the true bill of indictment
I realized that the reportable conviction they used to get the indictment I was never convicted of nor was I ever charged with this crime. After all the years that... Read more »
answered on Aug 14, 2021
If anyone can fix the conviction, it will be an expert in criminal appeals, and that will be expensive. However, if you were granted a pardon by the Governor of Texas, then you could file for an expunction of the records. That might be just as good of a result, depending on your goals.... Read more »
She didn’t know he was married. No threats or abusive language was used. He tends to lie to I wanted her to know he was married. Again she did not. I apologized for contacting her and assured her I would not bother her. Several hours later she said she was very private and felt unsafe. Again no... Read more »
answered on Feb 5, 2021
The fact that she's uncomfortable doesn't mean you did anything wrong. Just leave her alone and don't worry about it.
This man posted a racist statement in a public Facebook group. I sent the screenshot to his sister and daughter. I also messaged his wife asking why she deleted me. I have not contacted any of them since, and have asked him to stop contacting me after his initial threat. He sent another message... Read more »
answered on Jul 5, 2020
A great Tx Lawyer and Judge said: "You can sue a ham sandwich." It sounds like this person thinks his beliefs are the supreme word of God and we should all be worshiping the ground he walks on. He could bring a harassment litigation against you in civil court. The police are usually... Read more »
Neighbor using electricity to transmit and receive data new technology to my camera system. I have proof on video.
answered on Jun 6, 2020
Consider building a "Faraday Cage" around your electronics to prevent unwanted interference from outside electromagnetic waves. A modern approach is to use EMF shielding paint... it is even available on Amazon.
Warning: Totally blocking external electromagnetic waves in your... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2020
Please complete your question. Your daughter can make copies or ask for another sheet.
My friend thought a court date was in December. He got a text message on November 17th saying that if he doesn't go to court the next day he will have a warrant for his arrest. He called them because he wasn't aware of this, then the lady asked for his full name and stuff to look up when... Read more »
answered on Nov 27, 2019
I suggest your friend call the court to ensure that it is a legitimate call to begin with.
answered on Jun 20, 2019
Not in Criminal Law. I'm able to provide an answer with regard to the other listed areas of law because my focus is Criminal Law.
I was talking to a guy. He paid my credit card off. Then asked me to get him 350 dollars worth of gift cards to pay him back. I thought it was a scam and called then bank to have my account frozen and asked to have the payment sent back. But they guy is claiming that he can have me arrested
answered on Jun 19, 2019
I am not licensed to practice law in Texas but I do know banking law very well. People who have their bank stop payment on something without any cause are considered in the same category as people who write bad checks.
If "the guy" who paid off your credit card did so using a... Read more »
ex husband used 8 yr old sons iPad to access ex wife's personal data from her phone because mother had a shared plan with son. ex husband then used personal info to call and harass local elected state officials
answered on Apr 9, 2018
Depending on the specific fact pattern, it might match the offense known as "Breach of Computer Security" as defined by Texas Penal Code 33.02.
Harassment is also a crime, and one of the ways a person can commit Harassment is by repeatedly sending electronic communication that... Read more »
ex husband used child's iPad to access personal info from exes device because she had a shared plan with 8 year old son. ex husband then used personal numbers to call and harass publicly elected officials
answered on Apr 8, 2018
Access to the ipad is not the issue, it's the harassment. The subjects of the harassment shoul contact the police, and you can cooperate in the investigation.
Could you also sue for defamation in that email since now permanently on a public server since emails are stored forever?
answered on Apr 7, 2018
Better to block them and remove them from your life.
You will have trouble finding an attorney who would file such case. No money damages. Just some irritation and frustration.
On April fool my friends and I called an ex-friend as a prank call. We were going to jokingly apologize for why our friendship ended and say happy Easter. The ex-friend never picked up the phone so we left a voicemail. Later that day, the ex-friend called back, we used an outsiders phone since the... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2018
If the allegations filed against you are not true. retain a local attorney, enter a plea of not guilty to the charges and force the State to prove those allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to present whatever evidence you have to a jury, and let them decide who is telling... Read more »
If a photographer post pictures on Facebook but the model did not sign the release form is there anything that can be done to remove the pictures from the photographers page.
answered on Jan 17, 2018
Maybe. It depends on the relationship between the photographer and the model. Was the model employed? Was there an employment contract? How well known is the model? The photographer likely owns the copyright, but the model may not have licensed her "likeness" (a right of privacy).... Read more »
I was having an issue with another female...and since my tablet doesn't have service, tried to make my way to my sister's cell, but a petite female barracaded the door proclaiming "not with since her kids are there"....I walked away from that and shouldn't have and wanna... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2017
It might be illegal if you were attempting to make an emergency call. The fact that you wanted to call 911 doesn't mean it was an emergency. The applicable definition of emergency is found in Texas Penal Code 42.062(d)
I was searching for a new job found one they told me to place my two week in, which I did then come the day I start they run my driving record and tell me they can't cover me no job. Am I able to get legal compensation?
answered on May 12, 2017
Texas is an employment at will State. I don't feel you would have any legal recourse. You would need to consult with a labor and employment law attorney. Workers' comp deals with on the job injuries
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