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Q: Sexual harassment issue:

I am the Records Manager for a law firm for both cities Dallas & Houston, I manage several employees. One morning, one female employee text me via a group text, several other female employees on the text. She expressed that she was not feeling well and would not be coming into the office today. I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 15, 2019

Sure: Have a nice lunch and forget about it.

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Q: If an arrest report cannot be produced from 2010 from the arresting Department what can i do to recover or see that one

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 24, 2019

Unless someone made a copy before the original disappeared, you are probably out of luck.

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Q: What happens in court if the opposition accuses you for the wrong charge? As in charge you for S.A. but meant harassmen

Someone is alleging that a colleague has commuted sexual assault. The act in question is a hug which doesn't qualify under Texas penal code. If they press charges of S.A. anyway (as they've threatened) what happens?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 8, 2019

Lawyers are not soothsayers, do not have crystal balls and cannot predict what might happen in someone's immediate future. Ask your lawyer to explain.

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Q: I am not a lawyer. How/where can I research specific civil case records heard in Harris County, TX District Courts?

I am trying to find research previous cases that have been heard in Harris County District Civil Courts (civil sexual assault cases and civil cases in which school districts were sued - two separate kinds of cases). I do not know where I can find this. If I have to go down to the courthouse, I... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen answered on Dec 21, 2018

Harris County has a searchable electronic docket, however, there are only certain ways to search. Go to the court’s website and/or call the clerk and they may be able to help. Good luck.

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Q: Husband's new boss refuses to pay wages owed after asking me to have sex with him for money. What can we do?

Husband is subcontractor in construction and was promised on going work. I was told his boss interested in administrator for company. During discussion while waiting for husband's return from assignment, the new boss asked me if i would have sex with him for money. After being declined, he... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 28, 2018

Does the company have more than 15 employees?

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Q: I was sexually harassed at work to the point where I felt the need to quit because HR wasn't taking my complaint

seriously. Can I still file a lawsuit over this, or would I have had to stay employed to file?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 28, 2018

Yes. You should discuss the case in private with counsel. Most of us take cases on contingency fee, meaning you pay nothing unless the case is resolved to your satisfaction. Call for a free consult.

Stephen Black, Licensed in Tx and Fl.

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Q: I don't want to file a claim, but my co-worker does - can I remain anonymous in corroborating stuff she says?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Oct 25, 2018

you and your friend should discuss your 2 cases in private with counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: I'm 16 and I'm 6months pregnant by a 26 year old male,and he even hit me twice when I was pregnant will he get in troubl

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 15, 2018

He could end up serving time in the state penitentiary for sexual assault and then spending the rest of his life on the sex offender registry.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Sexual Harassment and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: In texas the age of consent is 17, so is it LEGAL for a 17 y/o to date and have sexual intercourse with someone who’s 24

Parents have consented to being together. I just wanted to find out about the sexual part.

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 17, 2018

The felony crime of Sexual Performance By A Child applies anyone under 18 years old engaged in sexual conduct. The plain language of the law criminalizes the conduct itself, even if it does not occur as a performance. If there actually is a performance (or recording) then the parents themselves... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: Extreme sexual advances daily by boss. He assaulted me yesterday while holding a firearm threatening to have me arrested

He has me in his truck 280 miles from home working on a remodel. We're the only 2 people working the job. The owner of the house is a federal agent and my boss is using that to bully me. Im paid in cash. I have asked for him to sign a contract labor agreement, to which he has refused. His advances... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on Apr 7, 2018

So if he is an Ex con, why not report him to police as felon in possession of a fire arm?

He is not required to sign any contract as Tx is an "at will" State, which means they can fire you without cause, subject to some limitations.

If this abusive boss, has a supervisor, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: In the year 2007, in the state of texas, can a 16 year old girl have sexual relations with a 19 year old man?

The year being 2007.

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 24, 2018

No. See Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child and Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault. There MAY be defenses available in certain cases, but in general, what you describe is illegal.

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Q: I have a trial coming up in March 2018 and am dealing with a court appointed attorney is it too late to retain lawyer?

Not 100% comfortable with court appointed. Is it too late to go another route?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 30, 2018

There may not be time for another attorney to properly prepare for trial, especially if the judge does not grant a continuance. Be sure to ask any attorney you are considering if their current commitments to other cases are such that they can realistically spend the time necessary to be prepared... Read more »

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Q: Back story. At a party at a friends I feel asleep on the couch. A girl at the party wrote rape me on my forehead

And took pictures. Is that illegal. And what can I do

Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 5, 2018

I doubt it is an illegal act without more, although it is tasteless. You must be a sound sleeper. Suing them in civil court would probably not help much either because you would have to prove you were injured and have pecuniary damages.

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Q: Is it legal for a girl who just turned 14 to date someone who is almost 18?

A boy I know and this girl started dating, well, she just turned 14, and he’s going to be 18 soon.. he says it’s legal for them to date since it’s only three years apart, but what happens once he’s 18?

Paul Looney answered on Jan 3, 2018

There is no law in Texas prohibiting a 14 year old from dating a 17 year old. There is no law prohibiting a 14 year old from dating an 18 year old. However, if the two have sex problems begin, and they are not simple problems. Having sex with a 14 year old carries serious prison time. The "three... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on

Q: Wifes EX leers at her as he walks/drives by generally creeping her out at work. what can she do?

Wife & her Ex have been DIV'd since 2014. He and she work for diff contractors for X. He watches her in the parking lot when he should be working. If she is in a building and he is there, he makes and effort to leer at her as she walks by with his jaws clinched, she is afraid of what he may do. She... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 21, 2017

If the behavior ever rises to the level of actual threats it might be enough for a Protective Order under Chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

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Q: Is it illegal to beat someone up if they rape your girlfriend?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 19, 2017

Yes, but the use of force could be justified under chapter 9 of the Tx Penal Code if (1) you catch the rapist in the act and immediately use force to protect the victim or (2) catch the rapist immediately afterwards and use force to prevent his escape before the cops arrive. Immediately means... Read more »

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Q: Im16 and a girl 19 wants to have sex is it illegal

Russ Hunt Jr. answered on Sep 23, 2017

The rule in Texas is if you're 16 and she's within 3 years of your age it's legal so you need to check her birthday against yours. Technically if she's 3 years and one day it's sexual assault.

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Q: My 8 year old daughter got sexually assaulted on a school bus by a 14 year old

I'm wondering if I can sue him and the school for allowing at 14 year old to sit with her on the bus and the bus driver not doing anything about it? There footage of my daughter standing up and looking out the window looking scared.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2017

Possibly, if the school had notice the youth was a predator or if the driver could have seen something,

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: My son is having sex with a teacher who works at his school but this teacher isn't one of his teachers. Is this illegal?

My son is 18. The Teacher is 25. They haven't been having sexual relations on school property. I can't imagine this being illegal for him but I want to know if she might face charges.

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 7, 2017

You may be interested in reading Texas Penal Code 21.12 - IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT. Here is a link: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/pe/htm/pe.21.htm#21.12

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Q: In Texas can a 16yo & a 13yo legally have sex? 3 years & 4 months age difference. Both consenting & protected

If this is illegal, would the 16 year old get the same punishment regaurdless if they are male or female? What would happen to the 13 year old?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 5, 2017

In Teas, the age of consent is seventeen. The "Romeo & Juliet" defense only applies when the youngest is at least fourteen years old and the other is not more than three years older... three years and four months is too large of a gap.

The law itself does NOT punish the genders...
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