How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask a Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8603
Experience:  JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
4460311
Type Your Legal Question Here...
characters left:
5 Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Last | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan
 
 
 

Cyber Stalking Laws

Cyber stalking is the act of using the internet or other electronic devices to harass or stalk another person, a group of people or an organization. Cyber stalking can involve lies, threats, identity theft, solicitation or monitoring in a harassing manner. While cyber stalking differs from off line stalking due to the use of electronic devices, this form of stalking often leads to offline stalking. To learn more about cyber stalking, take a look at the questions below that have been answered by Experts.

My family and I have been cyber stalked and cyber bullied for months. We have dealt with the police, family services and public humiliation because of this. Is there anything I can do?

You could file a restraining order or a civil order with no contact against the person who is cyber stalking you. You can read more about this option here: http://www.womenlaw.org/. There is also a great link that can be helpful since you are being cyber stalked which is an internet crime: http://ic3.gov/. There is a lot of information about identity theft but you can make your complaint to these agencies. Another thing you can do is ask the police department and family services to give you a written statement showing that you are clear of any crimes once this issue has been dealt with. Another step would be to check with the prosecuting attorney about filing charges on the person responsible for the disruption in your life.

You need to change your email addresses and block the person who is cyber stalking you. You may have to block them numerous times, but continue to block them. Set your privacy settings to friends only on your social networking sights. Also, if you use yahoo or AOL, you can report the abuse to them.

I have recently found out a relationship I was in was completely fictitious. I have a co worker that has been communicating with me as well as emails from the fictitious woman. The stress from the situation has forced me to take a leave of absence and seek professional psychological help. Are there any legal ramifications for his actions? Is this considered cyber bullying or cyber harassment?

Based on the information you have presented, you could have several causes of action. The intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent emotional distress, possible cyber stalking (maybe) cyber harassment, and possible sexual harassment could be possible causes of action. It may be possible for the company that you work for could be held civilly liable if they knew this activity was taking place and failed to stop it.

Theoretically, and depending upon the circumstances, you could file a civil lawsuit against the people involved and pursue criminal charges against them. If you want to pursue civil charges, you should contact a local employment law attorney. In the mean time, you need to make copies of all correspondence between the people involved. This includes emails, texts, etc. that can be used to establish a timeline. You could also send this information to your local district attorney office if you plan on pursuing criminal prosecution. Also, you need to inform your employer of the circumstances but you should speak with an attorney before you do this.

My son of 21 years old was given a restraining order due to e-mails written to a girl of disturbing content that he was depressed. What should he expect at the hearing?

Usually, this will be an informal meeting and the person who filed the order may or may not be present. The meeting will take place before a judge and the girl's attorney may or may not be present. The judge will ask your son to explain his actions and his reasons for his behavior. It is important for your some to remain calm and honest during this meeting. It is also important for your son to dress appropriate for the meeting. A clean cut appearance will speak volumes.

Once the judge has heard your son's reasoning, he will allow the restraining order to stay in place or decide to make other decisions concerning the issue. If your son hasn't been charged with a specific crime, there shouldn't be any problem. However, your son should obey the restraining order and make no attempt to contact the girl.

Can a person get a harassment order or a cyber stalking charge against me if I don't live in the same state.

The person could have a restraining order or harassment order placed against you, but they would have to come to your state and file in order for it to take effect. If you are making violent threats against the person, they could file criminal charges based on the threats. Again, in order to file criminal charges, the person would have to file the charges in the state where you live.

Cyber stalking can be life altering for a person dealing with the problem. There are steps a person can take to protect themselves and their family. Cyber stalking is a crime and you have options. If you are dealing with cyber stalking and need answers, you need to ask an expert for assistance.

Ask a Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8603
Experience:  JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
4460311
Type Your Legal Question Here...
characters left:
5 Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Tina
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 8436
JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
Ely
Counselor at Law
Satisfied Customers: 19941
Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Satisfied Customers: 8189
25 years of experience helping people like you.

Recent Cyber Stalking Questions

  • I am the victim of "cyber stalking" and intense attacks of

    I am the victim of "cyber stalking" and intense attacks of my reputation on multiple sites on the Internet. I own a very prominent and successful web site and this person is trying to force me to close my site. He is telling all manner of lies about me and has gone on every web location where I have a presence...Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, my own web site blog page calling me a liar, fraud, con artist, etc. All of which is totally untrue.

    I wish to consult a lawyer who handles lawsuits in N. C. dealing with libel, slander, etc.

    Could you offer any guidance in locating and choosing a suitable attorney for this type of matter?
  • My skin care doctor knew that I was dating a multi millionare.

    My skin care doctor knew that I was dating a multi millionare. During one visit she asked me if he would donate to a fund raiser she was involved with. I gave her his number and email in her office (Florida). Long story short, she began contacting him behind my back and began a phone relationship with him. When she heard that I was moving in with him, she contacted him and began to tell him vicious lies with the intent to break us up. There was a three week period where my boyfriend and I broke up. During that period my Dr. was calling me at home and befriending me. I vented to her about the break up. A few weeks before I was to move in with him she emailed him all those horrible text message that i had sent to her complaining about him! He broke up with me. I think she planned it from the beginning. Is there any I can do about this legally. It was cyber stalking. I have all the things that she sent to him on my computer. He forwarded them to me when he confronted me with the information. I am so devastated, humiliated and totally embarrassed. I never intended for him to read those messages. What can I do?
  • Im being harassed and now cyber stalking my the wife of an

    I'm being harassed and now cyber stalking my the wife of an ex which I didn't know was married. I have tried to ignored her calls, text msgs, invitations to join other text sites and most recently trying to friend me on facebook. To top it all of she has asked all my friends and families to friend her on facebook. I have already informed them to delete her or block her.
    I recently wrote an email letting her know to please stop and in the language of the email I'm letting her know that cyber-stalking is a crime and to just leave me alone.(I haven't sent the email yet)
    What else should I do?
< Last | Next >
View More Legal Questions