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Lucy. I know you may not remember me but we talked last

Hi Lucy. I know you may not remember me but we talked last night about a couple of issues regarding how long it takes for an arrest warrant to process, and about my friend's predicament concerning an online conversation with a minor if you remember. Anyways I had a few more questions if that's OK.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was contacted by someone on an 18yo+ dating site. After

Hello. I was contacted by someone on an 18yo+ dating site. After some conversation, we decided to talk via a messenger app. At that point she started sending nude photos and wanted to videochat. I had not sent any photos. Right before calling me, she went on about trying to be quiet, etc, and also said she was 17. Then called and was naked. She asked me to show her something, stupidly I did. She then sent a link to the video of me she recorded and said "we can take care of this now or I'll file a report". Seems like a scam, but did I break a law? Age of consent in my state is 16...does that matter?

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Loren

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Blackmail is repealed in CT, as per this link... i cannot

blackmail is repealed in CT, as per this link...http://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2015/title-53/chapter-939/section-53-40i cannot find it anywhere in the 2015 laws, under extortion and other crimes..does that mean that federal blackmail legal code is used in CT, or does it mean CT has no more blackmail and or does it means CT uses larceny by extortion in a lesser degree via its larceny laws?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I hired a live-in caregiver to help us out because the

I hired a live-in caregiver to help us out because the agencyhasn't found me a night nurse in 6 months. The deal was $700/month plusroom and board. I told her the situation and that right now we need a lotof help, especially on weekends until we got a regular night nurse.Somehow she interpreted this as <40 hours/week. Towards the end of themonth she started demanding to be paid $15/hr for the hours she hadalready worked, despite the fact that we never discussed any sort ofhourly wage. She claimed I owed has $2,230, which I can't afford. Thedispute escalated until she started threatening to take me to court andadded a lot of melodrama about being taken advantage of. Then, last week,she told me that she would settle with me for $2,000 plus her cost ofmoving, otherwise she would take me to court over unpaid wages and sexualharassment. Which, considering that I have never made any advances, I'mpretty sure is blackmail.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: can't find oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, thanks

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Colleen Grady

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My college boyfriend and I have remained friends for 30

My college boyfriend and I have remained friends for 30 years after breaking up. We both have moved on and both married. Conversations turned personal recently and we both realized that the love was still there, and had never gone away. We both love our spouses too. HIs wife unearthed all of the text messages. Last night she threatened (by text, so it's written) to contact my husband with the evidence unless I paid her $6000 for a 'loan'. I have never borrowed money from either of them, just to be clear. She texted from her phone and used her name. Do I need to actually give her a check for this to be documented blackmail? Do I need other evidence? Should I respond to her text? I plan on calling my old boyfriend in the morning (she insisted that I don't tell him) and talking to my husband tonight. Can charges of blackmail be withdrawn? I would not want to prosecute her, just make her think twice about releasing that information.

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ScottyMacEsq

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I am looking for a prosecutional criminal lawyer in

I am looking for a prosecutional criminal lawyer in information technology extortion. I am low income.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If you feel more clarification is needed for that particular field. I basically was on a sex dating site, someone got pix of me and is extorting me for money

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I'm being charged with PC 182(A)(1) and 186.22(A). I believe

I'm being charged with PC 182(A)(1) and 186.22(A). I believe my underlying conspiracy crime is PC330. Shouldn't I be charged under 186.22(D)?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I found an ad on Craigslist under women looking for men. It

I found an ad on Craigslist under women looking for men. It stated that the female was 18 yrs old and in college. The female sent me her number to text and then she stated that she will be 18 in a month and then sent me a nude pic. I checked SC laws and at 17 she is at age of concent so we continued to talk. I sent her a nude pic as well and we continued to talk. We never set up a meeting or anything to that nature. The next day I got a call from a man claiming to be her father and he stated if I send him $750.00 he would not turn it over to the police. He also stated his daughter was caught trying to make a video he claims she was sending to me but I had no knowledge of such a video. This has been about 2 days ago and he called me at 2am and hung up and the text me stating he was going to turn it over to the police. I checked and the ad is still on the site as well. Does this sound like a scam to you? Did I break the law in this situation and if yes can I go to jail?

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Lucy, Esq.

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A couple weeks ago I was chatting with some people on a chat

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with some people on a chat online, I meet this "guy". We started talking and we end up sexting , I send picture on Snapchat later on he said he wanted to send me some via phone number, so I gave him my number. I deleted the content after 15 min I wasn't interested in keeping it. Later on , on a regular talk he says he is in high school and he likes sports, I panicked reallizing he could be a minor, I continued talk and end up the talk in a nice way. I blocked from everything and took the advantage of changing my phone number due a free upgrade. I have sudpitions of the worst case esceneario, if he really is a minor could I be charged for anything? I know he took a screenshot of my Snapchat but I don't know if he deleted it. Nor I'm sure if he can use those pics against me. Like I said this was on an online chat we are in different states I'm 20 and I'm resident of Texas, it's been almost 1 month and the suspense is killing me, it was completely unintentional to talk to a minor and I feel it's not fair because he shouldn't even be on a chat for 18+, I have no content of any kind, nor harassed or cyber bully him. Should I worry about the future ?

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