Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law
This answer was rated:

Is it illegal to watch adult porn on your computer in MA?

is it illegal to watch...
is it illegal to watch adult porn on your computer in ma. I've been checking it out lately out of curiosity and to spice up my love life,but i noticed on my network there is an FBI van network now. I am an adult looking at free porn sites only,I have not veiwed any child porn to my knowledge. everyone looked over 18 plus and I thought that was the only ages that could do these films!!
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 12 minutes by:
8/13/2013
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 28,064
Experience: Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
Verified

Porn is legal so long as it's not child porn. Legal porn sites usually have disclaimers saying that all participants are over 18. Stick to those.

As far as the FBI Surveillance Van is concerned, the FBI is much more clever than to name their wi-fi network something that would announce their presence in the neighborhood. It's been reported on the web many times, and the consensus is that it's a gag. People are doing it as a goof in order to keep other people from accessing their networks. If you Google FBI Surveillance Van Network you can see that it's a pretty stale joke already.

You're not being watched. The FBI doesn't announce such things. They show up with a warrant, confiscate your computers and investigate. They don't give you a warning so that you can erase your hard drive.

Relax.

There's no confirmation that the network belongs to the real FBI.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

If its not illegal, then why since I started watching adult porn has this FBI wi-fi network showed up? Does that mean a neighbor knows I'm watching it?

This has nothing to do with you. Some idiot in your neighborhood thinks it's a cute idea to scare everybody else to death, because every one of us does something in the privacy of his own home that he wouldn't want others to know. The timing is likely a coincidence.

The FBI does not give warnings about sex crimes. Why would they want to? So that their suspects could run? Hide? Destroy evidence?

Not a chance.

Porn is legal and probably the most profitable enterprise on the internet. Just avoid child porn. Nobody's after you.

Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 28,064
Experience: Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
Verified
Zoey_ JD and 87 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Zoey_ JD Your Own Question
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 28,064
28,064 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.

Zoey_ JD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

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

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:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

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.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, 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!!

ElaineAtlanta, 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.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,175 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,014 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,812 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,623 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
My husband is currently being investigated in watching child
Hi, my husband is currently being investigated in watching child pornography. Our house was searched and they took my husband hard drives and computer. I called the detective and he said because of ba… read more
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
28,064 satisfied customers
My brother was convicted on computer porn 1 to 3 years he
my brother was convicted on computer porn 1 to 3 years he did his year as of may 20th but the parole officer has not aproved any home plan. The parole officer won't tell us the rules(ex. how far from … read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
If a Coporation is selling goods to itself for below market
If a Coporation is selling goods to itself for below market value, and it's owners are keeping those goods (gold, silver), to sell for a profit at a later date is that considered money laundering?… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
My father was on my computer and he saw things. He wants to
My father was on my computer and he saw things. He wants to kick me out of the house for being gay. Is there anything I can do? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
My question is about my son. He is in jail in Wahoo
My question is about my son. He is in jail in Wahoo Nebraska. One is about a computer porn charge. He has filled for a divorce and when he had and order for her to be drug tested for the custody of th… read more
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
28,064 satisfied customers
My daughter and her roomate are parting ways. They have
My daughter and her roomate are parting ways. They have shared the same external hard drive for the last eleven years. They both have information on it. My daughter copied it to a new external hard dr… read more
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
28,064 satisfied customers
Loren, It has been seven weeks since my friend received the
Hello Loren,It has been seven weeks since my friend received the information from the network administrator. He has no reason to believe that he even has been reported to any authorities at all. I kno… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
A company scammed my mother out of $400 for "computer
A company scammed my mother out of $400 for "computer services" my mother issued them an electronic check for the services but she didn't understand what she was paying for. I have attempted to resolv… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,451 satisfied customers
You would need proof that they are hacking your computer.
You would need proof that they are hacking your computer. The first step there would be to take your computer into a local computer repair shop to be examined for spyware. If spyware is discovered, yo… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,163 satisfied customers
Ok, ny state, no, it is computer crime blocking my messages
ok JA: In what state did this occur? Customer: ny state JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet? Customer: no JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: it is computer c… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,903 satisfied customers
I have written this complaint three (3) other times before.
I have written this complaint three (3) other times before. I wrote a book hoping to regain my memory back. There are those who don't want me advertising my book, on internet. My memoir may prove them… read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers
I filed a police report on a computer that was taken from my
I filed a police report on a computer that was taken from my house.my oldest son was the only one there but I never said that he took it.They put my son in jail for it.he Saud that he didn't take it s… read more
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
28,064 satisfied customers
I am wondering if i need help with a computer crime I buy my
I am wondering if i need help with a computer crime I buy my internet with my rent through my complex. It is ATT. I was hacked last night due to an unsecure network. I did find a box that had been cro… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,966 satisfied customers
I borrowed a computer from work with the intent of returning
I borrowed a computer from work with the intent of returning it later that week but forget to bring it I have now returned it is this a crime … read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,030 satisfied customers
Sorry, I keep getting computer glitches, now a drop. OK,
Sorry, I keep getting computer glitches, now a drop. OK, here goes again... my son is in prison in NC on a second degree murder charge in which he signed a plea barging. The judge gave him 8-12 years.… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Child porn was downloaded to a computer. The defendant was
Child porn was downloaded to a computer. The defendant was given the dates and times of this. On the day of trial the defendant showed his innocence thru time cards and witnesses for the timeline give… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,451 satisfied customers
I violated the computer agreement by viewing adult web sites
i violated the computer agreement by viewing adult web sites and being in the parking lot of an adult book store for 20 min. … read more
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD
JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
28,064 satisfied customers
In the event that a computer user is able to prove beyond
In the event that a computer user is able to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that he or she did not know or was unaware about the content of some videos that were downloaded into their computer ( using… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,966 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x