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Rochelle S. Rabin

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  • I need advice not sure I need a lawyer but my job that I was laid off from 4 weeks ago

    They fired me cause I wasnt meeting there managerial needs...so today I gets a voice mail accusing me of stealing and they if I don't call back they will be calling police

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Mr. Ebold gave you good advice. I'm going to change the practice area of this question to Criminal Defense so that the Criminal Defense lawyers can weigh in if you haven't already contacted one. But I hope you have.

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  • Porn site took me to a BAD website & I'm worried.

    I clicked on a nude photo of a woman from Google images & clicked the 'visit page' so I could see more. Before I know it, something is downloading to my phone and I see what appears to be kid and animal porn. I didn't stick around to find out. I e...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Your question got categorized as an Entertainment Law question by AVVO's system. I'm going to change the subject area to Criminal Defense so a lawyer from TX who is familiar with this type of matter is more likely to see it and answer your question about the possible criminality.

    Please note that we get a lot of questions on this site from people who went to porn sites and ended up with malware on their computers or phones. Most often they get what's called "Ransomware." Look it up -- basically it's malware that accuses the person of looking at child porn and then hijacks their computer/phone with a phony message from the "FBI" or President Obama saying that they will have to pay a fine to unlock the computer, and giving them instructions where to send payment. It's all a scam. There is a lot of malware out there on the porn sites, so my advice is to stay away from them.

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  • Will I be infringing on the name Sherlock Holmes?

    I have a friend who has a company called "House Hunters USA". He came up with the concept of using a spin on "Sherlock Holmes". Since he his "Hunting for Homes". We named him "Sherlok" (Minus the "C", "HOMES" (minus the "L") Since it's ...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Your concept is a clever pun. Reminds me of a bank around here a long time ago that advertised its owner as "The Loan Arranger," a pun on The Lone Ranger. I just want to comment further on something that Mr. Natoli brought up: you have a couple of things to be concerned with -- the name/service mark "Sherlok Homes," as well as any drawing or logo that you are using in connection with the name. Each can be registered separately if available, and each needs to be searched for availability. It's possible that, say, the name would be available, but the drawing might be an infringement on a drawing owned by someone else.

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  • Could this be a sexual offense?

    If a 19 year old and a 16 year old have been in a relationship for roughly a year, and had both sent nude photos to each other, both being completely consensual, could the 19 y/o be convicted of a sex offense? The mother of the 16 y/o wants to pre...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    That's a question of criminal law for a Georgia attorney. Oddly enough, your question got posted as an Entertainment Law question, probably because the AVVO system saw the word "photos" in it. I'm going to change the practice area to Criminal Law so you have a better chance of a Georgia attorney finding it. If you don't get a proper answer, you should contact an attorney privately. You can find a GA lawyer in the AVVO lawyers directory.

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  • Could I get arrested for accidentally viewing child pornography?

    So I WAS intentionally looking up porn and as far as I was aware, It was adult pornography. However, I clicked on one link and I was suddenly redirected to a page that said I had viewed child pornography and violated the law. I don't think the sit...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    We get this question a lot in here. It's a known scam, malware that people pick up on the porn sites. Usually the cons` ask for money under the guise of being the FBI or President Obama or some such, and hold your computer ransom. It's called ransomware. You can Google it. It would freak me out, too. At this point you need computer help more than you need legal advice. I'd stay off the porn sites because many of them do have this problem.

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  • What happens to an estate when the only heir dies before having any property transferred into her name?

    Heir died without a will, no spouse/children, and all property left to her is still in her late parent's names.

    Rochelle’s Answer

    One thing I'd add to the answers you got: someone should read the read the wills of her parents. There could be a clause in the wills saying that she had to live a certain amount of time after they --or the last surviving parent -- died in order to inherit everything. If there isn't, then her heirs get everything in accordance with intestate laws.

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  • Question about NY adult entertainment industry.

    I'm just confused. Is there a line in NY which makes shooting or starting in a porn cross to prostitution? And why are there so many "erotic massage parlors" operating in ny and they are still open? Even of its just breasts or a nude massage but n...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I'm going to change the practice area of your question to Criminal Defense so that it's more likely to come to the attention of New York lawyers who are aware of the state laws re prostitution. (It's currently labeled as an Entertainment Law question.) Even so, if you're looking for specific advice on your situation, rather than a general discussion, you are advised to talk to a New York attorney who understands the law and can address your questions.

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  • A guy threatened me. I'm 17 girl from Malaysia.

    I started use Kik and a guy, with his id name 'ryanfoger.' chat me. He asked me to send a upperbody picture with bra on. I was curious and asked him why. He said he will tell me after I send it. All this time I'm upset about my body because I'm fa...

    Rochelle’s Answer

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    There are a couple of things you can do. First off, you should talk to a lawyer privately, one who understands this type of matter. Some states have laws that directly deal with people who post private, intimate pictures on the internet. They're called Revenge Porn laws. I'm not sure if Kentucky has that kind of law yet, but from what I've read the legislature is working on it, and you should look into it. If your state or his state doesn't have that kind of law, you still may be able to do something to make him take the photo down and make him shut up under privacy laws or defamation laws. Again, talk to a lawyer. You can also talk to the police. I'm going to post a link to a page about Revenge Porn laws below.

    Just know that you are not alone. Many women and girls have dealt with this kind of thing. There are all kinds of idiots on the internet. Please be careful from now on. And please don't let this destroy you. Talk to an adult that you trust, or get counseling so you have some good support to help you get through this. The whole rest of your life will be a lot better once this is behind you. I'm also changing the practice area of your question to criminal defense in case another lawyer can add his or her expertise.

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  • If i inform my employer days in advance that I am unable to be at work on a specific day am i required to find coverage?

    And also am I required to give a detailed explanation as to why I cannot come in?. Can i be fired or written up for such a matter. I live in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Not knowing what your job is, whether or not you have an employment contract & what it says, and what the rules and procedures are in your workplace, I couldn't begin to guess if you're required to find coverage at your particular job. As for whether or not you could be fired, that would depend on whether or not the firing is due to illegal discrimination or in violation of your employment agreement. If it's not, then you probably can be fired since employment is "at will" in Pennsylvania. I recommend that you contact a local attorney who can get more details from you and advise you based on the facts of your particular situation.

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  • Can my State Representative speak on my behalf if I was wronged by a third party?

    I know legal advice is the best thing, but I am thinking about taking my issue to my State Representative. Can this benefit me?

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I concur with consulting private counsel. If you have a consumer complaint, you can always contact the PA Attorney General's office, but again you may want to hold off until you have legal advice so as not to make things worse.

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