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Rochelle S. Rabin

Rochelle Rabin’s Answers

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  • Received a non-traffic citation in PA for harassment in the year 2000. Will this show up on an employer b/g check?

    1) It does not show up when I run a current PA state b/g check on myself (report says I have 'no criminal record). 2) I have run several consumer reports on myself and it has not come up in recent years 3) It DID appear on an employer background ...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Really, this is a question for criminal defense lawyers, not employment lawyers. Did you do a Pennsylvania Criminal Docket Search on the state website to see if it came up there?

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  • What do I do?

    received a message on my iphone telling me that taboo porn was watched, punishable by law.

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I wish I had a dollar for every question that comes in about this scam. First off, if the message asks for money, don't give 'em any. 2nd, I don't know enough about iphones to tell you if you can do a virus scan, but if there is such a thing, do it. 3rd, the porn sites are notorious for this type of scam. Often they will infect your computer with malware, lock it up so you can't use it, and demand that you pay them to unlock the computer. (Look up "ransomware.") My advice is to stay off the porn sites -- you could catch something.

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  • Do I need my ex gf's permission to post our old nudes on my blog site if I was the one who took the pictures and I'm in some?

    I know she'd never give me permission and we aren't on speaking terms to ask. However, I own the material and would like to share it. I'd rather not break the law if it can be helped.

    Rochelle’s Answer

    If you'd rather not break the law, then don't do it. It boggles my mind that you would even consider such a thing under the circumstances you outlined.

    P.S. This got categorized on AVVO as an Entertainment Law question, which it clearly is not. I changed it to the proper category: Criminal Defense.

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  • Terminate a lawyer

    failure to complete estate and now being sued

    Rochelle’s Answer

    You really need to post your message in the form of a question, otherwise we're just guessing what you mean. Are you trying to fire your lawyer for not completing his/her work on an estate? Who's suing whom for what?

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  • I havent spoke to my "wife" in years. What do i do about a divorce?

    Neither me nor her have custody of our daughter. We havent spoken in years and i want to officially divorce her. Where do i start? Do i need a lawyer? How do i start the process? Can i file for custody of my daughter? I dont know where to begin. I...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I would recommend starting off with a consultation with an attorney. I mean, a thorough consultation: lay out your situation, including assets, history of the marriage, etc., and have someone advise you of your options. Divorce law and procedure can be complicated, and even people with relatively simple divorces can get tripped up if they don't know what they're doing.

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  • Are there any lawyers who specialize in reading contracts and giving the best advice possible?

    A book publisher called Page Publishing wants to publish my novel. I want to make sure that the contract is legitimate and is going to work in my benefit. There's not much info on the publisher itself but there has been warnings not to publish und...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Yes, you can find an entertainment attorney who is familiar with book publishing in the AVVO lawyers' directory. It also makes sense to do some research on your own regarding types of publishers, royalties, whether they charge you at the outset, what kind of support they offer (if any), etc. Good luck to you.

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  • Do i have a case to sue company if they said work rendered was part of an unpaid interview after work was rendered?

    interviewing for work at several places, this was among. they asked if i would do a trial interview to which i agreed, and sent me a large project outline doc as well as an NDA that discussed when to invoice and had a place for my rate In my indus...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    An attorney should take a look at the materials they sent you: instructions, NDA, etc. The fact that the documents covered when to invoice and it asked your rate makes it reasonable for you to believe that it was going to be a paid project. If that was not their intention, the fact that they're actually using it and that it's of value to them. possibly gives you a cause for a quantum meruit action, meaning that you could sue tobe compensated for the value of what you gave them.

    I take it you weren't hired by the company?

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  • Is bestiality illegal in okc

    i am just windering

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Your question got categorized as an entertainment law matter, and got sent out to entertainment lawyers. I'm going to change the practice area to criminal defense, so that Oklahoma criminal attorneys can see it. My only comment to you is, in the event that it is legal, is that just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should.

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  • Do I need to get an attorney to protect myself?

    I have been working in a school for 6 years and have had to male supervisors. I get along with both of them. Un fortunately, i am fining oUT that someone has started rumors that i am sleeping with my supervisor and that now the administration is...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I agree that you should have a private consultation with an attorney about this. If someone is spreading false rumors about you, there could also be a cause for a defamation action against the person, however whether or not it is a good idea to bring that kind of suit is something you and your attorney would have to decide.

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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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