I have a friend who wants to start a blog that she intends to post erotic material to - photos, videos and stories. I am a techie an have no problem setting up all of the technical parts of that - site, store (physical and digital goods - e.g. Pol...
You have hit on many of the issues but not all of them. There are also clearance issues for the models in the photos and videos, age-restriction for access; and perhaps some concerns about the actual content if its going to be available in every state of the union. There is some very good information on the internet that can address most of these topics but this forum is just not suited to provide all the legal advice that would be needed to make sure you and your friend are in compliance. I know money is tight at the start of every business venture but she should allocate some money to sitting down with an IP and internet-knowledgeable lawyer in her area to make sure she is on good footing.See question
I was recently caught shop lifting at kohls. They took my name, address, and phone number, I want to know how much could the fine be and could they press charges further if I call them and tell them I have no source of income. I an under 18 so h...
You will not be arrested if they let you go. You will get a letter form a claims company trying to collect a civil settlement and threatening a lawsuit but they never file suit and I usually advise clients not to respond to the letter.See question
I am trying to get the law firms information and no information has been provided to me
Have you tried the internet? Just Google themSee question
My husband is about to face a fairly high profile criminal case in a charge that is unbelievably unfair. The public defenders office in the county the case is in is absolutely horrendous and doesn't have any interest in fighting for my husband. Th...
Try reaching this part of the VA called the veterans Justice outreach program that may have a lead to a pro bono lawyer who can assist your husband.
1867 Mount Hope Ave
(585) 463-2600 x 32300
The 1989 supreme court ruling suggests this is part of my free speech. However, Michigan has a specific law against it, even including the use of "words" (I assume a T-shirt falls in this). How can this be legal of Michigan to do? Can they ar...
Michigan does make it a misdemeanor to burn a flag. The US Supreme Court has struck down flag-burning laws but Michigan's has never been addressed. It is likely that if it went to court the Federal District Court or the Federal Appeals Court or the Supreme Court would rule that law violated your First Amendment rights. Getting a case before the Supreme Court would take years and in the meantime you could have a criminal conviction ( a local judge may also find it unconstitutional ) So its really up to you as to how much risk you want to take on in order to exercise this form of free speech. You may not get arrested but if you do, it may involve the lengthy process I discussed.See question
I have been diligently working against a DWI charge of .09 dated November 13th of 2015. My last court date (10/25/16) I plead guilty when presented a bargain of DWAI and traffic violations (I not only attended inpatient w/o mandation as well as ou...
He is the only local Public Defender so call the office; they have likely assigned his cases to another attorney. You will be fine either way, by the time you case is up for sentence they will have another lawyer assigned to you.See question
My book is copyrighted. I cancelled my contract with a publishing company and they informed me via email that my book would not be sold around the world. I found out that my book is being downloaded for free as a ebook. As of today it has been do...
You indicate that your royalties were $1.25 per book as part of your contract with the publisher. Can you establish that it was the publisher who uploaded your book? Have you sent a cease and desist letter to the site hosting the e-book? Lawyers who respond to Avvo questions are not permitted to directly solicit the clients posting the question. You should use Avvo to find a lawyer you would be comfortable with either in your geographical area or in the area where the lawsuit would be brought against the target defendants. You should also look for a lawyer who will provide a free consultation as well either in person or over the phone so you can go over the facts with them in confidence first and assess whether they will be the right lawyer for you. Good luck!See question
Got a summons and didnt pay it now i have a warrant and i want to clear it .
If its in Brooklyn, go to the clerk's office on the fifth floor at 120 Schermerhorn Street. Bring identification with you. When you get to the window give them your name and date of birth and they will pull the case and send it to the summons part. Get there early at 9AM as the lines get long through the metal detectors and up at the clerks office.See question
The False Criminal Charges against my husband, obtained a private lawyer has been postponed over a year bc our lawyer never shows up with us in court... we now have learned the case will be closed this week and he is now saying we have to pay him...
A lot will depend on what your written retainer agreement said about his fees and how much he would be paid. If there was no signed contract, then it will be an issue of proof as to what was promised as payment. If the case is truly being dismissed this week, a court will not likely allow him to get off the case. He can't just stop representing your husband. If he wants to stop being his lawyer he has to file a formal written motion in court and allow you to respond to it. You may also want to file a complaint with the Appellate Division's Grievance Committee or their Fee Dispute Program. But i would wait until the next court appearance if thats when the dismissal is expected.See question
My son is an artist and he likes to draw maps. He also likes to add trademarked business names to his drawings. If we mass produce bookmarks based off said drawings, will there be any legal issues?
This would be classic trademark infringement as the companies could allege that it could confuse consumers that the bookmarks are made by or endorsed by the companies whose names are used. Now if he was just say listing where these companies were headquartered and showing that on the map, then it might just be a permitted nominative use but an IP lawyer would really need to take a look at the finished product and tell you whether you would be ok. You know, whenever you are starting a business, small or large, but especially one that may rely on the IP of others, its good to sit down with an experienced lawyer in your area to make sure you are not walking into other legal problems you might not even be aware of.See question