I am on h1b visa and can I seek your initial advise regarding a situation I am in because of my own stupid action.
I was in a shop and in the shop I invited a lady staff for a dinner which I shouldn't have done and it was complete stupidity from my end. She declined. I said sorry and I came out of that shop after that I noticed her supervisor noted my car number plate when i started car.
Having seen this I stopped the car and I apologized to the supervisor woman. She said don't repeat. I said ok and I left .
I was scared because she noted my number plate and again I went back in the evening to purchase few other things. My intention for second visit was to apologize to the other girl directly, whom I Previously had invite for dinner. She was not there. I shopped the items and paid the amount by cash. I again said sorry to the supervisor girl and told her to inform the other girl that I apologize. She said ok.
Am I in any difficult situation ? Is asking for dinner a sexual offense in Michigan. I am on h1b visa. Will she file any case against me ? If so, how do I know that ?
I haven't done anything other than inviting her for dinner.
Appreciate your advice.
The only way this could be illegal is 1. If you grabbed her 2. If you threatened her 3. If you are stalking her.
So take a break from talking to this person and make sure you're not being creepy. Good Luck,
Ms. Nepton is licensed to practice law in Michigan. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Ms. Nepton strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in order to ensure proper advice is received.
If you have accurately reported the facts, you have not committed a crime. If there is more to the story, I would need to know the rest. Based on what you have said so far, I would suggest you not return to the store and relax. You do raise an important point, however. Our culture has strong positions on the treatment of women. On many occasions, I have defended people from other cultures who treat women and children in a manner that seemed acceptable in another culture, but was deemed criminal behavior here. You need to make sure that you understand the law of Michigan and the United States and make sure you abide by them.
In answering this question, it is not intended that an attorney-client relationship is formed and the information is for general reference only. I am licensed in Michigan and Florida and offer no legal advice outside of those states.
I don't see a criminal offense here. But I suggest you stay out of that store. You have attracted some unwanted attention there and you run the risk of being accused of stalking. Okay?
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