Tuesday, 24 May 2022

I had absolutely no idea how this could affect me or others nor know how sexting is just illegal

I had absolutely no idea how this could affect me or others nor know how sexting is just illegal

Remember that if you continue to sext, you could be facing more and more serious consequences so we truly hope you learned from this especially considering it can be very dangerous when doing such a thing with strangers

( I am going to tell a juge that I have sexted other people from other states. I was and am emotional depressed and feel like killing myself now because of how many people I have contacted with. I live in California, was a minor when this happened(still am), and now I’m reading the state laws: I would get councleing, therapy, and do community service if it were my first time. I also plan and HIGHLY AND EXTREMELY mean to say to the judge that I will NEVER do this again.)

Will I be able to ‘seal’ or ‘destroy’ my record after I have completed my diversion? You may have to wait a year or so to apply for destruction of the records. In the meantime, resist the temptation to continue sexting. It can, and will eventually, backfire on you. Good luck. (This is information only – not legal advice).

I am going to tell a juge that I have sexted other people from other states. I was and am emotional depressed and feel like killing myself now because of how many people I have contacted with. I live in California, was a minor when this happened(still am), and now I’m reading the state laws: I would get councleing, therapy, and do community service if it were my first time. My question I want to ask is: Does first time include sexting with one or multiple adults before telling the judge? I also plan and HIGHLY AND EXTREMELY mean to say to the judge that I will NEVER do this again. Will I also get a permanent sex offender and go to jail? Will no colleges ever accept me? Dear Lyra: Because you are a minor and this is your first time going to court, it’s likely that you will be facing a diversion type of program. This means that you may need to complete community service hours and attend educational classes and/or counseling. Talk to your parents about this and if you have an attorney, be sure to speak to him/her. You don’t necessarily need to tell the judge everything except for the fact that you will never do this again and learned your lesson from this huge mistake. Again, because you’re a minor and because this is your first offense, any jail time is extremely unlikely and you shouldn’t have to worry about registering as a sex offender. That being said, you will need to look at the specific laws in your state. Click the following link to find out more about the sexting law in your state. Good luck. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)

Dear Lyra: If you are charged with sexting and end up in court over these incidents, ask your lawyer about the consequences and if you are eligible under the laws where you live to have your record destroyed

I am 20 and I suffer from multiple personality disorder. I have recently come to discover that I have sent pictures of myself to strangers online without ever remembering doing it afterwards hookup sites for couples. I’m now terrified I could go to jail for something I didn’t even know I was doing. Especially bc what I have is undiagnosed and I’d have no way to prove it. What do I do? Dear Andrea: You may not be facing jail if you’ve never been in trouble before and if you sent the pictures to other adults and not minors (those under 18). You need to refer to the specific laws in your state. However, you really need to be treated for your condition as you may continue to do this behavior and find yourself in deeper trouble. If you don’t have insurance, look into your state’s free mental health care system. It’s possible that you could receive free help and treatment. Good luck. (Check our Teen Help Network for more help and resources in your area. This is information only – not legal advice.)