Top 10 Most Common Legal Questions in 2019 (so far)

What are People Searching for on Law Soup?

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2019?!

It’s been a big year so far for Law Soup, with lots of people searching for a wide range of legal info. We have compiled the most common legal questions and topics people have searched for on Law Soup in the first 6 months of 2019.

Many of these issues are in flux, as our governments and courts attempt to deal (or not deal) with new technology and the resulting problems and opportunities. We will continue to keep the info up to date, but unfortunately we cannot answer every question people have. If you have a question that you can’t find an answer to, our partner RocketLawyer can help!

Here are the most popular questions and issues in consolidated form, along with links to where you can find an answer:

1. Can you take/post pictures/video of someone without their consent?

If the subject of the photo or video is in a public place, then yes probably. If it’s a private place, then probably not. See our Guide to Laws about the Internet and Social Media, and our Guide to Privacy Laws.

2. Can you get in trouble for things you post online?

Yes, depending on what it is, you could get fired or even face criminal prosecution. Again, see our Guide to Laws about the Internet and Social Media.

3. What are the laws about Airbnbs and short term rentals?

Constantly changing. See our Guide to Laws about Short Term Rentals.

4. What is considered harassment or online harassment?

Tricky question. See our Guide to Harassment.

5. Is it illegal to post false information?

If it harms a person’s reputation, it could be illegal. This is called defamation.

6. Police issues

Know your rights. See our Guide to Police Conduct.

7. Alcohol

Laws vary widely! See our Guide to Laws about Alcohol.

8. Taxes

Gotta love tax season. See our Guide to Laws for Taxpayers.

9. Marijuana

More and more states are legalizing it, for both recreational and medical purposes. See our Guide to Laws about Marijuana.

10. Freelancing

The so called Gig Economy is taking over. See our Guide to Laws for Freelancers.

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