My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
My friend is an aspiring lawyer and for the last 2 months has been trying to help other people. Pretty much he is on an app where he has created a chat room called Legal Lurkers in which he attempts to answer people's legal advice, kind of like you guys do on here. When he doesn't know the question he posts them online on forums such as this to see what other people think. For instance he has asked questions about immigration, domestic violence, international crimes, bankruptcy, issues with excessive force by police, sexting minors among many others.
However, the thing is when he posts questions he is unable to answer on forums he asks them in a first person perspective so it seems like the question pertains to him. He just copies and pastes the question that was sent to him in the chat group onto the forum. He was just wondering if law enforcement can start an investigation against him for some of the things he posted? No, nothing was really that terrible, but he has posted a total of about 20 times so far on forums such as this and other law forums as well. However, some of the responses to some of his posts were distasteful and acting like he was at fault and he was scared that people might report him. 95% of the time people on the forums provided constructive advice that he was able to use and give to people in his group chat. I told him he was being way too paranoid and he should stop this group chat thing if he can't handle it.
Personally, I told him to forget about, stop doing it if he can't handle it, and go to therapy if he can't stop worrying about it because nothing will happen. I told him that the cops don't look into this type of stuff because any Tom, Dick, and Harry could post any nonsense on the internet to troll with people which I am sure a number of the posts here are. What do you all think?