Consider the following scenario -
Joe Smith is an asshole. Keep this in mind. For a while, Joe was married, but it didn’t last long. His former spouse, Mary, claims that the relationship was never consummated, because Joe could never perform sexually unless she dressed up as Little Bo Peep and he wore an old sheepskin. Joe denies this, and says there was no real problem with their sex life. But Mary leaves him nonetheless, and filed for divorce, telling all of their mutual friends her version of the circumstances.
This ticks Joe off no end, so, the day before their divorce was supposed to be finalized, he breaks into her apartment and rapes her. (He’s an asshole, remember?) Mary swears out a complaint, Joe is duly arrested, meets with his attorney, who realizes what an asshole he is and how badly the jury will react to him if he is dumb enough to take the stand, and advises Joe to plead guilty, which he does.
So Joe is convicted and sentenced to three years. He serves his sentence (in full - he is not on parole). So now he is released. Mary has been granted a divorce, and has obtained a protection order saying that Joe cannot come within 500 feet of her at any time.
But Joe is an asshole, and he is cheesed off because of Mary’s claims about his sexual issues. So -
Joe goes to the tattoo artist and gets “I FUCKED MARY SMITH” imprinted on his forehead. Big black letters - nobody can miss it.
Note that, no matter who is telling the truth, Joe’s tattoo is true - it was even established in open court, when Joe was convicted.
[ul][li]Does Mary have any legal recourse? Joe never violates the protection order, and she can’t deny that they had sex, one way or the other. Can she get an order telling him to cover up the tattoo? [/ul][/li]
[ul][li]Does the state have any legal option? Can they stop Joe from telling everyone he did something that was either legal, or that he already confessed to and served time for?[/ul][/li]