Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions
Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.
1) Question: I think I've come up with a way to beat the system. I just got arrested after an altercation with a taxi driver and they've given me one phone call. What if I use it to call the "9-1-1" emergency line and tell them I'm trapped inside the detention center? Brilliant, right?
Answer: No, ma'am. That will only lead to further charges. Please call someone else. (Naperville Sun, 'Trapped' by Police, Woman Calls 911) (via Legal Juice)
2) Question: I saw your earlier post about the costs and benefits of "flipping off" the police, but I feel like my "middle finger" case is much more nuanced. Are there any scholarly reference materials on the subject to which you can refer me?
Answer: Of course! (Ira P. Robbins, Digitus Impudicus: The Middle Finger and the Law, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1403 (2008)) (via The Volokh Conspiracy)
3) Question: Quick question before I head out of state in my brand new 2010 Camaro filled with my new wardrobe, new laptop and a giant wad of cash: If I see a mysterious $230,000 show up in my checking account, I can spend that, right?
Answer: No can do! (Anchorage Daily News, Fisherman's $230,000 Windfall Earns a Trip to Jail) (via Consumerist)
Posted by Bruce Carton on March 24, 2010 at 03:35 PM | Permalink
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