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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

911 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?

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 | Comments (1)


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