Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions
Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.
1) Question: Here is the plan, which I believe to be foolproof: I must give a urine sample under the terms of my probation. Because I would surely fail the urine test for drugs, I will fill a small vodka bottle with "clean" urine, insert it in my vagina, and then remove it and use the clean urine for the sample. Then I'll put the bottle back in my vagina and walk on out. Can't fail, right?
Answer: Right ... unless the urine in the vodka bottle also fails the drug test, leading to your arrest for violating probation and the discovery of the hidden vodka bottle when police do a body scan on you while booking you into jail. (WTSP, Police: Woman hid urine-filled bottle in vagina to beat drug test; still fails)
2) Question: I'm a police officer. I need to transport two mattresses, but all I have is my squad car. Can I use my squad car for this if I'm off-duty and I can strap the mattresses on the roof without damaging the police lights?
Answer: No, sorry, that is still a violation of police department policy that can get you suspended. (Jonathan Turley, My Sleep Number is 911: Miami Officer Suspended For Hauling Mattresses On Patrol Car)
3) Question: I wanted to have a small flower garden in my front yard, but my condo association said I couldn't. But the condo bylaws didn't forbid gardens so I did it anyway. My condo association started issuing me a $50 per day fine for the garden, and now they say I owe them $6,000 plus legal fees! That's it, I am selling this stupid condo and getting out of here!
Answer: You can try, but check to see if the condo association has placed a lien on the property. If so, that may complicate your sale. (Consumerist, Condo Association Puts Lien On Woman's Townhouse Over Tiny Flower Garden)
Posted by Bruce Carton on March 22, 2012 at 03:03 PM | Permalink
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