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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I am a juror in an attempted murder trial. Can I get the judge to postpone opening statements in the case for five hours so I can attend an audition for a part in a Law & Order episode?

Answer: No problem. (ABA Journal, Judge Postpones Attempted Murder Trial So Juror Can Attend 'Law & Order' Tryout)

2) Question: I won a gold medal in the Olympics, and was given a prize of $25,000 cash from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Do I need to pay tax on the cash I received?

Answer: Yes, unless the new bill proposed by Senator Marco Rubio passes. (ForbesGoing For Tax-Exempt Gold: Bill Introduced to Eliminate Tax on Olympic Medals)

3) Question: I am a woman driving my car with no shirt on because I am on the way to "surprise" my boyfriend with my toplessness. But now the police are trying to pull me over for speeding. This is way too embarrassing -- should I just floor it and try to flee the cops here?

Answer: No, there is no "toplessness" exception to your duty to pull over for police. If you flee you will likely be charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement (while topless). (The Gainesville SunWoman in chase fled because she was topless, deputies say)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 6, 2012 at 04:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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