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Tuesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: My criminal trial ended in chaos after I beat up my lawyer, fought the sheriff's officers and attempted to escape from the courtroom. Can I get a mistrial out of this?

Answer: No, a criminal defendant "cannot engage in courtroom misconduct and then expect to be rewarded with a mistrial or new trial for his or her egregious behavior ..." (Legal Profession Blog, No New Trial When Defendant Assaults His Attorney)

2) Question: I sell "meth," but sales have been down lately. Do you think putting up some fliers might boost sales?

Answer: Yes, fliers might help, but remember that police officers know how to read, too. (WDBJ7, Man posts flier advertising meth for sale -- guess who called?)

3) Question: I called 911 and asked the dispatcher if she could give me a ride to the store to get some beer. She said she could not do it herself but that she can send a ride over here to pick me up. Seems legit, right?

Answer: She may well send someone over to pick you up, but you should not expect that ride to end at the liquor store. (Amarillo Globe-NewsHello, 911? Can you drive me to the store for some beer?)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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