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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 paid for a prostitute and she shorted me by 10 minutes. Unacceptable! Can I get her charged with theft if I go to the police about this? 

Answer: No, but you can get yourself arrested. (The Associated Press, Police: Man tells cops prostitute shorted him)

2. Question: I forgot my belt this morning and I need to attend a court hearing today with a friend who is facing a traffic violation. My pants are definitely going to slide down. Do you think the judge will be upset about it? 

Answer: Yes, so don't be surprised if you receive three days in jail for contempt of court when your underwear shows. (Newsnet5, Judge gives Lorain man 3 days in jail for wearing saggy pants in court)

3. Question: A handyman did some very shoddy work for my mother and then had the nerve to argue with me over getting paid. This is a long shot, but would I be justified in taking him hostage and forcing him to fix my dishwasher and a broken door? 

Answer: No. That is called false imprisonment, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and conspiracy. (CBS San Francisco, Handyman Held Hostage In Morgan Hill, Forced To Fix Home)

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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