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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1. Question: I'm a woman in my 20s and I was ordered by the court to wear an ankle bracelet after being convicted of being in a fight outside a nightclub. The bracelet really doesn't go with my fashion style, though. Can I spice it up a bit by bedazzling it with fake diamonds?

Answer: No. That is a "serious offense" that will get you fined by the court. (The VergeWoman fined for bedazzling her court-ordered ankle monitor)

2. Question: My car was towed away because I supposedly parked in a marked handicapped spot, but I swear on all that is holy that the spot I parked in was NOT marked as handicapped when I pulled into it. Am I going crazy? 

Answer: No, sometimes the city will paint a new handicapped spot around your already-parked car and then tow your car away. (Jonathan TurleyCity Workers Paint Disabled Parking Box Around Woman's Car And Then Tow The Car As Illegally Parked)

3. Question: I am on trial for assault. The prosecutors claim that a fight I had with another man cost him his left eye. While the man was testifying against me and weeping about the impact of losing his eye, his prosthetic eye popped out. Can I get a mistrial here?

Answer: Yes! (The Associated Press, Mistrial declared when prosthetic eye pops out)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 8, 2013 at 04:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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