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If someone's record has been expunged, can they legally say that they have not been arrested?

If someone applies for a job and the application asks whether they've ever been arrested, can they legally say on the application that they have not been arrested before? Note: Case was dismissed ...
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Could a prosecutor hint the jury about past dismissed cases?

In Can you present a clear record if you do Driver Safety Course in Texas?, it was determined that after taking a Driving Safety Course, a record of such action is placed upon one's driving record. ...
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Could the teacher be liable if a student stole a chemical thinking it was dangerous?

I'm asking this question for my mother who is a science teacher in junior highschool in france. Recently during class one of her student (11 yo boy), let's call him Bob, stole a chemical that had ...
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Standard of proof required to prevent dismissal of criminal charge before trial

In New Zealand, a judge may dismiss a criminal charge before trial if "the Judge is satisfied that, as a matter of law, a properly directed jury could not reasonably convict the defendant" (CPA s147(4)...
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What is preventing a person from harassing another with ridiculous law suits?

If Bob doesn't like Bill what is preventing Bob from annoying Bill by constantly coming up with new, ridiculous, small claims against him? Just going to court and preparing evidence is very stressful. ...
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If the law specifically disallows a criminal charge under a condition, does it still go before a jury if the condition is met?

I have a friend who has been charged with criminal threatening. This kind of law is not supposed to be applied when a person makes a threat against someone attacking them. In NH the phraseology is as ...
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Frivolous / Nuisance Suit

What rules and legal mechanism deter frivolous or nuisance suits? Assume Florida venue. A neighbor seeks is threatening to sue the developer for soil erosion. The neighbor has been an owner for ...
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My criminal charge was dismissed before my court date, so why did I just receive a letter with a “new” court date?

I was caught out of state with marijuana, arrested, booked, and bailed out. This happened on February 8. The arresting officer and guy at the desk told me to call the judge ASAP and talk to them to ...
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charged with assault, charter right sec 10(b) violated

This is in Canada. Police laid an assault charge against me after my wife called 911 during our quarrel, she was in baby blue. While in the police station, the officer prepare some paperwork for me ...