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Questions tagged [criminal-law]

For questions about laws related to crime.

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What is involved (other than financial + evidence aspects) in bringing a private prosecution in the UK?

Suppose a person commits a financial crime in the UK (say theft, insider dealing, false accounting, fraud, or something similar falling squarely within criminal law). For whatever reason there is no ...
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How are the interests of civil and criminal justice served when in conflict?

Tom made an interesting observation: It is very common to have a civil lawsuit brought that implicates criminal laws, but not have the criminal violations be charged. For example, if you steal ...
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What kinds of treason are there in Turkey?

I have read that a Turkish MP has publicized that Sarin gas has been sent through Turkey to Syria, and that he is now wanted for treason. I am from Germany, and in our law, it is treason ("...
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Is it enforceable contract to withdraw private prosecution charges for payment?

Say Rob commits a crime against Bob. Frustrated that the police won't do anything, Bob follows the private prosecution path and files a charging document against Rob. Rob, seeing that things are ...
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Is “No, I got your IDs” a valid reason to hold individuals during a voluntary stop?

Last Friday night me and some friends were in the process of exiting a park (walking, not driving) in our neighborhood (in North Carolina). We were stopped and questioned by a cop. We (not quite ...
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Why *must* a defendant be present during a criminal trial?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.... I recently discovered that, in general, these ...
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Call I legally receive mail addressed to my roommate that requires a signature?

Say if I share a room or a house and I receive a mail which may need signature because my roommate is out. Is it regarded to be illegal? (the US)
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What could I be charged with if I went around uprooting “<X> for public office” signs?

This is not something I'm actually doing or thinking about doing; I'm just curious about this slightly absurd hypothetical scenario. Suppose that I get really mad at those signs people stick in their ...
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What if you follow the kidnappers' instructions to not talk to police?

Suppose your child is kidnapped. The kidnappers call you, give you "proof of life" (i.e., irrefutable evidence that they have your child in their custody and that the child is unharmed), and tell you ...
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Cannabis laws in Northern Cyprus

How strict are Cannabis laws in North Cyprus, i.e. if you caught with 150 grams of Cannabis? What would the punishment be, and is it usually easy to get bail with that sort of crime?
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Can evidence produced in a civil action be excluded from a criminal trial?

Following this question, which is part of a chain of interesting posts exploring the use of civil actions to force liability insurers to pay for unintentional torts of their insureds: Suppose a ...
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Can BAC (blood alcohol content) be interpolated for DUI/DWI criminal prosecution?

It is common for a statutory BAC (blood alcohol content) level to determine whether the operator of a motor vehicle is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI, which in some states is called DWI ...
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misdemeanor complaint, state requested release conditions, discovery evidence

I was charged with a misdemeanor, but the court messed up and sent the misdemeanor complaint to a wrong address. Never receiving it, never appearing at the court, they then created a warrant for my ...
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Is there anything I can do legally when my daughter lets her boyfriend in our home without our permission?

My daughter is 16, and my wife and I just found she's been sneaking her boyfriend (who is 17) into our house while we're not home. His parents don't seem to be doing anything about it. Does this ...
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Can a local police officer (or local DA) charge someone with breaking a federal law?

Can a local police officer (or local DA) charge someone with breaking a federal law or can they only charge suspects with violating state laws?
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Is recording of other people in a work context without permission legal in Romania?

I am shortly going to Romania to perform an IT Audit. As an auditor, we often have to deal with people who become hostile towards us. For my own protection, in the United Kingdom I always video ...
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Is this a criminal threat?

I am involved in a nasty domestic dispute with a family member. This domestic dispute involves my knowledge of criminal activity by persons X, Y and Z. I reported this criminal activity to my local ...
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Is it legal to pretend to be under a certain age to catch pedophiles

I have been in alot of trouble with police lately doing illegal actions to catch criminals. I was thinking of trying something else but I want to make sure that it is legal to do this stuff and what I ...
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Is it illegal to recommend to commit a crime, and to give specific instructions how to commit a crime?

I came across the rap music clip that recommends to burglarize the neighbor. It goes approximately like this: "Find the neighbor of race X, because they usually aren't too careful and more trusting. ...
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when is order of protection included in one's records?

In doing a background check on a person when will an old order of protection be discovered, and when will it not be? Perhaps it is based upon the reason generating it or some formal wording inside ...
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Legal to share malware code/sell malware products?

I program / rewrite (from security analysis / reverse engineering) different kinds of malware software as a hobby. Those include some pretty malicious things like ransomware extortion viruses, banking ...
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What should i do when my landlord breaks an agreement, and later invokes the 60 days tenant notice in Ontario

My landlord refused to repair a big mold problem in my former apartment, when i told to the superintendent the mold in the apartment was making me and my kids sick, he yelled i should move out if i ...
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Is a highschool diploma a legal document?

Often places, especially colleges/universities, ask to see high school diplomas prior to enrollment. Employers or certifiers may ask to see one too, regardless of the type of job. My question is, is a ...
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Does U.S. law require reporting of suspected child abuse by unrelated citizens?

I happened to notice someone commenting that there is a legal requirement to report suspected child abuse for a non-guardian relative of a child suspected of abuse. I obviously would encourage the ...
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Under Irish law can the Gardaí give a person's statement to a 3rd party government department?

I have an Irish law question. I have tried to get a few solicitors to answer it but they seem unable to give me a concrete answer. I'm hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right ...
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Vandalism, or free speech?

I'm in Michigan. There are a few scenarios. I hang a sign by a string to a person's car I attach a sticker to the window of a car Using washable window paint, I draw on a car window. Are any of ...
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Inciting fear in the public

On a recent foreign prank show the following scenario took place. A group are dressed in realistic Hazmat suits. The group are scanning an area with fake radiation detectors. The detectors are set ...
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Can we get bail immediately after conviction under section 294 by JMFC? (in India)

My friend is convicted under section 294 of CRPC India, he wants the bail as he want to file appeal so can he get bail?
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What would be the default speed limit for a highway in Texas in this case?

A 2 lane road is enhanced, widened and expanded to 6 lanes. it goes through a small town. The previous speed limit on that road was 55 mph. After the new road is finished the speed limit signs are ...
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Is there legal recourse against revenge defecation?

TL;DR If someone were to maliciously defecate in their roommate's room, perhaps hiding it under their bed or in a drawer, what kind of legal action could their roommate take against them. Background ...
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Can a gas station employee use Skimmer Scanner in TN without getting in trouble?

I recently ran across Skimmer Scanner, which is an app that uses Bluetooth to scan for, connect to, and send no-op commands to verify certain common types of card skimmers. Given that the app uses ...
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Is port scanning illegal?

"A port scan or portscan is a process that sends client requests to a range of server port addresses on a host, with the goal of finding an active port; this is not a nefarious process in and of ...
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Who is accountable for underage drinking when the alcohol is easily accessed by the public? (United Kingdom)

I live in the UK. A group of teenagers are able to access large quantities of alcohol from an unsecured area (out in the open) at the rear of a small shopping complex. Are there any UK regulations ...
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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Lift laws and maintanance in a residential flat

In India, what are the legal facilities/minimum maintanance requirements (Like alarms, phones, power back up etc) for a lift installed in a residential flat?Who are responsible for any accidents ...
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When is evidence introduced that is not easily shown

In a criminal trial, I've seen counsel walk over and show items to the opposing counsel that they wish to enter into evidence. After showing it to them, they'll begin laying the foundation sometimes ...
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How come Canadian Police Information Checks do not show arrests, only convictions?

I was wondering if there was a way to find out what a U.S. border official will see on your record. A police information check in Canada seems to only show your conviction, no section on it that shows ...
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Is a Reader guilty of 'publishing' an obscene article online?

So, if an Author puts up an obscene article on a web-page or website, contrary to the Obscene Publications Act 1959 in UK common law, and another person comes along and reads that article, is the ...
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What does an officer mean by custodial statement?

If (in Canada) a police officer asks you to come in to make a custodial statement does this mean you will be placed under arrest?
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Is it legal to use pictures I take of places on a website without the property owner's permission?

First off, this question could probably be worded better. Here's my situation: I'm a web developer and am creating a template to sell on a popular online marketplace called themeforest.net. The demo ...
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If a crime victim is a member of the US military, must local law enforcement defer jurisdiction to the military?

I was watching a cop show the other day, and city police were at the scene of a one-victim crime. It was determined that the victim was a service member. The lead detective then muttered, "which means ...
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My school have monitored my emails - I sent a distasteful email. Can I get in trouble?

I live in the UK. I recently sent an email to a group of my friends (only close friends) about an incident that has happened recently at my school through the school email (which operates through ...
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On 'capital punishment experiment'

An experiment was supposedly exercised (in USA years ago?): a person convicted to death was offered 'a new painless execution'; he accepted; in reality he got, blindfolded, a harmless cut (at his arm);...
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Report crime of an US Navy personnel when stationed overseas

My friend's ex partner uploaded nude photos to various websites without her consent and even used her full name. He is an American citizen and is with the US navy while she lives in Europe. At the ...
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How does one get a Personal Violence Order against someone whose name is not known?

According to the local courts in the Northern Territory, to apply for a PVO the defendant's name and address is required. How does one go about getting a PVO against a neighbour whose name no one in ...
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Reclaiming property that is evidence in case

We were the victims of a burglary in August, and (fortunately) the criminal was caught red-handed with our property (running away from our house). Included in that property was a laptop, the main ...
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Statute of limitations for juvenile offenses

In Ohio, do criminal statutes of limitations operate normally in the event of an offense committed by a juvenile? For instance, if a 15-year-old commits an offense with a 10-year statute of ...
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Why do prosecutors sometimes chase “weak” cases?

From what I understand, the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service is an exception to this question. Its rate of winning convictions is something like 80%, and about half the remaining ...
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How can one fight probation revocation

A person is serving a sentence for a felony in Texas. They serve a while and are released on probation (not parole). One of the conditions of probation is that they not drink alcohol. During the ...
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When is the law broken by a campaign that violates an electoral commission rule?

If an electoral campaign fails to abide by a rule laid down by the electoral commission, has the law been broken? If not, what is the test to determine if the law has been broken?