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Is it legal for a bank to trap you in an ATM vestibule?

In an episode of Friends, Chandler is in an ATM vestibule when a power blackout happens. The door to the vestibule automatically locks and he (and a supermodel) are trapped inside until the power ...
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released from detention but not released? [closed]

Context: I'm applying for US citizenship. I was arrested (so I think) a few years ago for misdemeanor. The police took me on a Friday, I spent a night in "jail" (it might not be the correct ...
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What offences invoke the enhanced pre-trial detention period for “terrorism offences“?

In England it seems that pre charge detention is allowed for up to 72 hours typically, 96 hours for more serious offences, and 28 days for “terrorism,” but what offences fall under “terrorism” for ...
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What is the relationship/intersection between s3 CLA 1967 and s24A PACE 1984?

The Criminal Law Act 1967, section 3(1) says: A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime, or in effecting or assisting in the lawful arrest of ...
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What are the powers of a retail security guard compared to a police officer?

I watched a video about the legality of security guards doing random compulsory receipt and bag checks and it raised a question for me. So of course they can stop you in the act to prevent an imminent ...
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What if a child dies in school detention?

Suppose that a child behaves badly in class and is detained after class. The child has some illness, which isn't easy to notice, but he is too shy to tell his teacher. His teacher doesn't know of his ...
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What in the UK are the differences between detention and arrest?

Does one encompass the other? What circumstances enable each to be done lawfully? What are the implications of each one?
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Declining name and birthdate when answering police questions until grounds for suspicion has been precluded or reasonably established

Alice is approached by police following complaints that a woman wearing a yellow jumper has committed some minor offence or another. Sometimes, in such scenarios police will meticulously investigate ...
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What are the detention without charge time limits?

In researching detention without charge, I find this accusation asserted at many countries as if each example is uniquely bad. However, surprisingly I can find no research paper or even informed ...
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Does Israeli law provide for Habeas Corpus and can detained Palestinians raise a petition for it?

According to a CommonDreams.org article, "Palestinian Prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash Ends Hunger Strike After Deal With Israel" Palestinians and human rights defenders around the world on ...
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If i'm left as a de-facto caretaker do I count as acting in loco parantis?

I understand how in loco parantis applies to such things as teachers or registered childcare providers. I'm wondering about less official situations of childcare. To give an example last weekend I ...
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The right of self-represented detainee/prisoner to do legal research

Bob is arrested awaiting bail or trial (or imprisoned after conviction) but is adamant to represent himself vs get a lawyer. (I agree that practically/tactically this will often be the wrong call even ...
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Can a Belgian mayor 'deport' arbitrary people from their municipality?

This article De Morgen raised some concerns for me. The link is in Dutch; the following are the sections relevant for my question, in English courtesy of Google translate: In response, Minister of ...
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"Innocent until proven guilty" doesn't apply to bail?

How does the law reconcile the "innocent until proven guilty" principle with the treatment of those awaiting trial on criminal charges? At least in the U.S., it seems like there is a meta-...
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What exactly triggers the condition of "being under arrest"

The Chicago police used to (or perhaps still do) take detainees to a site at Homan Square, question them, take them a different police site and then arrest them. Or at least that's what they claim. ...
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Stateless in Australia — how to obtain legal residency, education and citizenship without being detained?

Let us say that we have a person who is undocumented, born to parents who were also undocumented, and whose ancestors were all also undocumented. For all intents and purposes they were all born in ...
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Can a School Keep a Child from their Parents, as a byproduct of discipline? (USA)

This issue had been bugging me for a while, and I think I finally figured out how to phrase it: As one of the punishments for infractions, some schools will detain children, hold them past the end ...
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Is the use of language other than English 'Reasonable Suspicion' for detention?

The ACLU indicates: Generally, an immigration officer cannot detain you without “reasonable suspicion.” An immigration officer also cannot search you or your belongings without either “probable cause”...
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Are cops required by law to have "reasonable suspicion" in order to detain a person? If so, do they have to inform the detainee about the suspicion?

I was stopped while cycling on hwy 59 in Texas, about 50 miles south of Huston. Officer started asking me questions about my travels. I asked: "Have I done anything illegal? Officer: "No, but I ...
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Told by police that I'm being detained. No probable cause or statute/law given. Am I free to leave?

I recently watched this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSJTxalznxE It's of a man open carrying a shotgun and filming from a public street. Nothing he did was illegal which later in ...
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What exactly are an officer's requirements in order to demand ID in the US (New York)?

I watched a YouTube video recently which depicted the following situation, and I'd like to learn more about what peoples' rights are and what an officer's obligations are in a situation like this: A ...
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Under what circumstances can the police detain you?

after watching the video about the recent fiasco in Mckinney Texas I was curious about whether any of the teens that the officer pulled over had the legal right to just walk away. Under what ...
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