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How many different types of bail are there in the UK?

There is criminal bail, there is secretary of state bail, are there any other types of legal or administrative bail states that one can be in? How many are there, and what are they?
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What is the difference, if any at all, between having a warrant for your arrest and being circulated as wanted in the UK?

What does it mean to have a warrant out for one's arrest? How must a warrant be issued? What institutions within society are able to issue a warrant? What does it mean to be circulated to police ...
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Can you film the police while they search your premises?

If the police search your house with a warrant can you film them to ensure they keep to the letter of the warrant?
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Can a police officer, under these circumstances, enforce the following arrest warrant out of Jurisdiction?

A warrant is issued for the arrest of Jimmy Jones for crimes committed in Springfield County. Officer Bob is an officer with the Shelbyville Police Department, a city in Simpson County near the ...
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Does the source of DNA have a bearing on the legality of a search?

If you give your DNA to one of those Geanology sites could law enforcement try and subpoena that DNA to use against you if they don't have probable cause for a warrant for your DNA or would the issue ...
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Usability of AI-based Evidence

I'm a computer forensics graduate student doing research in blockchain currency (e.g. Bitcoin) forensics. I'm wondering if there are any rulings or decisions regarding the usability and admissibility ...
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Are online accounts and phone numbers frozen when "electronic devices" are seized by law enforcement?

The recent seizure of the cellphones and computers of Rudy Giuliani by the FBI led me to wonder about the immediate, extra-legal consequences for such an individual. Would this individual be ...
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Search Warrant Verification

In Los Angeles, California, if apparent police show up at my door with an apparent search warrant in their hands at 3am, how can I independently verify this? I don't want to be tricked into opening ...
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Called court to learn status of warrant but there’s no record of one

I was hoping to resolve a warrant, as I should most definitely have one, in Colorado Springs, El Paso County. However, I called the county's warrant office and the clerk said they did not have me in ...
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Under the England and Wales Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, can a police officer enter a house without a warrant?

Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 As the title asks. It's such intense legalese that I can't get my head around it!
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How quickly will they obtain a warrant?

If the police are investigating a cyber-crime, and all they have is the IP address and they obtain the details from the ISP, how quickly will they usually obtain a search warrant in order to preserve ...
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Getting a warrant for DNA

In the US, if the police want to get a warrant to force someone to give a DNA sample in a murder investigation, is it always required that they must already have a suspect DNA sample to compare it to (...
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What happens if an expert witness admits he lied in a case

This happened in in 2004, in Germany, in a very small town. I don’t speak the language and relied on my English speaking lawyer and my bilingual gf. On the night before the court date, my lawyer told ...
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How long are warrants actually kept?

Are there warrants from 100 years ago? When do they assume the person dies? Does it go back to the digitization of records in the late seventies, or further back?
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People have said that the FBI couldn’t raid Epstein’s Island before his “death”

The FBI apparently did not raid Epstein’s property on Little St. James in the Virgin Islands until yesterday. Is this because now that he is dead, Epstein’s lawyers cannot make motions to block search ...
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Admissibility of evidence seized from wrong property on lawful warrant (USA)

Suppose the Police obtain a warrant to search Alice's house for smuggled diamonds (something really tiny). When they arrive, they knock on Bob's door instead of Alice's. It's a common mistake to make, ...
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