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It is practically impossible to answer this without knowing your jurisdiction, but two points may help to clarify. Bail is not an incentive: it is a condition placed on the temporary release of a de …
answered Jan 9 '17 by Tim Lymington
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Your question is almost too general to answer, but the basic answer is; being wrong is not a crime. Negligence is, but applying generally accepted medical diagnoses and treatments is not negligent. Ma …
answered Apr 13 by Tim Lymington
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The precise details (and citations) will vary with jurisdiction, so this answer deals only with principles. If you pick up and "take possession of" property belonging to somebody else, you are a thie …
answered Mar 21 '17 by Tim Lymington
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Different jurisdictions have different rules on this, as well as different concepts such as "detained without charge" and "assisting the police with their enquiries". However, just to give one example …
answered Nov 11 '17 by Tim Lymington
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There is perhaps one chance in ten that this is legitimate. The one chance would be something like: the family disagree about what Uncle Bill's will actually says, and do not trust each other enough t …
answered May 10 '17 by Tim Lymington
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Nowhere in your quotations is any restriction placed on prosecutors or police. A law, or other statutory provison, must make clear what is forbidden, and may not allow those enforcing it too much disc …
answered Dec 30 '17 by Tim Lymington
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Anyone found not guilty may apply to the judge to have his legal costs paid out of central funds; this is not automatic, but is usual if the court agrees that the charges should not have been brought. …
answered Oct 23 '17 by Tim Lymington
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What you describe would be desecration of a corpse; the BBC says this is actually a crime in Scotland, but the Good Funeral Guide thinks otherwise. Since my knowledge of the relevant Scottish law is …
answered Nov 10 '18 by Tim Lymington
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Merely saying that you committed a crime does not render you liable for either punishment or restitution - those rely on a court verdict, and you can't try a dead man. Depending on the jurisdiction, …
answered Mar 29 '18 by Tim Lymington
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The restrictions on embassy staff are diplomatic and political rather than legal. The Vienna Convention says that a diplomatic agent "shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receivi …
answered Jul 24 '17 by Tim Lymington
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As nsbd points out, rape is not a civil matter: you can neither countersue nor choose whether charges are brought. It is the state (in the person of the District/State Attorney in the USA) who decide …
answered Sep 2 '17 by Tim Lymington
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It appears that the contract as signed is legal and enforceable, but the attempt to require the use of this particular software (since it requires either a breach of another term or illegality) can b …
answered Jun 7 by Tim Lymington
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Lawyers neither try nor judge cases; they advise and argue them. Criminal cases in jurisdictions based on British law (which seems to be what you are asking about) are tried by prosecution and defence …
answered Jan 6 '18 by Tim Lymington
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There's a confusion in the question between who is responsible for the crime and who may be prosecuted or punished. Since Dan committed the crime, he is responsible, and should be tried for it. Jack …
answered Jan 8 '18 by Tim Lymington
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The sprayer commits vandalism (criminal damage, or however your legal system treats it). The car wash owners are probably guilty of conspiracy and possibly have civil liability to the car owners if th …
answered Aug 31 '18 by Tim Lymington

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