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What rights does a dead body have? Can crimes be committed against one?

The dead body does not have rights, but there are laws governing how it may be handled. California prohibits corpse desecration, which covers anyone who "willfully mutilates, disinters, removes ...
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What rights does a dead body have? Can crimes be committed against one?

The answer by bdb484 is correct in all respects, but this answer expands upon it. The top line conclusion that dead bodies do not have rights and are not legal persons are correct. Dead bodies are ...
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If someone is reverse-scammed while trying to commit a crime, can they get the scammer without incriminating themselves?

Carl might be interested in bringing a civil lawsuit against Scarlett arising out of the scam, but in doing so, would probably waive any right he had (if any) to keep his own involvement secret and by ...
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What rights does a dead body have? Can crimes be committed against one?

germany In Germany (and other countries around it) there is a concept called "Störung der Totenruhe" which kind of translates to disturbing the rest/peace/quiet/dignity of the dead and it is ...
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If someone is reverse-scammed while trying to commit a crime, can they get the scammer without incriminating themselves?

Every offence, by either party, can be independently prosecuted. Whether a person who has themselves committed an offence will avoid reporting or co-operating is not a legal question. Intent to commit ...
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If someone is reverse-scammed while trying to commit a crime, can they get the scammer without incriminating themselves?

If Scarlet's crime is more serious than Carl's, he might be able to negotiate immunity for his own crime in return for providing evidence and testimony needed to convict Scarlet. But he's taking a ...
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How do US self defence law apply to protest camps?

The fundamental idea of self-defense is simple: If someone attacks you, you may use the necessary amount of force to defend yourself against that attack. The location being your home can matter in two ...
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If someone is reverse-scammed while trying to commit a crime, can they get the scammer without incriminating themselves?

In general, Carl just needs to absorb the loss - although as as criminal he will probably take his own retaliatory action. But in n your specific cases... Carl has the simple option of lying about ...
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Does paying taxes and insurance for a separate property using post-marriage income render the separate property a community property?

In re Marriage of Branco is a relevant case where using community property for acquisition costs lead to community acquiring interest in the property. Adding an ADU or remodeling is considered an ...
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Can anti-Israel protesters be charged with obstruct movement to a public place

Do these actions qualify as PC647c violations? California Penal Code Section 647c states: Every person who willfully and maliciously obstructs the free movement of any person on any street, sidewalk,...
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Federal tax law levy procedure vs state

A tax levy is never an unconstitutional search and seizure (it could be carried out in an unconstitutional way, but the question doesn't suggest any circumstances or facts that are unconstitutional). ...
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Timely response not filed

Absent some other agreed definition, a day ends at midnight local time A day is the period of time between any midnight and the midnight following. You could have agreed that the time period would ...
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