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Can a car seller refuse to sell the car after the contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid?

Nope, the seller can't refuse "to sell". They have sold it. They sold it right at the moment the contract was created (which, depending on where they were, would not necessarily even need to ...
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Is it kidnapping if I steal a car that happens to have a baby in it?

In colorado, it appears that the kidnapping statutes do not apply if the act is not "knowing" or if the perpetrator lacks intent. § 18-3-301 Any person who does any of the following acts ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

The answer provided by Dale M is half right, but there are a few things that I think are wrong. Firstly, the actual reality of the situation doesn't matter. What matters is that you act in a ...
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Can a car seller refuse to sell the car after the contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid?

The seller has breached the contract, and may be sued accordingly. The court has a few options for how they may settle the dispute. They may enforce specific performance, which would force the car ...
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Is it kidnapping if I steal a car that happens to have a baby in it?

In some jurisdictions, it would not be kidnapping until the offender knows that the baby was in the car. It would depend on the exact language of the criminal kidnapping statute in that jurisdiction ...
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Membership cancellation and poking the bear

The statement ABCGym refuses to refund payment it accepted for membership to a gym ABCGym closed. ABCGym has substituted an inferior-to-me option. could certainly be considered as defamatory. ...
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Can a new driver legally drive themselves while waiting for their license card to be mailed to them?

No, she cannot 42-2-101(3), C.R.S. provides: “No person shall drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless such person has in his or her immediate possession a current driver’s or ...
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Can a religious baker refuse service to an underage couple-to-be, in accordance with his deeply-held religious beliefs?

As cited by @xuhdev, discrimination on the basis of marital status is prohibited in Colorado. And, even though age is not on the list, the couple could claim that you discriminate them based on their ...
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Can a car seller refuse to sell the car after the contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid?

As other folks have mentioned, breaching the contract and returning the deposit might create a situation where there is no real recourse (both parties are whole), or recourse isn't particularly ...
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Is it kidnapping if I steal a car that happens to have a baby in it?

Yes, in new-south-wales The New South Wales Crimes Act 1900 says: 86 KIDNAPPING (1) Basic offence A person who takes or detains a person, without the person's consent-- (1) ... (a1) with the ...
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Can a student carry a knife at school?

CO Rev Stat § 18-12-105.5(1) says that A person commits a class 6 felony if such person knowingly and unlawfully and without legal authority carries, brings, or has in such person's possession ...
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Can a car seller refuse to sell the car after the contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid?

Short Answer The buyer can bring a lawsuit against the seller to force the sale or to get money damages, with the remedies you would intuitively think are fair. Criminal charges would probably not be ...
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What is a "listed natural gas appliance"?

I am not from Denver, so it may be different there, but I would think most people would take that to mean the appliance meets UL standards or other safety standards and has been certified. Each ...
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Can I use lethal force to protect myself and others from an on duty officer if he or she starts shooting up the location?

Self defense is self defense It doesn’t matter whom you are defending yourself (or others) from. However, a police officer is allowed to use force in wider circumstances than anyone else. If you ...
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Do I need a physical address to get a driver's license?

While Colorado does issue driver's licenses to homeless individuals, as you identified in your question, you need the help of a homeless shelter. I can see from your questions that you're reluctant to ...
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Me and my friends got kicked out of a movie theater without seeing the movie and didn't get a refund

At a minimum, what the theater did was not a crime. When you are in a movie theater you have what is called a "license" from the theater to be present, which is revocable at will without due process (...
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Public Library Bannning "Problem Patrrons" : Scope and Source of Authority?

This can be effected without evidence or trial or a right to an appeal in front of an objective party. Not so. If a person is charged with a crime for violating such a code, (or refusing to leave ...
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Is it legal to walk out of school, unexcused in Colorado

One of the relevant cases is Tinker vs. Des Moines. In it, students wore black armbands in protest, and were suspended from school unless they agreed to remove the armbands. Because their protest ...
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Is it kidnapping if I steal a car that happens to have a baby in it?

There are two kindred offences In england-and-wales; kidnap and child abduction. Kidnap is contrary to common law and defined by the House of Lords as: the taking or carrying away of one person by ...
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Marijuana Across State Lines, where State Laws Differ

Leaving Colorado with a Marijuana product is illegal. You cannot bring Marijuana to Denver International or any other airport in Colorado. You also cannot bring Marijuana into a Federal Park, reserve, ...
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When can a civilian refuse to assist a police officer?

This all depends upon where you are. I am a landlord and I am answering based upon the laws of the U.S. and the states that I operate in. First things first. You are not the property owner. While ...
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Can a school punish you for appearing in court?

The answer is a clear maybe. The school has a set of rules and by not attending you have broken those rules. The rules may (probably do) allow for consideration of extenuating circumstances but, in ...
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What is a "listed natural gas appliance"?

The memo you've linked refers to the Denver Building and Fire code (the 2011 edition, not the current 2016 edition, but the section numbers still seem to match up), which in turn includes the 2015 ...
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Can an 18 year old with just a permit drive alone in Colorado?

The Colorado Drivers Handbook says: Instruction permits: An instruction permit allows limited driving privileges for people learning to drive. Regardless of age, if you are driving with an ...
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is a finger squiggle on an iPad truly binding?

Like a paper signature in ink or blood, a finger squiggle is merely evidence that you have agreed to the terms of a contract. You have agreed, and now you are know the downside of that agreement. ...
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Can a religious baker refuse service to an underage couple-to-be, in accordance with his deeply-held religious beliefs?

In your hypothetical situation, I'm not aware of any law that prohibits denial of service merely because of age. (But as other answers show, marital status discrimination might and might not be ...
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Make my Day... in the office?

No Section 18-1-704.5. (1) says that : The general assembly hereby recognizes that the citizens of Colorado have a right to expect absolute safety within their own homes. (*emphasis added) ...
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Who investigates the Kidnapped Sheriff?

Because kidnapping is a violation of state law, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation would have jurisdiction to investigate. Assuming the crime occurred in the sheriff's home county, the undersheriff ...
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Hazardous Snowman, how to protect children from it, and myself from lawsuit

No one can tell you how the facts are going to line up if you get sued. The attractive nuisance doctrine is alive and you can be found liable if you have, on your property, a dangerous condition which ...
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Can I take legal action in Colorado against a car dealership that has yet to deliver owed items to me?

is there any legal action I can take against the dealership to enforce their compliance with our contractual agreement? Yes, you can sue for breach of contract. You would probably seek an order for ...
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