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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

It should be pointed out that smuggling doesn't just involve illegal goods but also includes legal goods that are brought in without following proper procedures such as paying required duties. https://...
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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

england-and-wales In this instance you can consider this your lucky day. No drugs were found on you and hence your defence is airtight, even if that can no long be said about you after your cavity ...
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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

A right of "citizenship" is that your own border guards can't refuse you entry. The corollary is: "Anyone else, they can refuse". If you pulled shenanigans like that, aside from ...
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Is it illegal to steal someone's illegal drugs?

It is illegal to break into the house even if you don't steal anything. It is illegal to steal the drugs even though the owner of the drugs possessed them unlawfully. So that's at least two crimes. ...
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Can the Secret Service arrest someone who uses an illegal drug inside of the White House?

The Secret Service is primarily concerned with protecting the people and information they oversee, not enforcing laws. They have the power to arrest someone for any unlawful conduct, but unless a drug ...
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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

Even though you probably ultimately wouldn't be convicted of smuggling an illegal substance, I can imagine a number of unpleasant things happening to you. This is not an exhaustive list, but off the ...
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Is the weight of the container included in the weight of drugs?

There is a slim chance that it is truish, depending on whose law you are asking about, and also depending on the facts (if the drug was in a baggie, it's unclear; it is was mixed with the soda, it's ...
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How exactly does an illegal purpose void a contract?

In the transition period in Colorado (cannabis is likely to no longer be a Schedule I Controlled Substance as soon as sometime later this year), federal courts have tended to apply illegality bars to ...
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Is it illegal to steal someone's illegal drugs?

There was a recent case reported in the U.K. where someone went to the police and complained a robber had taken his drugs. The robber was arrested. The complainant was arrested as well. One for ...
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Floating drug laboratory in international waters

The relevant law is the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to which both the Philippines and China are signatories. With very few exceptions, the only country with jurisdiction over a ...
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Placebo doping in sport

Not a full answer, but it should be noted that in the United States (and, I suspect, many other jurisdictions), even if the athlete didn’t manage to use such substances they could be charged with ...
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On the legality of seizing narco yachts

The Navy is allowed to board and detain a ship under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Article 108, which tasks all states to fight narcotics trafficking. This article gives the ...
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Oregon decriminalized possession of certain drugs. Is the act of buying still illegal?

It's still illegal to sell most drugs like that in Oregon Oregon did not pass the law to make the state a haven for drug users. It’s still illegal to purchase, carry, and consume illicit substances ...
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Can the Secret Service arrest someone who uses an illegal drug inside of the White House?

See 18 U.S.C. § 3056(c)(1)(C) — Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service: (1) Under the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, officers and agents of the Secret ...
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Would the proposed "Stop Pot Act," as it is currently written, actually do anything if passed?

Properly drafted, this law could have the desired effect if it passed. The law could simply say "decriminalized under state law." Indeed, there would even be a rational theory that the cut ...
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Is it legal for undercover cops to pose as your friends?

That the cop claims to be your friend is not more illegal than a salesman claiming that he has "the best offer" for you because he likes you (in fact didn't you see any film about the good cop/bad cop ...
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Floating drug laboratory in international waters

International waters is not a law-free zone. If your ship is flying the flag of any country, that country's laws apply aboard the ship, and that country may board you or authorize another country to ...
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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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Legality of prescription and schedule 1 drugs in first aid kits

Not for unqualified use This falls under “possession with intent to dispense”. It’s OK if the first aid kit is for use by: a practitioner authorised to dispense drugs (a doctor, nurse practitioner, ...
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Placebo doping in sport

Let's look at the WADA Code which many sport governing bodies have adopted. This has 11 categories of anti-doping rule violations. The first 2 could be relevant to your question. The first "2....
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Can the Secret Service arrest someone who uses an illegal drug inside of the White House?

The Secret Service Uniformed Division has powers “similar to those of the members of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia” and routinely makes arrests for both violations of nationwide ...
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Why are drug using celebrities free?

In the US, people are not put in jail because they are "known for" committing a crime. Several things must happen, and at each stage there are ways for the process to be halted. Law ...
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Is it illegal to give my friend money for drugs?

Yes. Helping someone to commit a criminal offense is generally a crime identical to the offense itself. Under Texas Penal Code section 7.02: A person is criminally responsible for an offense ...
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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

poland Article 24 of Polish Criminal Code says that provocation is illegal*, if you are trying to provoke someone to commit a crime. So, if you would try to ask border guard to turn a blind eye on ...
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Is cheese legal in Florida?

A good question that arises from stupid lawmaking. As Wikipedia notes: United States Tyramine is not scheduled at the federal level in the United States and is therefore legal to buy, sell, or ...
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Is it contempt of court to indicate in voir dire you will never find someone guilty of a drug crime

Contempt of court is when you refuse to do what the court (judge) orders you to do. Actually, you have been instructed by the judge to answer questions truthfully, so if asked, you are supposed to ...
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Is distribution of drugs in itself a crime?

Yes, distribution of controlled drugs is itself a standalone offence. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, s. 4(1), it is an offence to supply or offer to supply a controlled drug to another. And ...
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How would selling fake illegal drugs be treated in most jurisdictions?

canada Attempt to traffic If the accused believed the substance to be a controlled substance, then the offence would be at least an attempt to traffic. Just because the facts turn out that a ...
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Car for rent and drugs

Both the police and the courts are likely to look at the situation as a whole, rather than adopting any policy specifically in relation to drivers or owners. For example, it's unusual for people to ...
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