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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

High crimes and misdemeanors is interpreted by Congress While the concept is an import from English law as grounds for removing an officeholder from office, the conduct referred to is better thought ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

In this specific scenario, not only is it not a crime, failure to do so is a breach of proper maritime protocols and could be illegal. A person manning a boat and sees a human in water in distress ...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

Reading the wikipedia entry on High Crimes and Misdemeanors probably suffices to answer the question. Ultimately this phrase doesn't mean what you think it means. Your modern notion of "crimes" and "...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

Using Florida as an example, this would be fine. Tampering with evidence requires the intent to destroy, alter, or conceal it to impair its usefulness. The intent here was the exact opposite- there is ...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

In the cases where a federal official has been impeached in the US, the reasons have been: Drunkenness and unlawful rulings Political bias and arbitrary rulings, promoting a partisan political agenda ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

Based on what we were taught when I was an EMT in New York State, there would not be a problem. Seeing a body float by, you can't tell for certain that they are truly dead, so you would be perfectly ...
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When a PI is conducting surveillance, why is audio enhancement considered wiretapping

The difference in their treatment is because of the asymmetry in the law. There are "wiretapping" laws pertaining to interception of voice communication, which do not include photographic recording. ...
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Search warrants for the property of people not suspected of a crime

Police can get a warrant, if the warrant is supported by "probable cause" to believe that evidence of a crime exists. A separate "probable cause" requirement is that to arrest a ...
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Are the U.S. military police allowed to operate on U.S. soil?

It's probably not a good idea to take action movies as authoritative sources on the law. The law that you're referring to is presumably the Posse Comitatus Act (18 USC 1385) which says Whoever, ...
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If someone under investigation is told they are not a "Criminal Target", what are the ways that they can later become one?

A subject can become a target, and this happens all the time. The subject/target distinction is not a statement about whether a person has done anything wrong; it's only a statement about how much ...
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Access to information from supermarkets

In addition to compelling a store to produce evidence such as video footage, via a search warrant as described by bdb484, police can request access to information in the possession of such information....
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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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US Law on interfering in a federal investigation

This would be a serious crime Knowingly telling lies to a federal investigator is itself a crime, or can be. Threatening someone to attempt to indue that person not to cooperate with a federal ...
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Suspect's Right to Privacy in Court

Mrs. X is under investigation for an alleged crime (say, embezzling from her employer). Prosecutors have obtained a search warrant and seized her computer. X's attorney files a motion arguing against ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

Probably the fisherman would prevail legally in the end, but he might get entangled in a very undesirable legal situation by recovering a corpse. There was a real world case around a team of deep ...
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Are online accounts and phone numbers frozen when "electronic devices" are seized by law enforcement?

Assuming that the police have a warrant to seize your cell phone, the scope of what can be seized is specified in the warrant. It is not automatic that seizing a phone entails seizure of some or all ...
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What is the Basis in Law that an "Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'" is Unlawful or Unconstitutional?

"Conflict of interest" has a specific meaning w.r.t. various federal laws, which have financial gain as their underpinning. The so-called conflict which your referring to is an abstract moral duty, ...
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Drug dealer & criminal signed the lease agreement

The police (and any other involved public agencies) do not work for Steve. They make their own decisions. You didn't specify a location, and requirements to consent to a search vary by location. It ...
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Search warrants for the property of people not suspected of a crime

A search warrant does not have to be served on a suspect A search warrant may be issued on probable cause that evidence of a crime will be found - there is no requirement that the person or place ...
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Access to information from supermarkets

If there is probable cause to believe that the data or footage contains evidence of a crime, the police can get a warrant to obtain it. See, e.g., United States v. Mohammad, 471 F. Supp. 3d 809, 811 (...
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Can owner of stolen goods found for sale subpoena seller to disclose the source?

Civil claims have statutes of limitations too Usually shorter than 10 years. Therefore, Bob cannot sue anyone for recovery and therefore does not practically own the bike. In some jurisdictions, ...
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What methods do lawyers use to find hidden property and assets during divorce

In a typical divorce proceeding, both sides are required to provide a sworn statement of their finances, and to respond to written interrogatories, produce documents (e.g. financial statements made in ...
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Can police refuse criminal case about stolen mobile phone? How can such crimes be investigated?

Presumably, they at least took a report which could make it possible to file an insurance claim for the stolen phone. But, a good faith belief of law enforcement that is unable to figure out who ...
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Can a family ask the government to hide the details of a relative's death?

One often has to show a family relationship or other legitimate grounds to access a death certificate even though it is a public record and I suspect that this is the case in Nebraska as well. But ...
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Search warrants for the property of people not suspected of a crime

See Zurcher v. Stanford Daily, 436 U.S. 547 (1978) in which the United States Supreme Court held that (in summary): A State is not prevented by the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments from issuing a ...
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How can i check a curent investigation of a company?

"Legal problem" is too vague to be included. "Investigation" needs a bit of refining; "lawsuit" is relatively simple (as long as you mean "actual lawsuit" not &...
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Do victims have a right to be informed of the follow-up or lack thereof on their crime reports?

In April 2021, the Ministry of Justice released a "Victim's Code". Among other things, it says: You have the Right to be provided with updates on your case and to be told when important ...
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In US, does an investigator always present the evidence of guilt of a suspect no matter what?

So typically, in the U.S., the investigators (police) will give the case to a prosecutor who will review the case and the evidence and decide if they will present the case to a judge and if so, what ...
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Why did FBI establish such intense surveillance to prove Jeremy Hammond's guilt?

The cited Wikipedia article explains why the FBI took the case so seriously, and in a serious case, the FBI is meticulous about being able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt on all possible ...
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