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Take the secret out of legal legislation. felony legislations could be a maze of conflicting rules, unusual jargon, and complicated strategies. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an attractive plain-English variety that comes with real-life examples, recognized movies, and unique hypotheticals. From arraignment via sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this useful table reference explains all of it. You'll get solutions to questions such as:When can cops input your place? Is cyber-bullying unlawful? Is intoxication ever a legal safeguard? What are the "fruits of the toxic tree"? Can the police seek your car?Criminal legislations: A table Reference will support scholars, bloggers, reporters, secret writers, and somebody else attracted to the felony justice procedure or legislations enforcement.
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Do I have anything to lose by providing false information to a police officer about a crime that a friend or relative of mine committed? Lie Detector Tests Yes. ” They can also be charged with obstruction of justice. Obviously, whether to furnish information leading to the arrest of a relative or close friend is a personal decision. However, a person who chooses not to do so should simply decline to answer an officer’s questions rather than lie. Rarely, if ever, would someone who simply declines to give information to a police officer qualify as an accessory after the fact.
55 If I’m arrested in my car, or shortly after leaving it, do the police need a warrant to search the interior of the car?........................................................................ 56 If I’m arrested outside my home, can the police go inside to look for accomplices?........................................................................................................................................ 57 If an officer searches me after a valid arrest and finds evidence of an entirely different crime, is the evidence admissible?..........................................
CHAPTER 1 | TALKING TO THE POLICE | 15 an innocent person who starts to leave the scene of an interview. Common sense and self-protection suggest that people who intend to walk away from a police officer should first make sure that the officer does not intend to arrest or detain them. A good question might be, “Officer, I’m in a hurry, and I’d prefer not to talk to you right now. ” If the officer replies that you are not free to leave, you should remain at the scene and leave the issue of whether the officer had the necessary legal basis to detain you for the courts to determine at a later time.
The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System (12th Edition) by Paul Bergman, Sara J. Berman