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Asked in Law & Legal Issues, US Constitution
Can someone put you on tv without your consent?
If you are in public, you do not have what is called a "reasonable expectation of privacy". This means that you can be put on TV without your consent. They can ask you questions, or video tape you without your consent. You do not need to answer any questions however. If you are not in public, you do have a reasonable expectation of privacy. People cannot videotape you in your home. If you have any further questions I would advise you to...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Lawyers
Can a person practice being a lawyer and a judge at the same time?
Sometimes. If a person is a part time judge, such as in a city court, they frequently only serve as a judge on a few occasions per week, and spend the remainder of their time practicing law. ...
Asked in Health, Law & Legal Issues
In what circumstances might you have to breach confidentiality?
Both doctors and lawyers have confidentiality agreements with their clients and patients. Doctors and lawyers can be sued for malpractice if they divulge the secrets they are told. The confidentiality rule does have exceptions however. Doctors and lawyers must keep the secrets they are told. For example, a doctor cannot tell anybody if one of their patients has AIDS. He can, however, tell the police if the AIDS patient threatens to have unprotected sex with others in order to intentionally spread the disease. The same...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Contract Law
What does ratify a contract mean?
To ratify a contract is to approve of it after the fact when the ratifying party either had no obligation under it or disclaimed any obligation under it. An example would be where a contract is made by an agent for a principal, but the agent had no authority to make the contract. The principal is under no duty to abide by it; however he does have the right to ratify it after reviewing it and deciding he wants it. ...
Can you serve a subpoena by email?
State law dictates the manner of service that is required in the jurisdiction. Therefor, there is no unequivocal answer to this question. You need to refer to the law of the prevailing jurisdiction. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Legal Definitions
What is the legal definition of a ship?
According to 33 USCS § 1471 (5), the noun "ship" is defined as -- "(A) a seagoing vessel of any type whatsoever, and (B) any floating craft, EXCEPT an installation or device engaged in the exploration and exploitation of the resources of the seabed and the ocean floor and the subsoil thereof." ...
Can a natural born us citizen have his citizenship revoked against his will?
The law prohibits the taking of your citizenship against your will, but there are certain actions a citizen can take which are classed to be a free-will decision that constitutes renunciation of their citizenship. Which means if you commit these such acts you are willfully aggreeing to the loss of your citizenship. The ways to lose your natural born US citizenship are detailed in 8 USC 1481: 1.Becoming naturalized in another country. 2.Swearing an oath of allegiance to another country. 3.Serving in the armed...
Asked in Business & Finance, Law & Legal Issues
What is plaintiffs bar?
Hi, in the court of law there is 3 sections of the court room, The judges desk, the defendant bar where the person that was accused of doing the crime, and there is a plaintiff bar where the prosecutor sits, or if its not a murder case, just a regular old case like stealing, damage of property etc. its the person who is suing. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Criminal Law
Is murder legal anywhere?
Societies have sanctioned murder (pursuant to a death penalty) when committed by a government. Although justification for such killings is commonly advanced by claiming a retributive purpose (this reasoning goes back to biblical times), it is a form of profound denial to claim they are completely free of "malice aforethought". Attempts to legitimize such killings through social consensus do not negate their moral status as murder. There is no question that such killings are "deliberate and premeditated." The universally experienced discomfort connected with...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Firearms
What are some gun names?
YES, Kalashnikov- but let's include Mauser, Enfield, Winchester, Marlin, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Taurus, Ruger, Luger, Holland & Holland, Merkel, Parker, Purdey, Savage, Mossberg, Arisaka, Browning, Dan Wesson, Auto Ordnance, Mosin, Lebel- and the oldest gun maker still in business- Beretta. There are thousands more. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
What are the Pennsylvania knife carrying laws?
Pennsylvania - Pa. C.S.A. 18.908. Prohibited offensive weapons. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, except as authorized by law, he makes, repairs, sells, or otherwise deals in, uses, or possesses any offensive weapon. (b) Exception.-- It is a defense under this section for the defendant to prove by a preponderance of evidence that he possessed of dealt with the weapon solely as a curio or in a dramatic performance, or that he possessed it briefly in consequence of...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, State Laws
Can one notarize an original signature without the person being present but had prior dealings with the person and was shown identification prior?
No. A document must be actually signed in the presence of the notary.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Political Theory
What are the problems affecting public administration in government law?
The question is M-U-C-H too broad to answer. You must narrow the scope and be more specific. ...
List the major types of criminological research?
1 Comparative and Historical Research, 2 Biographies , 3 Pattern of Crime Research, 4 Cohort of Study 5 Surveys 6 Observations 7 Analysis of Official and Unofficial Records 8 Experiment 9 Mathematical Model and Econometric Technique 10 Combining Research Strategies ...