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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by RCC: Act II » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 am

Okay.

If you are a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals justice, do not steal antique furniture from the capital building, and don't do things like use a state car and gas card to drive yourself to your own book signing... and then claim a mileage expense for state business anyway. Probably don't order a 30k couch and other similar expensive bullshit to decorate your office and then when you get Mike Wallaced by the local news claim it is a court employee's fault and fire him and try to get him criminally investigated.

If you do, try real hard not to lie repeatedly to the feds investigating all of this while trying to intimidate potential witnesses. The feds don't have a sense of humor about this sort of thing. This is how 22 count indictments happen.

And definitely do none of the above after writing an extremely sanctimonious book about how bad corruption is and your ideas on how to stop it and punish those guilty of it. Because that would be stupid.

Of course, you would have known this had you actually practiced law before using your Daddy's political connections to weasel your way into a seat on the court, but hahahahahaha fuck you.

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by RCC: Act II » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 am

Or was that too specific?

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by gnome » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:36 pm

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by RCC: Act II » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:58 pm

"The bitch broke my stereo and needed to be taught a lesson" is not a legal defense to a domestic battery charge.

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:19 pm

RCC: Act II wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:58 pm
"The bitch broke my stereo and needed to be taught a lesson" is not a legal defense to a domestic battery charge.
Insist on a jury trial.

Go for jury nullification.

After all the bitch so obviously needed to be taught a lesson.

It worked for OJ.

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by gnome » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:48 pm

RCC: Act II wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:58 pm
"The bitch broke my stereo and needed to be taught a lesson" is not a legal defense to a domestic battery charge.
How many people establish a motive as if it's a legal defense?

Hypothetically.
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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:57 pm

What sort of hypothetical legal advice would you give this man?

Ex-superintendent accused of pooping on HS track plans to sue cops over mug shot
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The now former Kenilworth schools superintendent accused of repeatedly pooping at a high school track near his home has notified Holmdel police he plans to file a lawsuit over the mug shot taken after his arrest, according legal documents filed by his attorney.
Thomas Tramaglini claims Holmdel police should not have photographed him at police headquarters because the public defecation, lewdness and litter charges, which remain pending, were low-level municipal offenses.
"It’s like getting photographed and fingerprinted for a speeding ticket," his attorney Matthew Adams said in an email to NJ Advance Media.
A speeding ticket? Maybe if it was joe schmoe. But it seems very ironic that this was in fact the superintendent of schools, and he's essentially vandalizing school property. I highly doubt this is because he couldn't find a toilet to relieve himself.

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"On May 1, 2018, officers or agents of the Holmdel Police Department unlawfully took Dr. Tramaglini's photograph and distributed and disseminated the 'mug shot' to third parties, including the media with the intent to harm Dr. Tramaglini," according the court filing.
The filing, known as a tort claim notice, by Tramgalini is a required legal step in advance of a full lawsuit. It lists potential damages of more than $1 million due to loss of income, harm to his reputation, emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
“It is our position that the photograph that has been widely disseminated was unlawfully taken and maliciously distributed,” Adams said in a phone interview Friday.
Yeah, make sure to emphasize that it's "Dr." Tramaglini who liked to shit on the school track. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

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Re: Sound hypothetical legal advice:

Post by RCC: Act II » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:14 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:57 pm
What sort of hypothetical legal advice would you give this man?

Ex-superintendent accused of pooping on HS track plans to sue cops over mug shot
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The now former Kenilworth schools superintendent accused of repeatedly pooping at a high school track near his home has notified Holmdel police he plans to file a lawsuit over the mug shot taken after his arrest, according legal documents filed by his attorney.
Thomas Tramaglini claims Holmdel police should not have photographed him at police headquarters because the public defecation, lewdness and litter charges, which remain pending, were low-level municipal offenses.
"It’s like getting photographed and fingerprinted for a speeding ticket," his attorney Matthew Adams said in an email to NJ Advance Media.
A speeding ticket? Maybe if it was joe schmoe. But it seems very ironic that this was in fact the superintendent of schools, and he's essentially vandalizing school property. I highly doubt this is because he couldn't find a toilet to relieve himself.

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"On May 1, 2018, officers or agents of the Holmdel Police Department unlawfully took Dr. Tramaglini's photograph and distributed and disseminated the 'mug shot' to third parties, including the media with the intent to harm Dr. Tramaglini," according the court filing.
The filing, known as a tort claim notice, by Tramgalini is a required legal step in advance of a full lawsuit. It lists potential damages of more than $1 million due to loss of income, harm to his reputation, emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
“It is our position that the photograph that has been widely disseminated was unlawfully taken and maliciously distributed,” Adams said in a phone interview Friday.
Yeah, make sure to emphasize that it's "Dr." Tramaglini who liked to shit on the school track. :mrgreen:
If the practice is that the PD usually just tickets these offenses, then he might have a case and I hope he wins.

It usually happens to more vulnerable people, but the police practice of arresting or threatening an arrest for a very minor or dubious charge just so the booking info gets on the net isn't rare. I'd like to see there be a high profile case where a department gets sued for this bullshit.

At least here, there are rags that collect and publish these. Called "see who's locked up" or some such. They basically publicize your mug shot and alleged crime even after resolution unless you cut them a check.

So yeah, he has a point.