Can someone be arrested for underage drinking on the night before their 21st birthday?
Let’s say someone’s 21st birthday falls on a Monday, but all his friends are working and can’t take off. So he decides to have the party the night before. But it ends up being a wild party where everyone gets drunk and loud, so a neighbor calls the cops. The cops arrive at 11 pm, one hour away from his 21st birthday. Will he be charged with underage drinking? How about the one who bought the drinks?
Did ohio reconize common-law marriage, and in what year did they stop?
I belive Ohio did away with common law marriage in 1991
Common Law in Greece?
what I was referring to is, when a couple is living together and not married (and they have no kids together but one has kids from a prior wedding) If anything should happen to the one with the kids would the other be entitled to any of his property that he had before he ever met the woman leagaly?
In the US, how does the jury decide if someone is guilty or not? Aren't the people of the jury (juries) just normal people without any specific in law or crime?
Juries are responsible, in part, for determining what the facts are. In theory, this requires no special training. They listen to testimony and determine that which is worthy of belief from that which is not. For example, a witness may testify that they saw the defendant at the scene of the crime. Defense counsel will then cross examine that witness, testing their ability to recall and seeking to expose any biases they may have. The jury would then decide whether they are convinced that the witness believes he or she saw the defendant at the scene of the crime and, if so, whether the witness's recollection can be trusted. From this the jury would find that it is a fact or not the defendant was present at the scene of the crime.Of course, each case presents a number of facts that have to be determined. Once the testimony is completed, the jury must be given the law apply to the case. This may be the most difficult part of the process for a jury. The judge reads to them a great deal of law that they must apply to the facts as they find them. Depending on the jurisdiction, the instructions may or may not go back with the jurors as they deliberate. The law can be extremely complex and it can take hours for the judge to read the instructions to the jury. Jurors are given law as to the elements of the crime as well as rules for evaluating witness testimony.As a simple example, it may be the case in a particular jurisdiction that burglary is defined as unlawfully entering or remaining in the dwelling of another with the intent to commit a crime therein. The testimony may have established that the defendant went into a department store near closing time and remained in the premises after the store closed and took some merchandise. Perhaps the defendant testified that he fell asleep in the bedroom department and did not decide to take the merchandise until after he had awoken. The jury must consider whether (1) to believe defendants testimony; and (2) if the testimony is believed has the defendant committed burglary insofar as having possessed the requisite intent-if he formed the intent to take the merchandise after he unlawfully remained in the store, the requisite intent is absent. The jury system is far from perfect. It places great demands on those who serve as jurors. However, while I am no expert in comparative law, in my view, it is the best system available.
Federal Law Prohibits my perscription refill?
If you are on a stimulant the Class II agents require a NEW prescription every time you need additional medication. No refills....not No More Medicine.
Criminology versus Political Science. Which one do I go into (undergrad) if I want to go to law school?
I want to go to law school. I can't decide between an undergraduate degree in Criminology or Political Science. For criminology, it says this on the website: Please note: Criminology is not a pre-law preparatory program. So does it mean I can't take criminology if I want to go to law school? What about political science? In your opinion, which one is easier?
How can America declare the capital of Israel as Jerusalem? How can any other country take this decision?
How can America declare the capital of Israel as Jerusalem? How can any other country take this decision?Long answer short: America did no such thing. In 1949, the State of Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital city. In 2018, America finally recognized Israel’s decision and moved the U.S. embassy there.Short answer long:As a sovereign nation, Israel has the sole and exclusive right to choose its capital city. Israel chose Jerusalem when the Jewish State was re-established in Palestine after World War II. Israel chose neither Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Jericho, Haifa, nor Bethlehem, but Jerusalem.Most of the nations of the world did not recognize that choice, because they did not want to anger the Arabs, who had oil. Most still do not recognize that choice, keeping their embassies in Tel Aviv. But in 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to enforce the American law mandating that the United States recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv. That the rest of the world was outraged with Trump’s decision doesn’t matter—it was legal, moral, correct, and long overdue. The new “United States Embassy, Jerusalem, Israel,” opened for business in May.Before you protest, “well, that’s just %^$#@ Trump,” remember that he was only enforcing a law signed by President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, and endorsed since by every President and Congress, Republican and Democrat.How can any other country “take that decision”?Actually, how can any other nation NOT take that decision? If Jerusalem as a capital is up for veto by any nation, so is every nation’s capital. Do you agree that your capital can be changed by China, Russia, or North Korea? That France’s capital should be Nice, not Paris? That England’s should be Cornwall, not London, and America’s Detroit, not D.C. “That’s not acceptable!” you sputter?You’re right, it isn’t acceptable. It isn’t for Israel either. Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel. That decision is irrevocable, and the world needs to grow up and accept it. President Trump, like him or despise him, correctly took that step.Follow the leader, world.
Should only the Orthodox branch of Judaism decide who is Jewish?
This is a question with an assumption - that it is a human decision. If Judaism is a man made religion, who cares? You can do whatever you want. Begin to call all of the Chinese or Arabs Jews if you fancy. If it is a G-d given way of life, if He has anything to say, then humans do not have the right to make this decision. Even the wisest among us. The qualification for deciding who is Jewish was never a question until recent generations. Large percentages of intermarriage and declining membership, along with pressure from congregant/donors whose grandchildren are not Jewish by Jewish law, led some movements to abandon the universal definition of more than 3,000 years standing for practices with no precedent whatso ever in Judaism.So, historically and religiously speaking, the orthodox did not decide anything other than to not accept drastic changes in Jewish law, which they consider G-d given. These changes are patrilinear descent and changes to conversion practice.As already stated, the acceptance of a non uniform standard for defining Jewishness or conversion will, by definition, create a non breachable division of the Jewish people. And there is an answer. Changing determination of Judaism, conversion procedure and requirements and divorce procedure amounts to destroying or leaving Judaism. Numerically Pew and other surveys, plus 2,000 of Jewish history, proves that the splinter groups leave Judaism and whither away or become a non Jewsh religion. Individual and movement individuality have to maintain those as standard or face losing all semblence of Jewishness.