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Q: Can officers impound car and take things they didn't give a reciept for?

The itemization was done and no where on it is the things officer took. No discription or even that they took it.

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answered on Oct 5, 2022

If a vehicle is impounded, there should be an inventory conducted prior to impound. The owner should receive a receipt for any items removed from the vehicle. If a vehicle is searched pursuant to a warrant or some other lawful search, items removed from the vehicle may be listed either on the... View More

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Q: Do I have a case for self-defense?

I was recently involved in an altercation with a past friend. We were at his house and I was asleep on the couch when he, obviously intoxicated, began yelling at me to get up and began to ask me questions about a person and matter I didn’t have a clue about. As I get up he headbutts me in the... View More

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answered on Oct 5, 2022

Based upon the factual scenario you have described it sounds like self-defense is a viable argument. Self-defense is an affirmative defense and must be raised prior to trial. There must be some evidence presented at trial relating to the defense or else the judge will not provide the instruction to... View More

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