Asked in Civil Litigation for Oregon

Q: Can a business post “under surveillance” signs if they don’t really have view of the area?

A car was dropped off after hours at a closed location

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Only an Oregon criminal law attorney could advise meaningfully under the posted category of Criminal Law, but your post remains open for a month.

From a CIVIL law standpoint where security became an element upon which damages were claimed, it could possibly become relevant, for instance, if someone included lack of adequate security measures as an element of their pleadings in establishing liability. Or it could be raised in terms of making representations as to security measures to the public. But from a practical standpoint in everyday life, judges and jurors know that facilities use such signs liberally without too much oversight. Good luck

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