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In a deposition which I initiate against the plaintiff, if I

In a deposition which I initiate against the plaintiff, if I have a court reporter ( who would also be the deposing officer) can I have a friend unrelated to the case do the video? It would save me hundreds of dollars. If this is I'll advised, can you tell me why? Thanks.

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What is the law in SC regarding CCTV use and how to treat

What is the law in SC regarding CCTV use and how to treat captured video of criminal activity for forwarding to law enforcement, as in chain of custody?

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I just had an off duty cop hassling me about having my pill

I just had an off dutycop hassling me about having my pill bottle with my meds in it. 2 of which are schedule 2 medications. I left to go find my prescription bottles,however I could only find 1 of my prescription bottles. He wouldn't give me back my meds and didn't show me ID.So my question Is in 2 parts. #1 As there is no chain of custody (he was off duty and had been drinking) do I have a case against the police for violating my civil rights, and possibly theft. As I said he was off duty. And #2 can they come to my place of employment and try to charge me after the fact with possession of a controlled substance?The supposedly "off duty" cop confiscated my property which had fallen off my key chain and searched it without my consent, however I am not completely sure he was actually a Cop. I just want to make sure that he or someone else cant come to my place of employment and hassle me, which would cause me to lose my job.Do they have any proof, it seems to me that as the "cop " was off duty and had been drinking, that he has disqualified himself from the "Chain of custody" as It pertains to a criminal case, Also If i find out that this person is not in fact law enforcement , what recourse do I have ? can you please help with my questions ?

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I recently got some food at a gas station, a creme pie, ate

I recently got some food at a gas station, a creme pie, ate into it and found it full of yellowish mold. There was no experiration date stamp on the product and after contacting the company they said there policy is that the distributor always provide a experiration date. It's just unbearable to eat food now without tearing the food apart to inspect for signs of mold. Is this actually something I can pursue legal actions with?

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In reference to the original question, "This is a legal,

In reference to the original question, "This is a legal, Michigan, question." The blood test for alcohol listed as the 'patient' the first and middle name only. The last name was left off. Will this invalidate the report as evidence?

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What happens when the prosecution gives the accused a

what happens when the prosecution gives the accused a handwritten note that the sheriff's dept. did not properly retain evidence or the evidence was destroyed, yet the person accused is convicted of the crime. Will this be an automatic reversal on appeal...california is the state.

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Ok..this is something that happened in WI. Someone I know

ok..this is something that happened in WI. Someone I know got pulled over and arrested because he had some narcotic medication that actually belongs to someone else, in his car. The police took his cell phone into "evidence" and told him that it will take a month but they WILL get a warrant and open it up and read all his messages and listen to his voicemails. Now, he does not legally own the cell phone, someone else does and he was just using it that day. So I am wondering if the legal owner of the phone can take proof to them and retrieve her property or do they really get to keep it as "evidence" when it isn't even his? And how can they call it "evidence" when he hasn't been found guilty of any crime? I am sure they believe he was going to sell the pills but he really was not. He picked them up that very same day from the pharmacy for the person they are prescribed to and had to show his ID to get them from the pharmacy so that can be proven. The problem is that the cap broke on the original bottle that they were in so he put them into an empty bottle that was in his car that had a cap on it that was not broken.

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I want to file pro se in Texas. I am adopted. Vernon civil

I want to file pro se in Texas. I am adopted. Vernon civil statues, family civil code,and law library in Austin have no case law about my problem. I have done a DNA test and results show two half brothers, the surviving half brother and one half brother deceased. The DNA test is not directly admissible due chain of custody. Do I file a motion for transfer of venue or file a case to be heard in district court in local court. I also have medical problems concerning mobility and past medical problems. Thank you for your assistance.

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Complicated question: A assault nurse examiner (SANE)

Complicated question:A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) completes evidence recovery kits on victims of crimes. If the patient is reporting to law enforcement that kit is considered evidence.What are potential complications is the SANE transports the evidence to a "holding area" because law enforcement does not "have the man power" to pick up the kit and enter into the law enforcement evidence room?The SANE is a contract examiner, does not work for law enforcement and is not a sworn officer (obviously). He/she would be transporting the evidence in their personal vehicle.Questions:What liability is the SANE assuming by transporting this evidence?Could this cause admissibility problems since the evidence is transported by someone other than law enforcement after collection?

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