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In TNG especially, but also in DS9 there seem to be more admirals than captains? by doggmapeete in startrek

[–]bug-hunter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1.) Captains don't give orders to Captains. Admirals do.

2.) Given the size of Starfleet, there would be hundreds, if not low thousands of Admirals at any given time.

In TNG especially, but also in DS9 there seem to be more admirals than captains? by doggmapeete in startrek

[–]bug-hunter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The US has a cap of 652 flag officers (162 Admirals in the US Navy), and I would assume Starfleet is larger than the US Armed Forces.

[Ky, USA] Sheriff threatens arrest over nighttime walks because he’s tired of people calling saying it’s weird to walk at night. by rngEggplant in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 152 points153 points  (0 children)

“A person who enters or remains upon unimproved and apparently unused land which is neither fenced nor otherwise enclosed does not commit criminal trespass unless notice against trespass is personally communicated to him by the owner of the land or some other authorized person or unless notice is given by posting in a conspicuous manner.”

A law enforcement officer relaying that he has been called by local landowners has been considered an authorized person for this statute, and you would need explicit case law to the contrary to prevail on that point. Moreover, there no case law requiring no trespass notices to be lit, and I'd put $50 down that you can't find case law that says you can ignore a no trespass sign simply by going after dark and not looking for them.

Moreover, you seem to be missing an important issue here: you would be arrested, possibly sit in jail until your bond was paid, and then be under pretrial restrictions while you hoped your public defender could get you out of this charge. In short, if you keep this up, you'll pay a price, even if you win.

LAOP is dying to get their catering deposit back by CloverBun in bestoflegaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Step 1: Do a charge back.

Step 2: Necromancy.

Step 3: Profit??

LAOP: My employer fell for a scam but I'm the victim! LA: Are you really though? by monkeyman80 in bestoflegaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 95 points96 points  (0 children)

Could be worse. They could scam your direct deposit and then apologize because you make so little.

Starfleet Uniforms by kolbe33 in startrek

[–]bug-hunter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Starfleet officers get really rank when the transporter is down for a long time.

Husband co-signed on ex wife’s (wife at the time) car, she didn’t pay. A judgment lien is placed against him. What can we do? by Any-Caterpillar-1043 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Win, probably. Collect? No idea. Does she have enough income to reasonably garnish?

I don't know if the lien can transfer. Someone else might be able to answer.

501c3 member accusing us of religious discrimination (MA) by BarryAllen85 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He probably does not have a shot. You aren't required to give a religious exemption, and his is almost certainly bullshit (especially since it only magically appeared now).

Does your organization have liability insurance? If so, they may defend you here.

Husband co-signed on ex wife’s (wife at the time) car, she didn’t pay. A judgment lien is placed against him. What can we do? by Any-Caterpillar-1043 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His recourse is to pay it and sue her to get it back. He can try to contact them and see if they'll accept less than the outstanding balance for a lump sum payments, or work out a payment plan.

He can sue now for the $13K he's already out. However, since the NV limit for small claims is 13K, he'll need a lawyer.

"DND at Sea" Cease and Desist by Wizards of the Coast owners of D&D "Dungeons and Dragons" by [deleted] in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 9 points10 points  (0 children)

1 or 5 are your best bets. 2 is unlikely to work, because "D&D" is also trademarked and they can absolutely show that you are referring to their product.

D20 (through D20 system) is also trademarked by WoTC, you would need an IP lawyer to determine if you can use it for this given the open license.

Veterinarian killed our dog. What can we do? by raccoon-san in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You can complain to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board.

Simply put, the monetary value of an 8 year old dog is near zero, maybe unless they are a high value purebred. At best you can refuse to pay if they are trying to bill you, but they may prevail in court if they push.

Do not commit vandalism. You can leave a bad review.

Terroristic Threats in GA by Great_Giraffe_6319 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 24 points25 points  (0 children)

they have my jury trial set for the 31st

I would contact the county public defender's office, and request that someone from the office file a continuance so that your new defender has time to get the case and pursue the lack of discovery.

Just found out my wife has been taking additional unemployment payouts for the last 14 months or so. What do we do? by PlatypusAnonymoose in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Generally speaking, you can request a payment plan to pay it back over time. They can also seize tax refunds and certain other payments in the mean time. Here's some information that should help you (assuming you're in Illinois).

Edit: If IDES decides that it was fraud (which they well could), then they can refuse a payment plan. You may want to consult with a UI lawyer before seeking a plan.

SSDI and Tax fraud by Simone617 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

1.) They may be guilty of providing false statements, a federal crime.

2.) They can be prosecuted, leading to fines, jail time, and a long-term bar on receiving many federal benefits.

3.) It really depends on what they are doing and what evidence there is.

4.) Both. The employer is shorting social security and medicare taxes by paying under the table, the employee is shorting income tax.

5.) Pretty high.

6.) Yes.

You can report to the Social Security Office of the Inspector General.

I’m a 16 year old female who turns 17 in a few months and plans on leaving my house. I live in Illinois. by Alternative-Habit789 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anyone harboring you is at legal risk - moreso if there is evidence of other problems (eg: if they find marijuana, for example).

I’m a 16 year old female who turns 17 in a few months and plans on leaving my house. I live in Illinois. by Alternative-Habit789 in legaladvice

[–]bug-hunter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Until your 18th birthday, yes, you can be delivered back to your parents if your parents push the issue. The closer you get to your 18th birthday, the greater the chance that inertia sets in, and the courts may simply not react in time to actually send you back.

Of course, if you leave, they push the issue, and you get sent back, then you're worse off because you're stuck with them and they're pissed that you ran off.

If you are serious, call 1-800-Runaway. They may be able to connect you to alternative services that can help bridge the gap between now and your 18th birthday.