History PlayingWith / OffOnATechnicality

19th Nov '13 10:18:32 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob beat the rap because Officer Alice misplaced a comma in her arrest report

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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob beat the rap because Officer Alice misplaced a comma in her arrest reportreport.



* '''Justified''': Officer Alice is a CowboyCop who doesn't always follow the correct procedures, and this time she got caught.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Officer Alice is a CowboyCop who doesn't always follow the correct procedures, and this time she got caught.
19th Nov '13 2:36:27 PM SKJAM
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* '''Straight''': Bob beat the rap because of a legal technicality.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob beat the rap because TheJudge Alice misplaced a comma in his ruling
* '''Downplayed''': Bob get a new trial because of a legal problem.
* '''Justified''':
** This legal problem was about the interpretation of the law ie. the disposition describing the offense was ill understood.
** The evidences used was not strong enough to justify a conviction.
* '''Inverted''': Bob get legally sent to prison.
* '''Subverted''': Errors of law are discovered and, in appeals, the judges don't deem them sufficently serious to justify an overturning...
* '''Double Subverted''': ..but subsequent judges deem these errors as justifying Bob's release.
* '''Parodied''': Bob get freed and moreover obtains a lifelong pension because the Judge Alice wore the wrong dress at his trial.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Straight''': Burglar Bob beat the rap because of Officer Alice didn't get a legal technicality.
search warrant before breaking into his house.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob beat the rap because TheJudge Officer Alice misplaced a comma in his ruling
her arrest report
* '''Downplayed''': Bob get gets a new trial because of a legal problem.
* '''Justified''':
'''Justified''': Officer Alice is a CowboyCop who doesn't always follow the correct procedures, and this time she got caught.
** This legal problem was about the interpretation of the law ie. law, i.e. the disposition deposition describing the offense was ill understood.
badly written.
** The evidences used evidence other than that obtained illegally was not strong enough to justify a conviction.
* '''Inverted''': Innocent Bob get legally gets sent to prison.
prison because of an obscure twist of the law. "Turns out that under an 1846 statute that was never repealed, lending your car to Mass Murderer Mike when he went to buy the guns makes you guilty of mass murder yourself, even if he lied to you about what he was doing."
* '''Subverted''': Errors of law are discovered and, in appeals, the judges don't deem them sufficently sufficiently serious to justify an overturning...
* '''Double Subverted''': ..but subsequent the higher court judges deem these errors as justifying Bob's release.
* '''Parodied''': Bob get gets freed and moreover obtains a lifelong pension because the Judge Alice wore the wrong dress at his trial.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???During the course of the story, we see several cases involving technicalities. Some get the accused off, others don't, and a few get appealed.



* '''Enforced''': "Bob must freed!""But how?""Make the judge make a blunder!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "So Bob, have you been freed because you're innocent or because of a legal technicality?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': Bob's [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]] make his utmost so that the Judge Alice make the most of legal blunders enabling the release of his client.
* '''Defied''': Judge Alice doesn't make legal blunders and Bob stay in jail.

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* '''Enforced''': "Bob must freed!""But how?""Make be freed so that [[VigilanteMan Vic]] can dispense street justice!" "But how?" "Make the judge make a blunder!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "So Bob, have "Bob, I'm amazed your lawyer was able to find that obscure ruling in time to get you been freed because you're innocent or because of a legal technicality?"
off."
* '''Invoked''': ???
Officer Alice deliberately fluffs the arrest so Bob will be freed on a technicality, and her boyfriend Vic can kill him.
* '''Exploited''': Bob's [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]] make his puts forth utmost effort so that the Judge Alice make the most of notices legal blunders enabling the release of his client.
* '''Defied''': Judge Alice doesn't make '''Defied''':
** Nobody makes
legal blunders and Bob stay stays in jail.jail.
** A technicality gets some evidence thrown out, but the prosecution's case is solid enough to convict Bob without it.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"CriticalResearchFailure! That's not a valid technicality!" "Back when this movie was written, it was. Congress passed a law plugging that hole two years later."
10th Sep '13 9:26:52 PM JIKTV
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* '''Straight''': Bob beat the reap because of a legal technicality.

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* '''Straight''': Bob beat the reap rap because of a legal technicality.



* '''Parodied''': Bob get freed and moreover obtain a lifelong pension because the Judge Alice wore the wrong dress at his trial.

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* '''Parodied''': Bob get freed and moreover obtain obtains a lifelong pension because the Judge Alice wore the wrong dress at his trial.



* '''Defied''': Judge Alice don't make legal blunders and Bob stay in jail.

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* '''Defied''': Judge Alice don't doesn't make legal blunders and Bob stay in jail.



-->"Why Bob is free?"\\

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-->"Why is Bob is free?"\\
25th Aug '13 9:19:48 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': This legal problem was about the interpretation of the law ie. the disposition describing the offense was ill understood.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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This legal problem was about the interpretation of the law ie. the disposition describing the offense was ill understood.



* '''Double Subverted''': ..but subsequant judges deem these errors as justifying Bob's release.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ..but subsequant subsequent judges deem these errors as justifying Bob's release.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ??
* '''Averted''': Even though a legal problem was foung in a Court of Appeals, this error was deemed harmless and Bob must stay in jail.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ??
???
* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Even though a legal problem was foung found in a Court of Appeals, this error was deemed harmless and Bob must stay in jail.



* '''Invoked''':

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* '''Invoked''':'''Invoked''': ???



* '''Conversed''': ??
* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':

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* '''Conversed''': ??
* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':
???


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25th Aug '13 7:36:44 AM JujuP
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'''Basic Trope''': A criminal get away because of a legal technicality.
* '''Straight''': Bob beat the reap because of a legal technicality.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob beat the rap because TheJudge Alice misplaced a comma in his ruling
* '''Downplayed''': Bob get a new trial because of a legal problem.
* '''Justified''': This legal problem was about the interpretation of the law ie. the disposition describing the offense was ill understood.
** The evidences used was not strong enough to justify a conviction.
* '''Inverted''': Bob get legally sent to prison.
* '''Subverted''': Errors of law are discovered and, in appeals, the judges don't deem them sufficently serious to justify an overturning...
* '''Double Subverted''': ..but subsequant judges deem these errors as justifying Bob's release.
* '''Parodied''': Bob get freed and moreover obtain a lifelong pension because the Judge Alice wore the wrong dress at his trial.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ??
* '''Averted''': Even though a legal problem was foung in a Court of Appeals, this error was deemed harmless and Bob must stay in jail.
** ThereIsNoHigherCourt
* '''Enforced''': "Bob must freed!""But how?""Make the judge make a blunder!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "So Bob, have you been freed because you're innocent or because of a legal technicality?"
* '''Invoked''':
* '''Exploited''': Bob's [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]] make his utmost so that the Judge Alice make the most of legal blunders enabling the release of his client.
* '''Defied''': Judge Alice don't make legal blunders and Bob stay in jail.
* '''Discussed''':
-->"Why Bob is free?"\\
"Because he wasn't read his rights by the cops."
* '''Conversed''': ??
* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':
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This damn criminal got OffOnATechnicality!
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
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