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Scratch-off lottery ticket vending machines were not slot machines

Oct 6, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Scratch-off lottery ticket vending machines were not slot machines.

Pinball machine rewarding free games for high score not prohibited gambling

Oct 5, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Pinball machine rewarding free games for high score not prohibited gambling.

Sheriff couldn’t claim ignorance of “open and notorious” slot machines

Oct 4, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Sheriff couldn’t claim ignorance of “open and notorious” slot machines

Playing slot machines is “playing at a game”

Oct 3, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Playing slot machines is “playing at a game”

Postal inspector’s act of shoving door into union representative was not de minimis

Sep 30, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Postal inspector’s act of shoving door into union representative was not de minimis.

Defendant’s actions kicking arresting police officers were not de minimis

Sep 29, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Defendant’s actions kicking arresting police officers were not de minimis.

A sip of beer from friend’s cup by 20-year-old was de minimis

Sep 28, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

A sip of beer from friend’s cup by 20-year-old was de minimis.

Indictment for shoplifting three pieces of bubble gum was subject to dismissal

Sep 27, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Indictment for shoplifting three pieces of bubble gum was subject to dismissal.

Trial court has discretion to dismiss prosecution as de minimis

Sep 26, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court has discretion to dismiss prosecution as de minimis.

Alcoholic amnesia is not a defense to crime

Sep 23, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Alcoholic amnesia is not a defense to crime.

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