I am being accused of leaving a dead cat in a hotel room, they are demanding that i prove i only ever had 2 cats. Lima

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Customer: i am being accused of leaving a dead cat in a hotel room, they are demanding that i prove i only ever had 2 cats.
JA: Where is this occurring? I only ask because laws can vary by state.
Customer: lima ohio
JA: Do you have any court dates or documents relevant to this situation?
Customer: no the animal control people showed up at my hotel this afternoon, they could not id themselves with badges or any business card and started telling me it was reported to them
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: im a CNA traveler if that matteres, i work with the elderly and have both a background check and and FBI background check for ohio done yearly
Answered by Stephen L in 1 min 2 months ago
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It seems kind of silly to request that proof because even if you only had two cats, who is to say you didn't pick up a third cat along the way and leave it in a hotel room.

That being said, if you are being investigated, they are looking for evidence against you and there is no obligation to cooperate, in fact in this type of case you probably should not without n attorney.

You know the part of Miranda where you have the right to remain silent? That is your constitutional right. Also that other part of Miranda about how you have the right to be represented by an attorney. The Constitution really means that as well.

The importance to you is that if you choose to ignore those rights, there is the that third part of Miranda: Anything you do or say can be used against you.

If you choose not to cooperate, your silence cannot be used as evidence of your guilt.

if you do cooperate and it turns out you have not told the truth, even if no evidence turns up, while silence cannot be held against you, lying to law enforcement is in itself a crime.


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