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I want to travel to America, but I have a conviction/been arrested. Can I still travel there?

The USA have a visa waiver programme for any person holding passports from certain countries (United Kingdom passports are included) as long as that person has never been arrested and/or convicted. If you have been arrested, you must declare it w...

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Someone is sending me threatening / abusive / offensive messages via a social networking site. Is this a criminal offence?

If a person sends threatening/abusive/offensive messages to another person via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking site, they could be committing an offence. The most relevant offences are 'harassment' and 'malicious communications.......

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Someone has parked their car and it is blocking my driveway, what shall I do?

If the vehicle is blocking access to your driveway you should first make enquiries with the neighbours to see if they know who the car belongs to, so they can move it. In most areas local councils have now taken on responsibility for enforcing p......

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What is the definition of an offensive weapon?

There are three categories of offensive weapons:1. Items that are made for the purpose of causing injury and have no other practical purpose in the normal world (and are offensive weapons per se) - Examples are flick knives, daggers, knuckleduster......

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