Could I be arrested?

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Try Legal Aid, or Google. Most cops would be happy to tell you what they know, or consider, is against the law, or over the top.
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    Sep 08, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Just don't mow the lawn naked. I know a guy who was dressed improperly while mowing: loose shorts, no underwear. Anyway, his scrotum somehow got snagged on a broken wire fence and it tore open! icon_eek.gif His nuts literally hung exopsed (they are attached, so they don't actually fall out when your scrotum tears open). He had to go to the ER and get his sack sewn back up. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI wouldn't be unduly concerned. Not sure what kind of relationship you have with your neighbor, but even if he called the police, a case could be made that you were in the privacy of your backyard and your neighbor violated that privacy with the roof work.

    You might get looks from the neighbor, but I'd go on about my business.
    Should the police be called, I'd be prepared to discuss the matter... my guess you'd probably just get a warning.


    A warning for what? In his own private back yard? How about the neighbor ‘watching’ from the rooftop? What’s truly private anymore …. nothing? I just can’t wait for local governments to start buying unmanned, photo taking, drones. But no, I don’t think anything will happen.

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    Sep 08, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidMy attorney would strenuously advise you NOT to open your door when / if any cop comes knocking. You have NOTHING to say. (If the cop had a warrant, he would be coming in and you'd still have NOTHING to say. You'd call your attorney to meet you at the station). But there is not going to be any warrant in your case. Seriously: Do not open the door to a cop. Trying to explain your side of a situation to a cop can be a very foolish thing. My attorney said he makes a fortune getting people out of trouble when they've tried to talk their way out of a situation - to a cop or detective.

    My cousin is a judge, and he said it is normal for people to feel that a cop is a nice, neutral, bright guy - who - when he hears the story, will understand, and everything will be alright. This could go badly for you. The cop comes out to hear a complaint, and decides quickly who is the good guy - and who is the bad guy. The complainant is who the cop hears first. You - the defendant are already in second position. If the cop has already decided the complainant is the "good guy" then nothing you say will be of any use. The cop will actually use anything you say to work the case against you. He may even decide to cuff you and arrest you for being belligerent. My cousin warns that the cops are not usually nice, neutral, bright guys. He warns that many cops took that job because they couldn't do anything else. Not all - - just most - - he said.

    The advice from my attorney and my cousin (the judge) is to NOT open your door. Even if the cop knows or thinks you're home - - - stay away from the door and windows. He cannot hurt you without a warrant. He CAN hurt you if he doesn't like your story. You do not want to answer his questions. You have nothing to say. Remembering this will save you a fortune in legal fees, and maybe a night in jail. People do not have to talk to the police.


    As always, great advice!
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Many cops aspire to see how many folks they can mess with. That is most true.
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    HndsmKansan saidI wouldn't be unduly concerned. Not sure what kind of relationship you have with your neighbor, but even if he called the police, a case could be made that you were in the privacy of your backyard and your neighbor violated that privacy with the roof work.

    You might get looks from the neighbor, but I'd go on about my business.
    Should the police be called, I'd be prepared to discuss the matter... my guess you'd probably just get a warning.


    A warning for what? In his own private back yard? How about the neighbor ‘watching’ from the rooftop? What’s truly private anymore …. nothing? I just can’t wait for local governments to start buying unmanned, photo taking, drones. But no, I don’t think anything will happen.



    Maybe not, but Google will buy them.icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    Remember, there are always cameras looking down. Do you REALLY need to have your dick flapping in the wind?

    LOL.

    The human body isn't "dirty", in my view, but, we are a nation with a strong influence of a Puritan / religious nut, background. Like it or not, other folks don't wanna' see your hairy ass or limp noodle. Sometimes, as an adult, you need to have some decorum. You know?

    Here's a rule that you should use to guide you: if it feels wrong, or kinda feels wrong, don't do it. It will serve you well.
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    With regard to unmanned drones: that technology is already in place in most urban areas.

    Privacy is an illusion.

    It gets back to the rule: if it feels wrong, or feels like it might be wrong, don't do it.
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    Edward24 saidNo. But he might think your wacko lol jk icon_lol.gif


    That's possible. However, he's about 68 years old. When he (and I) were young, male nudity was not considered to be a problem or offensive when females were not present. I'd expect a younger person to be more concerned about nudity.


    Exactly. This is what happens when mandatory phys ed is gone from schools, plus the end result of about 40% of kids ending up obese.
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]yourname2000 said[/cite]Yes...I'm sending a cop to your address right now. icon_twisted.gif

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    Sep 08, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Popular culture seems to have tightened a bit on male nudity, and loosened on male grooming.

    I.e., lots of young guys shave EVERYTHING, but, hide under a towel. I think there's some humility going on there, but, also a sensitivity to being checked out by gay culture, and keeping some things private.

    Personally, I don't like folks naked in the sauna with butt sweat all over the place. I think it's disgusting.

    I understand a guy wanting to cover up.

    Also, I mean really, does a guy REALLY need to blow dry his balls at the gym? OMG.
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    Sep 08, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    If your backyard is visually enclosed by either a tall fence or from neighbors viewing into it from their yard or house windows AND it would take an outsider (neighbor etc.) doing something out of the ordinary or purposely to actually see you nude then in most municipalities you are quite legal to do so.

    If the neighbors had a two storey house and their bedroom windows look down into your yard,, then yes you might have a problem. But for them to be up on their roof complaining,, they'd probably have no grounds.
    If the neighbors had small children and all you had visually block your backyard was thick foilage and the kids came through or were peeking etc,, they could have a legitimate complaint because small children are not held to the same standard of behavior as adults.. aka they don't quite understand right and wrong when it comes to other peoples expectation of privacy. It's up to you the adult to ensure that doesn't happen.
    In legal parlance you might be considered an 'attractive nuisance"
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    Sep 08, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidJust a few minutes ago, I was in my back yard nude, doing some weeding. When I heard something, I looked up and saw that my neighbor was on his roof working on his evaporative cooler. Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Do I have to worry about being arrested?

    Should I call my attorney to be prepared?


    No attorney - get arrested and in the pokey you will get poked very often.
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidIf your backyard is visually enclosed by either a tall fence or from neighbors viewing into it from their yard or house windows AND it would take an outsider (neighbor etc.) doing something out of the ordinary or purposely to actually see you nude then in most municipalities you are quite legal to do so.

    If the neighbors had a two storey house and their bedroom windows look down into your yard,, then yes you might have a problem. But for them to be up on their roof complaining,, they'd probably have no grounds.
    If the neighbors had small children and all you had visually block your backyard was thick foilage and the kids came through or were peeking etc,, they could have a legitimate complaint because small children are not held to the same standard of behavior as adults.. aka they don't quite understand right and wrong when it comes to other peoples expectation of privacy. It's up to you the adult to ensure that doesn't happen.
    In legal parlance you might be considered an 'attractive nuisance"


    At least it's nice to know that I'm an attractive nuisance.

    I wonder what would happen if a neighbor added a second story to his house.
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    FRE0 saidJust a few minutes ago, I was in my back yard nude, doing some weeding. When I heard something, I looked up and saw that my neighbor was on his roof working on his evaporative cooler. Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Do I have to worry about being arrested?

    Should I call my attorney to be prepared?


    No attorney - get arrested and in the pokey you will get poked very often.


    Thanks; I hadn't previously known why it's called a "pokey."