Funny Laws

Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Farida Palupi

Funny laws or dumb laws are attributed as trivial, useless, or unnecessary. Most of these laws act against behavior or actions which are ordinary and/or mean no harm. If we go by the books, then dumb laws do exist. But most of them are an exaggeration of real laws or are based on concepts that are unrealistic.

Funny Laws From Around the World

➚ In Sweden it is illegal to use the services of a prostitute. Prostitution is legal though.

➚ Post 10 P.M. do not flush the toilet. It is illegal to do so in Switzerland.

➚ Do not leave your house without your underwear, if your house is in Thailand. It is not legal.

➚ You will die an illegal death, if you die in the House of Parliament in England.

➚ While still in England be careful with a stamp that bears the image of the Queen. Placing it upside down is a punishable offense.

➚ You cannot name a pig Napoleon in France.

➚ It is not legitimate for men to make love to male animals in Lebanon. Female animals are allowed!

➚ Avoid chewing gum in Singapore. Doing this is illegal.

➚ In Milan, unless for funeral or in hospital, if you do not have a smile on your face in public, you would be fined $100.

Funny Laws In the United States

In Alaska it is illegal...

➚ For moose to indulge in mating behavior on city streets.

➚ To wake up a bear and get some snaps of it. You can hunt it though.

➚ To whisper in a person's ear if he is moose hunting!

➚ For a kangaroo to pay a visit to a barber shop at any time.

➚ To tie one's pet dog to his/her car's roof.

➚ To treat a moose with alcohol.

➚ To roam the city while carrying bows and arrows.

➚ For a drunk to be allowed to comb his hair in a bar.

➚ To throw grenades on the street!

➚ To put your dog in the back of your truck.

In California it is illegal...

➚ For any kind of animal to do "it" within a range of 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

➚ To use a used underwear to wipe off cars.

➚ To ride a bicycle in a swimming pool!

➚ For anyone to wear cowboy boots unless he/she owns at least 2 cows.

➚ For women to wear high heels while in the city limits.

➚ To provide act or receive the favor of oral sex.

➚ To serenade a woman without a license.

➚ To cry while standing in the witness box in Los Angeles courts.

➚ To keep a child from playing in puddles of water.

➚ To serve alcoholic beverages to a gay person.

In Ohio it is illegal...

➚ To get a fish drunk.

➚ To kill a housefly without a license, if one is within a range of 160 feet of a church.

➚ To breast feed in public.

➚ For cars to scare horses.

➚ To take mice into captivity without a hunting license.

➚ To lean against a public building! If done, then fine is levied.

➚ To sell cornflakes on Sunday.

➚ To run out of gas.

➚ For women to make a public appearance without shaving her face and legs.

➚ To toss a snake at someone. You can shake the creature at someone though!

In Oklahoma it is illegal...

➚ To molest an automobile.

➚ For dogs without a license, to congregate in groups of three or more, on private property.

➚ For anyone taking a bite out of hamburger of someone else.

➚ To prolong a kiss for more than three minutes.

➚ To indulge in pre-marital sex.

➚ For anyone to make "ugly faces" at dogs. He/she may be fined and/or jailed.

➚ For woman to indulge in a gambling game while only wearing lingerie, towel or when nude.

➚ To go for whale watching.

➚ To keep or put any hypnotized person in a display window.

Some More Funny Laws in the the U.S.

Here it is illegal...

➚ To indulge in sexual activity with Satan, without using a condom.
➚ To make love on the wedding day, if the couple is hunting or fishing.
➚ To make love with a live fish.
➚ To make love with the lights on.
➚ For a man to kiss a sleeping woman.
➚ To mistreat rats.
➚ To give false weather reports.
➚ For unmarried woman to parachute on Sundays.
➚ To imitate an animal.
➚ To shower naked, in Florida.
➚ To indulge in any other sexual positions except the missionary one.

Different Branches of Law

Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Farida Palupi

If you are a student of law, you must be well aware of its branches. Each of these deals with a different aspect of law, and has its own set of specialists and advisors. For a layman, it is important to understand that there are many lawyers who deal with these various branches, and this is something one should know before approaching a prospective lawyer for help to solve a problem or legal issue.

Branches of Law

There are more than 20 branches of law that you should familiarize yourself with, and each of these has their own policies and nuances.

Civil law: Any dispute that is related to contractual agreements and such can be classified under civil law. In other words, any dispute that does not involve criminal charges falls under this category.

Criminal law: Any dispute that concerns a crime committed against public authority or other citizens falls under it. Along with civil law, this is one of the broad classifications under which an offense can be placed. Murder, theft, driving under the influence and other such violations fall under it, and are handled by a criminal defense lawyer.

Property law: Ownership and disputes regarding property ownership will be dealt with under the property law statutes. It is important to understand the difference between movable and immovable property here. Movable property is one's personal possessions, while immovable refers to real estate and land. This branch deals with the issues regarding immovable property.

Income tax law: This branch deals with the income tax and other tax-related disputes between individuals or companies and the Federal Government. These require a great deal of expertise to be adhered to, and there are many specialists who provide this expertise.

Labor law: This one deals with the terms and conditions and disputes regarding employment of labor. This is a set of rulings and regulations that govern the relationship and terms between an employer and employee. Though this falls under civil category, it is highly vast and extensive in nature.

Minor law: A minor is a person who is below 18 years of age, and there are several rules and regulations set in place for the protection of minors. Exploiting a minor is a grave offense, and there are many platforms from which disputes can occur. Most cases that minors are involved in are with regard to property issues.

Environment law: This is a set of treaties, agreements, rules and statutes that aim to protect the environment. Anyone who offends these laws is subject to judgment through the system that is set in place. Due to its general nature, this one does not fall under the criminal category. This is one of the types that are more generic in nature, and require highly specialized lawyers.

Administration law: This is a body that deals with the activities and governing capacities of the administrative bodies of the Government. These bodies should not be exempt from standard laws of functioning, and administration is the branch that deals with disputes regarding the same.

Constitutional law: This deals with the study and the practice of the principles set forth by the US Constitution. Any violation that disregards Constitutional policies is scrutinized by specialists in this branch and governance.

Press law: The press and media enjoys the benefits of freedom of speech, but there are certain rules and regulations to be adhered to here as well. This deals with the liberties and powers enjoyed by the media, and it also governs the copyrighting issue of intellectual property rights.

Sale of goods law: This is the set of legal rules regarding the sale and purchase of goods. There needs to be a proper system in place to enable the smooth transaction of goods and services, and the sale of goods law is the set of regulations one refers to if any disputes arise.

Along with these branches that are mentioned, here are some more branches that you may come across at some point or the other.

Marine law
Public international law
Family law
Law of Torts
Corporate law
Excise law
Limitation and arbitration law
Air law
Defamation law
Parliamentary law

All these go hand in hand and work simultaneously to enable the smooth functioning of society. People who break these laws are dealt with accordingly, and this is what keeps our society working.