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[DISCLAIMER: This article is not legal advice. For your safety, if you are being detained by police, you should follow all officer instructions.]

An interesting legal quirk came to our attention the other day from this legal summary: "It's not a criminal attempt to escape where the arrest was unlawful." So, if an officer's reason for arresting you is invalid or illegal, you can't be charged with trying to flee that arrest.

Given the current climate of police shootings, especially against those fleeing from police, this seems like dangerous advice. So let's take a closer look at where this rule comes from and what it means for criminal suspects and defendants.

Red and blue lights flashing in the background. A siren whoop. Looks like you have to pull over. What did you do? Are you been pulled over for no reason?

Traffic stops may be a daily occurrence for police officers. However, cops can be jumpy during stops because they're dangerous. Just a few days ago, an officer from Hayward, California was shot and killed only 45 seconds into a routine traffic stop. In another case in Texas, Sandra Bland was pulled over for the relatively minor infraction of failing to signal. By the end of the stop, the officer became upset, and Bland was arrested.

Even if you think you were pulled over for nothing wrong, here are five tips on what to do during a traffic stop:

The transition from life in prison to life outside can often be jarring, at best. If you're not lucky enough to have a ride home and a supportive network, that adjustment can be even worse.

Finding a job can be the hardest part about transitioning back into society. Despite all the programs and incentives available to make it easier ex-cons easier, some of the old hurdles -- fear, prejudice, etc. -- still exist. So here are a few ideas for getting a job after jail.

As it should be obvious to everyone by now, the cops are on Facebook. Heck, they may even put your arrest on their own Facebook page.

So it shouldn't be that surprising that a New York state court made the police's job a little easier by ruling that Facebook must turn over photos, private messages, and personal account information in response to legitimate warrants. The ruling was in regards to 381 warrants served on the social media company by New York prosecutors, but could have much larger online privacy implications.

"I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up 4 wheel drive..." Don't get Carrie Underwood mad.

You've probably once been just as mad as Carrie Underwood and wanted to key someone's car for parking too close, stealing your spot, cutting you off.

Sure, keying someone's car isn't a nice thing to do, but is it a crime?

Snitches get stitches, as the popular refrain goes. But jailhouse snitches can get much more -- money, food, housing considerations, reduced or dropped charges, and, as promised in one case, the opportunity to jail the army and "legally kill some people."

Multiple reports have revealed a complex and comprehensive jailhouse snitch program in Orange County, California, shining a light on the use and legality of jailhouse snitches like never before.

So how does law enforcement use jailhouse snitches and is their testimony legal?

A jury yesterday found James Holmes guilty on all murder counts in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. Holmes killed 12 people in the shooting, and was charged with two murder counts for each: murder in the first degree after deliberation, and murder in the first degree with extreme indifference.

But what is extreme indifference murder, and how does it differ from a standard first degree murder charge?

Living with a criminal record isn't easy. It's harder to get a job and get into college, and a criminal conviction may even get you kicked off American Idol.

All jokes aside, housing is one of our most basic needs, so can landlords refuse to rent to people with a criminal record? And do you have to explain a criminal conviction on a housing application?

No one wants to get a DUI. But sometimes we don't realize how intoxicated we are until sitting down behind the wheel.

If you have that moment of clarity, can you just pull over and try and sleep it off? Or can you get charged with DUI, even if you weren't driving at the time?

While there are no specific laws outlawing homelessness per se, many cities have ordinances that essentially make it illegal to be homeless. As just one example, good Samaritans from Texas to Florida have been ticketed or arrested for just giving food to the homeless.

To help you better understand the laws, here are some local laws and ordinances that cover homelessness: