FrAmed but Proven Guilty: The Broken Laws in PLL episode 6×08

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This edition of Pretty Little Broken Laws will focus on Alison and Lorenzo. In the episode, Alison visits Lorenzo who is still recovering from last week’s arcade riot, the result of the police invading Jason’s so-called private rendez-vous with Charles.

Alison folds Lorenzo’s clothing and makes him soup; she charms him with claims that she couldn’t think of a better way to thank him. But when Lorenzo falls asleep, Ali thinks of the best way to thank him! She steals his police ID/key so that she can see the evidence about Charles with her own eyes and without permission.

Because the police in Rosewood are so vigilant, her plan goes off without a hitch until Tanner catches her. “I didn’t touch anything!” Alison insists while simultaneously holding a piece of evidence in her hands; it’s her old rattle from when she was a baby and the police found it in the bunker. The only problem is that now, the rattle is evidence from a crime scene and Ali isn’t allowed to play with it like she’s a newborn.

Ali must have felt left out because her friends have been busy breaking into animal labs (check out my entry on that )while she has been on her best behavior, but now she’s pushing her luck.

Ali’s Broken Law 1: 18 PA Cons. Stat. § 3921. Theft by unlawful taking or disposition. (In relevant part)

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LEGAL NOTE: Ali would likely get the second degree misdemeanor here.

The theft of the key/ ID is the beginning of Ali’s troubles. Let’s explore the magnitude of our little liar’s actions. Although Lorenzo’s ID may not be worth a lot of money, it contains his identifying information and Ali took it with the intent to commit a crime; she’s a smart girl and she’s fully aware that she’s not allowed to waltz into a secured police evidence room. Unfortunately for her, this is still true even though the security isn’t that great in Rosewood.

Ali’s Broken Law 2! :

18 PA Cons. Stat. § 4120. Identity theft.

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LEGAL NOTE: since Ali didn’t use the ID to steal anything she would likely once again get the misdemeanor charge. Ali has always been more of a felony girl than a misdemeanor girl, and that brings us to the sneaking into the evidence room issue. Ali’s Broken Law 3! : 18 PA Cons. Stat. § 3503. Criminal trespass.

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LEGAL NOTE: Ali would likely get the 2nd degree felony here because that includes unauthorized opening of locks.

Alison should also be aware that “I knew you would say no and I would have done the same thing anyway,” won’t hold up in a court room as a defense! Thanks for reading! Please don’t forget to nominate my blog for the contest I mentioned and as always, let me know if there’s a particular part I haven’t covered that you would like to see.

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