Protection of Property Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker lives in a house that overlooks a lake. Behind his property is a dock that extends fifty feet out into the lake. The water at the end of the dock is approximately thirty feet deep. Tucker has just bought a brand new Cadillac SUV. He drives the car out onto the dock and sits there watching the sunset. He decides to walk back to his house and leave the car parked on the dock. Later that night, Tucker is looking out his back window when he sees some drunk college kids trying to push his new car into the lake. Tucker immediately grabs his shotgun and begins firing. Unfortunately, Tucker kills one of the students. Tucker is charged with murder. At the trial, he testifies that he was trying to protect his property and he would not have shot at the students had they not been trying to put his car into the lake. Tucker will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he could have bought a new car
Choice 2 Convicted, because he used deadly force
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the students were trespassing
Choice 4 Acquitted, because there was no other way to stop the students from pushing the car into the lake
Tucker lives in a house that overlooks a lake. Behind his property is a dock that extends fifty feet out into the lake. The water at the end of the dock is approximately thirty feet deep. Tucker has just bought a brand new Cadillac SUV. He drives the car out onto the dock and sits there watching the sunset. He decides to walk back to his house and leave the car parked on the dock. Tucker’s two kids beg him to let them sleep in the new car and Tucker finally agrees. Later that night, Tucker is looking out his back window when he sees some drunk college kids trying to push his new car into the lake. Tucker immediately grabs his shotgun and begins firing. Unfortunately, Tucker kills one of the students. Tucker is charged with murder. Tucker will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he could have bought a new car
Choice 2 Convicted, because he used deadly force
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the fact that Tucker’s kids were in the car is enough to support his use of deadly force.
Choice 4 Acquitted, because there was no other way to stop the students from pushing the car into the lake
Tucker lives in a house that overlooks a lake. Behind his property is a dock that extends fifty feet out into the lake. The water at the end of the dock is approximately thirty feet deep. Tucker has just rented a Cadillac SUV that he plans to drive to his mountain cabin the next day. He drives the car out onto the dock and sits there watching the sunset. He decides to walk back to his house and leave the car parked on the dock. Later that night, Tucker is looking out his back window when he sees some drunk college kids trying to push his new car into the lake. Tucker runs out of the house and makes his way down to the docks. All but one of the students runs away when they see Tucker but one stays behind, trying to push the car. Tucker kicks the student in the groin, punches him in the face a few times and leaves him in the woods. When the student recovers, and sobers up, he calls the police who arrest Tucker and charge him with assault. At the trial, Tucker testifies that he was trying to protect his property and he would not have attacked the student had he not been trying to put his car into the lake. Tucker will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he kicked the student in the groin
Choice 2 Convicted, because he does not own the car
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the students were trespassing
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he was in rightful possession of the car
Tucker has just bought a Cadillac SUV. That night, Tucker is looking out his back window when he sees some drunk college kids breaking into the car. Before Tucker can get out of his house, the students have managed to break into and start the car. By the time Tucker is out of his house, they have driven off. Two days later, Tucker is walking down the street when he sees one of the students parking the car. Tucker waits for the student to get out of the car and then attacks him. Tucker kicks the student in the groin, punches him in the face a few times and leaves him on the sidewalk. When the student recovers, he calls the police who arrest Tucker and charge him with assault. At the trial, Tucker testifies that he was trying to reclaim his property that was stolen from him. Tucker will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because he kicked the student in the groin
Choice 2 Convicted, because he was not in hot pursuit when he attacked the student
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the students were trespassing when they stole the car
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he the car belonged to him
Pearce has just brought home an original Monet painting from the museum that he works at. The Museum has lent the painting to another museum and Pearce must keep the painting overnight and deliver it to the second museum the next day. Pearce plans on spending the night at a friend’s house but, before he goes, he puts the painting in his bedroom and rigs a shotgun over the bed pointing at the door. He ties a string to the trigger and the other side of the string to the door knob so that the gun will fire at anybody who comes through the door. In the middle of the night, Thomas, an art thief who knows that Pierce has a Monet in his house, breaks into Pearce’s house. Armed with a loaded gun, Thomas starts looking for the painting. He cracks the door to Pearce’s room open and he sees the painting. Thomas cocks the gun and throw’s the door open. The trap gun goes off, Killing Thomas instantly. Tucker is arrested and charged with murder. If Tucker is in a jurisdiction that abides by the traditional rule concerning mechanical devices, he will be convicted of the crime:
True
False
Pearce has just brought home an original Monet painting from the museum that he works at. The Museum has lent the painting to another museum and Pearce must keep the painting overnight and deliver it to the second museum the next day. Pearce plans on spending the night at a friend’s house but, before he goes, he puts the painting in his bedroom and rigs a shotgun over the bed pointing at the door. He ties a string to the trigger and the other side of the string to the door knob so that the gun will fire at anybody who comes through the door. In the middle of the night, Thomas, an art thief who knows that Pierce has a Monet in his house, breaks into Pearce’s house. Armed with a loaded gun, Thomas starts looking for the painting. He cracks the door to Pearce’s room open and he sees the painting. Thomas cocks the gun and throw’s the door open. The trap gun goes off, Killing Thomas instantly. Tucker is arrested and charged with murder. If Tucker is in a jurisdiction that abides by the Model Penal Code’s rule concerning mechanical devices, he will be convicted of the crime:
True
False

 

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