| Read Time: < 1 minute | Criminal Justice

Every so often you will read your local paper to find that a defendant was caught because he left his ID at a bank he robbed or the person who was arrested after trying to sell stolen merchandise back to the person they robbed.

Well these are certainly news worthy but what about the dumb laws that all states have on the books.  For example here in Florida it is illegal to have a sexual relations with a porcupine.  Seems that if you are having sex with a porcupine the criminal justice system is the least of your worries. Besides I hear that porcupines are just “pricks”.

Anyway, photographer Olivia Locher took these ridiculous rules and created a photo collage of people being caught breaking the law.  Visualizing these absurd rules is extremely entertaining.  Then you realize that someone had to think up these law, have them passed by a legislative body, and then signed by a governor. That thought is less entertaining and more pathetic.


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Andrew Moses

Andrew has been practicing criminal law his entire career. After graduating from law school he began working as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting cases in Orange and Osceola Counties. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, Andrew handled all types of cases ranging from misdemeanors to such serious felonies as drug trafficking and armed robbery. His experience as a prosecutor helped him gain perspective of the criminal justice system and how the government established its cases.

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