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Old 08-08-2019, 08:41 AM
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Drug violations:

In "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency" Leonard, Raj and Howard eat some "enchanced" cookies. Illegal in CA at the time. While being unware that they were ingesting drugs might factor into a trial, a real hard nosed DA could still make their lives difficult. And Raj could be deported.

While buzzed, they get the munchies and Howard outlines an attack on a group of scouts to steal their food. While they didn't actually do it, planning such a crime is a crime. Esp. with big doughy scout masters, couple cubs, mostly Webelos as their intended vics.

In The Plimpton Stimulation" Leonard says he didn't get much sleep (due to Dr. Plimpton). Howard offers Leonard some of his mom's sleeping pills. In passing he mentions that she doesn't know she takes them. Not the only time Howard reveals that he secretly drugs his mom. The first action is a lesser crime. Secretly drugging someone on a regular basis with sleeping pills? That's serious time.

In "The Bad Fish Paradigm" Howard secretly puts Valium in Sheldon's milk.

Howard's a jerk, if you get right down to it.

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Sheldon also acted like an employee at The Cheesecake Factory, violting both labor and public health codes. The police would have called in about 30 seconds.

And he was guilty of public nudity in Howard's car.

The conversation with the little girl at the library could have been totally misinterpreted. As Leonard put it "Walk out fast and don't look at the security cameras."
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Dr. Stephanie Barnett told Sheldon he had an inflamed larynx when all she wanted him to do was STFU.

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Old 08-08-2019, 01:17 PM
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Dr. Stephanie Barnett told Sheldon he had an inflamed larynx when all she wanted him to do was STFU.
She also hid her malpractice of leaving an earring in someone's body. And apparently she doesn't even know the correct procedure for a cootie shot.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:27 PM
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And Leonard knows about the "couple of fifties in Green Lantern's ass." Implying he's taken some at some point (but probably replaced them).

IMHO, the top top crimes are destroying the elevator, and filling Kripke's office with foan, both which could have serious consequences.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:40 PM
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Amy gave Sheldon some "special, funny tasting, juice" to Sheldon to calm him down during their flight to Texas.
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Was Sheldon guilty of assault when he threw a pie in Leonard's face in his Mars video?
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:13 AM
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Amy gave Sheldon some "special, funny tasting, juice" to Sheldon to calm him down during their flight to Texas.
Penny got him drunk before his "Uranus" speech. And how many times has Raj been drunk in order to talk to women?

When Howard was up for the government job, they all committed some form of slander when talking to the government agent.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:24 AM
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Dr. Stephanie Barnett told Sheldon he had an inflamed larynx when all she wanted him to do was STFU.
Unethical, but probably not illegal

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When Howard was up for the government job, they all committed some form of slander when talking to the government agent.
I don't think any of them actually lied, did they?
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:24 AM
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Penny got him drunk before his "Uranus" speech. And how many times has Raj been drunk in order to talk to women?

When Howard was up for the government job, they all committed some form of slander when talking to the government agent.
Except for unknowingly giving someone alcohol, none of these are crimes. And there was no slander. It isn't slander if it's true.
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Okay. Sheldon did lie to the government agent after telling her about Leonard and Joyce Kim:

Agent: Would that be Leonard Hofstader.
Sheldon: No, this was a different Leonard, Chinese, red hair, six fingers...

Leonard, Howard & Raj also covered up the incident with the pigeon in the sterile lab room.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:56 PM
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Penny got him drunk before his "Uranus" speech. And how many times has Raj been drunk in order to talk to women?
Penny getting him drunk without his consent: no doubt illegal.
Raj being drunk* to overcome his selective mutism: not illegal. You can get drunk. It's what you do once you are drunk (i.e.: driving) that causes problems.


*= And, technically, Raj doesn't have to be drunk. There are several episodes where he takes a single swig of alcohol and immediately begins intergender discussion.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:02 PM
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Didn't Penny direct Raj's telescope into someone's window, to watch their tv? Don't know whether that's criminal.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:03 PM
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Penny getting him drunk without his consent: no doubt illegal.
In what way is this illegal? She simply offered him a drink to relax him. Sheldon was fully aware that he was drinking alcohol. It's not Penny's fault or her crime if Sheldon can't effectively judge his tolerance.

This is the relevant scene. Exactly what is Penny's crime?
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:34 PM
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In "The Irish Pub Formulation" Sheldon is playing a text-based adventure game (possibly Zork) using an emulator. The use of such emulators to play copyrighted games is a no-no. Some companies sue and since copyright violation is now a criminal matter there's that as well.
I don't know the specifics of the episode, but using an emulator to play games isn't illegal or even a no-no if you are playing a licensed copy. The only purpose of the emulator is to allow the user to play a game on a different platform. Steam has a ton of old games available for purchase and play that require an emulator (DOS Box).
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Stuart had entered Howard and Bernadette's bedroom without their consent and watched them sleep. Not just illegal but weird.
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In what way is this illegal? She simply offered him a drink to relax him. Sheldon was fully aware that he was drinking alcohol. It's not Penny's fault or her crime if Sheldon can't effectively judge his tolerance.

This is the relevant scene. Exactly what is Penny's crime?
It's not. What's a crime is that she's not my girlfriend.
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In what way is this illegal? She simply offered him a drink to relax him. Sheldon was fully aware that he was drinking alcohol. It's not Penny's fault or her crime if Sheldon can't effectively judge his tolerance.

This is the relevant scene. Exactly what is Penny's crime?
It may not have been in this episode but Penny has feed Sheldon alcohol without his knowledge. Once she gave him Long Island Iced Tea which he obviously did not realize was alcoholic. At least in that one she tried to warn him but he wouldn't listen. And another time when she was supposed to be giving him a 'virgin' drink but confessed to Leonard that the drink was 'a little bit of a slut'.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:52 AM
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It's not. What's a crime is that she's not my girlfriend.
Scene does not include a lap dance, +1 sin.

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And another time when she was supposed to be giving him a 'virgin' drink but confessed to Leonard that the drink was 'a little bit of a slut'.
OK, that one, I'll give you.
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I came in to reply the same so may I have a -1 sin, too, please?
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The gang kidnapped Sheldon to take him away on Leonard's bachelor weekend. The same one where they burned up Richard Feynman's van.

And Sheldon committed assault when he bit Raj.
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Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada
But not in Clark County, which is where the solicitation took place.

Also,howard trying to kiss Penny would not be considered a crime would it?(from way up in the thread)

And..Didn't Sheldon and Leonard have a key to penny's APT when they went in to clean it?

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Old 08-15-2019, 11:22 AM
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Penny gave Leonard and Sheldon the key to her apartment because she was having some IKEA furniture delivered the next day and was not going to be there. It was solely for the purpose of letting the delivery people in, not to sneak in when she was sleeping and clean up her apartment.

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Old 08-15-2019, 11:33 AM
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Penny gave Leonard and Sheldon the key to her apartment because she was having some IKEA furniture delivered the next day and was not going to be there. It was solely for the purpose of letting the delivery people in, not to sneak in when she was sleeping and clean up her apartment.
Ok, but she gave them the key...would they be guilty of a crime for using it for cleaning her apartment? Not being snarky, just wondering if someone has a key to penny's apartment, if it is against the law to enter the apartment after the reason for receiving the key has been fulfilled.
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I think if someone gives me the key to his or her apartment ,I can come and go as I see fit, just so i don't steal, murder or rape, until the person asks for the key back. Legally speaking.

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Apparently Sheldon attempted murder as a child - he thought that he had a working death ray when he fired it (though it didn’t even slow down the neighbour kids).
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In S06E15 The Spoiler Alert Segmentation, Howard's mom restrains Raj from leaving. Even to the point of grabbing him as he's attempting to climb out the windows. Looks like a felony to me.
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Oh, yes. Amy broke Penny's nose during a fight with Bernie - assault (the fact that she was trying to hit Bernie doesn't help).
Just watched that scene again. If Bernie had been hit instead of Penny, Bernadette could have been seriously injured: Aggravated Assault.
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