Law Office of Elliott Kanter APC - July 2019

DID YOU SEE THAT? 3 FAMOUS UFO SIGHTINGS (BESIDES ROSWELL)

Going stargazing this summer? Be sure to keep your eyes out for unidentified flying objects (UFOs)! July 2 is World UFO Day, commemorating the supposed UFO crash that took place in 1974 in Roswell, New Mexico. Everyone knows about the strange things that happened in Roswell, but let’s look at a few lesser-known, but no less strange, UFO sightings. THE FIRST FLYING SAUCER On June 24, 1947, civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold was flying his plane near Mount Rainier in Washington when he reported seeing nine blue, glowing objects flying in a V formation at around 1,700 mph. Arnold would later describe the crafts’ motions like “a saucer if you skip it across water.” The government confirmed there were no aircraft tests in the area that day. In the following weeks, other sightings

of Arnold’s flying saucers would crop up across the region.

wings and emitted no heat or no exhaust trail. The video, which can be viewed at COI. ToTheStarsAcademy.com/2015-go-fast- footage , shows the object in the fighter’s targeting system. The pilot and the weapon systems officer can be heard shouting and asking, “What is that, man?” The video leaked in 2017 along with news of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a secret U.S. government organization investigating UFOs. Most UFO sightings have rational explanations. Even the famous Roswell Incident was proven to be debris from a surveillance program the U.S. military used to spy on the Soviet Union. But there’s something to be said about how a UFO sighting makes us look up at the night sky and wonder if we’re not alone.

THE RENDLESHAM FOREST INCIDENT Things got weird at a Royal Air Force military base in England on Dec. 26, 1980. At around 3 a.m., two Air Force members saw odd lights falling into the nearby Rendlesham Forest. They reported finding a metallic object giving off lights and still moving. The object was gone when police arrived, but they found unusual markings at the site. A few days later, more servicemen went into the forest where they spotted three mysterious bright lights in the sky that shone for hours. EAST COAST GO FAST VIDEO In 2015, a U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter captured video of a bizarre, fast-moving object that had no visible

CRIMINAL DEFENSE FAQS KNOW THE ANSWERS, PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

Most people don’t expect to be charged with a crime, and even fewer know what to do once it happens. Because of this, many preventable mistakes are made that hurt the accused’s chances in court. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan for what to do if you’re arrested.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I’M ARRESTED?

This is when most people irreparably hurt their case. An arrest can be emotionally charged to say the least, but it is imperative you cooperate with police officers and exercise your right to remain silent. Physically resisting the arrest will land you in even deeper legal trouble, but answering questions from officers will likely diminish your odds in court, even if you think what you have to say is helpful. Remember: Nothing you say will stop the arrest. It’s better to save your arguments for when they can be calmly explained before a judge.

face jail time, hefty fines, and the possibility of losing certain privileges — such as your driver’s license. At the very least, standing up for your rights in court can reduce, if not entirely remove, these penalties.

DO I NEED A LAWYER?

While you have the option to defend yourself in court, this is never recommended. Criminal law is a highly specialized field requiring years of experience to be done well. Beyond just the legal knowledge a defense attorney brings to the table, they also provide you a realistic perspective on your options. Elliott Kanter has been standing up for the rights of people facing serious criminal charges for over 35 years and believes in compassionate, dedicated representation for those who need it most.

SHOULD I JUST ACCEPT THE CHARGES?

Simply admitting guilt and paying the price may be an acceptable way to deal with a small parking ticket. However, when facing a charge that got you arrested, it’s almost always better to put up a fight. You will likely

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