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How complete a defense is the defense of diplomatic immunity?

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It not only is a credible and complete legal defense, it also obviates the need for one at all.  If you look at UN diplomats and some of their senior staff members, who live and work in New York and are all granted diplomatic immunity, law enforcement officials cannot detain them in any way once they realize they have diplomatic plates or credentials.  They cannot pull them over, give them a DUI check, or even write them a speeding ticket.

So the fact that they have diplomatic immunity means they...

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