Hi there everybody! I've been writing magazine and website articles for about a year now, but it's just a way of paying the bills and not what I'm really wanting to do. My real passion is to write for film and tv, and I've got a new income stream going that will allow me the time to spend writing scripts. I've done loads of different things in my life including being a professional rock musician, scuba diving instructor, supermarket manager, webmaster, factory worker, sales manager, general manager and much more besides. Therefore, I've got a lot of experience to draw upon when I'm writing. I've never been a big reader of books, but I watch thousands of hours of tv and film and that's why I would love to see my writing turned into live action. Now, the problem I'm facing is something you would think I'd have covered from writing magazine articles, which is research. I'm starting a script but I need help on the legal aspects of the story, and I wondered if anyone here knows of any resources that could help? I need to know if actions carried out under the influence of hypnotism can be defended under US law. Basically, how responsible is someone for their actions if they have been hypnotised into doing them? I can't afford $200 an hour to speak to a lawyer, so is there somewhere writers can go to get help with something like this? I should point out that I am a UK writer, but my story is set in the US and I therefore need help with US law. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful.