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Ever been in trouble with the law?

sunrise

aka ginger warlock
V.I.P.
Please only post as much or as little as you wish. Please don't give away any information you wouldn't want to know but have you ever been in trouble with the law? Was it really your fault and was it a petty crime?

The first time I wasn't in trouble with the law but I was in a car coming home from a wedding when the driver was stopped as it was suspected of drink driving. I was asleep at time from heavy drinking and we got escorted into the back of a police van. I don't think I have ever been more scared.

The second time I was caught dropping a ciggy butt onto the floor as I was jumping onto a bus and a community police officer pulled me aside and give me a written warning, two months later I got a letter from the health department asking me to pay 75 pounds. I accept it was my fault but I felt this was a little excessive.
 

HalfEatenSurprise

Registered Member
Once. I was naive, and stupid for doing it, but in the end I think I was right.

I hit my mother's partner (at the time) that I believed was attacking my mother. I had a pool cue as a weapon. I regretted not taking a more reasonable approach, yet it worked and got him off her. Nonetheless I ended up in the cells for the night, and was let off with self-defence (regardless of whether it was my mother I was actually protecting) - they also lumbered me with a fortnight of counselling which was about as helpful as having 46 toothpicks stuck in my FACE! Hey Bliss.

It takes a lot for me to react in such a way. I really believe over the last five or so years I've seriously wised up, to the point in which I am rational etc. No angst, nothing OTT. Just general placitude with a smattering of careful judgement. Although the caution I hold now days is at an awful high. Nonetheless, I don't think it has altered me in anyway, and I don't think such a thing will ever occur again.

I wasn't scared on arrest or by the fact I was being sent to the damn place. the only thing that really bothered me in the cells was that I didn't know the condition of my victim (God that sounds bad) - Anyway, I wasn't sure how hard I'd hit him, so hence, all sorts went through my head. I wondered if he was dead. Thankfully he wasn't. And thankfully I got to apologise for the over-reaction. He forgave me over a pint. My mum and he split up eventually, although he was a bit of a violent drunk. Nonetheless, this is the worst thing that has happened to me - And even through it, I gotta say I couldn't care less. I mean, it could always be worse --- I don't live in a third world country, or have to put up with such turmoil as those people. So, a night in the cells is nothing. --- I could carry on, but I've said far too much already.
 

Tucker

Lion Rampant
I've been held overnight in three county and six or seven city jails around here over the years, mostly for not paying traffic fines. The only time I got in real trouble with the law was in 2005, when I totaled my car and one other during a tipsy Thanksgiving Eve 'Mexican Air Dry.' That was bad. I had to go to alcohol school and six AA meetings, pay a fine, and take a license suspension, and I just got off probation for it last May. :paperbag:

No, I don't drink and drive no moars.
 

shelgarr

Registered Member
Besides traffic tickets, I've never been in trouble. It's a miracle!!! There's about 100 times that I should have been. Especially drunken driving and having and using illegal drugs. I have been pulled over once for a DUI test but I passed. I had only had two drinks though. A zillion other times I would have fallen down. :shake:

When I went to DC (Dad was doing a temporay at the Pentagon), we went on a Pentagon tour. Bags were searched (probably for weapons?) and at the top of mine was a baggie of pot (thai stick). The guy didn't even notice it!!! I about passed out from fear.
 

Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
I've never even been pulled over.

The closest would be when I was in high school and my friend was going over 100 on the highway while I was in the car. Stupid of him and I hated it, good thing we got pulled over before anyone was hurt. Dealt with the cops that night, but that was the only time for me!

I've probably dodged a lot of horrible run-ins, namely during my more wild times during early college.
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
The worst trouble I got in with the law was when I was 12 or 13 and my friend and I trespassed into a new house under construction and messed some stuff up. All we really did was stomp on some tubes of epoxy, but they accused us of putting a hole in a wall that we had to pay for. Other than paying for the damages we just had to do an hour or two of community service, which was handing out bagels at a 5k run.

There were some other minor incidents that could have been a lot worse. My friends and I got busted with alcohol at campsites on two separate occasions. The first time we weren't even of legal drinking age yet. Both times they just confiscated the booze and gave the person who registered for the campsite a small fine, which wasn't me.
 

Konshentz

Konshentz
I've had a few run-ins with the long arm of the law. Never for anything too serious though. Once for defacing school property, another time for wandering around town drunk and the final time was for throwing snowballs at cars.

I had to go to court for the first one but the case was eventually laughed (yes, laughed) out of court and the other two we got off with warnings.
 

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
V.I.P.
Fortunately I haven't had any run-ins with the law although I could have on numerous occasions for a lot of stupid crap I did in college.

I look back on it and it was just dumb and pointless to do but I never got caught. I think that if my friend and I would have one time that it would have been a nice wake up call.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
The only sort of law I have broken is under age drinking so no, I've never been in trouble with the law.
 
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