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Posted: 5/31/2003 1:07:56 PM EDT
I have started my new job as a bailbondsman, & let me tell you it has been a real eye opener.[shock] Being bad, or stupid (interchangeable)is very expensive. I've never been in trouble with the law so I didn't realize what goes on in the lives of those that are in trouble with the law. What I have seen thus far is this. Arrest, tow charges, bail fee, lawyers fees, missed work, or lost job, higher insurance cost. Then the folks sometimes fail to appear for court, & a new warrant is issued, & the party begins again with new financial cost, & jail time. Have you ever heard the clicking of hand cuffs behind your back? & what was the financial cost to you, or your family?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:12:55 PM EDT
No, 50 years and I never managed to mess up that bad , it is not hard to stay out of trouble if you just give it a little thought, and have a ounce of decency in you. IMO
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:16:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:16:44 PM EDT
Yes I've heard the cuffs. Mainly due to the being stupid thing. It about $3000 the last time.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:21:29 PM EDT
That 3 grand could have been 2 pre-b's. or 4 posties! Ouch!!!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:24:54 PM EDT
Actually it was so long ago it could have been four pre-bans.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:30:15 PM EDT
With all of the feds, mjtf, state doj and agent provocateurs running around this board, everyone here has an increased chance of getting cuffed and stuffed.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:41:29 PM EDT
Only once, for being a litterbug.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:50:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 2:08:06 PM EDT by raven]
My arrest story, I voted "Yes for a trivial reason" on the poll. Some dickhead bouncers at a nightclub busted me because made the gesture of lighting up a pipe to some friends. I was leaving when 4 bouncers surrounded me and accused me of dealing dope. I denied their accusation, I told them I was leaving and I'd never come back, I didn't want any trouble. We were outside, I started heading for my car but they blocked me. Assholes handcuffed me, searched me and found my loaded pipe, then called the cops. Unreal. They bring me back inside handcuffed, with the pipe in my back pocket. I fish it out, wipe off my prints using my shirt, and toss it in a potted plant. None of them saw me do this, there was a bouncer on the other side of the doors to guard me, the rest went back to work. So two cops show up to arrest the dangerous dork who was carrying the demon weed. They take me outside with the four bouncers and ask me if I have something on me I shouldn't. I say nothing. The cops begin searching me, and of course they find bupkis. Cop asks the bouncers "I thought you said he was in possession." The bouncers are looking at each other stupidly then hurry back inside. They come out a few minutes later with my brass [url=http://www.everyonedoesit.com/acatalog/products_deluxe_pipes_protopipe.jpg]Protopipe[/url], which a friend had given me a few weeks ago because he stopped smoking weed. Bouncer holds it up and says "Here's the pipe we put in his pocket!" Female cops repeats what bouncer said. "'Here's the pipe we put in his pocket.' That sounds great." Male cop takes it and inspects it. "Looks like a high powered marijuana pipe....loaded with about a thimblefull or marijuana. Storage compartment is full too. Is this yours?" Tchya, as if I'd say "yes". I dont say shit. They slap the APD cuffs on me, unlock the bouncer cuffs, and escort me the backseat of their cruiser. Cops spend about 10-15 minutes writing out my paperwork, where and when I have to go to court. Then he says, looking into my face and holding up my pipe: "It's very unlikely you'll ever get this back." Silence. The club called a cab, I got a ride home. Went to the arraignment a month later, they declined to prosecute.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:01:47 PM EDT
Got arrested for being drunk and outta control in public a couplea times in HS. It was a small town though,so they cut me some slack and didn't charge me.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:22:43 PM EDT
I gotta dui. I was an idiot for doing what I did. The state taught me a lesson I wont forget. Im just glad I didn't hurt someone in the process. I estimate about $7k cost on the fiasco....and no telling how much money in lost wages since the company I worked for went out of business and I haven't been able to find work due to the driving record... I got charged for tresspassing too....but that was no big deal... Now....if you want to hear about my old "aquaintances" woo hoo....there is some juicy stuff! -HS
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:42:41 PM EDT
Arrested twice for DUI, but since I don't drink, it didn't take long to get out after a breathalyzer test. The towing and storage fees were huge, but not nearly as much as a lawyer would have been if I had been drinking.z
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:46:51 PM EDT
I had my share of fun that cost me. Not too much, fortunantely, and nothing TOO stupid. There was an interview with the Warden of one of the Texas Prisons that executed folks. He said one of the truest statements I've ever heard. Something along the lines of: Learning to control your emotions will keep you out of prison.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:38:29 PM EDT
Nope, have never done anything that got me in trouble with the law.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:17:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil: Learning to control your emotions will keep you out of prison.
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You should heed those words and quit being so mean.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:37:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 6:39:24 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
As a very young Sailor nineteen years ago, I managed to load myself up to the gills with some liquid intelligence. I think I must have gotten a bad batch though because when the evening was finally over, I was charged with: Drunk in public Reckless driving Simple assault The financial cost was a bit over $1,150. $1,000 went to a lawyer to get the two most serious offenses dismissed and a small fine for the DIP charge and court costs. $150 went to the bail bondsman to put up the $1,500 it took to get me out of the lockup. I also had to pay to get my car out from the impound lot as well though I don't recall the exact amount. All in all, that evening could have gone a whole lot worse than it did and I was lucky to only suffer a financial penalty for my stupidity. The incident reinforced my sigline to myself though. The command that I was attached to wasn't too impressed with my performance that evening either. It did take them as a surprise though as I had just been selected as their Sailor of the Quarter. Oops.[BD]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:24:13 PM EDT
I've been arrested numerous times. But many of those were when I was a minor. And the times I've been arrested were mostly for petty stuff, peace disturbance and fighting. All of which always ended up getting dismissed. My one major charge did cost me, but I got off cheap for what it was ($1000 between lawyer and bail), and the charges got thrown out thanks to my awesome lawyer. I started to realize my luck was running out with the law. The thought of prison, and not being able to own a firearm, finaly calmed me down. Well, that and my wife.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 9:27:06 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 9:40:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 9:54:42 AM EDT
I was never arrested, but was "detained" and spent a night "sleeping it off" in Biloxi, MS.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 9:56:05 AM EDT
At age 17 I was arrested for possession and distribution of a controlled substance. This happened in front of my dad. I was speechless, having never possessed or sold anything illegal. Turns out the name on the warrant was wrong. My father, who knew a lot of the local cops, had someone coming by everyday to kiss our butts and apologize. Eddie
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 10:06:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 11:24:04 AM EDT
Searcherfortruth................... I have been waiting for your new job to start some good threads. Come on give with the moronic details [;d] I have had a few misunderstandings with the law that have cost me time and money.No one has every bailed me out. Jail can be a very bad place I know for a fact. Give details, NOPE, not the internet ?
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 11:36:58 AM EDT
I was framed. Someone stole my identity, used it to open bank accounts, rang up some big credit card bills, didn't pay them, then jumped bail and failed to appear in court for his felony arraignment. I got arrested for the FTA. I had to hire an attorney to help straighten out that issue and my credit. The adventure cost me about $3K.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 11:58:42 AM EDT
Raven- Were you aware that marijuana is illegal, and that in many jurisdictions you can be busted for just paraphernalia minus the pot? If so, you should be saying "I got lucky" instead of "I got picked on."
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 2:13:34 PM EDT
The law is an ass!
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:09:37 AM EDT
Searcherfortruth Come one give us the best Bondsman story so far[:d]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 12:50:54 PM EDT
Well my best 1 so far, & it has been a short carrier so far.(about 2 weeks)We had a guy that got arrested in Bryan & had a $3,000 bond to get out. Which meant he needed someone to come in & pay us $450.00 to get out of jail. We called his people, & his little sister came down to bail him out. When we called the jail to see what the exact charge, & bond cost was the jailers said he also had 14 unpaid tickets in College Station that amounted to $3,465.00 that had to be paid there before he would be free to hit the street. The girl paid, & he was transfered from 1 jail to the other. She had to put it on her credit card. I really feel for folks who are taken advantage of by other family mambers. She will probably never see any repayment money from her irresponsable big brother. What a freaking idiot.[V] I know in time I will have better stories, but that's it to this point. Remember people, be good, & don't do stupid things, & you should be ok out in the world. Keep your nose out of trouble, & Johnny law will have no beef with you. Don't end up like this guy. Pay your fine when it is still just a fine.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 12:57:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2003 12:57:21 PM EDT by Doggonit]
Kill all drug users, they are the bane of society. I think I will have to shoot that kid across the street who just lit up a joint... Doggonit.out.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:01:52 PM EDT
I see similar stuff with out contract employees. They get in finical problems and do stupid things like bouncing checks or takeout payday loans from pawn shops that make it even worst. It's a downward spiral.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:31:08 PM EDT
I have never actually been arrested. I have been detained more times than I care to remember. This would include being detained, and strip searched at an international border. I just moved in with one of my buddies, and while I was upstairs sound asleep four of my friends had the cops called on them. All of the windows were shut, and the curtians were drawn. How do FOUR guys get the cops called? It is only a matter of time before I get hauled off.
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