posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: Shamrock6
I'd say you're coming in on the low end of fines then. Where I'm at, running a stop sign is points on your license and $200-350. A DV conviction
can be both up to a year in jail time and up to $2500 in fines. If you can't afford the fines, stop breaking the law.
You don't have to be read your rights just because you got arrested. You have to be read your rights before questioning, and only if that questioning
will be used in court. It's entirely possible to be arrested, convicted, sentenced, and incarcerated without once being Mirandized. Unlikely, but
Sounds like your local department is corrupt as all get out though. To me it's starting with the sheriff and going down from there. And if the
sheriff is involved, it's a good bet the judges are, at least some of them and to some degree. As is the prosecutor, most likely.
If you're going to keep up the lifestyle, start recording your interactions. If you want to try and change it, contact your state bureau of
investigation. I think your local cops are probably dirty, yea. But I'm hard pressed to be sympathetic about the fines issue. They're pretty low
compared to what I've seen around here, and your income level doesn't effect what the legislature has set as the range for fines.