posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 04:58 PM
Mods, Not sure this is in the right place. Please move where appropriate.
Last week I drove someone to court on a ticket for driving with a suspended license. Now, these aren't handled in regular traffic court. These cases
are sent to the misdemeanor courtrooms and judges.
They checked in at a general window and were directed to a courtroom upstairs.
Once in the court was in session, I realized that there were many people there for offenses like: First time DUI, Petty Theft, Driving without a
license, and other misdemeanor type infractions.
They called people up to the bench in groups based upon the type of case they had. For instance, the first group (one of about 3), were all for
driving without a license (not a suspended license).
The judge gave everyone the spiel at the same time. You can pay this or that. You can do community service in lieu of the fine, OR you can pay 75$
and have your DNA collected for their database and receive a DA dismissal.
There were 3 groups of these types of offenders. What I noticed is about half of the people selected to have their DNA collected.
Curious, if anyone else is aware of this practice and what your thoughts are on this.
edit on 22-10-2013 by GrantedBail because: (no reason given)