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*Atlanta* Busted by Profiling Last Night
Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:29 PM
shouldnt have said anything, period......i dont say anything to cops....except i want to call my lawyer:rolleyes:
Yea, been there, done that. Thing is, here in Atlanta, most cops aren't worried about a measly 7 gram bag. I've taken the honesty route before here, and it's worked like a charm. What I didn't take into account is I was in Gwinnett County, which I guess is famous for it's crackdown on drugs...obviously not famous enough if I didn't know about it, now I do. lol
I've had my doubts about did I do the right thing, and the way I figure it, I could have flexed my rights, but then he wouldve flexed his asshole muscle, he would've called the dog (he was in the drug/robbery task force), and I'd had to have bonded out and fought a felony Intent to Distribute due to the scale I had on me (totally untrue, but he could have).
I acted correctly with the cards I was given. Some shitty ass cards...
Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:31 PM
Still don't mean youll beat it
I'll beleive that when it happens sorry
did you read the police report yet? police lie and fabricate reports so don't be surprized.
I haven't gotten my hands on the report yet, but will here tomorrow. I'm afraid of that as well, but from what I know, David Clark is the best Search and Seizure lawyer in the area, and has an amazing track record. Also being the executive director of GA NORML adds a lil personal touch to the case for him. I should be ok, but I want to reserve my judgement until after I check that police report.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:25 AM
if there was probable cause though, you would be kind of screwed. just don't forget that cops, in a court of law, (theoretically) are not above it.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:34 AM
Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:06 PM
I say drop your nuts and take it to trial and drag the shit out even when your lawyer changes and says its rolling the dice or your best bet is to take the plea bargin. This way you learn the sytem and youll know what to do in a situation like this in the future. What sticks and what don't. Youll get your money worth with the lawyer this way and second theres not going to be big harsh punisment for a little weed.
This is what I plan on doing. I want to use this as a learning experience, I've already learned alot.
While no, he did not have probable cause to search me, he would have definitely called a K9 over (he was in the drug/robbery task force and a general asshole cop). I'm just really surprised so many people think it's that easy to just flex your rights and the cops go running away with their tail between their legs. lol. Throughout my 10 years of experience being in and out of trouble, jail bids, felony and misdemeanor cases alike, I've learned cops are tools that will often use every tool availible to them. While yes, calling a K9 creates more paperwork for cops, this particular cop was one to trust his instincts and he would have called the dog, the dog would have hit, and I would have been fighting a felony Intent to Distribute case instead of a petty Under an Ounce possession case.
With a probationary state-issued professional license in limbo because of this case, having a felony instead of a misdemeanor would have been shitty. And as I said, most cops here in Atlanta are not worried about small amounts of marijuana. I've been let go before on having small amounts here just by being honest, so it does pay off to be honest about pot a lot of the time here. Now if I had some pills or coke in my pocket, absolutely not, you've got no choice but to flex your rights, but for a petty little marijuana charge, the honesty card is a good card to play here. Just unfortunately not in Gwinnett County as I've learned lol
Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:28 PM
you incriminated yourself. he had no probable cause to search the car. loud music (where i live) is not a reason to pull someone over and especially not a reason to make someone step out of the car.
but it happened. so now you just have to deal with the consequences. good luck.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:11 PM
I'm happy with the way I acted :-) Even if some of you say I "incriminated myself", I could have been fighting a felony charge, and the cop was going to find the bud anyways when the dogs came, so how could you even think I hurt myself by being honest? lol just not making sense to me.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:20 AM
They bring it in, sell it, source it, then send their armies into the streets to steal it back along w any monies held by that person(s) & place the person(s) into slave labor in privatized prisons.
The "War on Drugs" keeps supply controlled, prices astronomical, competition minimal, & the jails filled. Just another day in Babylon:mad:
Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:59 AM
Waaaaayyy too many people get arrested and charged with possession of marijuana every day. Many of these people are just like you, they have lives, jobs, careers, etc. Many of these people have never been arrested before and maybe have never even committed a crime before except minor traffic laws, and of course smoking.
Marijuana laws are stupid, injust, and unconstitutional but there is nothing any of us can do. Marijuana laws ruin MANY more lives than marijuana itself ever could and although it's not what our forefathers had in mind, it is the America we know today. Smoking is illegal and there is nothing we can do about it.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:50 PM
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