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Have you ever been arrested?

Asked by onesecondregrets (2591points) January 25th, 2009

..if yes, stating why is completely up to you.

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

No. Not even a speeding ticket. though i did get a ticket for underaged drinking once.. meh.. nobody’s perfect

TylerM's avatar

Citizens’ Arrest – Supposedly passing 3 buses. They apparently thought I was mentally deficient.

jrpowell's avatar

Yes.. I was caught shoplifting fish tank supplies when I was 14.

seekingwolf's avatar

Nope, not even speeding tickets or anything.

I’ve ridden in the back of a police car though…but the cop was driving me home after I walked to school in a blizzard only to realize it was a snow day.

aprilsimnel's avatar

No. Wow, nothing! Absolutely no run-ins with Johnny Law, ever.

forestGeek's avatar

Yes. I was innocent…I swear I was!! :)

augustlan's avatar

Nope. The only time I ever even got stopped for speeding I got off with a warning :)

I did get a ticket for an expired tag once though.

augustlan's avatar

@forestGeek So, were you tried? Convicted?

tennesseejac's avatar

ive been handcuffed twice. one of those i was while i was in college, shitfaced, taking a leak off the third story of an apartment building and just happened to splash on a cop that was walking up to end our party. the other time didnt involve the police.

forestGeek's avatar

Tried by jury, found not guilty. It took a year of my life, more money than I had at the time and too much time away from my job and school, just to to prove what I already knew.

onesecondregrets's avatar

Wow, so many innocent folks on fluther. Haha well thats a good thing anyways.

asmonet's avatar

Yes, three or four times, I honestly can’t remember which.
Ah, troubled youth. ;)
Yay for sealed juvenile records!

I spent a few days in JDC a couple times, I did a six week run there, and a six week run at a court ordered shelter. It was kind of boring.

augustlan's avatar

@forestGeek That must have been stressful! Glad you won in the end.

@asmonet I’m shocked! Naughty, naughty girl ;)

forestGeek's avatar

@onesecondregrets – the question that should have been asked… “How many times have you done things you should have been arrested for, but weren’t?” :)

asmonet's avatar

@augustlan: Everyone always is. :)
<—- Looks innocent.

onesecondregrets's avatar

@forestGeek hot damn you’re right, the answers would be much juicer I’m sure.
@asmonet haha, ditto on the sealed record thing. I got an ACD which basically means if I was good for 6 months after my arrest, my record would be sealed. No jailtime, no community service..just being a good lil’ girl..and surprisingly I was.

asmonet's avatar

@onesecondregrets: Haha, yeah. I was put on probation at least twice, I know it was for two years each time, but even my PO was like, you don’t need this, shoo. And I didn’t have to take the weekly class/meeting thing with the rest of the troubled teens. And I was never on probation for more than I think four months, always got dropped off for good behavior. Because I never should have been arrested in the first place! :)

Bluefreedom's avatar

At last count, I believe I’ve received 7 speeding tickets and when I was 17, I received a citation for Minor Consumption of Alcohol. Since it was a first (and only) offense for me, the judge let me go with a warning at the court appearance.

mij's avatar

Twice, Once for jumping ship in Tasmania. I had never been a seaman on a ship! I just fitted the profile.
Once for drink driving when I unwittingly drank spiked punch or some such, didn’t think my driving was too bad, got fined but conviction got squashed later due to faulty testing. I am ever so careful now…

onesecondregrets's avatar

@asmonet Haha you definitely lucked out with that one.
@Bluefreedom…slow down, speed demon! Haha.
@mij…jumping ship, haha that’s one I’ve never heard before and it’s always when you think you’re driving fine (drunkenly) that the cops think you aren’t, ain’t it a bitch.

peedub's avatar

I’m sick of answering this question (apprx 10 law school applications later). Do I really have to admit anything?

Staalesen's avatar

Never been arrested myself, but I have slammed a few cuffs to say it like that…

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Just a few speeding tickets on my record.

onesecondregrets's avatar

@peedub k fine, you’re excluded from having to answer. Total bummer on the law school applications though.
@Staalesen I lol’d.
@LKidKyle1985 you rebel without a cause, you.

peedub's avatar

No problem. It’s ok to say ‘hell yes’ here, but those are trickier. So, yes, but not on the record.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I’ve never been arrested. I’ve only had one speeding ticket in my life, & that was about 25 years ago. Speeding is what I’d be most in trouble for. I just haven’t been caught since then.

tinyfaery's avatar

I was busted in a stolen car when I was 14. A store once held me for shoplifting when I was around the same age. I also got caught trying to sneak into Knott’s Berry Farm. I have only been in a holding a cell, and I have never charged with anything, or fingerprinted. But, I can think of a few things that I have done that are arrestable offenses. I guess I’ve just been lucky.

critter1982's avatar

Yes. I’m a good citizen now though.

jessturtle23's avatar

Yes. I was a bad kid. I’m much better now.

loser's avatar

I got busted for smoking weed once. Bummer.

jca's avatar

no and hopefully never.

i would love to be handcuffed, though ;)

buster's avatar

My only juvenile arrest was for macing a bully and kicking the shit out of him when I was 14. I was arrested three times between the ages of 18–20. Ive been handcuffed and detained momentarily about 20 times. Most of the time I was detained was for skateboarding somewhere that was illegal or they just wanted to see if I had warrants after a traffic stop. I got a few trespassing tickets out of it too. I stayed the night in the drunk tank for one arrest. The other two times I was processed and then made bail immediately. I havent been in jail in 7 years knock on wood.

Strauss's avatar

Spent a week in the San Francisco City Prison, then charges were dropped.
on 2-week leave from Navy

jonsblond's avatar

Yes. I was 19, spent two days in jail and 5 years probation. I’d rather forget it.

I’m a good girl now. Kids will do that to ya.

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