Have you ever been arrested?

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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MissClaudiaCaswell :  

Luckily no.  But I feared it many, many times when I was in the company of my drug dealing brother.  Especially when he climbed into my car and broke open a beer he had snuck in for the drive.  Nightmare.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It was the summer before my 18th bday and my friends and I stupidly decided to go drink by a hall w a great view of the city. My older bought is drinks and we partied like there was no end in sight. The next thing we knew there was a helicopter and ton a police suv surrounding us. They searched us and took my camera (which I never got back) and started to question us. They asked me how much I had drank and I said not much. And bam the cuffed me. When they put me in the patrol car my brother was sitting next to me cuffed as well. I stated crying in the back and he was loud saying they are going to take you home your not even 18 they can’t take you anywhere. So they decided to take me home. When we pulled up all my drunk friends were on my lawn all arming my parents looking for thier kids amount the sea of teenagers and here I come in a cop car. I thought me dad was going to kill me but it was never ever brought up again. After that my parents told me to drink at home and stay at home. And I did. Never ever tried to break the law again 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Nope. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Nope, but I’ve gotten two exes arrested for DV. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I never have, but my Fiance has 3 times. His experiences with london police have been altogether abysmal.

He grew up in london, and he is black carribean. Between the ages of 12 and 18, he was stopped and searched somewhere between 50-100 times. 

The first time he was arrested, he was 14. It was a case of mistaken identity. The person they were looking for was an adult somali man who looked nothing like him. His mum was fuming when she came to pick him up, not only because they had clearly arrested the wrong person, but they had also tried to interview him without her or an appropriate adult present. They also tried to strip search him in the bully van before taking him to the station, which he never told anyone about at the time. It was an extremely traumatic experience for him.

The second time was when he was 15. He was with a friend who got into a disagreement with a local gang member by flirting with his girlfriend. My Fiance was attacked by one of the gang members with knuckle dusters. They were all arrested. Fiance was released as the medical examination showed only defensive wounds. That time his mum told him off because he’d gone to meet his friend before school, instead of going straight to school.

The third time he was 17. He popped into a corner shop. As he was leaving the store, the police stopped him and arrested him, but didn’t tell him why. At the station, they claimed he had comitted an armed robbery. When he asked what on earth they meant, they claimed that he had used a screwdriver to steal some plastic cutlery from the shop. They obviously did not charge him, and the shop owner was as confused as Fiance. 

He describes all of his arrests as terrifying, but particularly the first one. It has left him with an understanble distrust of police, though he does recognise that not all police are like the ones that he has dealt with. The problem is that you can’t tell which ones are racist until they do something. 

Outside london, he has never had any issues with the police. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I haven’t, but I did a ridealong with a police officer for a class and he arrested someone for shoplifting while I was with him so I got to see the process.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Lol, I think you have the wrong crowd for this question. Most of these women look down on being drunk and smoking weed 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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LeBonbon :  But people don’t generally get arrested just for being drunk or for smoking (in states where it’s legal). They get arrested for being drunk and fighting, or peeing in public or driving. People don’t generally get arrested for just hanging out being drunk or high.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve never so much as had a traffic ticket, but my husband has been arrested when he was 21 very early into into our relationship. He was speeding on his motorcycle very close to his house, and he didn’t pull over for a cop. He instead went straight home. The cop ended up showing up at his house and arrested him for evading police. He had had speeding tickets in the past, but had never been arrested prior. He said the process of being booked and spending several hours at the local station really straightend him out. That was over 10 years ago and he never speeds anymore, so that was a positive I guess. I was furious with him though and it was a really tough spot in our relationship at the time. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Yes. I have an extremely wild past. The arrest in question involves a fight I apparently got into with an ex at 3am outside of a Danny’s when I was 21 and blacked out.

Not proud!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’ve had traffic tickets, but no arrests. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes. I was pulled over at 3:30am for having a broken headlight. I’m certain he was looking for drunk drivers, but I was sober and had just left work. I was waiting for him to return my license, registration, and insurance cards when a second patrol car pulled up with a female officer. They asked me to step out of my car and told me that I was under arrest for driving on a suspended license. I was shocked because I had gotten my license renewed 6 months earlier and hadn’t been in any trouble. 
  Turns out, lucky me, I was pulled over for this broken headlight one month after the country connected all driving records electronically. The reason my license was suspended was because I received a Minor in Possession citation 4 years earlier at a party in college. I hadn’t taken a sip of my beer, I’d just been holding it. Apparently, in the state in which I received this citation, in addition to the fine (which I paid immediately upon receiving it in the mail) I was also supposed to have a 90 day drivers license suspension. It was printed on the back of the citation, but I didn’t read that. I saw the fine, mailed the citation and the check to the state and moved on with my life. I left college and continued life, never realizing I had an unserved suspension. Until I was arrested. I spent the night in jail, which was interesting, and then spent over a year actually serving the suspension because at that point three different states were involved, and even though the records were linked electronically, all of the paperwork had to be submitted via regular mail. 

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