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laasathkaqasa : My Blazer hydroplaned off of the road after it had been raining and I went around a curb on a country road and went into someone's field. I was given 6 hours of jail time the night of the accident and had a 2,500 dollar bond. My blood was taken that night and have been told the Seroquel will not even show up in my blood. I had not had any in almost 24 hours and am certain the medicine had nothing to do with the accident. The cop shined a flashlight in my eyes and they were dilated. I wasn't told anything but I don't think I showed any other signs of being under the influence. I am scared I will be given more jail time. I know it varies by state but I just need to have an idea of what is probably going to happen.

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sepepiste : Next time think and don't drive under the influence and you will not have to post stuff like this.
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Pusakates : No alcohol or other drugs in your system? If the seroquel does not show up, they for sure can't press a DUI. Even if it does show up, if you have a prescription for it , I doubt very much any DA is going to pursue a DUI for an antidepressant. It would make about 10% of everybody on the road DUI.

The six hours is standard for anybody arrested for DUI. It is to make sure people are reasonably sober when they walk out.

In any event, you're not going to jail. Just show up for court and plead not guilty if it gets that far. You'll get a new court date, it will give you time to consider hiring a lawyer. If they really do charge you, you should get one and fight it. Like I said, I can't see any charges holding up . You have a right to a copy of the blood test results even before you need a lawyer. Ask the DA for them.
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torpwelmeo : So I just read that the guy who runs Best Gore has been charged by police, and I came to the realisation that I actually know very little about Law and criminal offences... For example, I had absolutely no idea that under the act of Corrupting Morals you could be charged as a criminal for simply creating and/or circulating 'obscene' material (I'm not just talking about child pornography, it could be anything considered 'obscene')... So my question is; why isn't Law a compulsory subject in schools? I never took any law subjects in school (I was more into science) so the only real education I have ever really received about criminal law is from T.V and life experience. It just terrifies me that I was never formally taught what is, and what is not technically illegal, and that I could one day make an honest/innocent mistake and have no idea that I could be criminally charged and sentenced to 10 years prison for it...
It's sort of like a few years ago when I was in high school and an 18 year old guy was charged with child pornography for having pictures of his 16 year old girlfriend on his phone...you see? This is what terrifies me, how something so seemingly innocent could land you in jail.
With so many laws (seriously, there are so many laws, it's ridiculous, I actually have new found respect for lawyers now) it is unbelievable that Law is not a compulsory subject in school, seriously, in this day and age it should be right up there with English and Math as a core subject...the law is probably the most integral part of society after all.

So please, let's here some answers.
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Palgamdxorzjhi : I take you point but most school education is about "learning how to learn", basic functional eduction and vocational education

most of the classic subjects taught are theory rather than information and where information is provided that is simply a vehicle by which the student learns practical application

exceptions to all of this might include reproductive health but even that is not a full course

legal studies as you envisage would perhaps be information overload for most though a course that outlines the fundamentals of law and some headline issues would be useful

one might suppose that rather than being a core subject law could be taught as a component of the system as one period a week or less

as I understand driver education is a factor in many schools now, one might suppose theres no reason that format couldnt be applied to general law

one could imagine a private contracting company providing lecturers that do a circuit of schools providing up to date and relevant information

so yes, I think youre on to something, but perhaps not as a core subject, rather as a compulsory add on
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Uristtraift : Drugs?


Today I went some place where you have to get your bags checked. I have never even touched drugs. This man saw my inhaler and was staring at it incredibly hard. He kept turning it over and finally said that he thought it was drugs.

I thought to myself, well who carries around drugs in an inhaler for asthma?

I considered not carrying it because the guards don't recognize it, but I need it.

What should I do?
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azikmanich : Continue to keep it with you and tell them it's just a prescribed asthma inhaler from a doctor. duhhhhh. Speak up for pete sake. If he causes trouble in any way, get his/her name, date and time you were at the store and the stores address and go to a lawyer and file suite against the store and the employee, both. I'm sure you can use the money. You can see many lawyers on free consultation, especially if you have lawsuit against a store. You can also get an agreement with the lawyer or law firm to file suite on contingency basis. This means they have to win to take their portion (which should be no more than 1/3rd of the take....or go get another lawyer).
Lawyers love this stuff. It's an easy win.
Good luck with this in the future.
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Effitswes : They have been used for drugs that can be inhaled. Speak up and remove the canister. It has the drug name on it.
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TarQuarmDap : Please clarify.Were you accused of carrying drugs or did the guard merely wanted you to explain what the object was?Next time,state that it is a prescribed medication for asthma.
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Uttegowag : A prison chaplain's job is to minister to all people of all religions, Wicca is in the chaplain's handbook. However, I'm not sure it's the chaplain's job to provide reading matter to prisoners.

If he does so as a courtesy to some prisoners (ie, handing them bibles he happens to have), that's one thing. If he doesn't happen to have or want to get books on Wicca or Witchcraft, I'm not sure that there's anything legally wrong with that.

So basically check with the prison-- are the chaplains required to provide the inmates with religious reading matter upon request? If so, then he probably can't withhold books on religions he doesn't like.

But the person would have to fight it legally and get some kind of court ruling if he really hoped to achieve his goal.
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