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« on: April 29, 2012, 10:34:38 am »
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:38:01 am »
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:05:18 am »
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What's a capias?

I vaguely remember having a warrant for arrest back in the 1980s when I was a mere lad, for an unpaid speeding ticket.  I remember being informed by mail of this just as I was departing on a road trip to Florida, and, again if I remember rightly, I went anyway, though trepidatious. 

In fact I was pulled over for speeding again in Georgia and nothing happened - in fact I think he didn't even give me a ticket, but I could be wrong.  So either there wasn't in fact an actual warrant issued, or it didn't show up in a different state.  I remember that I did have to go to downtown St. Louis and pay the ticket when I returned from the holiday.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 11:13:13 am »
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What's a capias?

I vaguely remember having a warrant for arrest back in the 1980s when I was a mere lad, for an unpaid speeding ticket.  I remember being informed by mail of this just as I was departing on a road trip to Florida, and, again if I remember rightly, I went anyway, though trepidatious. 

In fact I was pulled over for speeding again in Georgia and nothing happened - in fact I think he didn't even give me a ticket, but I could be wrong.  So either there wasn't in fact an actual warrant issued, or it didn't show up in a different state.  I remember that I did have to go to downtown St. Louis and pay the ticket when I returned from the holiday.

that may have been a capias.

a capias is a 'civil arrest warrant'   if you default on a civil judgment, the plaintiff can apply for a capias to have you hauled in to a judge to explain why you havent paid.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 11:16:21 am »
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No, I am generally pretty law abiding and the few times Ive broken the law (weed, traffic, gambling, shoplifting as a teenager) Ive gotten away with it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 11:21:01 am »
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that may have been a capias.

a capias is a 'civil arrest warrant'   if you default on a civil judgment, the plaintiff can apply for a capias to have you hauled in to a judge to explain why you havent paid.

Oh I see..  I'm not sure about it - it is after all a 'crime' of sorts to speed.  But yes, its apparently no big deal.  I used to get a lot of tickets, from age 16-25 for speeding.  Then from about 25-33 it seemed to me like I actually got stopped more, for just plain old bad driving (I was always a kind of vague, wandering sort of driving - just didn't take it too seriously.. driving a really big car will tend to encourage this), but I rarely got ticketed for it, just warned.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 11:23:38 am »
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No, but the police stopped me about 10 times so far in the last 7 years since I had my driving license for routine traffic stops, out of which I had to take about 5 alcohol tests. None positive though.

I think I had 3 speeding tickets in the past 7 years.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 11:23:58 am »
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No. Broken the law before for drug and piracy reasons before and a couple of times for shoplifting when I was young.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 11:33:30 am »
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Never done anything illegal and been caught.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 11:37:38 am »
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Never done anything illegal and been caught.

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I've done plenty of things I could have been arrested for, but wasn't. A cop once yelled at me for blasting my music too loud at 1 in the morning when I was out with friends, but that's it.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 11:45:41 am »
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No, but I've never been caught, of course Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 12:17:15 pm »
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Never done anything illegal and been caught.

Except for traffic violations.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 05:38:45 pm »
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discuss.

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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 06:14:39 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 07:31:43 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 08:52:06 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 09:10:39 pm »
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Never done anything illegal and been caught.
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