Nov 25, 2007, 6:58 PM
In the US, ppl are not worried about how long they will be in Jail. The bottom line, they dont want to create a police record at all. The minute u got a record, doesnt matter whether u spend 24 hours in jail or not, that record stays with you wherever u go. To rent a place, apply for phone line, credit cards, loans and even a job, all their application forms, one of the line is "Do you have a police record?"
Re: [SupaMolly] Reporting Animal Cruelty, Abuse, Neglect Cases
Traffic offenses like no license, no insurance, breaking speed limit will not put u on the police record. The fella just give u a ticket and off u go and wait to be summoned to court. The minute the police reads out ur right to remain silence and bla bla bla bla, u're almost screwed liao. If u're charged, whether it's a fine or jail, u're a convict already.
My classmate last time rather break him arm from jumping 2 storeys high rather than getting caught for drinking under 21. He rather break his arm and be in a cast for months than to have a police record. That's the system there and ppl fear it.
If u're a first time offender, of cos u don want to be in the record at all. It will haunt u for the rest of ur life. If u already have a record, of cos u better wish they don put u in jail together with the hardcore offenders. Betul sia sui mannn.... ppl go in for a guiness record of the most point blank shoot out and u go in for starving ur dog. That's like a insult to the hardcore offenders....
Then again, like u said, that is a country where they dont treat dogs like dirts. They may be experimental subjects and all, but most of them are loved and treated with the basic animal rights. Even the homeless and poorest of the nation will share his/her only piece of bread with their pet dog.
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