Dealing with cops

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Leahpatra
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Dealing with cops

Post by Leahpatra » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:17 pm

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have experience dealing with cops at the Burn, more specifically, paying fines? Any of you on working visas/not US citizens?

    Lawyers for burners only brings up the name of one lawyer who seems very busy!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Big hugs,
    'Patra

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    Sham
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    Re: Dealing with cops

    Post by Sham » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:36 pm

    Depending on what you were charged with, it's sometimes cheaper to pay the fine (stupid tax), than to hire a lawyer to fight it. In most cases, I think that's what law enforcement is counting on. They would really rather just get the money mailed to them rather than having to go to court to defend why they issued the ticket.

    If it's more serious, you may have that one attorney recommend another local lawyer for you. I'm sure there must be other Nevada attorneys who are familiar with representing burners in court cases.

    Good luck with this.

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    Re: Dealing with cops

    Post by Token » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:43 pm

    If you have the original citation in hand, any attorney should be able to help you.

    You can contact the local BAR association in the jurisdiction most pertinent to your situation.

    NV and Washoe county have BAR associations.

    Good Luck.

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    Re: Dealing with cops

    Post by Bless » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:54 pm

    John B. Routsis is very good and worth your patience.
    FUCK YOU, I'M A WIZARD. FUCK YOU, I'M A SHARK.

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    Re: Dealing with cops

    Post by Perpetual Burn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:25 pm

    *enters from left field*

    You're not American?

    Never give the United Satanists of America a dime... or euro penny... or whatever jive ass lil currency you operate under...

    OR....

    What's your accusation? If you can buy your way out, then do it (money is worthless) but if they they threaten time in prison... tell them "find me next year in black Rock City."

    But yeah, listen to Sham, Token and Bless instead of this tardwad... what's a triangle? :mrgreen:
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