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Old 08-30-2006, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by brakejob
yeah, call the police... if you're not taking pictures of us then i'll bet we'll all remember that you have a lawful right to snap a pic of anything you want from the public view...
same for video taping? and do the rules change inside, for example in a store. but i guess this doesn't matter since i assume they are allowed to kick you out no matter what you are doing
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do i need to travel with a lock on my 9mm now? (of course i know not loaded and ammo in a different area of the vehicle)

also, if you see someone with a pistol on their hip in a holster, not concealed what so ever, they are not technically breaking the law correct? of course i'm sure you would have to justify wtf you are doing with it...
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ok i have a serious question,

i'm 23, i have smoked marijuana, i really would like to become a cop, i have no prior felonies or misdemeanor's related to domestic violence, i live in the city i want to become a cop in, i'm 6'6" in decent shape, can easily pass this cities physical and psych and written tests.

my friend is really discouraging me with regards to smoking, obviously i will quit before i join, but he seems to be under the impression they will make me take a lie detector test (i think hes an idiot) but i'd like to hear it from the horses mouth.

Will i not be able to become a cop because i have smoked?
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As a cop, do you legally get to take your gun anywhere when you are off duty?
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:22 PM
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As a cop, do you legally get to take your gun anywhere when you are off duty?
i can answer this one
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Here's a good one, it happened 3 years ago, so its just a curiousity thing. I was caught doing 53 in a 35. Oops, whatever. BUT, the cop was from Mendam and was running radar in Bernardsville. They are next to each other, but different counties. Could he have legally given me a ticket because he was across a town's line?
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Originally Posted by slayer202
same for video taping? and do the rules change inside, for example in a store. but i guess this doesn't matter since i assume they are allowed to kick you out no matter what you are doing
video outside in a place where you, the public, can legally be is fine

inside is different, and is most likely up to the property owner...
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u prolly gotta answer a few so ill just hang tight
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Originally Posted by CLean B
do i need to travel with a lock on my 9mm now? (of course i know not loaded and ammo in a different area of the vehicle)

also, if you see someone with a pistol on their hip in a holster, not concealed what so ever, they are not technically breaking the law correct? of course i'm sure you would have to justify wtf you are doing with it...
as far as i know you don't, you only have to have it locked or in a safe at home when it is loaded or when ammunition is available... don't know for sure though....

you cannot carry a loaded firearm though, and you must surrender the firearm to a peace officer at his/her request to check if it is loaded. but you're right, you can technically carry an unloaded firearm unconcealed. (kind of pointless though isn't it?)
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(kind of pointless though isn't it?)
absolutely how bout the 2nd question
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Originally Posted by CLean B
ok i have a serious question,

i'm 23, i have smoked marijuana, i really would like to become a cop, i have no prior felonies or misdemeanor's related to domestic violence, i live in the city i want to become a cop in, i'm 6'6" in decent shape, can easily pass this cities physical and psych and written tests.

my friend is really discouraging me with regards to smoking, obviously i will quit before i join, but he seems to be under the impression they will make me take a lie detector test (i think hes an idiot) but i'd like to hear it from the horses mouth.

Will i not be able to become a cop because i have smoked?
you do have to take a lie detector test for most agencies.

regarding marijuana, many agencies understand that it's a different drug than say, cocaine, and lots of people have tried it. Most agencies require that you have not used marijuana within 6 months to 2 years (depending on agency) of the hiring process.
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Originally Posted by Speed_Racer
As a cop, do you legally get to take your gun anywhere when you are off duty?
yep
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:55 PM
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absolutely how bout the 2nd question
im going in order my man
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Originally Posted by ZtotallynakedZ
Here's a good one, it happened 3 years ago, so its just a curiousity thing. I was caught doing 53 in a 35. Oops, whatever. BUT, the cop was from Mendam and was running radar in Bernardsville. They are next to each other, but different counties. Could he have legally given me a ticket because he was across a town's line?
yes. jurisdiction is not a very well understood thing, but in california for instance a cop is a cop anywhere within the state.
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No questions from me, I just like reading this stuff...

Welcome back...
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Originally Posted by brakejob
you do have to take a lie detector test for most agencies.

regarding marijuana, many agencies understand that it's a different drug than say, cocaine, and lots of people have tried it. Most agencies require that you have not used marijuana within 6 months to 2 years (depending on agency) of the hiring process.

yea thats pretty much exactly what i heard, 2 years of no smoking and a lie detector... roger that thanks for confirming
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What happens when your catch a driver speeding over 100mph with no pyor tickets and has no warrants etc...


Lets say there in a rush to the airport was the reason given
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:27 PM
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No questions from me, I just like reading this stuff...

Welcome back...
Gracias
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:29 PM
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What happens when your catch a driver speeding over 100mph with no pyor tickets and has no warrants etc...


Lets say there in a rush to the airport was the reason given
ooooh.... 100mph+ is really pushing it for me....

95 on a freeway with little traffic, a nice car, a good excuse, and no warrants and i'll probably let you off... but that 100 is a magic number, most people (myself included) always know when we've crossed that on the speedo....
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Originally Posted by CLean B
yea thats pretty much exactly what i heard, 2 years of no smoking and a lie detector... roger that thanks for confirming
good luck
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Sup BJ.

Nothing from me either. Glad to have you back!
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:32 PM
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Nothing from me either. Glad to have you back!
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is a radar/laser deflector more legal than a radar/laser jammer?
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is a radar/laser deflector more legal than a radar/laser jammer?
detectors are totally legal here, jammers are not
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ooooh.... 100mph+ is really pushing it for me....

95 on a freeway with little traffic, a nice car, a good excuse, and no warrants and i'll probably let you off... but that 100 is a magic number, most people (myself included) always know when we've crossed that on the speedo....

Thanks, but do you take them to jail on the spot or give them a Ticket ?
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Ok, here's a scenario.

Say a guy on a bike is running from the cops. He manages to get into his garage and close it before the cop sees him. He takes the bike into the house and turns off the all the light and TV to make it appear that noone is home. The cop shows up suspecting this is the house, can he legally break into the house to look for the guy?

This never happened to me BTW, just curious because a friend of a friend almost had this happen to him, but the cop never came to the house to check.
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Thanks, but do you take them to jail on the spot or give them a Ticket ?
ticket... but you can go to jail, and if the cop was less lenient....
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Originally Posted by WdnUlik2no
Ok, here's a scenario.

Say a guy on a bike is running from the cops. He manages to get into his garage and close it before the cop sees him. He takes the bike into the house and turns off the all the light and TV to make it appear that noone is home. The cop shows up suspecting this is the house, can he legally break into the house to look for the guy?

This never happened to me BTW, just curious because a friend of a friend almost had this happen to him, but the cop never came to the house to check.
yep. hot pursuit clause.
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Welcome back! I love reading this stuff too, but while I'm here I have a semi-serious question... just something I've always wondered. (Also, I may have asked this in the other thread but my memory is shot, so forgive me)...

1. What is the correct answer to "Do you know how fast you were going?" In my mind, answering "no" shows a disregard for your own driving, but answering "yes" shows a disrespect for the law.

2. Is the response, "I have explosive diarrhea/bladder infection and I'm trying to get home in order to save my car interior" a valid excuse?

I mean, what IS a good excuse for speeding? What would you just have to laugh at and walk away from? Thanks, dude!
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cali, explosive diarrhea, priceless
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When you are dippin down the freeway at 80-90 and you happen to see a cop (hidden or driving). Should you brake immediately, or just get off the gas and hope to glide to a slower speed. Because braking is a sign of obvious guilt, but also a more effective way to get down to the speed limit..
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cali, explosive diarrhea, priceless
legit question. my friends and i always discuss what we would do if we got pulled over in an extreme emergency close to home. some say to ask if the cop will follow them back to their house.
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What if you really DO have explosive diarrhea and being stopped causes you to miss your window of opportunity to make it back to the house in time, and by the time the cop gets to your window you've already gone? Brakejob, would you uh, send the poor fuck on his way?
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Originally Posted by brakejob
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good question.... im not sure..

argument 1 = yes, because you're stopped for a violation and he can use his prior knowledge to check to see if you've repeated your infraction

argument 2 = no, because the tint was not the violation causing the stop, and the windows are not a "plain view item" (since they're rolled down, unlike say an open beer in the back seat the officer can see).

I lean toward #2, but as a cop i know I could say "would you roll your windows up?" in a way/tone that would get people to roll them up, and then it would be a consent thing (if i ever cared about tint, which i don't.)

EDIT: i need to learn reading comprehension.... okay the previous arguments are for if he legally pulls you over for another thing (tail light, speeding, etc...)

He cannot legally pull you over "just to check". thats an illegal stop.
thank you for answering. its good that its an illegal stop..but last time he pulled me over he insisted that i wasnt wearing my seatbelt (which i really was) and then he dropped that after about 10 seconds and went on about my tint. i guess ill just hope for the best..
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When you are dippin down the freeway at 80-90 and you happen to see a cop (hidden or driving). Should you brake immediately, or just get off the gas and hope to glide to a slower speed. Because braking is a sign of obvious guilt, but also a more effective way to get down to the speed limit..

That would probably depend on if the cop was in front of you or behind you. I always downshift if the cop is behind me, brake if he/she is in front.
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Welcome back! I love reading this stuff too, but while I'm here I have a semi-serious question... just something I've always wondered. (Also, I may have asked this in the other thread but my memory is shot, so forgive me)...

1. What is the correct answer to "Do you know how fast you were going?" In my mind, answering "no" shows a disregard for your own driving, but answering "yes" shows a disrespect for the law.

2. Is the response, "I have explosive diarrhea/bladder infection and I'm trying to get home in order to save my car interior" a valid excuse?

I mean, what IS a good excuse for speeding? What would you just have to laugh at and walk away from? Thanks, dude!

I have previously gotten a speeding ticket, so I don't think I would shit my pants.. but if I was semi-drunk or had illegal stuff in the car i would probably shit my pants.. i've considered it
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Ah yes, I remember the last "Ask a cop" thread. Welcome back


Quick question:

What would the penalty be for both parties (if any) if a cop was caught giving a civilian something small, like road flares or handcuffs, etc. Nothing major (like a gun or anything)

Thanks a lot
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Dude this is the mother of all threads in this forum. I love this thread. Granted, it would be nice to have a "Ask a lawyer anything" then again, lawyers aren't out there citing tickets and catching bad guys. I learn so much from this thread as far as how officers view things and such. Good work
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If you're speeding near a state border and suddenly see a cop and manage to outrun them into the next state, can they follow you and give you a ticket?
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1) By how much can you exceed the speed limit on the highway and not get pulled over?

2) Does the CHP use laser or radar?

3) Do certain cars, such as Civics/tCs, get watched particularly close due to the type of drivers that usually drive those vehicles.

4) Do cops specifically target teenage drivers more than others.

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