Re: drugs & alcohol
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Sat, 10 Feb 1996 09:50:57 -0700
At 5:38 2.06.1996, Greg L. Gough wrote:
>At the same time a small amount of marijuana could send you to
>jail while a habitual drunk driver remains free and driving.
Not in 'my' Courtroom.
Breaking the law is an equal opportunity thing. Habitual drunk drivers [by
which let's say a second over-the-limit offense] get a fine of $1,500 with
$1,000 to pay now, and 180 days in jail with 15 to serve now. They get an
absolute license suspension [no work permit] for one year. Third DUI here
is a felony.
Second mj offense here is usually a $300 fine and 60 days with 5 to serve.
Whoops, not equal opportunity. Need to jack up the prosecutor's
Now dealing to kids, that's a different story. Procuring alcohol for minors
is a $300 fine, a $1,000 civil penalty, and whatever I can get the Judge to
do for jail. Procuring mj for kids is a similar arrangment.
Given what the legislature will let Cities do, it is actually easier to
punish someone for alcohol offenses than for mj offense.
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