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To: BurningOak

Decriminalizing drugs will much the same as decriminalizing drunk driving. Drunk driving is illegal here in Texas. But no big deal.

We are one of 8 states that DO NOT ALLOW DWI checkpoints. And unless you kill someone - you don’t go to jail either.

If you do get caught with a DWI, you get to throw some 3 to 5 thousand dollars at an attorney, who gets your sentence reduced to some 3 to 5 thousand dollar fine. But its no feloney for sure.

Lawyers Win. The State Wins.

Same with recreational pot. Getting caught with less than an ounce will only set you back a few hundered.

Course if you are caught with a pound or more (pusher) or caught repeatedly..... Jail Time.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 1:05:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Drunk driving is illegal here in Texas. But no big deal. And unless you kill someone - you don’t go to jail either”

Wrong:

DWI, 1st Offense: Class B Misdemeanor in Texas
•Fine – A fine not to exceed $2,000.
•Jail – Confinement in the County Jail for a term of not less the 72 hours nor more that six (6) months. Open Container – If there was an open container of alcohol in your car when arrested, the minimum term of confinement is six (6) days in the county jail.

DWI, Second Offense: Class A Misdemeanor

•Fine – A fine not to exceed $4,000.00.
•Jail – Confinement in the County Jail for a term of not less than 72 hours nor more than one (1) year.

DWI, Third Offense (or greater): Third degree FELONY
•Fine – A fine not to exceed $10,000.00.
•Jail – Confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division (Penitentiary) for a term of not less than 2 years nor more than ten (10) years.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 1:29:22 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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