if you can make a cop laugh he / she will most likely let you off with a warning just dont argue with the cop because to arrest you they have to do a lot of paper work and they dont like that so they will most likely let you go just be good
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Make sure someone likes you enough to put money in your commissary. If you know when you are going wear white underwear and a white t shirt. It will be awhile til you can buy some. Also, maintain a sense of calm, use your time to exercise and meditate. I've done time and suggest you not gamble, get involved with a gang, or start problems with others. You will be fine!
I'm sad for you that ur home life is not good , do not run away It will be worse on you , learn from your mistake n get your precious life moving into a positive direction , with God in your life there is always Hope , he wants you to have a Happy life , talk with someone and they can help guide you and help you during your difficult days . Just pray with your Heart ... We all make mistakes , it Does get Better ..
Well reaper, stuff happens ya know, all I can say is don't go in with any expactations, either good or bad b-cuz it'll be nothing like what you think. I have four more weekends to serve and I'm DONE. The only time me and a cop will come in contact again is if I'm asking for directions. When you're in there you kinda gotta shut your mind off, b-cuz time DRAGS, there will never be days that last so long again. That's all...good luck.
Helpful hint keep your mouth shut do not what ever you do start a rumuor you will get beaten. But most of all go on Amozan.com and send yourself some books you would like to read while there and a deck of playing cards, the cards will come in handy while trying to pass time and meet people that will have your back, because the cops will respond but only after they see the fight.
Instead of running away and perhaps being arrested, you should try and get help somewhere. If your parents are being abusive, go to a counselor or a favorite teacher. Call your local Children's Protective Service agency. They will be able to help you. Running away will not solve your problems.
BeanieQueen is right. Talk to someone at school. At 17 you should be able to become an emancipated minor which means you are treated as if you were 18. Don't start out your young life by going to jail.
Having read the previous answers and comments, I don't understand how you can go to jail for running away from abusive parents. Even if you can't prove their abuse, you will only be sent to a juvenile facility. The legal definition for a chronic runaway is "incorrigible". While this may feel like harsh punishment, it will put you in a safe environment while the system hopefully investigates your abuse charges. If you are truly a victim, adults want to help. I was in a similar situation at your age. I look back and realize those days in "juvvie" kept me out of trouble for the rest of my life. Hang in there. Nothing lasts forever, it just feels that way.