rxwine
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November 18th, 2015 at 7:26:29 AM permalink
I figure everyone is allowed to carry a big wad of cash (if they want to) without worrying about if they are going to stopped and asked by the police if they are carrying a large amount of cash. It's not crime, and it's not any of their business.

Aside from that, if the car is not a rental they can impound those. Even without cash, you're potentially in risky territory. (maybe they can impound the rental, but hopefully that wouldn't be my problem)

Those are some of the biggest problems with these supposedly routine stops for minor traffic aberrations.

*also, I'm not judging whether it's smart or not to be carrying cash, just that it's still in the territory of no ones business.
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rxwine
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November 18th, 2015 at 7:29:42 AM permalink
Yeah, 9999.00 is still legal, I think.
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November 18th, 2015 at 8:34:52 AM permalink
I recall a traffic stop became high risk when car drove to concenience store a quarter mile away. This became a factor in shooting an unarmed motorist.
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November 18th, 2015 at 11:00:45 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Yeah, 9999.00 is still legal, I think.



All amounts are legal. Over $10000 needs to be reported when it is part of a transaction. Over $10000 needs to be reported when it is being taken out of the country.
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DrawingDead
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November 18th, 2015 at 11:38:53 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I figure everyone is allowed to carry a big wad of cash (if they want to) without worrying about if they are going to stopped and asked by the police if they are carrying a large amount of cash. It's not crime, and it's not any of their business.

I'd like to figure that. Probably because I do, in fact, sometimes carry a bunch of cash (just not this time) and it is, in fact, nobody's &@#% business.

And the thought of being stuck in nowhereville while they impound my car to take it apart to x-ray every bolt or somesuch after they get Sgt. Fido to supposedly 'alert' by peeing on my tire or scratching at a flea in his his furry ear or something crossed my mind, with about the same appeal as straight-up jail.

I'll second Mr. Wolf in that I found myself actually thinking "I'd really like to just get a ticket to pay and be done and gone" when it became clear to me where the thing was potentially going. For a 79 in a 75 I might copy and frame it.
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 18th, 2015 at 11:49:08 AM permalink
Sgt. Fido would alert to even a lonely $1 bill. I've long wondered if the BoEaP intentionally adds small traces of narcotics in paper money in the printing process.
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RonC
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November 18th, 2015 at 1:32:23 PM permalink
"A thriving subculture of road officers on the network now competes to see who can seize the most cash and contraband, describing their exploits in the network’s chat rooms and sharing “trophy shots” of money and drugs. Some police advocate highway interdiction as a way of raising revenue for cash-strapped municipalities."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/

One organization:

https://bales.org/
TwoFeathersATL
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November 18th, 2015 at 1:34:49 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Sgt. Fido would alert to even a lonely $1 bill. I've long wondered if the BoEaP intentionally adds small traces of narcotics in paper money in the printing process.


Being pulled over, especially out of your district or State, especially if you really didn't do anything wrong, is disconcerting to say the least. You got several options, I'll skip the first two. For the record, I have never had to dispose of any bodies because of some silly traffic stop. The situation is so situational dependent that it is hard to give any concrete advice except maybe this:
Think about the implications before you get in a vehicle in any situation, inside your local jurisdiction or not. Think about the risks, the implications, don't get caught by 'surprise'. Then handle the situation appropriately. Usually, even in almost the worst of circumstances, you should just let it play out without getting 'hasty'. A few thou in greenbacks most often makes the whole thing go away. Just my opinion. 2F

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DRich
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November 18th, 2015 at 1:50:24 PM permalink
DrawingDead, thanks for the story. It gives all of us gamblers something to think about. Hopefully in the future searches will be required to be videotaped assuming a non-life threatening scenario.
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petroglyph
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November 18th, 2015 at 1:56:57 PM permalink
I just want to survive a traffic stop, and it would be great not to have to put all my stuff back afterwards or maybe even escape paying a fine. A small ticket if it doesn't raise my insurance rates I consider part of the vig. It's just how my life has run.

I hope opinions won't be to snarky, but you guys seem to know a lot about proper procedure an all, especially with having legal eze in your family's.

This is my situation. There is just no way a K-9 won't alert on me or my vehicle. I travel usually in a small rv, which would be big enough for any kind of contraband? Just the way I roll. I have some hand fulls of cash usually under 2 thousand. I also have some weed, and some prescriptions [mine] that are highly sought after. And, I am what some would consider, " well armed".

I don't consider myself a criminal? I had one traffic ticket in 25 years, and nothing else since my yoot. Other than the fact my mmj license expired, my weed is in prescription bottles with my name on them, except for the edibles and the oil, which were made from prescription weed. I can renew my mmj license at anytime, but am a bit tired of paying the 3 hundred bucks per year to keep it updated. I was thinking pleading ignorance if I'm caught with an expired license, of which I have 3 of?

Like I said, I'm not really a criminal, should I just let them search me, or try to smooze my way out. Thoughts? Think I will just get mowed down at initial conference, should I just try to shoot my way out? I won't make it far if I try to run.

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