If you have been in law enforcement for any length of time, you have probably arrested the same person more than once. If you’ve been in long enough, you’ve probably arrested one of their kids also.
Back in November, I arrested a woman who was selling drugs, who was on house arrest for selling drugs. This week, I stop a car for a broken tail light and guess who’s driving. She’s driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor crime in my state. As it so happens, she is on a new probation from my arrest in November.
For those keeping score at home:
- She is arrested for sale of cocaine and placed on probation.
- She violates the terms of that probation by selling more cocaine and is placed on house arrest.
- She violates the terms of the house arrest by selling more cocaine, marijuana, etc. and is released on probation.
- She violates the terms of that probation by committing a new criminal offense.
One wonders when she might actually serve prison time, but I’m not holding my breath.