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Do the cops have me?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by BurgerKing, Feb 24, 2005.

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  1. BurgerKing

    BurgerKing New Jack

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 43 Likes Received: 0
    I recently got arrested for racking cans... and we had to go back to my place to get my ID to prove I was who i was.

    I totally forgot I had a sketch on my dresser and the cops took it and another one that had a bunch of tags all over it and a bomb that I have city wide ups on....

    They investigated it and took a shit load of pictures and today I was interogated for two hours, not once admitting to that it was me doing that - saying that I copied what I saw because I believe me as an artist I could do it 'better'...... they tried absolutly everything to get me to confess to it including constantly lying to me, and I didn't confess - I kept saying it wasnt me.

    So yeah, now im going to court for 23 charges of mischief... so do the police have me by the balls or the are fighting for air?

    No flames please. :(
  2. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    If they've got a sketch, it's not gonna be too pretty...Get a really good lawyer, the $ is worth it.
  3. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    I know it doesn't help, but you should've made them wait outside...(I assume they didn't have a warrant.)
  4. BurgerKing

    BurgerKing New Jack

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 43 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah thats what I tried to do.... and then they had to be at arms length of me to make sure I didnt get a weapon or stash somthing... our city is pretty stupid when it comes to graffiti, its covered with it and the cops know nothing about it... thats what you get for living in Canada...

    I dont think the police had the justisdiction to even take that, did they? they even took news paper clippings off my wall....

    I figured that if I just said I copied it from all over the place that wouldnt have means to press charges?
  5. isor357

    isor357 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 2,491 Likes Received: 3
    Serves you right. DONT RACK PAINT. nothing good can come of it. You are basically fucked This will probably end up costing you thousands of dollars. It sounds like they are going to crucify your ass
  6. •nakEd

    •nakEd New Jack

    Joined: Sep 27, 2002 Messages: 70 Likes Received: 2
    GOOD LUCK... most likly your fucked because you suck at racking.. sorry bro..

    your best bet is to keep your story the same, and dont give in to any deals with them... talk to a lawyer
  7. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    look, lighten up on the guy for chrissakes.

    but yeah, i stopped racking shit years ago. Sure, it might not qualify me as a "real" writer in the eyes of some but I figure paying $30 for a bunch of cans is better than paying $3000 in court fees, fines, jail time, lawyer shit, etc....

    basically LaCosaNostra has it down. Hire a lawyer and cross your fingers.

    In the future, don't ever leave any graffiti related stuff laying around in your house and that includes magazines, markers, spray cans, sketches, blackbooks, tagging on your door, etc.....

    you might think it looks cool and "urban" but it's the proverbial red hand i tell yah! I keep all my shit locked up at my friends house anyway
  8. haunts

    haunts Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    maybe you could try to say that the sketch was a friends.
    and i dont know about canadian laws but in the us if theres a cop at your door because of you being in legal trouble or a call to your place, with or without a warrant you cant deny them entrance no matter. even if your just going back in for you shoes, they have to walk you in and escort you out and while they are in your house they can look at anything they want. so dont sweat going to jail barefoot in some situations, lock that shit and go.
    so in other words if the cops come through without a warrant dont unlock the door, but in your case it sounds like this couldnt have been avoided.
  9. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    the fact that they interrogated you for two hours might be a good sign. you must ask your questions to an attorney so you know what to do next.
  10. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    i dont think they can take that shit without a warrent...but im not in canada...
  11. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    get a good lawyer and get a good lawyer fast, pay the amount for the lawyer rather then pay fines and get taken in on all community service and all that bullshit......over here for racking cans all that happens is you have to pay for them and your not even allowed into the store anymore, sometimes u dont even have to pay for them......and always remember dont tell the police anything, seems like you did a good job so far....make sure u remember that because they will try to trick you no matter what, thats their job to trick people into saying things that they want to hear.....good luck and just make sure u get a good lawyer and find out from him what its gonna be.
  12. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Should not have let them in your house.... ever.
  13. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16

    A. they didn't catch you in the act
    B. you didn't confess

    they have you on the racking chgs and really you should be able to plea down the graff shit.
  14. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    yesh, they dont have shit on you. the part of saying you copied what you saw was pretty good, itll help out some. Get a good lawyer even a decent one can get you out of this shit hopefully.
  15. BurgerKing

    BurgerKing New Jack

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 43 Likes Received: 0

    thanks you guys, ive been talking to some heads and some are saying i can get away scott free practically... yeah, after the interogation, they phoned my friend asking him if he knew if I did graffiti or not [the cops] - so they are obviously running out of ways to turn.

    And word up to the haters that say I 'suck at racking cans' cuz it was my buddy that got me caught - he was putting them in his pants pocket and was wearing a tight shirt while I had a coat on w/ 10 cans on me and you couldnt tell.
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