I Break a LAW, now I am going to jail :p

@jaiho2009 (39081)
Philippines
February 21, 2012 10:07pm CST
How are you as a citizen in your country. Are you a law abiding or did you ever break/broke any laws? My DL's (driver's license) expired and I never knew it is. I thought I still have one year left and never mind to check the expiration date (my fault) Just came to realized that my 3 years DL just expired. Okay, I won't drive till I have it renewed. I saw people breaking laws (minors) Like smoking in public places, public vehicles. Jaywalking,littering,over-speeding etc. Did you ever break any law, intentionally or unknowingly. (even once)? Have a good day everyone jaiho®- DL expired 2-22-2012 12:07pm PT Wednesday
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@yanzalong (5760)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
Never have I broken the law. But my heart has been broken. Lol The government should make sure that no one breaks the law. If all citizens abode by the law, no side income for certain people.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello yanzalong, Really, you never break/broke any laws, even minor ones? (hehehe) Well, if every citizen in this world is like you- for sure police and military group will lose their job (just kidding) Okay, sorry, you've broke your heart Have a good day
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 12
After I read the second sentence I almost read the third as The government should make sure that no one breaks the hearts.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
sis We can suggest this as a general rule
@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
25 Feb 12
many years many people driving without licences when in a country their leaders clearly violated then how the other public will take what kind care of law.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
hello dilraj, Yes,if higher authorities breaks the law, it follows that the minorities do the same thing. Thanks and have a good day
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@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
27 Feb 12
yes if so, then how and why you to jail,
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
24 Feb 12
In india there is no expiry date for our driving license when you will give two dollars to the police man. They need money only.
@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
hello ramesh, If all police and military men are doing such things, there will no use of any laws then. Thanks and have a good day
• India
25 Feb 12
They can be punished by higher authorities...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
Unknowingly, I did! That was back in college. I unknowingly jaywalked. I was with my friends and we crossed the road and we were apprehended by these traffic enforcers (and so they seemed to be). They didn't wear uniform of traffic enforcers but they wore IDs that said they were. They forced us to pay 50 pesos each. We tried to argue because we did not see any sign saying it was a jaywalking area. But one of them pointed out to the sign and it was far from the spot, it was hidden among the parked cars. It was an annoying experience. We went to a radio station that day and told them our experience and we went back together with the announcer but when we arrived at the spot, the traffic enforcers were all gone as well as their table. That fast!
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello secret, Jaywalking, I wonder if anyone can claim for not doing it,not once in a lifetime :p Hidden signages is a very common trap of those "crocs". I am also a victim of those "tricks" but never works (they think they are smart enough duh!) You did the right thing, at least they are aware that they cannot fool everyone. For sure they changed "spot" ,but for sure they will be caught. Thanks and have a good day
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
Many people have probably jaywalked once in their lives but not so many have been caught and made to pay fines like me. Well, I hope something have been done since we reported it to a radio station.
• India
22 Feb 12
I had broken the laws and regulation of my country several time. When I was aged 17 I had taken my cousins bike on the road with any rights(license). Nobody had asked me about it. I was free like a free bird. Still now many of them do this but no one is questioned.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello wonderboy, Okay, your name justify it all
• India
23 Feb 12
Truly ? That is the specialty of Kerala
• Marikina, Philippines
5 Mar 12
It is okay to break the law if it is minor especially if the person did not know it. Nobody is perfect. I sometimes break the law because I did not know it. I still remember those past days when I always cross the road without going to a pedestrian lane, only then did I realize that I have broken the law. I am glad no one is looking… ha ha ha ha. It is just minor but committing a mistake does not mean, you are going to do it again. As for me, you try to avoid mistake again and try to be a law-abiding citizen as much as possible. He he.
@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
hello IS, Minor cases are very common, especially if we are not aware (I agree, we did it unintentionally) Who wants to be in jail anyway (hehehe) Committing mistakes give us a good lesson and make us more aware too. thanks and have a good day
@garson (886)
• United States
5 Mar 12
I do not regard ignoring or not knowing the expiration of drivers' license as breaking the law. It IS if you drive with an expired license. Still, it is your responsibility to renew one if you drive everyday. If you hardly drive or if you never drive, it depends on where you live. In my opinion, not renewing a drivers' license should not count against you. You probaly have to redo everything if you need to a get new one. Yes, I have done something that I am not supposed to do, but I don't need to lay out what I did around here.
@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
hello garson, Thanks for sharing your opinion and have a good day
• Mexico
26 Feb 12
Hi jaiho: I think I have break some minor laws, I mean contraventions, like crossing the street when the traffic light was not in red or maybe I have took the first place in a crowd when I wasn't suppose to do it. These things are not good but they are more like mistakes I have made as many people do. At least my "offences" has not harm people. ALVARO
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
hello Alvaro, I do agree with you, although it's still breaking the laws. At least you never harmed people. I am sure most of us did minor offenses- sometimes it's exciting but also dangerous Thanks and have a good day always
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
Hi jai Aw sorry for that.. I hope you were able to notice it until a police checks your license. I think I have broken the law too... many times. Especially when I'm in highschool and college I used to litter, jaywalk and all those kinds of simple stuff. No major thing yet and hopefully will not ever.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
en I missed you my dear...hope your connection is fine (read it from the other page- hehehe) Well,it's my fault, I never checked my DL. I only find it's already expired when I checked my car's registration for renewal (duh) I am sure most of us done it, just minor things (hehehe) Sometimes it's exciting but dangerous Have a great weekend dear (^_^)
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
25 Feb 12
I was born a citizen. I usually obey the law, but have accidentally broken the law many times. There is one law that I have broken frequently. That is when there is little or no traffic, I will not always wait for the wait for the "walk" signal. If the light is green and no automobiles threaten me, I go. I do try harder to obey the traffic laws when I 'm driving. I will sit still and wait for the red light to change to green even if there are no other cars on the road.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
hello bellis, This is very common also here in our country. Maybe not in all places but with places that doesn't have cctv camera. But with security cam traffic roads- people don't do such things. Thanks for sharing your experience and have a good day
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
23 Feb 12
Hi Jaiho, Yes. I think most people have at some point at least unintentionally. When I was a teen, I have to say that it was definitly intentional. Nothing real real bad but definitly would be considered breaking the law. Once I didn't notice my license had expired and had been driving around for almost a year like that. The cop that pulled me over, thankfully, knew me and let me drive home and promised that if he saw me behind the wheel before taking care of the problem, he would fine me. Other than when I was much younger, I haven't broken the law intentionally. The unintentional have been traffic violations and less and less of those too as I get older.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello sid, Yes, unintentionally, that's it. It's a different story if we break rules intentionally. Although,there were events that we are forced to do. I did it once, I cut crossings when the weather is too bad and I am in a hurry to fetch my daughter. The weather is too bad, raining so hard and very less public vehicles due to flood starting to rise and reaches the main road. But, aside from that, I never did. Thanks and have a good day
• United States
23 Feb 12
I'm sure I jaywalked. I know I have smoked where I'm not supposed to. I have definitely drien too fast. Knowingly on all three. Now, on the expired driver's license--mine were suspended and I didn't know it til I went to have them renewed. Inspection sticker -- that expires every now and then. No big deal just have to go get one and show it to the clerk at the county office. I just never get in front or back of my car to see and notice them.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello chyrs, I also checked my registration ticket and need to renew it before it expires next month. These expiration dates sometimes give me troubles (lols) I guess I need to post dates at fridge door to remind me every now and then. thanks and have a good day
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
23 Feb 12
I jaywalked today. I guess you'd call it that, I was walking to walmart, and had my back to oncoming traffic, but I couldn't help it, it wasn't that far until a sidewalk / the store the way I was walking and I didn't want to cross the road, that is even more scarier to me.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello SCG, Jaywalking is one of the most common minor cases people breaks here in my country as well. I know I also did it :p thanks and have a good day
@tbhavill (13)
22 Feb 12
I think we have all broken laws before. Sometimes we knew and sometimes it was on accident. I had 3 drinking tickets as a youth. So I have certainly broken the law in the past. These days though I try to stay on the up and up. But anyone can have an oversight on something like an expiration date.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello tbhavill, I guess so. Even as simple as picking flowers from the park which is not allowed is considered a crime (minor) but still it's breaking the law. thanks and have a good day
• Lithuania
22 Feb 12
Of course break laws is crime, but sometimes it happens and you don't feel like you done something very bad. Just today i walk a cross the street don't wait for the moment when red light light up. ;D
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello Eratnig, I agree that breaking any law is a crime, it could be minor or major, still it is a crime. But,most people find it exciting, or maybe just once in a lifetime :p thanks and have a good day
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Just because you break a law doesn't mean you'll be jailed easily. There is still a due process and It depends on what kind of law did you break. I can't recall if I had broken a law, but I think I had because I'm not perfect after all.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
hello cqn, I agree, not because we break a law that means we're going to jail. It depends how big the violation is. I am sure most of us break/broke minor laws. Thanks and have a good day
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
22 Feb 12
I am law abiding women I not like to break the law like drive the vehicle and jump from signal. I not break any rule and still no police caught me because not break any rule.
@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello fanta, I know girls are more abiding than men (hehehe) That would be too awkward when girls are caught breaking laws and guys are abiding :p have a good day
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Last Night we were heading my balikbayan relatives to their hotel. uncle's nephew is a driver but not familiar with the place so i became his navigator. our target was shaw entrance but both of us were tired last night we didn't see the signs and warnings and when we entered the underpass, we went straight right to the road leading to MEGAMALL, we were caught by traffic enforcers and ask us to pay 1000 instead of confiscating the license and give seminar and fee of 3,500 pesos.it was my fault that i was silent the whole night.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello LK, You should have phone me (lols) It's not fair- never give a bribe. Besides, you can always tell those enforcer that you are not used to driving along metro since you're residing in other place. Duh!!!! Well, it happened already...next time try to reach me
• India
22 Feb 12
Jane beti You know Dada well. My DL is valid till 2017, hope i will be alive till then. Here most of the taxi or auto drivers don't have a valid DL Another thing by paying double of the fee through a broker one can get a license WITHOUT undergoing any tests. I got my DL IN 1974, HAD TO PASS ALL TESTS. Hugs from Dada
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello dada, Not possible for taxi drivers to drive without valid DL- the contractor/proprietor won't allow. Because, in case of accidents, they will be paying more for violations and the penalty is much greater then. Maybe with private vehicle, some drivers are driving with expired DL or driving without DL given the chance they're not driving along the main roads. Hugs to you and maa dear pa
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
I don't remember if I break a law. I think not. Hmm. not sure lol.
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@jaiho2009 (39081)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
hello hunibani, I am sure you did :p Have you ever picked a flower from park with signage "no picking of flowers" (hehehe- just kidding) Anyway, thanks and have a good day