Originally Posted by Tori
We are located in Sanford which is in Seminole county. We were honest and said we were staying at the marina a few
miles away for three plus months we also tried to tell the officer about the home we own which is our address but he said "shut up I have heard enough". He repeatedly accused both of us of lying and threatened us.
I am a little confused here. Sanford is NOT a few miles from the coast.. I am a Floridian I know exactly where this town is...
1. the incident happened in Sanford or your perm residence is in Sanford.
2. the marina is located exactly where?
3. why were you knowingly driving around on expired tags?
4. Who owns the company? If Joe is an employee, the company needs to anty up for a lawyer to get this taken care of. If Joe is the owner, why would he risk his license with expired tags?
5. you gave way to much info.. when the cop started asking about the body armor etc.. All you do is tell them you work for X Security
and to verify your employment
with the company and give the phone
It seems to me that a lot is missing in this story and that wrongs were commited on both sides of the fence.. perhaps not intentionally by you...Seems you gave way to much info. I would strongly suggest the next time you go out riding around in the work car all his 'gear' be safely stowed in the trunk. It is just common sense to do this.. Not to mention it removes all temptation by the smash and grab crowd.
A word of advice from an old lady with a cop bf.... tell them as little as possible.. when in doubt say nothing and try not to start explaining yourself or your actions. the more info you give, the more they use against you.
By your words the guy wanted a confrontation, he didn't get one.. and his buds backed your story... file a complaint, make the company pay your legal bills and get on with life.. You are not required to change your address if the house wherever it is located in Fla is your legal perm address.. and it would be very smart to file a "declaration of domicile" and register it at the Seminole County Courthouse..
before anyone complains about tickets as revenue.. its been going on for yrs... many, many, many yrs and not likely to change..
For those who complain about Florida... you might want to look at moving elsewhere and do the research
on why I came home... NO state income
tax, no tangible tax as say SC of 26% on all my toys.... don't have to pay a tax on my car before I renew my tags and before I pay my car insurance
... NO winter clothes... NO snow... crappy cops are everywhere not just florida.
I can go on but you get the picture.. I live here for a reason... I learned a long time ago to take the bad with the goood... and if you want bad, go live in Belize
and see how the government
there milks the expat retirees for all they can afford and then some.. try getting into a car accident
in the dominican republic
that someone else causes.. the gringo usually ends up in jail... no, I am quite content to live here amid the glorious sunshine and sailing days I get.. It could be far worse... I could be in snow.. shudders..