November 8th, 2010

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GSW; puncturing lung; procedure and aftermath.


I'm working on a scenario with a friend for an RP where his character is shot by a .45. The bullet punctured his lung and he's adamant that there is no exit wound. We're also debating on whether it should be a safety slug or a hollow point :|; Hollow point seems much more serious, but we don't want to damage the character in a way that would make it impossible for him to serve in the military anymore -- the setting is FFVIII: future military academy, the likes. The character is physically fit, aged 17 - 23. Would appreciate it if you guys can help me through several questions:

1. Would the right first aid be sealing his lungs until he could enter surgery?

2. How different would a safety-slug surgery be compared to hollow-point surgery? Is it possible to get the bullet out? How long of a surgery would it be? 

3. Post-surgery, assuming the character is saved: Would he need extraneous tubes/tools to help him breathe? How long would the recovery take? 

4. What kind of damage would the character be suffering? Would it be permanent? What kind of therapy would he need?

I've read up a bit on collapsed lung and .45 bullets, some articles about gunshot wounds, but I'm having trouble collating those information into something that could help me answer my questions. Your help would be much appreciated!

Procedure on out-of-state arrest warrant

I'm writing a fictional story, and I have a question, mainly about typical police/legal procedure on a misdemeanor arrest warrant from out of state. Thank you in advance for looking at this.

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My questions:
1) Is refusal to produce ID and purchase of a prepaid cellular phone sufficient cause for someone to be taken into custody (not necessarily arrested)? If not, can you suggest something ordinary that would make an arrest believable in this kind of situation?

2) What are the charges for possessing a fake ID?

3) The biggie: What happens with a misdemeanor warrant from out-of-state? Does he get extradited to CA? Can he post a bond with the local authorities (in OK/TX) for an appearance without going back to CA? I'm assuming he can ask for a public defender, but I would bet he'd be detained for at least 24 hours before an arraignment or whatever procedure would happen. What are the possible scenarios that could happen here with the misdemeanor warrant from out of state?

4) If I need "more" probable cause for him to realistically be taken into custody, and therefore go with him resembling someone they're looking for, would he go in a lineup?

WHAT I'D LIKE: He's detained for a while, posts a bond, and is then released; however, the mobster he’s running from will now know approximately where he is. He'll have to pay a fine on the fake ID (class B misdemeanor is my understanding, about $2000 max). My MC won't keep that appearance on the bond, and he'll then become an actual fugitive, not just someone in hiding. My goals here are to create a plausible reason for how the mobster locates him, and to up the stakes to increase the suspense.

I prefer to have a semblance of reality in my fiction, and hope you can help me write something exciting that isn’t preposterous. If you find this entire setup to be eye-rolling and ridiculous, I’d appreciate you letting me know that. Thank you so much for your indulgence in helping. If this is an inappropriate post, please feel free to delete.

Searches performed: various permutations of "procedure out-of-state warrant", "procedure misdemeanor warrant", "misdemeanor assault", "extradite out-of-state misdeanor" "penalty for fake id Texas" "penalty for fake id Oklahoma". I'm getting good results from those searches, but it seems like different outcomes are possible, depending on the severity of the misdemeanor assault charge and how tough the local authority wants to be. I think my scenario is possible, but your input would help.

[cross-posted to law_questions and possibly to ask_a_cop]