(This isn't about assault on me but more a hypothetical situation.) If I had lived in another country I may have been arrested for drugs. Also, I think there is stuff like mandatory sentencing for drugs in some countries. Anyway, someone called the police on me in ill will; disorderly conduct or public intoxication or whatever -and yes I was drunk. I didn't get charged, fined, or anything though. Marijuana, on the other hand, has a very distinct smell when smoked and I knew the cop confronting me could smell it. This is mid September and in Canada it will become legal in like a month. The last question he asked me was: "Do you have any drugs on you?" So, I roll my eyes, reach into my pocket and hand the officer a plastic baggy with an amount of weed that no judge (in Canada?) would give a rats ass about. Of course I did because a possible charge/conviction of obstructing justice can have a wide range of penalties (I was really unhappy about handing over my dope too!) My friend remarked on that incident: "the cop stole your weed". Which is a possibility, I've heard of things like U.S. visitors in Canada trying to take a case of beer back across the border. Being loudly berated by the Canadian border guards, but have nothing happen except the beer confiscated... * * * I've read some stuff about a man jailed for rape and eventually that conviction reduced to sexual assault because the drugged woman always had her clothes on; this on another board. There were a lot opinions and details that I didn't care to read or care to even make an opinion of my own. Like, as Britney Spears' comment on the second Gulf War: "I think we should just trust our president". Now hypothetically, say me and my husband of years were at a party and I got severely drunk and passed out. He didn't remove my clothing, but he got naked, humped my leg and got seminal fluid on a lousy pair of jeans. That's grounds for a sexual assault charge, but it's more fun for me to taunt him about it, (i.e. I don't care) and say, hang it over his head if he is looking towards a seat on the supreme court. (The Kavanaugh thing I find disturbing aside.) But let's say I have him charged simply because I can. If you were the judge and he plead guilty what should be the sentence? If you were the judge and was found guilty by jury, what then? I have no idea what "no contest" actually means. Addendum, I have nothing to do today but get high and drink. Hence, I started this thread, it's an amalgamation of various different thoughts.