Involved a former girlfriend (years ago, before I was married). She was from another state originally. She was taking nursing classes when I met her, and when she went to get her LPN license, they did a background check and found she had an FTA warrant for assault on a police officer in her home state. They denied her license until she resolved the issue. Turned out that she had been involved in a domestic disturbance on her front porch in her small town (yes, alcohol was involved) and the local cop tried to break it up. She ordered him off her property and when he didn't go, she smacked him. Got arrested. Paid the bail and moved away. To help her resolve the issue, I called the town and spoke to the town Magistrate (town is too small for official court system). He said her fine would be $1,000, but she'd have to appear in person to pay it and get the FTA warrant dropped, she'd have to plead guilty to a reduced charge (interference) and she'd have to apologize to the officer. I said fine. I bought her a plane ticket home, gave her the money, and we discussed what she had to do. She agreed. After all, without resolving the issue, her LPN certification would never happen, she'd have wasted all the training she paid for. She appeared in court. Pleaded guilty to interference, paid the fine. Magistrate asked her to apologize to the cop, who was present. She said "I'm not going to apologize to that piece of sh&#! And if he lays hands on me ever again, I'll beat his *** again!" The Magistrate then formally set aside her plea agreement, re-charged her with assault on a police officer, disturbing the peace, and contempt of court. He had her arrested on the spot, bail was set at $50,000 due to her having previously absconded bail. When she didn't make her return flight, I called the Magistrate and he told me all about it. He asked me if I wanted to wire the town $5,000 as 10% necessary to get her released on bail. I declined. He laughed and said he thought I'd say that. She stayed in jail until her trial, where she had a PD. She was found guilty and got two years and a $25,000 fine, I heard. That's showing 'em!