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i take bets on sports.i believe i just met with an undercover cop.i had an ad on craigslist with my prepaid untraceable cell phone number and he called and i told him i would take his bets.i later called him and said i dont take bets my boss does.i ran his name under a computer paid search and nothing came up on his name or cell phone,he talked like a cop,what should i do,he never placed a bet with me.should i create a police report saying someone been putting my number on craigslist without my authorization?
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i never took any bets.he asked me if i would and i first said yes and then said i don t take bets,my boss does and i find customers.he never placed one bet with me.the phone was not recorded i can tell when they are.it was on his cell and his was prepaid too.should i say and report to the police someone was using my number on craigslist and posting it?should i text him and say i dont take bets?
can u let me know what the bookmaking law says i n mass,do u have exact section?
i pulled th elaw,it says they need a book of bets or a bet made.271 7 and 17 mgl.they have no records,another bookie got caught with records ,without them they have nothing or they need to place bets and money has to change hands
I am very sorry you have misinterpreted the law I provided for you, but most non-lawyers do, which is why not only did I present the law to you, I gave you an actual case from the MA Supreme Judicial Court, which evidently you also misunderstood and led you to claim my service was poor when I provided you not only the MA statute but a Supreme Court case to tell you what the law was.I also apologize that you do not like the law, but your reply about needing to get caught with "records" is false and a gross misunderstanding of the MA law. As a MA criminal attorney, I can assure you they have convicted people for less than having records under their book making statute and if you actually read the Supreme Court case, the person can be convicted for keeping track of bets in their head, NO RECORDS OR REGISTER, so your idea of a register or records is poor judgment on your part and please do not delude yourself if you really think this was a police officer.Again, you keep discounting that if this was an undercover officer your whole conversation is on tape, whether you would like to admit that to yourself or not, if he is a cop you are on tape saying what you said. The fact you used a cell phone (which is an apparatus or tool) and again, I beg you, READ THE COURT CASE I PROVIDED YOU, the COURT, not ME, says that the phone if you said on the phone that you would take his bets and if this was in fact a police officer as you suspect, they would have you recorded saying that, then they have shown probable cause that you used a tool or apparatus, your phone, to agree to take bets. Of course, like you were above in your statements, you could also be dead wrong about this being a cop or an undercover operation to catch you book making.However, the law I quoted you and the case law I provided you is not only accurate in MA, but I have to defend people constantly on the charge and without audio or video tape the defense is not bad, if they have audio or video defending people like you in this situation becomes extremely difficult, but we have to remind our clients that we are only attorneys trying to deal with the law someone else wrote.I would thank you for you understanding you misinterpreted the law and do not go off thinking it is okay, because that would be a huge mistake on your part and could indeed lead to your arrest.
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