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How much jail time would Buffy had recieved for protecting Faith?

Discussion in 'Season 3' started by Joshua, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Joshua

    Joshua Huge Spuffy Fan!

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    When Buffy and Faith were being questioned by the police in "Consequences", Buffy was protecting Faith and lying for her how much jail time would she had gotten for lying?
     
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    Sineya
    I believe that would be obstruction of justice or something. Not sure how much jail time she would have gotten. Buffy was there at the scene too. So who knows. I'd have to look up the California law.
     
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    From what I found online while looking it up Buffy could have received up to 5 years for helping conceal a murder. Then in season 7 she could have received up to 2 years for harbouring a wanted fugitive. 7 years. Ouch. Although the thought of Buffy and Faith as cellmates is a great concept if not a little OITNB.
     
    ChaseRules: That would make a great story . Buffy & Faith living together :)
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    Sineya
    It could be a "Hogan's Heroes" type of thing where they escape every night to go patrolling then show up in their cells before roll call next morning.
     
    Anyanka Bunny Killer: Or River Song :)
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    Fuffy fans should write a fanfic. This sounds interesting. :)
     
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    Black Thorn
    I've read one somewhere. It took place after Dead Things, and Buffy actually turned herself in for killing Katrina. I remember it being quite good :).
     
  7. Squidprint

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    Does the Watcher's Council have any pull with international governments? If Buffy and Faith did end up going to jail in Consequences, would the Watcher's Council have been able to get them some sort of pardon?
     
    Fuffy Baith: Good question
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    Let's not forget jail time for whenever they get caught carrying concealed weapons on a patrol. And since they knew each other was doing it, add conspiracy to the list.
     
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    Wouldn't that be only if a stake can be classified as a knife? A stake isn't really a knife though... A skilled Watcher's Council appointed lawyer could make the argument that they were building a very tiny fence...
     
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    Sineya
    I like the cell by day slayer by night idea. Reminds me a bit of River Song. I am sure they would have magic at their disposal.

    Im not sure Buffy would do any jail time realistically. Even at that time, it was very unlikely for a blonde teen to get jailed for anything. Yeah fines, warning probation, house arrest perhaps, but not jail for a kid like Buffy.
     
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  11. ChaseRules

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    Even better if they have the same cell & are spending all their time together both in Jail & out of it .
    They could have something that causes them to jump to a place outside the jail & back to their cells.
     
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    Even with the tremendous pull that the Mayor has with everything going on in Sunnydale? I get the impression in Season Three that if the Mayor could scrape together enough evidence that Buffy and Faith were guilty of anything he would have gotten them locked away.
     
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    I didn't realise there was a woman's prison in Sunnydale, I though this would be on a state level and well over the mayor's head. Easier to kill her than do that paper work haha.
     
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    Excellent point. I forgot about that little detail!
     
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    I love the idea of the two of them being locked up together. I would go about the idea in a different way to what has been suggested and would have the watcher's council take away their powers and call up another girl to take their place. The piece could become a real exploration of what separates Buffy and Faith in terms of class privilege. Buffy would finally see how lucky her world is when her care packages arrive from friends and family and Buffy's lawyer manages to get her a reduced sentence. It would be great to see the two of them really bond and for Faith to really start to make an effort to turn her life around. Perhaps the two of them could help each other study, encouraging each other through their exams so that when they get out they could try and make something for themselves.
     
  16. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    That sounds like a story waiting to happen . I can see Faith & Buffy bounding in having to do that & since they helped each other out in prison
    when they get out leave Sunnydale to live somewhere together .
     
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    I can finally see Fuffy as a legit thing when I look at it that way. I'm even considering writing this one. I've never written fanfic before though :confused:
     
  18. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Me neither but if you want some help with it I be more than willing to help .:D
     
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    So I actually started writing a little something! I have never been a massive fanfic reader, let alone writer, so I don't know how good it will be, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless! Definitely a nice break from academic writing!
     
    ChaseRules: Good for you. Cant wait to read it :)
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