Our court circuits are not as absolutely gut wrenchingly repugnant as the nearby Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi's Fifth circuit courts, but make no mistake about it, it wont make a damn lick of difference to you.
Our courts will punish the s)hit out of you, and for a very, very long time, and could even kill you.
This is NOT a place that you want to be convicted in.
This is the kind of place, where criminals leave and move to Philly, after doing their prison terms here. (the trash leave and move to philly, explaining why philly s)ucks)
but none the less, you don't want to be convicted here.
also, we have a very large police presence, and percentage wise we have more police per civilian, than New York City or Philadelphia has.
actually I see it as adequate, Im very safe here, but by broad American standards whereby America is the most dangerous country in the world in terms of crime, the police presence is huge here.
Penalties are very stiff, and convictions are about 90 to 95 % likely based on statistics, and appeals are generally very UNsuccessful.
not as tough as the 5th circuit, but still not a circuit you want to f)uck with, let me tell ya buddy... this circuit will thump your skull for ya.