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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2010, 12:04:54 PM »
Dave, I am not sure I agree with you on this.  I just started working on a criminal sim and when she went to work like normal, she got arrested.  She was NOT doing a side job, so I feel it is completely random as to them getting arrested and spending the night in jail.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2010, 12:22:44 PM »
OK, I can also confirm that you can get arrested even if you work normally. It must be something else...
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2010, 04:45:07 PM »
I think it is completely random but I think it started at around level 4 for me.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2010, 09:48:53 PM »
Have to put in my 2 cents worth here and say the Lucky trait does not help. I'm currently playing a sim doing the criminal path. He's currently on level 5 and has been arrested 4 or 5 times (once doing a side job). He has the lucky trait, but it doesn't seem to be helping him. Be glad when he gets to the top and can switch careers (he's half of my career grand slam couple).

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »
Do the Sims who have the klepto trait ever get arrested, or do they have to be in the criminal career for that to happen?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2010, 03:03:23 PM »
Do the Sims who have the klepto trait ever get arrested, or do they have to be in the criminal career for that to happen?

Well I think they have to be in Criminal career, my sims didn't get arrested for stealing the Alto's Car and then driving past their house everyday on the way to work!  ;D
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 03:19:39 PM »
If the sim who owns the thing you're stealing with the klepto sim sees you, they will throw you out of the house. However, I have never seen them calling the police over it. :P
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2010, 03:39:30 PM »
Thanks for the response "Sam" and "Swede" ! I'm toying with the idea to switch careers just to change things up a bit, I always play the goody two shoes Sims with good traits and all, but now I am bored and it's time to let my Sims get a taste of life on the other side of the tracks, lol.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2010, 09:40:01 PM »
I'm goody two shoes simmer too. :( Can you see the sims in jail? Can you post a picture of it?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2010, 09:58:42 PM »
No, you don't get to see them in jail.  You just have a message in the upper left corner that they're in jail and you get to chose what they do while they're locked up, like work out or talk to the other criminals.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2010, 12:25:42 PM »
Ok, after playing quite a few Emeperor of Evil and MasterThief sims (aside from the ones I make I have managed to pick quite a few NPC wives who were either evil or Kleptomaniancs), I have seen enough to come up with a conclusion:

-  Yes, I agree, arrests are random.  originally I thought it was on nights I wasn't 100% rested; but it definitely is random.

-  Yesterday I did finally get to see my Sim getting arrested, maybe because of Ambitions?
He was at work and I just happened to click view my sim on him, instead of another sim, the camera panned over right as there was a police cruiser outside of his work (talk about lucky coincidence).  My Sim ran out of the building, to the cop, and got into the squad car. Off to jail for a night of dominos!!!

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2010, 04:27:51 PM »
I don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but there is one way to get out of jail early.  If your sim's wife goes into labor while he is in jail then he will rush to the hospital to be with her.   :D

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2010, 10:59:51 AM »
I don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but there is one way to get out of jail early.  If your sim's wife goes into labor while he is in jail then he will rush to the hospital to be with her.   :D
Hahahaha! I don't know why really, but I found that very funny! That's hilarious actually, "Why should we let you out of jail early Dr. Evil? Do you think you've done enough time?"
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2010, 03:23:42 PM »
Okay, I finally decided to run a sim down the criminal track. The night she would have been promoted to Master Thief, that idiot Hank Goddard arrested her as she entered the warehouse. Not only didn't she get promoted, but the game counted it as a missing work, so she now has TWO more nights to get to the top.

Just when I thought I had seen everything the game could throw at me....

So does anyone know of a way to avoid being arrested? traits, LTW, anything?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2010, 06:14:19 PM »
Hahahaha! I don't know why really, but I found that very funny! That's hilarious actually, "Why should we let you out of jail early Dr. Evil? Do you think you've done enough time?"
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"Quick get the keys to the cell!"

Sorry for the necro, but this is very funny!

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2010, 12:44:22 PM »
If the sim who owns the thing you're stealing with the klepto sim sees you, they will throw you out of the house. However, I have never seen them calling the police over it. :P

Unless your sim has the 'inappropriate but in a good way' LTH reward, right?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2010, 04:58:35 PM »
I don't know if anyone has said this yet but if you make your sims leave work early when you see a police officer you won't get arrested and then you send them back to work when the police are gone.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2011, 12:03:42 AM »
I don't know if anyone has said this yet but if you make your sims leave work early when you see a police officer you won't get arrested and then you send them back to work when the police are gone.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2011, 04:52:38 AM »
But wouldn't that decrease the performance bar?

It would decrease the performance bar, but I guess doing that will depend on how close you are to promotion and will spending the night in jail be a huge disruption.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2011, 03:09:03 PM »
Just to point out, I think a higher Athletic skill reduces the chances of your sims getting arrested.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2011, 10:54:58 AM »
Just to point out, I think a higher Athletic skill reduces the chances of your sims getting arrested.

Although it sounds logical what you've said, it all depends on if someone see's you while stealing stuff.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2011, 10:38:58 AM »
I don't know if something like the Lucky trait would reduce the chance of an arrest happening.

Don't I wish.  My new IDC founder is in the criminal career, has the lucky trait, and was arrested twice before getting to level 3 in the career track.  :P

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2011, 02:08:58 PM »
Since the introduction of celebrities I find it impossible to play the criminal with all those negative moodlets from getting caught or rumors.
The only answer to your original post would be the LWR Vacationer, but the reward comes with some negative points. Proffesional Slacker is another option.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2011, 04:18:43 PM »
Higher athletics skill doesn't help at all.  My immortal dynasty founder has long since SuperMaxed it (she was half way to elder when she did) and still gets arrested at least every other week.  Neither does having the lucky trait, because as I said previously, she's had it since day one.  Likewise she has never selected the "Do a Side Job" option for work (only ever "Conspire with Accomplices" and "Suck up to Boss"), and has been arrested more than a dozen times since she started, and even got arrested after she hit level 10 in her career.

Edit:  And she's a 4 star celebrity.  I feel your pain.  :P

The higher in their career they get, the more often they bring home loot...and the more expensive that loot seems to get (I may be wrong on the last part).  Getting arrested on occasion is just one of those unavoidable, random occurrences like when doctors and police officers have to go back to work in the middle of the night for an emergency, and end up going to work the next day with their energy bar in the red.  I think any theorizing on how to minimize it is wishful thinking.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »
Going back to work after the police had left didn't work for me :( She went in to work, then promptly left again and turned herself in. She caught a cab to the police station :( I'm yet to find out if she will do this if I don't send her back to work.