And also to further answer your question, ~mystic_fish, if you were really wealthy then you could probably buy yourself out of an arrest and never face a trial at all. It's bribery and is also illegal and if you would be caught for that it would be an additional obstruction of justice charge, however, that's unlikely to happen when you buy off a police officer. You have to keep an eye out for the right one to buy off too and most of the time you have to take the money to either the highest power (chief of police) or the lowest power (police officer). This is not the most uncommon thing but if you're working alone in a life of crime then it usually only works for petty things.
Unfortunately for me, this place is not like Mexico.