Neither luck nor the law will likely often be ever in your favor.
If you're carrying substantial cash back from Vegas: a) Good for you! Most of us do not, hence the billion dollar casinos and the million dollar light bills keeping that outfit lit up at night. b) If you have enough currency on you to make a civil servant drool, do not smoke skunk weed in the car. With a tail light out. And cocaine sequestered in the spare.
I remember laughing at my girlfriend who was yelling at the television during the soaps attempting to warn a female character of some impending treachery. And then, during a random episode of Cops, I heard my mouth say (loudly), "You sir, are an example of someone who should find a vocation in a career other than crime. Forethought and caution are not your forte." Dumbass.