Common Reasons Why People Get in Trouble at Music Festivals
The weather is finally warming up, and for many young people, that signals music festival season. Music festivals across the United States have exploded in popularity over recent years. In New Jersey, festivals such as Tidalwave, Outlaw, and Crawfish fest draw thousands of people annually. It is also important to be careful and mindful of your surroundings, as festivalgoers sometimes find themselves in legal trouble at festivals. Some of the most common reasons why people get in legal trouble at music festivals include:
- Underage drinking
- Possession of drugs
- Disorderly conduct
- Assault crimes
- Drunk driving
Getting in trouble for any of the above crimes can certainly put a damper on your weekend and can result in being arrested by the police. This is just a partial list of potential reasons why people get in trouble at music festivals, so it is important to seek experienced legal help if you have a run-in with law enforcement.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
You do not leave your Constitutional rights at the front gate of a music festival. All of the Constitutional rights that you have in your everyday life extend to music festivals if dealing with law enforcement. If you are stopped by the police, it is important to not physically obstruct them but also assert your rights under the Constitution. If the police want to search your car, then they have to have a warrant or a reason why a warrant is not necessary. If the police have probable cause to search your car, then they may be able to search it without a warrant or your consent. If you consent to a search, then you are waiving your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. You are also not required to speak to the police or help them in their investigation in any way. Your rights under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution allow you to remain silent and choose not to answer any of the police's questions. You have the right to have an attorney represent you in any matters dealing with criminal law, so if you are facing the potential of criminal charges or arrest, make sure you seek experienced legal counsel immediately. If you have legal questions about your situation, then call us today!
Why Hiring the Lento Law Firm is the Right Choice
If you have been stopped by law enforcement at a music festival, then it is important to speak to an experienced attorney immediately. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm team have helped people across New Jersey successfully defend their criminal cases. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to learn why hiring Attorney Lento and his expert team is the right choice to help resolve your legal issue.