Why People Get in Trouble During Spring Break in New Jersey
If you live in America's Northeast, then you likely already know that New Jersey is a destination for many on vacation. With the New York City across the Hudson River on the state's Northeast side and Atlantic City and Cape May to the Southeast, New Jersey has much to offer its out-of-state visitors. During High School and College Spring Break, an influx of young people arrives from neighboring states such as New York and smaller states in the New England area. These visitors flood beach towns, and the bars and clubs are full of young kids ready to party. Sometimes spring breakers find themselves in legal trouble in New Jersey, oftentimes being accused of crimes such as:
- Drinking under 21
- Drug possession
- Disorderly conduct
- Assault crimes
- Drunk driving
Getting in trouble for any of these things can put a quick end to your Spring Break activities. These are just some of the reasons why people get in trouble during Spring Break in New Jersey, so it is important to seek experienced legal help if you have been arrested or ticketed.
Make Sure You Understand Your Legal Rights
The federal Constitutional rights that you have in your home state extend to every other state when dealing with law enforcement. If you are stopped by the police, then it is critical to understand your federal Constitutional rights and also your rights under New Jersey state law. Police need a warrant to search your car, home, or hotel room under the Fourth Amendment. There are exceptions to the warrant requirement, but the police must have a stated reason why a warrant exception applies. If you give the police consent to search, then you are waiving your Constitutional right against an unreasonable search. Don't give the police consent to search thinking that they won't search you because that is exactly what they will do once you give them permission. You are not required to answer any investigative questions, and your silence cannot be held against you under the Fifth Amendment. Don't physically resist the police, but clearly assert your Constitutional rights. You have the right to be represented by an attorney if facing criminal charges, so make sure you make the best choice for your personal freedom. If you have legal questions about your situation, then call us today at the Lento Law Firm!
Why Hiring the Lento Law Firm is the Right Choice
If your college or high school student is facing criminal charges or juvenile charges in New Jersey, then it is important to speak to an experienced attorney immediately. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped countless people from across New Jersey and beyond 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.