Common Arrests Over Spring Break

Common Arrests Over Spring Break

Criminal Defense
Many schools throughout the United States will take spring break for one to two weeks in the coming month or so. This means that many families are planning vacations, and many young adults are ready to party on the beach, often traveling down to Florida. Unfortunately, many spring break trips are marred by arrests, and there are many common reasons why young people might be arrested on spring break. Alcohol-Related Offenses Spring break often involves alcohol, and many young people can get in trouble with the law regarding drinking. First, many college students are not yet 21 years old, which means they cannot legally drink alcohol. This can result in a variety of criminal charges, including underage drinking or trying to purchase alcohol with a fake ID. Even if people…
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Illegal Vehicle Searches by Police

Illegal Vehicle Searches by Police

Criminal Defense
Many drug and weapon possession charges stem from police officers searching a vehicle during a traffic stop. If you were stopped for an unrelated reason and officers searched your car and found contraband, you need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Fayetteville as soon as possible Your 4th Amendment Rights The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects all citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. Simply put, the police do not have the ability to search your vehicle whenever they want - they need to establish probable cause. Probable cause requires that a law enforcement officer have information sufficient to make a reasonable person believe that a person has committed a crime. If they do not, they cannot search your vehicle. In the event that they search…
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Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense
The criminal justice system in Georgia is a complicated one, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors seek to uphold the law as strictly as possible. If you’re facing any type of criminal matter, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer in Fayetteville right away. The following are some of the many common questions we can answer. Should I call a lawyer after an arrest? When you are in custody, you have the right to remain silent during police questioning and the right to call an attorney. You should always clearly invoke both of these rights immediately. Staying silent cannot be used against you, but even the slightest wrong answer can. Even if you did not commit the crime, you should politely inform the officers that you would like to contact…
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