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Common Arrests Over Spring Break

Common Arrests Over Spring Break

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 are 21, they can still get arrested for supplying alcohol to minors, driving under the influence (DUI), and more.

Drug Possession

Some spring breakers decide to bring or purchase drugs to use during their vacation. Any type of drug can result in an arrest and possession charges, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription drugs (without a prescription)
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

Assault

When there are thousands of young people – many of whom are intoxicated – it is not surprising that fights and other problems can break out. An altercation can escalate to physical assault and arrests. In addition, spring break can involve another serious type of assault – sexual assault. These allegations and resulting arrests are common among students on spring break trips.

Call Our Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in Fayetteville Right Away

The law firm of Overman & Overman is ready to help if you or your child gets arrested at any time. We handle a wide range of criminal cases involving DUI, assault, and other offenses. Call 770.626.5200 or contact us online to learn how we can defend against your charges.

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