Many people decided to travel for spring break this year, as more and more businesses keep opening. When young adults go on trips together – often with little or no supervision – many issues can arise. Unfortunately, many people have their spring break vacations disrupted by arrests that can happen for different reasons.
Some of the more common spring break-related arrests include:
- Underage alcohol violations – Many students on spring break are younger than 21, and they can get in trouble with the police if they possess alcohol or try to purchase alcohol with a fake ID.
- Driving under the influence (DUI) – Every state makes it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08, or much lower for drivers under age 21. Even if your BAC was below the legal limit, you can be arrested if there are signs of impairment.
- Assault – Bar fights and other altercations can often result in arrests for various types of assault crimes.
- Sexual assault – Spring break can also be a hotbed for sexual assault, and if someone is arrested for a sex offense, they can face lasting consequences.
Whether your spring break arrest happened in Georgia or while traveling, you will need to defend against the charges in the jurisdiction where the alleged offense took place. You should take swift action and discuss what happened with a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Contact a Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Right Away
You don’t want a spring break arrest to lead to a life-long criminal record, effects on your educational and professional opportunities, and other consequences. You want defense representation you can trust from the E.J. Boswell Law Office. Call 706.454.0032 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Greensboro criminal defense attorney. We are ready to protect your rights and your future.