The Florida-Georgia Game will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011. College students from all over the Southeast will flock to Jacksonville, Florida for one of the biggest tailgates of the year. While, most fans will have the time of their lives, others may end up with a not-so-friendly police encounter. In my experience as a Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer, many people get arrested at the Florida-Georgia game for alcohol-reltated offenses. Many underage college students will consume alcohol, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for underage drinking. Quite often, the police officer will issue a notice to appear in court to the underage drinker. This is not something that should be taken lightly. It is still a crime in Florida and will go on the college student’s criminal record. Therefore, before taking any action and entering a plea of guilty or no contest, it is imperative that the student discuss the case with an Jacksonville Criminal Attorney.
There are other alcohol-related crimes that occur at the Florida-Georgia game. These Florida crimes includes disorderly intoxication, indecent exposure, trespass, and resisting an officer with or without violence. If you are confronted with a police officer at the game, do not over react and treat the police officer with respect. Your reaction can make things worse. Additionally, you should know your rights. You do not have to speak to a police officer. In some cases, you may give him evidence that he can later use against you. If you are arrested, you should talk to a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney before making any decisions in your case.