What To Do If You Get in Legal Trouble on Spring Break

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Hi, it’s Danny Karon, your Lovable Lawyer here with your quick shot of legal wellness. Spring break is back and the South Florida beaches are going to be more crowded than ever. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to make sure your spring break is safe.

First, public intoxication. Don’t do it. It’s punishable by fines of up to 60 days in jail or $500. Second, drinking underage. The age is 21 and you can either get caught for possession of alcohol actually or constructively. Constructively means by a totality of the circumstances or if it looks like you’re drinking, that could be enough. And third, despite what you believe or want to believe, smoking pot is still illegal in Florida.

So, what do you do if you get in trouble? Well first of all, don’t run from the police. Don’t lie to the police, especially about your name. Cooperate with them but you don’t have to consent to a search. If you do consent to a search, you might be giving up valuable rights. So, be careful.

Now if you are in trouble and you’re arrested, you need a local attorney, somebody from the county where you’re arrested. If you’re arrested in South Beach, get somebody in Miami-Dade County. In Fort Lauderdale, someone in Broward County. It makes a difference.

Those are ways to keep your spring break safe. Now my son and seven of his friends are heading down to South Beach for spring break. I’m going to make sure they all watch this video because I don’t want to be getting a phone call. I don’t want them getting in trouble and neither do they.

If you’d like to learn more about legal wellness, please join me at yourlovablelawyer.com. Until next time, I’m Danny Karon, your Lovable Lawyer.

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