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Many people dream of attending Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival in New Orleans. People of all ages, including young adults and college students, travel to the city for the celebration, eager to have fun, meet new people, and explore the area. Unfortunately, this often involves excessive drug and alcohol use in a party setting, so people get arrested… a lot.
When Should I Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Louisiana does not play nice when people break the law while partying. People are frequently arrested during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest for the following acts:
- Public intoxication
- Public urination
- Indecent exposure (peeing in public)
Suppose you got arrested while partying on vacation. Whether you were here for a family vacation, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, or if you’re a local, you will need a criminal defense attorney.
Attorney George McGregor is knowledgeable in criminal defense services and can help you contest your charges. He has lived here all his life and has a vast knowledge of the legal system, making him well-versed in local laws and court procedures. Mr. McGregor is committed to defending your rights and helping you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Mr. McGregor started his law career at the District Attorney’s Office, then worked for a firm that defended insurance companies. However, he soon realized he wanted to do something more meaningful than supporting corporate and institutional needs. As a result, he shifted his focus to providing legal assistance to those affected by government entities and corporations.
Is Public Urination A Crime In Louisiana?
Public urination is a serious offense, and those charged with it can face significant consequences. Public urination charges can result in a criminal record that could affect future job prospects, housing, and other opportunities.
In Louisiana, public urination is considered an act of public indecency. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. So, depending on the severity of the offense, people may be subject to the following:
- Registering as a sex offender
- Jail time
- Community service
Not only are there potential legal consequences, individuals charged with public urination may also face social stigma. People caught engaging in this behavior may be seen as irresponsible and disrespectful to the city and its residents. To protect the city and its residents, extra police officers are on duty at these events to enforce the laws.
What Happens If I Got Arrested For A Drug Charge While On Vacation?
The consequences can be severe if you are arrested for drugs while here on vacation. Depending on the type and amount of drugs found, you could face criminal charges ranging from possession to distribution.
- Possession of any illegal drug is a crime in Louisiana and carries a possible jail sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000.
- Distribution or selling drugs carries a possible jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $50,000.
Besides the legal consequences, you may also face social disgrace and other personal consequences, such as difficulty finding employment and housing. Remember: drug charges can have long-term effects on your life, so hire an attorney to help you lessen the severity of the charges.
What You Need To Know About Hiring A Defense Attorney If You Live Out Of State
Suppose you are from out of state and are arrested for a crime here. In that case, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney familiar with the Louisiana laws and court system is vital.
When hiring a defense attorney from out of state, it is crucial to make sure that they are the following:
- Licensed to practice in the state you were arrested in
- Experienced in defending clients in the jurisdiction where the courts will hear your case
- Familiar with the local laws and court system
The cost to hire a criminal lawyer varies. Discussing the attorney’s fees upfront is important so there are no surprises later. Ask if they offer a payment plan. Also, make sure to ask about any extra costs, such as filing fees or expert witness fees.
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Will Police Investigate Public Urination?
Porta-Potties aren’t always easy to find, especially at major events such as Mardi Gras. When there are no other options available, sometimes urinating outside is the only way to relieve yourself.
Chances are, if you are caught urinating in public, law enforcement will at least investigate it if they have the time to do so. You can be caught in several ways, including being called in by a passerby and by police witnessing it themselves. This can result in a public urination charge, and in some cases, an indecent exposure and/or lewd conduct charge that can be instead of, or in addition to the public urination charge.
Being charged with public urination can be stressful and time-consuming. If you find yourself in the O.P.P. because there was no place to pee, make sure You Call G to defend your case! Read more…
Contact You Call G, the criminal defense law firm of George McGregor if you or someone you love is facing criminal charges while they were at Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival. Attorney George McGregor provides experienced criminal defense services to people who are just trying to have fun while on vacation.