Spring break is a time to forget about school and enjoy being with friends and family. That fun can sometimes get a little too wild with you doing things that might end up with you being arrested. Each state has its own regulations about what you can and can’t do at local beaches or in state parks, but for the most part, there are a few common things that people do to get arrested during spring break.
Underage drinking is one of the most common reasons that may result in being arrested during spring break. Teens think that they can sneak off from home and drink with their friends without getting caught, but officers and businesses will be closely monitoring those who are drinking to see that they are of the legal age. The legal drinking age in most states is 21, which means that many high school and college students aren’t legally old enough to consume any kind of alcoholic beverage.
Driving Under The Influence
Many students think that they can get behind the wheel of a car or even a boat and drive after drinking or doing drugs. Being under the influence doesn’t necessarily mean drinking. It could mean using any kind of drug that alters the mental state. Officers will set up checkpoints during spring break to try to find as many people as possible to keep them off the streets. It might mean an arrest, but it will also mean that you get home safely and that others get home safely as well.
At times, those who are enjoying spring break might enjoy their time a little too much. They might think that it’s fun to remove a piece of clothing that will flash others around them, which is illegal in most states. The warm weather often brings about removing clothing, but it can be done in a proper manner instead of showing too much skin.
Another issue that spring breakers get arrested for is disorderly conduct, which includes fighting or disruptive noises. If you’ve been arrested during spring break for any reason, it’s best to seek the representation of an attorney to try to get the charges dropped or reduced.