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Stay Safe During a Fort Lauderdale Spring Break

Posted on : March 11, 2018, By:  Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq.

Police officers are gearing up for a busy spring break season where there is more attention directed to criminal activity.

Fort Lauderdale spring break brings plenty of tourists and visitors to the area. However, it can also increase the chances that someone may be hurt in a serious accident or accused of a crime.

Unfortunately, police officers are on the lookout for alleged crimes due to wanting to protect the tourists visiting the area. Someone could find themselves in hot water being accused of a crime when they had nothing to do with the incident in question and to avoid a negative situation like this, you should hire an experienced Leah criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

One easy way to find yourself facing criminal charges could be by failing to follow simple rules in place. For example, Fort Lauderdale prohibits alcohol on any sandy portion of the beach as well as adjoining property. It is also considered a crime to disturb sea turtles or their nests. Many of the police departments in these areas throughout Florida, that are popular locations for spring breakers will have a frequently asked questions tab on their website.

Obeying the local rules of an area is extremely important whether you live in Florida year-round or whether you are simply visiting for a vacation. Consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney should be your first strategy to handle any allegations of charges. If a situation got out of control or if you were not familiar with the laws at the time of being accused, you still have rights that need to be protected.

If the police violated your rights and tried to accuse you of a crime, you need to be prepared to fight back even if you do not live in Florida. It is a big mistake to ignore criminal charges because you assume that you are not a resident and that you will be able to avoid this situation. It is very important to have an attorney on your side who can help you fight back and protect your rights.