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These 6 Arrests are Common During Fourth of July Weekend

With Fourth of July weekend just around the corner, people throughout Orange County are gearing up for a fun-filled weekend. For many, plans for Independence Day festivities will include alcohol. Because law enforcement officers are aware that holiday weekends are busy times for DUI and other crimes, many become overzealous in their mission to protect individuals. You should expect an increased police presence around Orange County and the surrounding areas this weekend.

Arrests tend to spike during holiday weekends for the following crimes:

  1. DUI. Many cities and counties throughout the country ramp up their DUI enforcement efforts around holiday weekends, especially the long Fourth of July weekend. Since many people’s weekend plans include alcohol, DUI is one of the most common offenses.
  2. Public intoxication. Also called being “drunk and disorderly,” public intoxication is a charge alleging that a person is visibly drunk or under the influence of drugs in public. This is a misdemeanor crime.
  3. Fireworks law violations. Despite the fact that many people purchase and set off fireworks around the Fourth of July, most types of fireworks are illegal in California. Anyone who is caught selling prohibited fireworks, furnishing fireworks to a minor, or selling permitted fireworks outside of the permissible sales dates could be charged with a misdemeanor crime.
  4. Vandalism. Vandalism involves the deliberate damage to or destruction of private or public property. Examples of vandalism include graffiti, broken windows, arson, or damage to another person’s vehicle.
  5. Assault. Assault is a physical attack on another person, and can include rape, kidnapping, hitting, or using a weapon against another person. Assaulting another person is a serious offense that could result in expensive fines and incarceration.
  6. Juvenile crimes. Underage drinking, underage DUI, vandalism, and just about every other crime is very serious for a minor. If your child is accused of a juvenile crime this weekend, you should immediately seek legal help.

We hope you don’t have to call us this weekend, but if you find yourself facing criminal charges, know that our team is ready to help you. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, you have too much to lose to risk a conviction. Our award-winning team has been in practice for more than 25 years, and can handle the full range of criminal cases. You can trust in us to handle your case with all of the professionalism it deserves.

To get in touch with an Orange County criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., please call (866) 902-6880.