Month: January 2012

Arrested at Gasparilla?

This year, it is an unfortunate fact that hundreds of people will be arrested at Gasparilla. What should be a fun event often times ends up out of hand for certain parade goers, resulting in arrests for DUI, BUI, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Marijuana or other drugs/paraphernalia, or underage drinking/possession of alcohol […]

Tampa BUI Information

Floridians – especially those living in Tampa Bay – love boating. It is not uncommon to see dozens of boats out on the water together, even in January. Many of those out boating enjoy alcoholic beverages while on the water. Unfortunately, even drinking one or two beers can lead to an arrest for BUI. This […]

Florida’s Disorderly Conduct Law

This year, hundreds of people will be arrested for disorderly conduct in Tampa. Many of those people will, unfortunately, be arrested at one of Tampa’s many 2012 Gasparilla events. While the event is usually fun for those in attendance, there are far too many fights, scuffles, and general incidents of disorderly conduct, which is governed […]

Tampa Open Container Laws

This year at Gasparilla, hundreds of people will receive open container citations. So what exactly is Tampa’s open container law? Under the City of Tampa’s Municipal Code, Sec. 3-40 “Consumption and possession of open containers on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public property”, it is unlawful for a person to consume, assist or aid another […]

Gasparilla Laws, Parking, & More

Criminal Charges at Gasparilla The annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival is held in Tampa. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flood Bayshore Boulevard to watch the parade. While the event is always a good time for all, an unfortunate truth is that over the last few years there have been thousands of arrests made […]

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