Here are four St. Patrick’s Day activities that too often result in criminal charges and will leave you in need of a criminal defense lawyer like Cuyahoga County attorney Mark S. Ondrejech:
1. Drinking Green Beer, Irish Whiskey or Stout Beer or Consumption of Any Combination of These Drinks. The most common transgressions that people will commit today will be alcohol-related. Due to their intoxication from alcohol, folks will be more aggressive and less inhibited. Thus, they will take aggressive actions and take risks they otherwise would not. So, today police will charge a high number of OVI (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs), assault, domestic violence, menacing, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct cases.
2. Hanging Out in a Crowded Bar. Hanging out in a crowded bar can be fun when the crowd is energized and up-beat music is playing. In fact, many bars are intentionally designed to push people toward one another to encourage social interaction. The downside is that drunk people: turn aggressive when bumped into too firmly. This can create the risk of a bar fight. Bar fights can result in charges of assault, menacing, disorderly conduct count.
3. Touching Somebody Else’s Sheleighly: For this blog, the Sheleighly stands for any piece of personal property that belongs to somebody else, like an iPhone or jacket left on a bar or restaurant table to a car left unlocked. The police may charge a person who commits property crimes with theft, unauthorized use of property, robbery, or burglary.
4. Eating Corned Beef and Cabbage: Let’s say that eating corned beef and cabbage really means taking illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, ecstasy or molly, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, dabs, methamphetamine, LSD, PCP, hashish, peyote etc.) It is a fact that many people in our community do drugs to party. This is very common and it isn’t just young people or members of any particular demographic group. This could land you with a charge of drug possession, drug trafficking, possession of drug abuse instruments, drug trafficking conspiracy and the like. If you are charged with a drug crime, you could be facing serious penalties. Call a Cleveland, Ohio drug lawyer like Mark S. Ondrejech to start your defense.
Of course, there are many other crimes that can be charged under these circumstances when things go wrong and get out of hand. The more serious criminal charges that can result from more serious conduct was omitted intentionally to avoid getting too dark or unpleasant. The point is: Be safe and enjoy time with your friends on St. Patrick’s Day. If something happens to go wrong and you or a friend or family member winds up in jail or with a ticket, contact Attorney Mark S. Ondrejech, a Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio based criminal defense lawyer, at 330.441.2027 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!