College Football Season: Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets
The college football season has started and with that students are being ticketed while tailgating. Whether you’re studying at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan or another Michigan college, these tickets are very common but they should be taken seriously. Even a single conviction on your record can have an impact on your future employment and educational opportunities.
Individuals may be charged with Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets due to tailgating activities including Minor in Possession of Alcohol, open intox, assault, and Urinating in Public. One of the most common is Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The exact crime you are charged with depends on the location you are when you are ticketed but all have serious consequences including fines and possible jail time.
Civil infraction tickets may also be handed out for handling open containers of alcohol. Open bottles and cans of alcohol are sometimes permitted on certain campuses during football games, however if you step off of campus or have an open container other than on game day, you may be written a ticket. It is important to know the rules in your area because, even though civil infraction tickets are typically not associated with jail time, tickets for handling an open container of alcohol can be costly.
If you have been written a ticket while tailgating,
Charged with a Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets: Don’t take a risk on your rights—call one of our criminal defense attorneys at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message, we can help you put this in your past quickly, so you can move on with your life.
For information about specific charges see the links below:
- Assault and Battery
- Bad Checks/NSF
- Disturbing the Peace
- Domestic Violence
- Drunk Driving / DUI / OWI / OWVI
- Expungement: How to Clean Your Criminal Record
- Expungement: Ineligible, now what?
- Fake or Forged ID
- Larceny in a Building
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Juvenile Defense
- Juvenile Court Penalties
- Malicious Use of a Telephone/Telephone Harassment
- Malicious Destruction of Property
- Marijuana Use/Possession
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
- Obstruction of Police/False Information to a Police Officer
- Open Container / Open Intox
- Operating within the Presence of Drugs
- Possession of Firearm While Intoxicated
- Prescription Drug Crimes
- Probation Violation
- Personal Protection Orders PPO
- Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property
- Retail Fraud
- Representing Victims of Crimes
- Superdrunk/High BAC
- UIP/Indecent Exposure
- Unarmed Robbery
- Michigan Local Courts
- Michigan Local Universities
Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan?
Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed. With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to get together to enjoy the sport. On weekends, thousands of fans flock to downtown Detroit to watch the Lions or to Ann Arbor to see the Wolverines. While most of the football traditions are all in good fun, some fans may find themselves facing law enforcement on game day. Charges for Operating While Intoxicated, Urinating in Public, Minor In Possession, Disorderly Person and Transportation of Open Intoxicants are very common during football season in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Even though these charges are common, they are criminal offenses and should be taken seriously as they could have a negative impact on individuals’ careers or education because potential employers and universities frequently require the disclosure of criminal convictions.
If you have received criminal charges relating to your weekend activities, contact the attorneys at Garmo & Kiste, PLC. We work frequently in Wayne, Oakland, and Washtenaw County and can aggressively represent you in your matter. We are seasoned criminal defense attorneys and will strengthen your case with years of experience. If you would like to retain an attorney at Garmo & Kiste, PLC or receive more information, please call Garmo & Kiste, PLC at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. The attorneys of Garmo & Kiste, PLC will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.