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Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Guide to 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

The 20 th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos at the Lawrence County Recreation Park in Springville, Indiana expects to bring more than 10,000 Insane Clown Posse fanatics to Southern Indiana for a week of music, parties, and camping.  The gathering will also bring an increased police presence to Shimmer Forest and the surrounding area. At such events, visitors should expect police patrols to target Operating While Intoxicated cases, as well as marijuana, underage drinking, cocaine, and other drugs. Knowing some of Indiana’s laws can help you have an epic weekend without spending time in a local jail.
Marijuana is Illegal in Indiana
If you are visiting from out-of-State, it’s important to know that marijuana and other forms of THC are illegal, even for those with out-of-state prescriptions for medical use.  A first-time offender could face up to 180 days in jail for possession marijuana. If you are arrested for possession of marijuana, it’s important to retain an experienced criminal attorney. In some circumstances, a person arrested for possession of marijuana can avoid a conviction.
Don’t Draw Attention on the Roads
When massive crowds assemble for events like the Gathering of the Juggalos, one of the most effective methods police have for making contact with and investigating individuals is through traffic stops.  By checking to make sure that all of your headlights and taillights are functioning, that your license plate is valid and hanging horizontally, and that you obey the speed limits, you’ll avoid the dozens of police officers that will be patrolling state highways between Bedford and Bloomington.  Traffic stops often lead to claims that officers smell marijuana, which results in searches of vehicles and passengers. An infraction traffic stop can also lead to an OWI – DUI investigation.
Gibson Law Office – Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Bloomington
If you are arrested in Bedford, Bloomington, French Lick, or any of the surrounding areas, call Gibson Law Office for a free consultation.  Retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney can have a big impact on the outcome of a criminal case.