Arrests for Parting During COVID-19
While hundreds of thousands of Americans are staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some are partying with huge groups of people, according to a WKMG ClickOrlando article.
In Osceola County, people are renting vacation homes and hosting parties consisting of up to 300 people, none of whom are complying with social distancing rules. Further, some partygoers have criminal records, including a person who was convicted of homicide and violated their probation by going to a party. Several people were arrested during these parties, and police recovered many firearms, including a stolen firearm.
What’s also interesting is these people were paying to attend these parties, meaning party organizers were looking to profit off of people’s attendance and their subsequent risk of catching the novel coronavirus. Essentially, attendees were paying to expose themselves and others to the risk of COVID-19, and county sheriffs are not letting this continue.
Legal Repercussions for Partying
Police are responding with increased vigilance and want residents to call law enforcement if they witness house parties. As a result, you may get arrested for partying. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t happen, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lives could be lost due to parties like these.
Thus, if you’re in trouble with the law for partying, you need legal representation right away. It’s ineffective to represent yourself during these matters, as law enforcement is serious about cracking down on these prohibited parties.
Our criminal defense attorney understands that no one could have predicted that this pandemic could take so much away, but partying could take away so much more: Your freedom. As such, you should protect yourself at all costs and contact Alers Law Firm as soon as you’re arrested. Don’t answer questions from the police without our proven defense by your side, because once you say something you can’t take it back.
Make an appointment for a free consultation online or by calling 407-930-4888 so we can work to resolve your charges and help you move on.