Are you being arrested at the Stagecoach or Coachella Music Festival?

Stagecoach and Coachella Music Festival Arrest Lawyers

If you or someone you know was arrested at Stagecoach or the Coachella Festival, our experienced team is ready to help.

Stagecoach and Coachella Music Festivals Arrest Lawyer

Every year, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in Indio California see hundreds of arrests related to possession of drugs, public intoxication, and fake identities. The local police and state authorities carry out stings to nab suspects. The days following these events witness hundreds of court cases that can adversely impact the future of innocents who have been wrongly detained or arrested.

The 2022 Stagecoach Festival is scheduled for April 29 – May 01 at Empire Polo Club. The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival lasts till April 24 at the same venue.

What are the Most Common Causes of Arrests at Coachella and Stagecoach?

Common causes of arrests at the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals include –

  1. Underage individuals in possession of alcohol
  2. Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)
  3. Possession of drugs
  4. Assault or battery
  5. Possession of more than an ounce of marijuana
  6. Sale of drugs

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What is PC1000 Diversion? Its Implications for Immigrants Arrested at Coachella or Stagecoach?

Penal Code 1000 gives those convicted of simple possession of drugs an opportunity to undergo treatment and education instead of serving jail. The accused must enter a “guilty” plea, following which the drug diversion program of 18 months must be completed. Then, the charges are dropped, and usually, there is no criminal record left.

Eligibility for PC1000 pretrial drug diversion entails that the charges must be of drug possession for personal use. A charge of possessing drugs for sale or transportation renders a defendant ineligible for PC1000 diversion.

For immigrants and non-US citizens, a PC1000 diversion could render them ineligible to stay in the United States. While it may sound like an appealing proposition to get a criminal case dismissed via PC1000, it gives Homeland Security the right to terminate your stay in the country because of the diversion.
Non-US citizens arrested on drugs charges should consult My Rights Law to understand their situation. It may be that you don’t need to risk a diversion program or face conviction for crimes you have been arrested for. Alternatively, if it is in your best interests to choose this option, then we will do our best to establish your eligibility for it.

How to Avoid Getting Arrested at Coachella?

My Rights Law recommends the following steps to stay out of trouble at Coachella or Stagecoach. Don’t give the cops a chance to detain or arrest you.

  1. Keep Your Cool – Don’t get into fights and avoid getting overexcited. You are under no compulsion to prove yourself to anyone. Once you lose your cool over an aggravation, things can quickly go downhill, and you may be arrested for violence. At the very least, you could get chucked out of the festival.
  2. Be Alert – Keep your eyes open to any illegal activities happening around you. Know where the cops are present. If someone tells you about a person being a potential undercover cop, be extra vigilant. Steer clear of illicit activities happening in a group. Do not acknowledge that you’re carrying something illegal to a person you don’t know.
  3. Drink Water – Stay hydrated to prevent intoxication and the unruly conduct that may follow. Drinking water at Coachella and staying covered under the sun to keep cool can be the difference between being arrested or not.

Also, keep the following points in mind to avoid any potential run-ins with the law enforcement officers –

  • Your medical marijuana card is not a license for you to smoke weed at Coachella or Stagecoach. In fact, Coachella spells this out unambiguously on its website. You cannot smoke weed at the festival. A medical marijuana card is a recommendation and not a prescription. Federal law considers marijuana consumption illegal.
  • There will be a lot of undercover policepersons at Coachella, and you don’t have to be guilty to be targeted.
  • Know what to say to the cops. Ask them if you’re being detained and if yes, then for what. This clarity will stand you in good stead if the matter escalates. If your situation is such that you’re better off remaining silent, tell that to the cops, and then get in touch with a good lawyer.

What are the Implications of a Coachella Arrest for Professionals?

Professionals such as doctors, lawyers, nurses, vets, engineers, and architects are at a graver risk because an arrest at the festival can harm their careers. Many professionals take loans to acquire degrees. Licensing authorities can treat an arrest or a PC1000 diversion as sufficient grounds for revoking a license. We know how to move ahead with such cases where a slip can lead to major professional setbacks.

What Lawyer Should I Do If I Get Arrested at Stagecoach or Coachella Fest?

If you get arrested at Coachella or Stagecoach, you must immediately contact a good lawyer. My Rights Law is dedicated to protecting its clients and obtaining a judgment that serves their interests. Its expert criminal defense representation for attendees at these music festivals has helped students retain eligibility for loans and immigrants maintain a clean record.

Law enforcement agencies can engage in entrapment, and this Coachella music festival lawyer will work hard to represent you aggressively in court. If you or someone you know is facing charges at Coachella or Stagecoach, call us now.

We have successfully defended clients in drugs and DUI cases.

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