Bonnaroo is a four-day music festival in Manchester, Tennessee, that is held every June. Every year, tens of thousands of people from all over the U.S. attend the huge event; however, hundreds of arrests are also made in connection with the festival each year.
The following are the common types of offenses associated with Bonnaroo arrests:
- Drug possession
- Marijuana possession
- Drug possession with intent to sell
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Minor in possession of fake ID
- Public intoxication or disorderly conduct
- Assault and battery
In the past, Bonnaroo arrests were treated much differently compared to other arrests in the county during the rest of the year. An offender charged with a crime at Bonnaroo was sent a letter from the District Attorney’s office, instructing them to pay a contribution to the Coffee County Drug Fund (or other government entity) in order to receive a case dismissal.
Yet, in 2015, Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcutt stopped this policy of allowing festival-goers to pay inflated fines and avoid appearing in court on minor citations. Now, people who receive citations at Bonnaroo will be expected to make court appearances, hire lawyers, and deal with the consequences of the criminal offenses they have been charged with.
WHAT IF YOU RECEIVE A CITATION OR ARE ARRESTED AT BONNAROO?
If you have received a citation or have been arrested when you were at Bonnaroo, our Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyers at Joshua T. Crain, Attorneys at Law can help. We have handled many similar cases and helped our clients obtain favorable outcomes. Do not let an untimely arrest ruin both your Bonnaroo weekend and your entire life.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation for more information today.