Criminal Defense Arrested at Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras represents the largest city-wide celebration in New Orleans and plays host to locals and tourists alike.
Mardi Gras is also one of the largest parties in the United States and with the festive spirit comes a higher incidence of alcohol-consumption and other party-related activities. Additionally, Mardi Gras can represent a time of increased arrests for misdemeanors, DWIs, public intoxication charges and other party-related offenses.
Many people are not aware that the Orleans Parish Court System closes down with the rest of the city during much of the Mardi Gras season. As a result, if you are arrested in New Orleans during Mardi Gras you will not be able to schedule a hearing or be seen before a judge until the Wednesday immediately following Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday).
Due to the high number of arrests and the closures of the court system during Mardi Gras, it is very important to make sure to hire an experienced New Orleans attorney who will be able to smoothly move your case through the courts in the hectic aftermath of the Mardi Gras celebration when court dockets can be overloaded.
If you or someone you know are arrested in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, contact Bloom Legal immediately at 504-599-9997 to discuss the details of your case and to get things in motion to hopefully ensure a prompt release when the courts reopen.
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