BloomLegalTV: Mardi Gras MIP

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Bloom Legal TV

Good morning, it’s March 2nd 2012, and we are just ending out very long and tiresome Mardi Gras season. There’s some even bigger events coming up in the next few months too; we have the SCC basketball tournament as well as the Final Four the first weekend of April. Then we’ll be into Jazzfest and we’ll do another BloomLegalTV segment about partying in New Orleans, and some of the possible ramifications that could happen, and answering some of the submitted questions we’ve been getting at Bloom Legal from clients around the country who have already been to New Orleans for this recent Mardi Gras.

To all of the underage partiers, the college migration that descended on New Orleans during Mardi Gras, now back in class trying to enjoy their Spring semester: If you got a minor in possession charge (an MIP) and you haven’t done anything about it, you need to report to municipal court, and you need to get a lawyer. Find out if the judge put an attachment out on you. Bloom Legal has been receiving calls all the time of people who are getting summons and ignoring them, which leads to the issuance of warrants. At that point you can, and should, hire an attorney.

It’s very reasonable: We go in, plead not guilty, get the warrant or attachment lifted immediately, and then hopefully get a better result; either getting the ticket dismissed, getting the defendant in a diversion program, or have the charge reduced. An MIP is something you don’t want on your record. You’re working hard.

You’re coming to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to have a good time, don’t want to go home with a fresh charge on your permanent record. Give me a call at Bloom Legal if you have any questions.

We’ve seen all sorts of different things that came out of Mardi Gras. There’s over 1 million people that visit New Orleans throughout the season, and we’re glad to have you all, but there are safety issues; people do get injured and arrested. We’ve seen a lot of public drunkenness and lewd conducts, as well as fights and battery chargers. If you find yourself in any situation where you need an injury or criminal attorney because of some event that happened around the greater New Orleans area during Mardi Gras, give us a call. I give a consultations, and I’ll be glad to talk to you about your legal situations, or whether or not you have one.

The office of Seth Bloom is located at Bloom Legal LLC, 700 Camp Street in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Nothing here should be meant to be taken as legal advice. If you have a specific problem, you need to talk to a specific attorney in your county or parish.

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