The Florida Georgia game is coming up in Jacksonville FL. On November 2, 2013, the Florida Gators will be playing the Georgia Bulldogs on Everbank Field, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville’s Mayor, Alvin Brown, stated “The Florida-Georgia Football Classic has a strong tradition with deep roots here in Jacksonville…. This game draws countless people to the downtown area, showcasing our city as a national destination for big-time sports events. We are proud to host this great rivalry, and we look forward to a great game and an unbeatable fan experience all week long.” (News4Jax)
It is also important to remember that a lot of arrests occur on Florida Georgia weekend. If you are arrested, you should call a Jacksonville criminal lawyer at 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525. It does not matter if you were arrested for a felony or misdemeanor crime. You could go to jail, pay fines, or be sentenced to a probation term. This arrest will also be on your Florida criminal record. The same is true if you are given a Jacksonville ticket or notice to appear for a criminal charge.
In the past several years, people have been arrested for a variety of charges at the Florida Georgia game. Last year, a 20-year-old was arrested for Jacksonville aggravated battery after being involved in a fight outside of the stadium. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stated that James “Colby admitted to punching William Cesery III during a fight that ended up in a pond outside Lot J at EverBank Field. Colby told detectives once he saw Cesery’s blood in the water and realized Cesery had been knocked out, he pulled Cesery out of the water. That’s when Colby was arrested. JSO says alcohol was a factor in the fight. Cesery [was] released from the hospital, with a few stitches.” (Action News Jax)
In 2011, The Florida Times Union reported:
“Jacksonville police arrested 33 people at The Landing and the complex surrounding EverBank Field in relation to the Georgia-Florida football game, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tally. The state division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco said 101 arrests were made Friday and Saturday for underage drinking.” Among these arrests was one for Jacksonville possession of cocaine. Many people were kicked out of the game and issued notices to appear in Duval County Court.
I wrote an article last year on the Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers website in reference to the Georgia Florida game and the arrests associated with it. It was about Jacksonville Arrests for Underage Drinking and DUI at FL GA Game. It is important for teenagers and young people to know about the seriousness of an arrest or ticket for a criminal charge. If this happens to you, you should talk to a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney about it. Do not be afraid to talk to your parents. You may call (904) 564-2525 to talk to a lawyer in Jacksonville FL.