This Saturday, March 10, 2012, is the famous Morristown Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to be held in downtown Morristown, New Jersey. For full information on the parade, please see the official website at paradeday.com.
I have represented many clients over the years who have been arrested in relation to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in either Hoboken or Morristown. In fact, Hoboken’s parade, which was supposed to be held last Saturday, was cancelled this year because of all the problems associated with the parade in previous years including arrests, assaults, crime, etc. Some of the charges typically include:
- disorderly conduct
- driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- open container of alcohol
- marijuana possession
- simple assault (bar fights, etc)
- aggravated assault
- underage drinking
- possession of a fake ID
- resisting arrest
As you can see, sometimes these parades lead to serious issues typically associated with alcohol consumption. Please be smart and safe in enjoying the parade this Saturday.