Spring Break Spotlight: Come on Vacation Don’t Leave on Probation, says Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer

Spring Break Spotlight: Come on Vacation Don’t Leave on Probation, says Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer

Spring Break Spotlight: Come on Vacation Don’t Leave on Probation, says Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer


It’s no secret that Florida is one of the top spring break destination spots in the country. 


With so many wonderful beaches to choose from every year college students flock south between March and April for a week of sun, fun and libation. 


And hey, what happens on spring break stays on spring break, right?

Unfortunately that’s not always the case.


We’ve had quite a few former clients who came to Florida for a fun and relaxing vacation and ended up being arrested while here. That takes the relaxing right out of your vacation.


Just last year, in 2018, the Ft. Lauderdale police issued a “Zero Tolerance Policy” during spring break specifying that they would arrest people on the spot if they violated any of the orders in the ordinance, which included having alcohol on the beach, causing a public disturbance while intoxicated, and even sleeping on the beach. All of these activities are somewhat common during this time of year, and with the zero tolerance policy in effect the number of arrests always increases.


In fact, in 2017 the Ft. Lauderdale police made 15 arrests during the first week of spring break, and Miami Beach police made 35 arrests in the first weekend alone, and 50 arrests the second weekend. And that’s only in South Florida. There were 500 arrests made in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach area during last year’s spring break period. DUI arrests are also very common in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida during spring break season.


The majority of these arrests were for a lot of avoidable incidents, like drinking and smoking pot in public in the daytime, brawling, and silly dares. One woman hit a police officer in the back of the head on a dare from her friends.


Not only is March Spring Break month, but it’s also St. Patrick’s Day—the quintessential drinking holiday that causes a spike in DUI arrests—meaning that between March and April there’s a much higher likelihood of being arrested for DUI in Florida.


That’s why, if you’re going to party, it’s important to be both careful and smart.  


Here are a few tips to keep your vacation safe and enjoyable:

  • If you’re going out drinking, leave the rental car at the hotel. Take a cab, walk or grab an Uber.
  • Privacy is underrated. Whatever your method of partying, keep it out of the public eye.
  • If approached by an officer, say as little as possible. Odds are whatever you say is more likely to do more harm than good.
  • Be mindful of where you are before accepting a dare or instigating a fight. You don’t want to give an officer any reason to approach you.
  • Rotate responsibility with your friends. Try and always have one person reining everyone else in.  

If you do get into trouble, make sure you call a lawyer right away. This is very important. In order for you to be able to go home when you’re scheduled to, and avoid the hassle of coming back to Florida multiple times, you need to hire a good local attorney. A good local attorney will probably be able to waive your appearance in court and handle the case for you while you’re at home.


Break the law on Spring Break? Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorneys and DUI Attorneys Offer Free Help

While we’d hate for anyone’s vacation to end with an arrest or any form of legal trouble, Rossen Law Firm is here and ready to help you if you’ve been charged with a crime while on spring break in Florida. 


We offer free strategy sessions, above and beyond a free consultation to anyone in need of a criminal lawyer or DUI lawyer in South Florida.


Our 500+ 5-star reviews attest to the kind of incredible results we get our clients and our customer service. We fight for the best possible outcome on every single case. We know your life and your future depend on it. 

We put in the work other lawyers won’t, so that we can get you results other lawyers can’t. 

Call one of our three offices today to schedule a free consultation if you’ve been charged with a DUI or a crime in South Florida while on Spring break.

Second DUI, 0.19 Breath
DUI Charge Dismissed
Federal Child Porn Possession
Mandatory Prison Time Avoided
Attempted Murder
Charges Dismissed
How We Win
Second DUI, 0.19 Breath
DUI Charge Dismissed
Federal Child Porn Possession
Mandatory Prison Time Avoided
Attempted Murder
Charges Dismissed
Google Reviews
kevin tabronkevin tabron
00:07 08 Sep 22
In one of the most stressful times in my life, Rossen Law Firm was there for me. Leaving no stone unturned they provided patience and knowledge in every detail of my case. I’m very thankful and proud of this law firm family and especially of my lawyer, Scott Simmons for guiding, defending and helping me in every way possible. He and this law firm family come highly recommended from personal experience!!!
Jason HigleyJason Higley
15:24 26 Aug 22
I had an unfortunate situation with a family member that lead to my arrest and being charged with DV Battery. This was the first time I had ever been arrested so I was very nervous and afraid of what was going to happen to me. After talking with Adam I decided to retain him and let me tell you this was the BEST decision I could have ever made. Adam made me feel so comfortable and confident that everything will turn out the best in my favor. He is professional, ethical and supportive. He was always available too answer any questions or concerns.Not to mention, his team at the office is awesome they are so friendly and welcoming. Anytime I had a question when I called the office they were able to guide me in the rightdirection. They always were in contact with me with any information or updates regarding my case. Adams team is GREAT!Adam delivered, my case was DISMISSED. So if you want an attorney the is gonna fight for you and get the job done retain the BEST there is Adam Rossen!!!
Felix I HFelix I H
13:27 28 Jul 22
Adam Rossen and the team at Rossen Law took great care in handling my case. They are very professional, and get the job done. I was particular relieved to see just how much empathy they showed with me, and how effortless it was to be their client.I literally visited them twice. My initial consultation, and then to pickup the final docs. I have nothing but great things to say about these folks, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Guys.
Terry ChristopherTerry Christopher
12:32 09 May 22
I had an amazing experience with The Rossen Law Firm. The staff were very professional. Attorney Susan Lawson went above and beyond working on my case. We were thoroughly prepared for trial. Mrs. Lawson reviewed hours of body and dash camera footage multiple times and aggressively performed depositions on witnesses and law enforcement.The final outcome for me was the state dropped my case, due to the great work Susan and the Rossen team performed. I didn’t even need to go to trial.This law firm does not play around. They pay attention to detail and they FIGHT FOR YOU!Thank you Adam, team, and a special thank you to Susan for your amazing work! I really appreciate you.
Ketiana ProvinceKetiana Province
20:27 23 Mar 22
My experience with Rossen Law Firm was excellent. From the consultation to the end.. My attorney Susan Lawson gave my son's case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. She was confident during all the court proceedings. My favorite part was when she said we are family, never once my son and I were treated other then that. I very much appreciate the knowledge and support I received through Rossen Law Firm.