Drug Citations at Bonnaroo – 2017 – What You Need to Know
1. Contrary to what the law enforcement officer may have told you, you will not be receiving a letter. Prior to 2015, Coffee County would issue letters to individuals who received criminal or drug related citations while attending Bonnaroo. The letter explained that by essentially paying the court cost, the case would be dismissed after 1 year provided you stayed out of trouble. That policy received criticism from some that suggested it seemed inappropriate to handle Bonnaroo cases any differently as compared to others. Beginning in 2015, the District Attorney’s Office and Coffee County have elected to handle these citations the same as any other citation and not provide any different treatment to those who receive citations at Bonnaroo.
2. You must appear in court. Generally speaking, court appearance is mandatory to resolve the citation. If you cannot make the court appearance, call our office at 615-829-8259 to discuss potential options.
3. You will need to hire a lawyer. Representing yourself could result in increased fines, costs, trips to court and a permanent conviction that may be avoidable.
4. For most people, there is a way to keep the charge off of your record. Contact our lawyers (email or phone) for free to inquire into your eligibility.
Other Common Questions:
What if I can not make the court date I was given?
Some courts in Tennessee will permit an attorney to make an initial appearance on behalf of a client and obtain a new court date. Contact our office at 615-829-8259 and we can discuss available options.
I’m a parent and my son/daughter received a citation. I am concerned that this might have a long term impact on their lives and career.
We receive calls from parents every year and would be glad to speak with you regarding your son or daughters situation. Feel free to call our office and speak to one of our Tennessee defense attorneys about your son or daughters situation.