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What should I do if I’ve been arrested at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park?

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a great place to go to listen to your favorite bands, camp, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that North Florida has to offer. The Suwannee River Jam, the Wanee Music Festival, the Purple Hatter’s Ball, Hulaween, and other festivals and events are great events to attend.

Unfortunately, some guests of the park run into trouble. What started as a fun experience lands some people in the Suwannee County jail. Whether it is an arrest for marijuana possession, possession of another controlled substance, drug sale, or a misunderstanding with another park guest, a fun trip to see your favorite band can become a life changing experience in an instant.

If a loved one is in the Suwannee County jail for an arrest from the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, it is important to make sure that you either talk to the attorney who has been appointed for them or find an attorney to represent them. The attorney can move the court to set a bond or reduce the bond so your loved one can be out of jail while fighting their case. It is important to show the State that you are contesting the case and will be working diligently to protect all of your rights.

Once you are out of jail, it is important to gather the names, addresses and telephone numbers of anyone who you think witnessed the event. People from all over the country visit the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, and sometimes they do not stay long after the music festival has left Suwannee County. Even if you are just able to get some identifying information, it will assist your attorney in the investigation of your case. These people may have information, or even pictures or video that may be able to prove your innocence or cast doubt on the State’s version of events. Physical evidence in Spirit of Suwannee drug cases (aside from the drugs seized) is somewhat rare, so cases often hinge upon the testimony of witnesses.

Most people who are arrested at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park music festivals are not from the Suwannee County area, and it is not convenient to return to attend a court date. Make sure to communicate to your criminal defense attorney that if possible, you would like to avoid returning to Live Oak for court. Your lawyer should be able to excuse you from most court dates unless your presence is absolutely necessary, such as entry of a plea agreement or a trial.

Robinson Kennon & Kendron, P.A. aggressively represents people who have been arrested at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your or a loved one’s case, give us a call.