Avoid Criminal Charges This St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Posted on March 16th, 2021

We know that the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend can make the most level-headed person turn to the luck of the Irish to tempt fate. Unfortunately, when your holiday shenanigans include drunk driving or other criminal mischiefs, blaming the leprechauns won’t be a strong enough defense. Kalinoski Law Offices encourages you to avoid criminal charges this holiday and to seek legal guidance from the Lifetime Lawyer.

Dressing as a leprechaun won’t be enough of a disguise to get you out of a robbery charge.

Leprechauns are known for being mischievous and getting into trouble and one Nashville man quickly found out that just because he dressed like one, didn’t mean he would get out of robbery charges.

In 2010, First State Bank in Gallatin, Tennessee was held up by a man dressed as a leprechaun. The man was yielding a gun and took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing in a getaway car. Unfortunately, the robbery resulted in a police chase and gunfire, which led to one suspect being killed by police fire, and the other took his life.

Drinking green beer will still get you drunk and driving while drunk will still get you a DUI.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays in America. It is estimated that almost 50% of men aged 21-34 who died in crashes were killed because of impaired driving and over 50% of nighttime crashes resulted from impaired driving during St. Patrick’s Day in 2017.

If you have been charged with drunk driving in Scranton or the surrounding areas during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you want a DUI defense attorney on your side who knows the legal system.

If found guilty, you can face jail time, large fines, and driver’s license suspension.

The luck of the Irish does not give you the right to get into physical altercations.

Alcohol consumption and debauchery can lead to fists being thrown. But assault charges can taint your future and make it difficult to move forward from. If you face assault charges including recklessly causing injury to another, causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon, or attempting to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury, you may face a 2nd-degree misdemeanor. This includes penalties ranging from 1 to 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

If you get mixed into St. Patrick’s Day debauchery, you need Kalinoski Law Offices.

As your advocate, Craig Kalinoski is a criminal defense attorney who is committed to protecting you in and out of court using his knowledge of the community, extensive knowledge of the law, tenacious negotiation skills, and commitment to thorough trial preparation.

St. Patrick’s Day antics can lead to poor decision-making. Work with a firm that is committed to protecting you and your future. Call (570) 207-4000 or use our contact form today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case during a free consultation.

Category: Criminal Charges

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Craig P. Kalinoski is a respected attorney serving clients in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With a focus on Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Civil Rights, he has established himself as a top-rated legal professional. Recognized as a Rising Star and admired by peers, Craig's commitment to excellence sets him apart in the legal field.


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