Palm Springs is known to be very “gay-friendly”. It is a desert oasis where people come to play in the sun. Every year, it is host to one of the largest lesbian parties in the nation: The Dinah Shore Weekend. Thousands upon thousands of lesbians flock to our streets to spend the weekend dancing, drinking and flirting. While the party aims at being a weekend full of fun in the sun, we encourage the participants to act responsibly. And we encourage people to know that cops are on the lookout for opportunities to make arrests. Cops use many different tactics to achieve high numbers of arrests. Roughly 39% of the Dinah Weekend goers are from out of state. This could be a major inconvenience if you’re arrested and forced to come back out to court in Indio to fight your case. Luckily, if you’re arrested for a misdemeanor, an attorney can appear for you. This is why it’s important to hire an attorney with whom you feel comfortable and on whom you can rely. And if you’re arrested for a felony, the judge has the authority to waive your appearance in court. But this doesn’t always happen.
Here are some things to know about cops during this party weekend: They’re usually on the lookout for drug and alcohol related offenses (especially drug sales) as well as solicitation and public indecency offenses. They employ undercover operations. They use joint task force methods. They’re broke and looking to make as many arrests as possible to generate as much money as possible for the county. They aren’t as fond of this major dance party as are the local businesses and residents. If they think they have the probable cause they’ll arrest you and let you fight it out in court in Indio. Just be wise when enjoying the party and don’t be forced to defend yourself out in Indio.
If you or a loved one were arrested at the White Party and are now facing criminal charges in Indio, call the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache today! You need someone who understands you and your case and will fight it out for you! And with a case stemming from a local event, you definitely want a local attorney. Even if we can’t help, we’ll find you someone who can.