Stagecoach 2017

Stagecoach 2017

Stagecoach 2017: This year, Stagecoach in Indio, has an amazing lineup of artists and performers.  Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney are the headliners this year.  Some country heavy hitters and legends round out the line-up: Jerry Lee Lewis, Travis Tritt and Willie Nelson.

Don’t get Arrested at Stagecoach 2017

Every year I get calls from at least fifty people who got arrested at Stagecoach.  And many of the people who were arrested at Stagecoach have never been in trouble before.  Most the people who get arrested at Stagecoach are college students or young professionals.  Their whole future is in jeopardy because they got arrested at Stagecoach.

The point of this all is to say that I am an attorney who can relate to you and the festival.  This in turn can help you defend your case in the event that you are arrested at Stagecoach.  The following is information to help you keep from getting arrested:

*If you drink, take a cab or have a designated driver

*Be on the lookout for cops

*Don’t sell drugs

*Don’t get into fights

Just enjoy the music and follow those simple rules, and Stagecoach 2017 will be a fun memory for you.

Arrested at Stagecoach 2017? Call Indio criminal defense attorney Stephanie M. Arrache!

Empire Polo Grounds Map for Stagecoach 2017

The Empire Polo Grounds, where Stagecoach is held in Indio, California, is a huge facility!  It is easy to become separated from your friends and lost.  I’ve attached a map so friends can plan ahead to know where they’re going, where they can meet up if separated, where the bands are playing, etc.  Very importantly, it is going to be in the 90′s during Stagecoach 2017, so it is important to know where the water refill stations are!  If you are drinking, please be sure to drink water too, or the effects can be harmful and possibly lead to your arrest.  Be aware and enjoy the festival responsibly!

 

RV Resort for Stagecoach 2017

Of course the best way to not get arrested for DUI during Stagecoach 2017 is to stay on-site. Parking at the RV resort at the Empire Polo Grounds is a great option for those festival attendees who want to just stay on-site all weekend. The Stagecoach Festival website has some information available.

http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/rv-resort/

 

Note:  There is no on-site camping available during Stagecoach.  You must stay in a RV to stay on-site.  The RV cannot be a rental RV, but it can be borrowed.

Some pertinent information:

*Each camper must be 18 years of age or older

*Each camper must have their own festival pass

** 8 RV Resort wristbands per RV will be issued. You must have a wristband to enter in and out of the RV Resort area.

*No tents for sleeping are allowed.  However, pop-up tents for shade are allowed.

*Onsite camping opens Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00am and closes on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10am. Early arrival is highly recommended. Cars can check in at 9am on Thursday until 2am, and starting at 9am FRI-Sun (until 11PM). 24 hours for pedestrians.

*No wrapped or sponsored vehicles allowed

*No portable generators

*No pets

*No drugs or drug paraphernalia (you are subject to search at any time! Law enforcement will and does conduct undercover operations to discover any illegal activity!)

 

Stagecoach 2017 RV Resort amenities

The Stagecoach festival sponsors want you to enjoy the RV Resort and want to make life easy for you. They offer the following amenities:

*Public showers

*Pubic restrooms

*Cell phone charging stations

*Internet cafe and free wifi

*General Store

*Supermarket Shuttles (In case you need something the general store does not have, simply jump on a shuttle to a local market.)

 

STAGECOACH 2017 TAXI/SHUTTLE SERVICES

My intentions are to keep the concert goers safe and arrest free this weekend. As always, the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache would rather have people be safe than get new clients. The following are a list of taxi and shuttle services which are available to Stagecoach goers.  However, as there are thousands of people expected in the Valley, it’s always wisest to book early.

American Cab: 760-322-4444

Airport Taxi: 760-328-CABS (2227)

Yellow Cab of the Desert: 760-568-3838

SunBus: 1-800-347-8628 http://www.sunline.org/

Private limo: 760-404-4531

Vans and Sedans: (800) 233-6393

 

STAGECOACH 2017 DRIVING ROUTES AND ROAD CLOSURES

 

The following are road closures, expected delays and recommended routes for the weekend during Stagecoach 2015 (April 25-27). There are nearly 200,000 people expected during the weekend, which means driving in the area will be treacherous at best. Be careful and aware while driving. Know that the Indio police department will be increasing their DUI saturation patrols while on the lookout for drunk drivers. Drug and alcohol arrests make up more than half of the arrests during Stagecoach.

SLOW moving route during Stagecoach 2017

Delays will be especially difficult, they said, on the following roadways:

* Jefferson Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Washington Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Monroe Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Highway 111 at Jefferson Street
* Highway 111 at Monroe Street
* I-10 exit eastbound at Jefferson
* I-10 exit eastbound at Monroe

CLOSED roads during Stagecoach 2017

The following roadways will be closed for the event:

* Avenue 49 between Hjorth Street and Monroe Street
* Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Jackson Street
* Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50
* Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52

RECOMMENDED routes during Stagecoach 2017

In order to navigate around the traffic chaos, traffic officers recommend the following alternate routes:

* North and South travel, use Washington Street, Jackson Street, Calhoun Street and Golf Center Parkway
* East and West travel, use Fred Waring Drive, Miles Avenue, Avenue 52 and Avenue 48

Click here for more information regarding Stagecoach 2017 road closures.

STAGECOACH 2017 PARKING MAP

 

COMMON CRIMES FOR WHICH PEOPLE GET ARRESTED AT STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Every year, local law enforcement agencies partner with other state and federal agencies to make arrests.  Arrests at Stagecoach arise from undercover operations, plain-clothes officers and uniformed officers.  Click on the following links to discover some of the more common crimes for which people get arrested at Coachella:

*Minor in Possession of alcohol

*Minor in Possession of a fake ID

*Drug possession

*Drug sales

*Domestic Violence

*DUI

*DUI under 21

*Assault/Battery

ARRESTS FROM 2012 & 2013

There were 174 people arrested at Stagecoach in 2012.  In 2013, there were 104 people arrested at Stagecoach.  Most of those arrests were drug or alcohol related.  There were so many arrests for underage drinkers/fake IDs that the Riverside District Attorney created a whole new program to deal with them.  I have gotten charges dismissed against hundreds of clients.

There were also many undercover operations targeting drug sales.  Many people were entrapped and arrested for selling drugs.  Many of these were good people who never even intended or tried to sell drugs.  These cases are very defensible.

The Indio police join forces with several other law enforcement agencies to conduct the undercover operations.  They are involved in all aspects of the Stagecoach arrests.

 

Click here for more information on Stagecoach 2016.

 

Stagecoach 2016 arrests

In 2016 there were 157 people arrested.  Most of the people arrested at Stagecoach were for alcohol related crimes.  And a majority of those were either Minor in Possession of alcohol or a Minor in Possession of a Fake ID.  There are generally more arrests at the one weekend of Stagecoach than at either weekend of Coachella.

In 2015, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was also 157.  In 2014, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 177. In 2013, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 122.  In 2012, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 174.