Vero Beach Disorderly Conduct Arrest Lawyer Jeffrey H. Garland
A 19-year-old Florida woman faces two misdemeanor charges and is now in need of a Vero Beach disorderly conduct arrest lawyer, after threatening to rob a Vero Beach McDonald’s restaurant if she did not get the dipping sauces she ordered. According to media reports, the woman placed a large order through the restaurant’s drive-thru in the early morning hours of January 1. The woman paid for the order and asked an employee for one flavor of every dipping sauce.
After the employee told the woman that dipping sauce costs 25 cents, the woman began yelling profanities at him. The woman also reportedly said that she would get the sauces “by whatever means necessary.” Police were called after employees said they feared for their safety because of the woman’s threats. The woman was still at the restaurant when police arrived.
Uncooperative With Police
According to the arrest affidavit, the woman cooperated with police at one point and suddenly begin yelling at the officers. One officer said he smelled alcohol on her and her “eyes were glossy” and her “speech was slurred.”
As officers walked her toward the patrol car, the woman locked her legs and refused to walk forward. According to the affidavit, when the woman refused to get inside of the car, the officers forced her to the ground, placed a restraint device on her, and then put her in the back of the car.
Based on her conduct toward restaurant employees and police, the woman will need a Vero Beach disorderly conduct arrest lawyer who can present a defense for her when she appears in court.
The Legal Process Begins
Prior to the woman’s arraignment on January 28, the Vero Beach disorderly conduct arrest lawyer can help the defendant prepare for her court hearings and discuss the penalties for misdemeanor charges.
The woman faces one count of resisting arrest without violence, punishable by up to one year in jail, and one count of disorderly conduct, which carries a penalty of up to 60 days in jail.
Besides representing her in court, a Vero Beach criminal defense lawyer can run interference for the woman with the news media. The story of her arrest was reported nationwide.
Help from a Vero Beach Disorderly Conduct Arrest
If you are in a similar legal situation that could result in incarceration or if someone you know is facing criminal charges, contact a Vero Beach criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772-489-2200.