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5 Common Crimes During Mardi Gras

Updated: Feb 23

Mardi Gras is here again after a long break from the pandemic, and you can expect things to get crazier. But it may not be all fun this year, as lots of alcohol and partying may create an environment for crime. It's easy to get carried away and do something you wouldn't do in normal circumstances.


Here are 5 crimes to avoid during Mardi Gras:


Public intoxication

According to Mardi Gras Crime Reports, crime peaks in the evening, with the highest hourly totals occurring between 5 and 7pm. Law enforcement officers are aware of this trend, and will be lying in wait to pounce on anyone showing tendencies of public intoxication. They expect people to be drunk by this time, but also expect you to remain in firm control of your senses.


Public urination

Mardi Gras or not, peeing in public remains illegal. It doesn't matter that you're hidden from other parade-goers, its unhygienic and harmful to the environment. You'll also be in for a huge fat fine if law enforcers catch up with you.


Driving under the influence

Party all you want – and sample all the alcohol available. But you may find yourself behind bars if you don't make plans for alternative transport or get a designated driver. It could also be dangerous to your life, and the lives of others around you, if you drive around drunk.


Indecent exposure

Ladies will need to keep their shirts on, and men their pants up, because indecent exposure may be out of the question in your neighborhood. Be mindful of the children and your body parts during this year's Mardi Gras.


What to do if you happen to commit a crime during Mardi Gras

If you or any of your loved ones party too hard, drink too much alcohol, and commit any crimes, you'll need to contact a professional and experienced bondsman to get you out of jail. Call Bad Boyz Bail Bond if you happen to make a bad decision at Mardi Gras and get into trouble. Contact us today for more information.

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