When holidays roll around, it usually means a certain level of craziness, and getting arrested over Thanksgiving can really put a damper on the festivities. At A-EZ Out Bail Bonds, we’ve seen our fair share of where the holiday craziness can lead. Thanksgiving weekend tends to be the first opportunity for the holiday season to go awry. Whether it involves fighting with family members, overdoing it with the holiday cocktails, or just getting carried away with hometown friends, here are just a few reasons that people tend to get arrested over Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend.
Holidays that fall on long weekends (especially if you have the opportunity to have the entire week off work or school for Thanksgiving!) can generally create the perfect conditions for overexcitement and getting carried away with things. When people spend time celebrating and drinking with friends without the constraints of the workweek looming over them, it can sometimes result in bad decisions being made. Getting into fights, making inappropriate gestures and comments in public without acknowledging requests for you to stop, discharging any kind of weapon, and similar disruptive or problematic actions can all end up with you getting arrested over Thanksgiving.
Theft or Shoplifting (Larceny)
With Black Friday just the day after Thanksgiving, it’s likely that many stores and businesses will be pushing and advertising their merchandise to potential buyers over the weekend. Unfortunately for them, it can also inspire thefts and shoplifting. Whether it’s driven by a state of restlessness caused by the excitement of the holiday, an act of desperation, or poor judgment due to too much alcohol or other substances, many people might find themselves in jail on Thanksgiving weekend due to shoplifting or stealing from a home. Don’t let bad judgment ruin your holiday!
Any time large groups of people get together after time apart, drama is bound to brew. If your family tends to clash when certain topics are brought up, or if there’s a particular member of the group that enjoys stirring the pot a little bit, you might want to be on your guard this Thanksgiving. Many people find themselves getting arrested over Thanksgiving due to altercations with friends or family that go too far. If you are anticipating a volatile group of family members this Thanksgiving, you might want to plan to put certain safety measures in place- such as limiting alcoholic drinks or avoiding certain topics of conversation- to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible.
Driving Under The Influence
Holiday parties often involve a lot of cocktails, wine, and just casual drinking in general. (Not to mention any other substances that might show up at the party.) It’s easy to get caught up in the celebrations, and if you’re home for the holiday and reconnecting with friends you might not see often, the atmosphere of being with friends might trick you into thinking you’re simply drunk off the vibes. Don’t let your judgment slip as you head home after the party, or bounce back and forth between visiting friends. Always look for a sober friend to give you a ride, or use a ride sharing app if you’re in an area that is serviced by Uber or Lyft.
Call A-EZ Out Bail Bonds For Help
If all else fails and you end up getting in a sticky situation this Thanksgiving, give A-EZ Out Bail Bonds a call for assistance. We can help organize a timely release and guide you through the process. Contact us today if you or a loved one has run into legal trouble this Thanksgiving.