Many festivalgoers think that as long as they don’t break the law, they won’t get in legal trouble. But sometimes even law-abiding folks stumble into legal trouble simply by not understanding their legal rights or misunderstanding the law. This often happens because people buy into and spread “legal urban myths”—statements that sound true but are… [Read More]
Cameron Bowman is a criminal defense attorney with the firm of Valencia, Ippolito and Bowman in San Jose, California. Bowman is not only a former prosecutor but a former DJ and drummer and an avid festival goer. He combines his two passions (The Law and Music) in his column, “The Festival Lawyer”.
We have finally recovered from last week’s International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) held annually in Austin, Texas. Overall, the three day meetup delivered a super positive experience. Couched between the mini-convention floor, the panels, the mixers, the BBQ, the parties, the after-hour parties, and the after-after hour parties is a chance to connect with the… [Read More]
Colorado and Washington both recently legalized recreational sales of marijuana. Oregon and several other states say they want to be next. In fact, a few recent polls show that a clear majority of Americans now support legalization. I’ve been meaning to write about marijuana and DUI laws for a while now. And then last week,… [Read More]