Several colleges and universities have spring breaks that overlap this year. Not only are the universities of Tampa, South Florida, and St. Pete College all on Spring Break on the Suncoast at the same time, there are students arriving to the Tampa Bay area from all over the country.
“seemingly minor charges can result in a
permanent criminal record”
Police are stepping up enforcement efforts while all the students are here. Many of the roads on the beaches have very low speed limits and expect strict enforcement of all traffic laws, including speed limits. Here is a video that has been produced to put the word out that police will have a zero tolerance policy towards some interesting activities that students may be inclined to try. Do not Come on Vacation Leave on Probation.
. Previous Tampa Bay Area Spring Break Story follows
Here is a story about the types of tactics and criminal charges that police and prosecutors will use. As we previously reported, a “non-discretionary “zero tolerance” policy to encountering and arresting Spring Break visitors. Police are using fairly vague and discretionary charges, such as Disorderly Conduct Florida Statute 877.03. These seemingly minor charges can result in a permanent criminal record. ”