Ask The Festival Lawyer

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Synopsis

It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' PodcastA bi-weekly show where The Festival Lawyer (AKA Cameron Bowman) and DJ Lazer Beahm (AKA Jason Beahm) discuss legal topics and trends surrounding the festival and nightlife communities. "What do I do if a police officer wants to search my bag?""When do the police need a search warrant to search my car?""If my friend is having a bad trip and I take her to the medical tent, will I get arrested?"Got a question? Ask The Festival Lawyer!

Episodes

  • Miranda Wont Save You

    Miranda Won't Save You

    11/09/2017 Duration: 45min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast In this week’s podcast, Cameron and Jason answer the Top Ten Legal questions they were asked over the course of the 2017 festival season. Remember, If you have a question for the podcast or an idea for an episode, you can email Cameron and Jason at: askthefestivallawyer@fest300.com.   Disclaimer: Although the Festival Lawyer is a lawyer he is not YOUR lawyer. The ATFL column gives general information about legal topics, NOT legal advice. The law is complex, varies a great deal from state to state, and each factual situation is different. Also, “The Festival Lawyer” is a fictional character. Think of the Festival Lawyer more like a legal spirit guide, encouraging you to educate and inform yourself.

  • Are Drug Testing Kits Legal?

    Are Drug Testing Kits Legal?

    10/08/2017 Duration: 49min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast In this week’s podcast, Cameron and Jason discuss the legality of "drug testing kits" under both state and federal law.  Such kits may or may not qualify as "drug paraphernalia", depending on the laws of the individual state. Click here to view the state by state guide that accompanies this podcast. The two are joined by Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of DanceSafe to discuss the practical reasons why persons may choose to use such a kit as well as to discuss how local law enforcement and festival promoters and owners view the issue of “drug checking” at their events. Remember, If you have a question for the podcast or an idea for an episode, you can email Cameron and Jason at: askthefestivallawyer@fest300.com. Disclaimer: Although the Festival Lawyer is a lawyer he is not YOUR lawyer. The ATFL column gives general information about legal topics, NOT legal advice. The law is complex, varies a great deal from state to state, and each factual situation is different

  • Rolling Stoned - DUIs at Festivals and Burning Man

    Rolling Stoned - DUIs at Festivals and Burning Man

    14/07/2017 Duration: 47min
  • Your Tent is Your Castle

    Your Tent is Your Castle

    29/06/2017 Duration: 38min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast In this week’s episode, Cameron and Jason answer a question about whether the police needed a search warrant before searching a festival goer’s tent at Bonnaroo. The two go through festies rights on “private property”as well as summarize California law regarding tent searches. Finally, the two give a quick Bonnaroo legal round up. Content mentioned in this episode: Festival Lawyer article on Campground searches Article about the, “I’m doing God’s work” guy at Bonnaroo Disclaimer:  Although the Festival Lawyer is a lawyer, he is not YOUR lawyer. The ATFL column gives general information about legal topics, NOT legal advice. The law is complex, varies a great deal from state to state, and each factual situation is different. Also, “The Festival Lawyer” is a fictional character. Think of the Festival Lawyer more like a legal spirit guide, encouraging you to educate and inform yourself. If you have a question for the podcast you can email Cameron and Jason at askthef

  • Ghost Ship Prosecution

    Ghost Ship Prosecution

    15/06/2017 Duration: 36min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast In this week’s “Ask the Festival Lawyer” podcast, Cameron and Jason discuss the recent arrests made in conjunction with the deadly December 2nd Ghost Ship warehouse fire. The two discuss the law of Involuntary manslaughter in California as well as a discussion of the legal arguments that the defense and prosecution are likely to make in this case. Finally, the two talk about some of the bigger issues that prosecutions like this present for the Bay Area nightlife community. Content mentioned in this episode: Article concerning charges that were filed Probably cause declaration filed with charges "It could be any one of us" article Terry Gotham article about the reality of housing parties Disclaimer:  Jason and Cameron have no personal knowledge of the facts of the “Ghost Ship” prosecutions. Any defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence and his guilt must be shown in a court of law. Any comments made on the podcast  are merely to help observers under

  • Furry Judges

    Furry Judges

    08/06/2017 Duration: 48min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast In this week’s “Ask the Festival Lawyer” podcast, Cameron and Jason answer a question from the audience about the recent use of drug dogs at the Sunset Music Festival. The two discuss how the Supreme Court has ruled on prior drug dog cases, discuss  issues surrounding drug dogs falsely alerting on festival goers as well as giving you tips for how to handle yourself should a drug dog alert on you. Content mentioned in this episode: Article about Sunset music festival arrests. Article from Animal Cognition magazine discussing issues surrounding drug dogs falsely alerting Tips and summary of your rights when dealing with drug dogs Australia Ombudsman report on “Sniffer” dogs Lonely Island “YOLO” video Disclaimer: Although the Festival Lawyer is a lawyer he is not YOUR lawyer. The ATFL column gives general information about legal topics, NOT legal advice. The law is complex, varies a great deal from state to state, and each factual situation is different. Also, “T

  • Trouble in Transit

    Trouble in Transit

    26/05/2017 Duration: 43min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast A bi-weekly show where The Festival Lawyer (AKA Cameron Bowman) and DJ Lazer Beahm (AKA Jason Beahm) discuss legal topics and trends surrounding the festival and nightlife communities.  In this episode: ROADTRIP! What happens when people on the way to Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival are stopped by police?  A discussion about so-called "drug interdictions" at or near festivals. What is "profiling" and is it legal? A preview of Lightning in a Bottle and related legal topics in the festival community.  Answers to these questions, and much more, will be revealed on this episode of the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast. 

  • Know Your Rights

    Know Your Rights

    22/05/2017 Duration: 49min

    It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast A bi-weekly show where The Festival Lawyer (AKA Cameron Bowman) and DJ Lazer Beahm (AKA Jason Beahm) discuss legal topics and trends surrounding the festival and nightlife communities.  This episodes includes: A know your rights segment from the recent "Freedom Fest," The Coachella Report  "What do I do if a police officer wants to search my bag?" "When do the police need a search warrant to search my car?" Answers to these questions, and much more, will be revealed on this episode of the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast.