What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina
Not exactly sure if this is write place to write this but I have a few questions about a situation that happened to me yesterday at a college football game.
Me and some friends started tailgating getting ready for the football game at like 530am (we were painting our entire bodies black and then drawing on bones to make us look like skeletons, because our student section is called the bone yard). We were drinking all morning, but I think I got a little bit too much right before we left for stadium at 9:30 and it hit me when we got to the stadium around 10.
The next think I know I woke up at 5pm in an orange jumpsuit in the county jail. It took me an hour after I woke up to get any paperwork on why I was in Jail. Which turned out to be second degree trespassing. Then it took about another hour of begging them before they would give me a phone call so I could have my parents come bail me out.
All the ticket said was that I was arrested without a warrant under the probable cause that I entered the property (the university) willfully, after being told not to be on the premises.
None of my friends said they saw me do anything worthy of getting kicked out for, except that they told me to not spit over the railing about an hour before the game started.
But what I can gather from talking to people, is that I was so drunk to the point that I could not walk or even know where I was at and that one of my friends found me downstairs looking like I was walking towards the exit and brought me back up to the stands. Then about 10min later the cops came and asked to talk to me.
So my guess is that when I went downstairs to use the bathroom I was told to leave, and when I was leaving my friend saw me and lead me back up the stairs to the stands (as I was completely black out drunk and had no idea what was going on). And this was me "returning after being told to leave''. The only other possibility would be they escorted me out and I came back in, which I see as highly unlikely since I no longer had a ticket and security is very tough.
But either way it was obvious that I was extremely intoxicated and could not function.
So my main question is, should I have really been arrested and booked in jail for trespassing at a football game I had a ticket to, when It was obvious to the cop I was not in the condition to know what was going on. If anything shouldn't it have just been a public intoxication charge where they threw me in holding until I sobered up? Because had I just left when they told me, I would have probably just stumbled into the street or something because everyone I was with was in the stadium. I had no way of getting home or going anywhere.
Secondly, when I got to jail (the only part I remember from any of this). The phones in booking were broken so they tried to get me to call someone with my cell phone, but I was too out of it to be able to work my cell phone. All I could tell them that my sister and parents were at the game and would come get me. And since I could not use the phone they went ahead and booked me, jump suit and all, and counted that as my phone call.
Shouldn't they have left me in holding or detox or something until I was at least sober enough to know what was going on? I thought you had to be able to sign something saying your writes were read to you and you under stood them, I obviously did not understand anything that was going on.
Thanks for any help!