8 episodes

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.

"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?"

Answers to these questions, and much more, will be revealed on the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast.

Ask The Festival Lawyer Jason Beahm and Cameron Bowman

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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.

"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?"

Answers to these questions, and much more, will be revealed on the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast.

    Miranda Won't Save You

    Miranda Won't Save You

    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.

    • 45 min
    Are Drug Testing Kits Legal?

    Are Drug Testing Kits Legal?

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    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. 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.

    • 49 min
    Rolling Stoned - DUIs at Festivals and Burning Man

    Rolling Stoned - DUIs at Festivals and Burning Man

    What to know about drug and marijuana DUIs, especially related to festivals, concerts and burning man. Also, what's up with the fake viral articles?

    • 47 min
    Your Tent is Your Castle

    Your Tent is Your Castle

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    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 askthefestivallawyer@fest300.com.

    • 38 min
    Ghost Ship Prosecution

    Ghost Ship Prosecution

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    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 understand the law and standards of proof that will be applied in this prosecution and not to suggest a personal opinion about the defendants guilt or innocence.
    Finally, 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 askthefestivallawyer@fest300.com.

    • 36 min
    Furry Judges

    Furry Judges

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    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, “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 askthefestivallawyer@fest300.com.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Meghan in Seattle ✌🏼 ,

V. entertaining and informative — must listen for concert goers

Love how these two made questions about legal rights at festivals - and frankly any public outing including games, parades, parties, etc - come alive. Their hilarious banter offers timely, informative and directly applicable situations for today’s youth. I wish I could’ve listened to this while I was in high school! Well played.

Lt. Daaan ,

Must Listen!

Essential listening for all the responsible ravers out there! Subscribe, listen, learn.

stoneygirl420 ,

A must for festival goers

An amazing and free resource for very useful information on your rights at a festival. If you are an avid festival goer like myself, you have been or know someone who has had a less than savory experience. I always forgot to even think about my rights at a festival, dont make this mistake.. This is such a great podcast and enjoyable to listen to... turn it on during the long trek to your next festival, know your rights! <3

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