Tailgating Legally


Attorney Brad Koffel was featured on Good Day Columbus on Fox 28 News to discuss what is legal when it comes to tailgating. He said that there is a big difference between something that's legal and activity that just isn't being enforced by law enforcement. Mr. Koffel says that people who draw a lot of attention to themselves are more likely to be arrested for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, etc. He also went on to describe disorderly conduct charges at tailgates in further detail. In most cases, a person who is confronted by law enforcement at this type of event is more likely to talk back to the officer. If the talking back gets loud and excessive, officers can make this type of arrest. Most of the arrests and citations made at tailgates are mandatory court appearances.