Stagecoach 2017: This year, Stagecoach in Indio, has an amazing lineup of artists and performers.
Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney are the headliners this year. Some country heavy
hitters and legends round out the line-up: Jerry Lee Lewis, Travis Tritt and Willie Nelson.
Every year I get calls from at least fifty people who got arrested at Stagecoach. And many of the people who were arrested at Stagecoach have never been in trouble before. Most the people who get arrested at Stagecoach are college students or young professionals. Their whole future is in jeopardy because they got arrested at Stagecoach.
The point of this all is to say that there are attorneys who can relate to you and the festival. This in turn can help you defend your case in the event that you are arrested. The following is information to help you keep from getting arrested. If you drink, take a cab or have a designated driver. Be on the lookout for cops. Don't sell drugs. Don't get into fights. Just enjoy the music and follow those simple rules, and Stagecoach 2017 will be a fond memory for you. If you do happen to find yourself in hot water with the police, then call the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache for immediate help!
You need a criminal defense attorney in Indio who understands you, the festival and the law. You need an Indio criminal defense attorney who can fight to protect your rights. You need an Indio criminal defense attorney who you can depend on. You need Indio criminal defense attorney Stephanie M. Arrache!
The Empire Polo Grounds, where Stagecoach is held in Indio, California, is a huge facility! It is easy to become separated from your friends and lost. I’ve attached a map so friends can plan ahead to know where they’re going, where they can meet up if separated, where the bands are playing, to basically know everything they need to know. Very importantly, it is going to be in the 90′s during Stagecoach 2017, so it is important to know where the water refill stations are! If you are drinking, please be sure to drink water too, or the effects can be harmful and possibly lead to your arrest. Be aware and enjoy the festival responsibly!
Of course the best way to not get arrested for DUI during Stagecoach 2015 is to stay on-site. Parking at the RV resort at the Empire Polo Grounds is a great option for those festival attendees who want to just stay on-site all weekend. The Stagecoach Festival website has some information available.
Note: There is no on-site camping available during Stagecoach. You must stay in a RV to stay on-site. The RV cannot be a rental RV, but it can be borrowed.
*Each camper must be 18 years of age or older
*Each camper must have their own festival pass
** 8 RV Resort wristbands per RV will be issued. You must have a wristband to enter in and out of the RV Resort area.
*No tents for sleeping are allowed. However, pop-up tents for shade are allowed.
*Onsite camping opens Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00am and closes on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10am. Early arrival is highly recommended. Cars can check in at 9am on Thursday until 2am, and starting at 9am FRI-Sun (until 11PM). 24 hours for pedestrians.
*No wrapped or sponsored vehicles allowed
*No portable generators
*No drugs or drug paraphernalia (you are subject to search at any time! Law enforcement will and does conduct undercover operations to discover any illegal activity!)
The Stagecoach festival sponsors want you to enjoy the RV Resort and want to make life easy for you. They offer the following amenities:
*Cell phone charging stations
*Internet cafe and free wifi
*Supermarket Shuttles (In case you need something the general store does not have, simply jump on a shuttle to a local market.)
My intentions are to keep the concert goers safe and arrest free this weekend. As always, the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache would rather have people be safe than get new clients. The following are a list of taxi and shuttle services which are available to Stagecoach goers. However, as there are thousands of people expected in the Valley, it's always wisest to book early.
American Cab: 760-322-4444
Airport Taxi: 760-328-CABS (2227)
Yellow Cab of the Desert: 760-568-3838
SunBus: 1-800-347-8628 http://www.sunline.org/
Private limo: 760-404-4531
Vans and Sedans: (800) 233-6393
The following are road closures, expected delays and recommended routes for the two weekends during Stagecoach 2017 (April 28- April 30). There are 200,000 people expected during the weekend, which means driving in the area will be treacherous at best. Be careful and aware while driving. Know that the Indio police department will be increasing their DUI saturation patrols while on the lookout for drunk drivers. Drug and alcohol arrests make up more than half of the arrests during Stagecoach.
SLOW moving route during Stagecoach 2017
Delays will be especially difficult, they said, on the following roadways:
* Jefferson Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Washington Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Monroe Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
* Highway 111 at Jefferson Street
* Highway 111 at Monroe Street
* I-10 exit eastbound at Jefferson
* I-10 exit eastbound at Monroe
CLOSED roads during Stagecoach 2017
The following roadways will be closed for the event:
* Avenue 49 between Hjorth Street and Monroe Street
* Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Jackson Street
* Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50
* Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52
RECOMMENDED routes during Stagecoach 2017
In order to navigate around the traffic chaos, traffic officers recommend the following alternate routes:
* North and South travel, use Washington Street, Jackson Street, Calhoun Street and Golf Center Parkway
* East and West travel, use Fred Waring Drive, Miles Avenue, Avenue 52 and Avenue 48
Click here for more information regarding Stagecoach 2016 road closures.
Every year, local law enforcement agencies partner with other state and federal agencies to make arrests. These arrests at Stagecoach arise from both undercover operations, plain clothes officers and uniformed officers. Click on the following links to discover some of the more common arrests:
In 2016 there were 157 people arrested. Most of the people arrested at Stagecoach were for alcohol related crimes. And a majority of those were either Minor in Possession of alcohol or a Minor in Possession of a Fake ID. There are generally more arrests at the one weekend of Stagecoach than at either weekend of Coachella.
In 2015, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was also 157. In 2014, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 177. In 2013, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 122. In 2012, the number of people arrested at Stagecoach was 174.
In 2013, there were so many arrests for underage drinkers/fake IDs that the Riverside District Attorney created a whole new program to deal with them.
We at the Law of Stephanie M. Arrache helped many people successfully get these charged dismissed against them.
There were also many undercover operations targeting drug sales. Many people were entrapped and arrested for selling drugs. Many of these were good people who never even intended or tried to sell drugs. These cases are very defensible.
The Indio police join forces with several other law enforcement agencies to conduct the undercover operations. They are involved in all aspects of the Stagecoach arrests.
Click here for more information on Stagecoach 2016.