New Local Trespassing Law
If a person trespassed for certain behaviors like violent crime, they may be asked to stay away from all bars.
Gainesville residents are coming in to Durty Nelly's enjoying their first pint of beer as early as noon this St. Patrick's Day, but the bar's staff is on the look out for some unwanted behavior.
Richard McFarlain a Durty Nelly employee said, "If you go out ruin other peoples good time you should get a trespass warrant for at least a year to teach you a lesson."
Michael Darcy works in security at Durty Nelly's.
"The one's that try we're pretty good at finding ID's and its just an easy fix you can't come in and that's that," Darcy said.
Civil Rights Attorney Robert Rush says that trespass warrant is being considered.
"They are trying to set up a system by which you know you get a warning and they come in with the enforcement action and I expect the enforcement will be pretty strict."
Keith Kameg with the Gainesville Police Department said that for somebody who wants to commit serious or violent crime acts this trespass would be a good tool.
"That's a behavior modification you get arrested enough doing something you're going to leave the area that's what its designed to do," Kameg said.
It will only work if all clubs and bars sign up to do this.
"Its going to be the same old system in place at these bars, but if you trespass expect to deal with law enforcement," Kameg said.
The Gainesville Police Department says this trespass issue is still in infant stages and will be through April.
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