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Fireworks and the Fourth in 2014

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With the Fourth of July coming up next week, fireworks have been on my mind. I did a little checking around the web today to gather all of the most pertinent fireworks information for 2014.

Can I shoot off my own fireworks in Collin County?

Use and possession of fireworks is allowed, but only in the unincorporated areas of Collin County. In other words, as long as you are not within the city limits of any town in Collin County, feel free to have your own fireworks-related fun. Just be careful, because fireworks can turn dangerous in a hurry and without any warning.

Also, it is important to respect the rights of others. Loud or dangerous conduct can disturb others and land you in trouble with the sheriff’s department. Also remember that fireworks and alcohol do not mix! Texas Penal Code § 49.02 (Public Intoxication) makes it a crime to be intoxicated to the extent that you are a danger to yourself or others, so be careful and don’t drink if you’re in charge of the fireworks!

What about in the city limits?

Every major city in Collin County prohibits not only the use of fireworks, but their possession by local ordinance. Fines can be up to $2,000 for violations.

Where can I watch the fireworks this year?

McKinney

Fourth of July parade and fireworks display. More Info

Allen

All day Fourth of July festival. More Info

Plano

Concert, parade, and fireworks. More Info

Frisco

Fourth of July Festival and fireworks. More Info

 

No matter what you end up doing, remember to be safe and be responsible. At the Vitz Law Offices, we fight hard every day to ensure that we can all stay safe and free. Let’s celebrate our independence and liberty. Happy Fourth, everyone!

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