I just received word from Caleb Rowland, the attorney for Lane Pittman, that the charges against Pittman for playing the Star Spangled Banner on the 4th of July in Neptune Beach, Florida:

Despite the delay, Mr. Pittman is pleased the State’s Attorney’s office declined to prosecute him for expressing his patriotism and exercising his First Amendment right by playing the National Anthem on Independence Day.

Full background here: Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July rejects plea deal

In case you don’t recall, here is the performance that landed Pitman in legal trouble:

Pittman posted the following message and Victory Selfie on Facebook:

#VictorySelfie ALL. GLORY. TO GOD. The State Attorney’s office has decided to drop all charges!!!! SO pumped!! Thank you for all the prayers, kind words, and thoughts!! It means the world!! I want to thank my attorney Caleb Rowland for all the work he did for me. Can’t even explain the way I’m feeling. God is so good!! #FREEDOM #letitringbaby #DTWD #notaconvict #TURNUP #justiceprevailed #hallelujah #igersjax #DUUUVAAALLL #faceoffreedom #redwhitenblue #13stars50bars #merica

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153078967146724&set=a.10150813585666724.407519.542376723&type=1&theater

[Title changed – my sloppiness — he played the song, didn’t “sing” it]