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Expect Police and Aggressive Drug Enforcement At Electric Daisy Carnival


If you are headed to the Electric Daisy Carnival electronic dance music festival in Las Vegas this weekend, be prepared for an aggressive police presence looking for drug violations.

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV on June 26, 2011Given the history of a overdose deaths at this event in years past and other large scale raves quite recently, festival organizers are expected to aggressively enforce a zero-tolerance drug policy.

That means:

  • Aggressive searches upon entering the facility
  • Continuous patrols by uniformed and possibly undercover, plain clothed officers
  • Any out of control, dangerous, or abnormal behavior could result in police questioning

 

What to do if Approached by The Police

  • Be polite.
  • Do not answer any questions.
  • Do not admit to any illegal activity.
  • Do not agree to any search.
  • Ask if you are being detained, or if are free to go.

If you get Arrested

Don’t panic, but call for a legal consultation right away.

Penalties For Common Charges

Possession of a schedule I drug, like ecstasy, molly, MDMA, mushrooms, or many other substances is typically a Class E felony under Nevada law.  A class E Felony can have penalties from 1-4 years in prison.

Yes, that sounds really serious, and it is. No, that doesn’t mean you are going to jail.

There are lots of ways to work around the penalties, or beat the case entirely. Call to speak with an attorney to talk through all your options, and get questions answered about what could happen to you (and what you can do about it).

Staying Safe at EDC

Drink water. Lots of water. Keep drinking it. Then drink some more.

Really, you can’t drink too much water. This is Las Vegas, it’s the desert. It is brutally hot and dry, even at night in the summer.

If you did take drugs like molly or MDMA, those substances make it even more incredibly easy to dehydrate. Dangerously so. People really do die from ecstasy overdoses due to dehydration. Keep drinking water.

Also, water refills are free at the event for the purchase of a bottle. Best investment you will make.

What If I Do Have A Medical Problem (Or Possible Overdose)?

Go to a medical facility or first aid tent immediately. They should have lots of Health & Safety teams around to help you. Nothing is worth risking your life.

Any Last Advice?

Have fun. Drink Water.

If you get in legal trouble, call us.

Also, drink water.

 

This entry was posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 9:20 pm and is filed under drug charges. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Vegas Feeling Effects of Mexican Drug Cartels


Metro Police are finding more and more evidence of the growing existence of Mexican drug cartel presence in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Sun, there used to be several steps between local dealers and the cartels. But, now some Vegas dealers can just call the cartels to get their supplies replenished. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 1:49 pm and is filed under drug charges. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Las Vegas Marijuana Grow House Busted


A former University of Nevada Las Vegas basketball player was arrested when police found a “sophisticated” marijuana growing operation in his Las Vegas home. Twenty-nine year old Ezekiel Parraez and 28 year old Candice Blackwell are being held in the Clark County Detention Center, facing several charges. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 8:49 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Nevada Troopers Accused of Using Drug Dogs For Illegal Searches


A police drug dog is trained to sniff out drugs and alert their handler. A “hit” or a positive-sniff test can be enough for an officer to search a vehicle on the side of the road. But what if the dogs were trained to “hit” on cars after seeing a hand movement from their handler instead of actually sniffing drugs? [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm and is filed under drug charges. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Fired After Beating


On March 20, Metropolitan Police Officer Derek Colling got into an “altercation” with a videographer. After an eight month investigation he is now out of a job. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Colling was found to be in violation of several departmental policies, though the department didn’t specify which policies he had violated. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 7:47 am and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Metro Police Unit Targets Shoplifting “Gangs”


The Retail Apprehension Unit, or RAP, is made up of specialized officers tasked with tracking down groups that spend their time boosting retail stores. They work undercover and are no doubt busy this holiday season as shoplifters are out in full force. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm and is filed under theft. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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