Electric Daisy Carnival Arrests
Each year, more than 200,000 people come from around the world to Las Vegas's Electric Daisy Carnival, a multi-day festival. However, electronic music fans are not the only people who swarm to the event. Law enforcement officers will also be there, on the lookout for any and all perceived violations of the law. Every year, the EDC results in many arrests, and if you're there, you may be one of them.
Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival Lawyer
If you're arrested at the Electric Daisy Carnival event in Las Vegas, an attorney can represent you in the resulting criminal prosecution, even if you're from out of town. Las Vegas EDC lawyer Joel Mann is an experienced Las Vegas attorney who can fight for your rights after your Electric Daisy Carnival, regardless if your charges are for drugs, assault or any other criminal matter.
Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at today at (702) 474-6266 to schedule a free consultation about your Las Vegas charges.
Arrests at Electric Daisy Carnival — Las Vegas
Despite the Electric Daisy Carnival's reputation as a free-for-all, controlled substances are still illegal on the grounds. Rave organizers do not want to risk liability from overdoses, so there are security guards posted at entrances. The security guards may search your bags. If they find narcotics or any illegal substances, they will take you to a holding area.
Unlike police officers, security guards are not required to read you your rights after taking you into custody, and they are not required to stop asking questions once you ask for an attorney. They will extract all the information they can, and then turn you over to Las Vegas police, who are on site. Whatever you said to security guards may be used against you. You may then face charges of marijuana possession, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance or any other charge prosecutors can press.
Additionally, security guards may take you into custody if they believe you are acting in any sort of disruptive way. This could result in charges of assault, battery, sexual assault or indecent exposure.
Driving Away from EDC
Leaving EDC and the security there does not relieve you of the danger of arrest. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and Nevada Highway Patrol are likely to be posted along the roads leading from the Electric Daisy Carnival grounds, waiting to pull anyone over who appears that they might be intoxicated.
If pulled over, you could face DUI charges. They could be for driving under the influence of alcohol, or a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs). Additionally, if police find any controlled substances in your car, you could face possession charges.
Fighting Charges in Nevada
If you're from out of town and are arrested at the Electric Daisy Carnival, you may hope that the charges will simply go away after some time. That will not happen. Depending on the charge, you may be extradited back to Nevada from your home state. For DUI charges, you could lose your license.
When you hire a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney, your lawyer can handle most matters before the courts here, limiting the number of times you must return to Las Vegas to resolve the matter.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | EDC - Las Vegas Attorney
Whether you're a local resident or if you traveled from out of state, if you are arrested while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival, it's important that you take action to resolve the charges. Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival lawyer Joel Mann can fight for your rights. Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann today at (702) 474-6266 to set up a free consultation.