The Electric Daisy Carnival is meant to be a time for celebrating music, art, life, and love. More than 300,000 people gather each year at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for what has become one of the largest celebrations for fans of electronic dance music (EDM). Electric Daisy Carnival 2019 is planned for May 17-19.
Unfortunately, for some festival goers, the weekend of celebration can be quickly ruined by an arrest. At Electric Daisy Carnival 2018, dozens of people were arrested on felony drug charges. This year, law enforcement will be on alert and ready to respond to activity that they view as suspicious.
If you or a friend is arrested at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, you should speak with a local drug defense attorney as soon as possible about your legal rights. Schedule a free consultation with respected Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Joel M. Mann today by calling (702) 381-6485.
Drug Policy at EDC Vegas 2019
The Electric Daisy Carnival maintains a strict zero-tolerance drug policy, as well as a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking. Festival organizers encourage those of legal age to “be smart” about alcohol consumption.
Carnival goers are encouraged to look out for one another and seek immediate help at a medical station if they suspect a person is having a medical problem or suffering from a drug overdose.
What to Do If You Are Arrested on Drug Charges at EDC
Being arrested is a scary thing. Especially when you are in the middle of a massive party having fun with friends, being suddenly searched and put in handcuffs can come as a jolt. No matter what the police tell you or how they treat you, though, it is important to remember that you have the right to be presumed innocent.
Here are a few tips for protecting your rights if you are arrested at EDC:
- Remain calm. Do not argue with the officers, and follow basic commands such as presenting your ID if asked.
- Stay quiet but polite. You always have the right to remain silent, and you should absolutely exercise that right. Never make a statement to police without speaking to an attorney.
- Ask for an attorney. Do not say anything beyond that request. If the police continue to question you, you can continue to ask for an attorney or just remain silent.
Even if you believe your arrest was a mistake or a simple misunderstanding, do not attempt to explain this to the police. They will try to use anything you say against you. Just contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann as soon as possible so we can begin working on your defense.
Arrested at EDC Vegas? Let Our Experienced Drug Defense Lawyer Help
After an arrest, there are many opportunities for our legal team to fight to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. We will listen to your side of the story, identify any ways in which your rights may have been violated, and immediately begin to pick apart the prosecution’s case.
Contact Joel M. Mann today to set up a free consultation, and learn how we can help you.