Arrested For Drugs At Vegas EDC 2016?

EDC is a busy time for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). This is the time of year when 250,000 EDC fans descend upon Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival. Unfortunately for many EDC-goers, LVMPD officers don’t look the other way when it comes to drug use. This isn’t like Woodstock where drug use was tolerated and not prosecuted.

Here is a recap from 2015:

The first night of the glow-stick, tutu and electronic music filled festival, known as the Electric Daisy Carnival officially kicked off its three-day weekend festivities Friday night for 2016.

Las Vegas police had several officers patrolling the event and reported six misdemeanor arrests and over 40 drug-related felony arrests were made the first night, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Two of the arrests were DUI for alcohol and there were no DUI arrests made that were drug-related.

Approximately 249 medical calls were made, though most turned out to be minor. Five people were transported to a hospital nearby. –

First of all, LVMPD and security guards randomly search EDC attendees either when they are coming into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the event is held, or once inside the event. They are looking for illegal drugs – especially MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly. If you are caught possessing these drugs, you can be prosecuted for a felony. If you are caught possessing a sufficient quantity, you can be prosecuted for trafficking in a controlled substance which carries mandatory prison time ranging from a 1, 5, or 10 year minimum sentence of incarceration depending on quantity of the pills.

I’ve always fought and argued in court that just because you are at a privately sponsored event such as EDC which is open to the ticket buying public, does not mean you forfeit your Fourth Amendment Rights at EDC. If you have been cited or arrested at EDC, contact me immediately at (702) 966-5310

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