June 20 through June 22 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.
First of all, LVMPD and security guards randomly search EDC attendees whether they are coming in to 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 and let’s discuss what I can do to help you. The consultation is free. In most cases, you will not have to appear as I will appear at all your court appearances.
If you have been caught with drugs at last year’s electric Daisy Carnival or are attending this year’s upcoming event, it is important you get the advice of an attorney with experience defending drug cases in Las Vegas.
It is also important that you are careful, especially leaving the EDC because law-enforcement agencies will be highly vigilant in looking to arrest those who are impaired by drugs and alcohol and driving. We highly suggest you either choose a designated driver or take a cab, or some other form of public transportation.
We are here to be sure you are not labeled felon for the rest of your life. Please feel free to contact us to make sure that a little bit of “innocent fun” doesn’t ruin a young person’s chance at a future.
From EDC in 2014 was a busy was a busy year for the Las Vegas Metropolitan police,
Metro Police arrested 29 people for felony drug offenses on the first day of the Electric Daisy Carnival.
Metro made 22 of those arrests by 11:30 p.m. Friday night. Despite the arrests, a Metro spokesman said late Friday that the event was starting off relatively smoothly.
The carnival, spread out on the infield of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, attracted 134,000 attendees on its first day, according to figures released by Insomniac Productions, the event’s organizer. According to early Insomniac estimates, 88,000 people had already arrived by 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Metro said it made eight other arrests, including six for misdemeanors and two for driving under the influence of alcohol. Only four attendees were ejected from the carnival, according to Insomniac statistics. – https://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jun/21/police-make-29-felony-drug-arrests-edcs-opening-ni/
If you or a loved one has attended the music festival in Las Vegas whether it be the electric daisy carnival or any other and/or arrested for drugs don’t drink that what happened in Vegas we’ll stay in Vegas. Come in and talk to me for a free consultation about your case.