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Busted: Drug Attorney in Reno Explains Burning Man Arrests

Busted: Drug Attorney in Reno Explains Burning Man Arrests

It’s one hell of a festival, I’ll tell you that. But like everything else in life, Burning Man — that week-long gathering… okay, party at the playa — comes with certain consequences, especially if you don’t behave. As a drug attorney in Reno, my first advise would really be for you “Burners” to behave, but if you do plan on misbehaving (tsk, tsk) then you should at least be aware of what you’re getting yourself into. Contrary to popular belief, Burning Man is not an event where anything goes. It may look like it, what with nearly 70,000 free-spirited Burners scattered across the Black Rock Desert, but make no mistake: There will be law enforcement patrolling the grounds. We’re talking DEA agents, FBI agents, and other police officers. Some of them even go undercover, mingling with the crowd and just waiting for the right time to bust you even for minor infractions. Just how serious is law enforcement at Burning Man? Take a look at last year’s numbers. In 2015, the Pershing Country Sheriff’s Office (one of the entities responsible for policing the event, along with the Bureau of Land Management and Washoe County) reported 41 Burning Man arrests. That’s 600% more arrests than in 2014! Forty six percent (46%) of those arrests were for trafficking of a controlled substance, the most serious narcotics crime in Nevada, so let’s go over that. Different Drug Charges at Burning Man Disabuse yourself of the notion that drugs are legal at Burning Man. They are not. People who do drugs at Burning Man – whether it’s possessing, making, or selling them – do so at their own risk. For the sake of...
What Is A Trial Lawyer And Do You Need One?

What Is A Trial Lawyer And Do You Need One?

Not all lawyers are created equal. In fact, a lawyer’s position, seniority, experience, and skill set usually determine what role they will play in each case. In order to experience the maximum benefits of working with an attorney, it’s important that you select a lawyer whose skills, training, and experience are a good fit for your case. For example, if you were pulled over for driving under the influence, you should specifically look for a trusted DUI attorney in your area. Likewise, if you were injured in an accident, you should seek out a personal injury attorney. Not only do lawyers specialize in specific practice areas (family practice, personal injury, business etc.), there are also different types of attorneys who fulfill different job descriptions. For example, litigation attorneys excel at trial preparation and research and spend most of their time at the office or library, while trial lawyers are specifically tasked with representing clients in court. If you have been asked to appear in court, you should definitely seek the services of an experienced trial lawyer. On the other hand, if you are trying to keep something from going to court, it may not be necessary to hire a trial lawyer. What Is A Trial Lawyer? Television and movies lead many people to believe that lawyers spend the majority of their time in court, presenting in front of a judge and jury. These dramatic court scenes do not give any insight into how much time and effort goes into preparing for trial. In fact, at large law firms there are usually multiple attorneys working on the same case – some are charged with research and...
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