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Life Is Beautiful (If You Aren’t Arrested)

Life Is Beautiful (If You Aren’t Arrested)

As the name suggests, there’s lots to celebrate at the annual Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas. And, as we all know, adult-style fun is often a part of these types of get togethers. While adult-style fun may be your cup of tea and precisely why you choose to attend, law enforcement is guaranteed to be less sympathetic to certain forms of recreation and entertainment. Life Is Beautiful and the granddaddy of all festivals, Burning Man, both take place in Nevada. Unfortunately, Nevada has rather draconian laws pertaining to drug possession, sale and trafficking. Nevada, with its expansive terrain and open-minded citizenry, is otherwise well-suited to accommodate the carefree revelry that attends these types of hoedowns. No blog post is going to dissuade you from making your own choices, dancing like a dervish or exercising your freedoms of expression. However, it could help persuade you to exercise good judgement on the way to, during, and directly after the Life Is Beautiful festival. (I might also casually mention that drug possession, use, or trafficking are not technically ‘freedoms’ they’re just common ways to break the law.) Now that that’s cleared up, let’s get back to common sense and ways to avoid fines or incarceration during this merry affair. Don’t go to sell: Selling illegal drugs immediately throws you into an entirely escalated echelon of offense. Even the intent to sell, while tougher to prove, propels your case into a zone of seriousness that you want no part of. For example, if you’re a repeat offender found to be selling less than 100 pounds of weed, you could be charged...
A Guide To Staying Out Of Trouble At Street Vibrations

A Guide To Staying Out Of Trouble At Street Vibrations

The Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is fast upon us. While the thundering celebration is an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts to go hog wild, we advocate for a modicum of caution and good judgement. After all, if there ever were a place for level heads, it’s where thousands of exuberant motorcyclists converge on our streets and highways. Not to rain on the parade, but it’s exactly this type of occasion that gets local law enforcement feeling a bit hyper vigilant – and with good reason. Obviously, public safety concerns are top of mind. And not to paint every rider with the same brush, but motorcyclists aren’t always associated with docile dispositions and unswerving conformity to local ordinances. That said, due to the hazards of their preferred mode of transportation, most motorcyclists are extremely cautious. But add in a little music, a dash of bravado, and a shot or two of alcohol, and the stage is set for a few things to go awry. Street Vibrations is a celebration of freedom, power and individuality. The vibe is pervasive and even contagious during the event and it’s challenging not getting caught up in it – which is fine assuming you exercise common sense. Follow these tips to avoid being arrested at this years Street Vibrations event: Don’t Drink and Drive ‘Nuff said there. It’s never ok, whether on a motorcycle, a bicycle or atop a horse. At this event, not only will law enforcement have zero tolerance for it, but your fellow riders won’t either. If you get busted drinking and driving, you’ll need a trusted Reno DUI attorney to help you fight to...
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