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No EDC This Summer, But EDM is Coming to Las Vegas

Published May 20, 2021 by ADRAS & ALTIG, Attorneys at Law
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Las Vegas festival enthusiasts may be disappointed that the Electric Daisy Carnival was postponed until fall, but don’t despair — Insomniac is bringing Deadmau5 to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on May 21. It’s the first show at the center since the pandemic shut down much of the city last year.

As the nation emerges from the worst of COVID-19, it’s no surprise that people want to celebrate. At Adras & Altig, we share in that sense of relief. However, we also know that concerts and festivals are places where people sometimes party a little too hard. Keep yourself out of legal trouble by taking some free advice from our criminal defense lawyers.

What’s the EDC? 

The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is a series of electronic music events that take place around the world. Its three-day flagship festival takes over Las Vegas each summer — and it would have been this weekend if not for the coronavirus.

As with any festival, people in celebratory mode sometimes overindulge or engage in activities they would not normally do if not for the excitement of the event. EDC has been marked by arrests for various criminal activities over the years, particularly but not limited to drunkenness, drug use, assaults, and prostitution.

The Big EDM Show

EDM stands for “electronic dance music.” It’s high-energy music you typically hear in clubs, raves, or anywhere where people are out dancing in crowds. It’s definitely not what health officials could have authorized last May when EDC was supposed to occur.

With life slowly returning to some semblance of normal, bringing Deadmau5 to downtown Las Vegas along with Nero (DJ set) and No Mana is bound to bring stress relief and joy to festival-goers. The show also kicks off a series of events that Insomniac is planning across two other weekends in Las Vegas, with dates to be announced.

Arrests at the EDM Show 

If you’re planning to attend the EDM show, remember that law enforcement will be on site. Here are some tips from Adras & Altig about how to have fun but avoid an arrest.

  • Drink responsibly. Alcohol is served throughout the events center, but watch your consumption. Have a designated driver or take a rideshare to avoid a DUI arrest.
  • Leave the weed at home. Though marijuana is legal in Las Vegas, you can’t smoke it in public.
  • Keep it cool. You’re there for fun. If you run into a conflict with another attendee at EDM, try to avoid a fight so that you aren’t charged with assault and battery.

With all of that said, mistakes happen. If you’re facing a DUI, drug possession, or another charge after attending the EDM show, it’s essential to contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.

Fighting Charges in Nevada

Being charged with a crime does not mean that you’re going to be found guilty of one. You need a criminal defense lawyer to investigate the circumstances of the arrest to determine the best way to fight the charges. Usually, that means pushing to have them reduced or dismissed.

When you need responsive help that you can count on after an arrest, call the Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at Adras & Altig. We’re standing by to fight for your rights. Contact us now. 

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