If you get a citation at Burning Man, please contact Lawyers for Burners. More than 2/3rds of citations at Burning Man are for drugs. If you just pay the fine, you will have a drug offense permanently on your record. If you show up in court, or send a lawyer on your behalf, you are almost certain to be able to plea-bargain the offense down so the drug aspect is removed.
Court appearances are November, December, January in Reno.
Every person in the past has been offered the opportunity to plea bargain it down from a drug offense, usually to a traffic offense. The fine may be reduced also.
Drug offenses are handled by the BLM. Pershing County Sheriff’s department may be involved for other offenses.
Lawyers for Burners can recommend a lawyer who will appear for you for $200. Their recommendations are lawyers who are part of our community. They are very experienced with Pershing County, which is a small jurisdiction, with only a few lawyers who regularly appear.