Across the nation, police have seen an uptick in illegal house parties and with them, a new pandemic wave of crime happening. With so many people feeling cooped up after almost 6 months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be inevitable that illegal gatherings crop up to help young people blow off some steam and enjoy socializing for the first time in many months.
However, perhaps due to the rising tensions across the nation, these illegal house parties have become beacons of violent crime and gun violence.
Take, for instance, the violence that unfolded at a house party last weekend. One star football player lost his life and another victim was caught in the crossfire as well at a party that included well over 100 people. While it may seem as though going to a party is a good way to help relieve the tension built over the stressful year that 2020 has been, police warn that it may end in tragedy. Because of restrictions against large gatherings, bystanders may be less likely to call emergency services after a dangerous situation arises, which can lead to more injuries and deaths.
Just because you’ve been at a house party or other gathering should not mean that you are a suspect if violence arises, but being caught by police at an unlawful party can lead to trouble with the authorities, even if you’ve done nothing wrong. In Las Vegas, violence crime and weapons charges are taken incredibly seriously, and you could end up with felony charges and a multiple-year jail sentence, even if you are completely innocent.
This can all be avoided or mitigated by hiring a criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. If you’ve been accused of a violent crime just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, hiring an attorney to defend your freedom is the best move that you can make in order to avoid further complications down the road.
LV Criminal Defense has the experience and expertise that you need when you’ve been accused of a criminal act. Our talented defense attorneys will fight tooth and nail to ensure that your rights and your freedom will come out of this unscathed. Whether you are facing something as serious as manslaughter or homicide charges or something as simple as an illegal weapon, our lawyers are here to advise you on the best course of action to ensure that you retain those freedoms our forefathers fought for.
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