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It's that time again for Burners to begin or complete their journey to the Burning mecca.  Burners will temporarily build one of the largest cities in Nevada, USA, and immerse themselves in art from around the world.  Others will be there as well.  Federal and local state law enforcement agencies will descend on the ever burning campground but not for the art.

Getting into Burning man is not cheap and may become even costlier than you might have imagined.  Officials (police) will stop your vehicle for any possible reason in order to request a search, have a dog sniff the vehicle or just to stop you for an opportunity to find a crime (drugs).

The reasons for them to make a stop are varied.  You are driving over the speed limit.  There is dust on your license plate, you did not use a turn signal or no front plate.  You don't need a front plate if the vehicle is not designed to have one.

All of these reasons are used to get voluntary permission from you to search the vehicle or get a dog near the vehicle.  That's important because dogs are automatic probable cause to arrest or search without a warrant. Once a search is begun get ready for the long arm of the law to make it as inhospitable as possible.  Finding anything just encourages even deeper searches.  Not everyone in the car is guilty but they will be treated that way.  Tickets may be confiscated and you hope you will get them back so you can get into Burning Man.  That, however is not always the case.  It's a huge annoyance.

My suggestions include having your vehicle registration and mechanical parts up to date.  License plate as clean as you can get it.  You have the right to say no to any request for a search of your person, vehicle or property.  As always though, be polite but firm.  Keep in mind a dog alert gives you no right to say no.

I have a friend who owns a survival store in Sparks NV at 1482 Linda Way.  It's called Prep and Save.  Though I'd give him a shout out if you needed anything.

As always if there is any way I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at or 1-775-329-8844 or 1-877-886-9015 (toll free) or 1-775-624-5846.  We have represented people just like you from around the world and have the experience in dealing with any legal issue either criminal or civil.

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At the Law Office of Arnold Brock, Jr. & Associates, in Reno, Nevada, we represent individuals in Sparks, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, South Lake Tahoe, Elko, Las Vegas, Winnemucca and Pahrump; and in Washoe County, Lyon County, Douglas County, Carson County, Elko County, Nye County, Clark County, Churchill County and Humboldt County.

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