What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? While that is the image that the powers that be in advertising have implemented as a clever way to get tourists to visit Las Vegas, the unfortunate reality is that in many cases, when a person acts outside the bounds of the law in Las Vegas, that person stays in Las Vegas – – in custody for a criminal offense.
While many individuals come to Las Vegas to take part in all that our 24 hour city has to offer and have no issues, many folks that visit our fair city step outside of the restraint they exhibit at home. While vacationing in Las Vegas, many individuals do things they wouldn’t do at home – – such as staying out late, drinking alcoholic beverages and generally “letting loose.” It stands to reason that this relaxed restraint can lead to activities a person may not take part in at home. Overindulging in alcohol, depriving oneself of sleep and the like can cause a person to act in a manner which results in arrests or worse, criminal charges.
At the law firm of Hofland & Tomsheck, we consult weekly, if not daily, with people who have been arrested for such incidents. Bar fights can lead to battery charges. Spats with spouses can lead to charges of Battery Constituting Domestic Violence. A desire to “party hard” can lead to possession of controlled substance charges.