Pro Tips for this Weekend’s Reno Beer Crawl
On Saturday, August 25, hundreds of beer-lovers are expected to turn out for the Reno Beer Crawl. Attendees will have the chance to sample a variety of domestic craft beers from up to 20 restaurants and bars throughout Downtown Reno. If you’re heading downtown this weekend, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
1.Be Honest When You’ve Had Too Much.
Protect yourself and others by responsibly monitoring your alcohol consumption this weekend. Even if you only have a buzz, calling a cab or a ridesharing service is safer than getting behind the wheel. If you suspect you may be above the legal limit by the time the night is over, be sure to bring along a designated driver who can help you get home safely without posing a threat to yourself or others.
2.Respect Police but Don’t Stand for Unfair Treatment.
Given that many people in the area will be drinking more than normal, police will be on alert and ready to pull you over at the first sign of drunk driving. Members of law enforcement may be quick to assume you are impaired and give you a DUI if they see you wearing a Reno Beer Crawl wristband or smell alcohol on your breath, even if you are below the legal limit. Cooperate with law enforcement as much as possible without incriminating yourself or accepting unfair penalties, but don’t roll over and accept charges you don’t deserve.
If you get pulled over for a DUI on your way home from the beer crawl, immediately call Joey Gilbert Law at (775) 574-4774.
3.Know Your Rights if You Get Hurt.
Sometimes events like the beer crawl can lead to violent outbursts and fighting from less responsible patrons. In the event you find yourself in an altercation with a rabble-rousing co-crawler, it could lead to an arrest and assault charges against you, even if you were only defending yourself. On the other hand, you could also be seriously hurt, resulting in costly medical care and other related expenses. If your injury results in more than several hundred dollars in injury-related costs, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to hold your assailant accountable for the personal damage they have caused you.
In either case, we may be able to help. Get in touch with a member of our team at Joey Gilbert Law right away if you are involved in a violent encounter of any kind.
4.Leave the Pot at Home.
Marijuana sales may be legal in Nevada, but public consumption is still a crime. Reno Beer Crawl patrons over 21 are free to sample and enjoy a variety of craft beers at the event. However, taking a smoke will have to wait until you are at home, on your own private property. (Be advised that it is also illegal to have more than 1 oz. of cannabis flower or 1/8 oz. of cannabis concentrate in your possession.) If you are arrested and charged for smoking pot at the event or having more than the allowed amount of marijuana in your possession, connect with our Reno drug crime attorneys as soon as possible in order to avoid being unfairly punished.
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