If you find yourself in trouble with the law at Burning Man this year, a Palo Alto attorney can help.
David Levin, of Levin Law Firm, is offering free legal advice to anyone who gets in trouble with law enforcement at the annual counterculture celebration in the Nevada desert. Known as the “Burning Man Barrister,” Levin has formed Lawyers for Burners, a legal defense team that will aid festival goers who run afoul of federal officers.
Levin has been an outspoken critic of law enforcement efforts at the celebration in the Black Rock Desert. He’s accused federal officers of destroying the event by posting undercover agents at dances and walking drug-sniffing dogs around the camps. Levin is on vacation and could not immediately be reached for comment.
“It’s a police state out there,” Levin told the Associated Press. “There’s very little criminal activity at the event, but they cite and arrest people in order to justify their existence.”
About 50,000 people are expected to attend Burning Man, which runs through Sept. 6.