Celebrate Safely-No Fireworks, No Firearms

celebrate safely - fireworks gunfire DWIIn Mesquite, it is illegal to possess or use illegal fireworks and to shoot a gun into the air to celebrate. 

The City of Mesquite is reminding the community about those laws as well as motorists about the dangers and penalties of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

To report this illegal activity, the public should contact the City and provide the address of the incident, as this will help police and fire with their response efforts.

The penalties for fireworks, gunfire and DWI in Mesquite can be costly.

  • Up to $17,000 in fines, possible jail time and loss of a driver’s license for drivers who get a DWI.
  • As much as $4,000 and the possibility of up to one year in jail for the illegal discharge of a firearm.
  • Up to $835 in City fines and court costs for the discharge of illegal fireworks.
  • Up to $585 in City fines and court costs for the possession of illegal fireworks.