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5 Reasons You Should Fight Your DUI Offense
  • Published: April 30, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and the legal process which follows can be a distressing experience. Under these circumstances, it can be tempting to give up in order to get your case over with as soon as possible. However, there are important reasons why you should fight your DUI offense. You are Innocent Until Proven Guilty Although it may feel as if you have already been convicted, the…Read More

Should I Plea Bargain a DUI Case?
  • Published: April 26, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

When you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), it can be stressful to think about the implications of this offense.  The prospect of expensive fines, losing your driver’s license, and facing possible jail time can overwhelming.  As your case progresses, the prosecution may make an offer which carries fewer penalties than the maximum allowed.   Although this opportunity could be tempting, it may not be in your best…Read More

What are My Rights at a Sobriety Checkpoint in Las Vegas?
  • Published: April 25, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

If you are out of a weekend or during a special event in the Las Vegas area, there is a good chance you may encounter a sobriety checkpoint. As the name suggests, these are places on the road where the police can stop a driver in order to assess whether he or she has been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Being stopped can be intimidating but knowing…Read More

Getting a DUI While Not Driving
  • Published: April 23, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

When you think of “Driving While Intoxicated” (DUI) you would naturally assume that to be arrested for this offense you would have to have operated a motor vehicle while legally intoxicated or on drugs. However, a surprising fact is that under certain circumstances you can get a DUI without ever moving your vehicle. Nevada Law When you have been out drinking and feel that you have had one too many to…Read More

What Constitutes Probable Cause in a DUI Arrest in Nevada?
  • Published: April 18, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

Many of us have heard the term “probable cause” on popular shows and in films but may not have a sense of what it means. However, if you have been arrested for a DUI in Nevada, understanding what constitutes probable cause within this context is critical. The Reason for the Stop In order for a police officer to pull you over he or she has to have “reasonable suspicion” that a…Read More

What You Need to Know About Nevada’s Living Will Laws

Depending on where you are in life, you may not have given the idea of medical incapacitation much thought.  This may be a product of youth or not being fully aware of the consequences of not having the right measure in place.  Whatever the case may be, it is essential to know about Nevada’s living will laws and how they can impact you. What is a Living Will? A living…Read More

Do I Have to Allow a Blood Test When Suspected of DUI?
  • Published: April 13, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

When a driver is stopped in Nevada under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), it is common for the investigating officer to request that the individual provide a biological sample.  Although you often think of breathalyzer tests being used in this context, there can be circumstances when a driver may be asked to give a blood sample.  A driver confronted with this request may ask:  Do I have to…Read More

Will I Have to Go to Prison for a DUI in Nevada?
  • Published: April 11, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can wreak havoc on almost every part of your life. Your life, ability to drive, and job can be seriously damaged in a matter of minutes. Additionally, depending on the circumstances, you may also be facing the devastation of a prison sentence. Jail v. Prison Although the terms jail and prison are often used interchangeably, being sentenced to time in jail is…Read More

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test And Why It Doesn’t Work
  • Published: April 9, 2019,
  • Categories: DUI

In Nevada, drivers who are pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) may be asked by the officer to take a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. When a driver agrees to submit to this type of examination, he or she will perform certain movements and tasks so that the officer can better assess the individuals’ sobriety. However, a driver who allows themselves to be evaluated in this manner is taking…Read More