Getting a DUI While Not Driving

Getting a DUI While Not Driving

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 drive, it can seem logical to get into your car and close your eyes and rest rather than going anywhere.  However, prior to a significant change in the law …

Do I Have to Allow a Blood Test When Suspected of DUI?

Do I Have to Allow a Blood Test When Suspected of 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 allow a blood test when suspected of DUI? Implied Consent Nevada, like most other states, has “implied consent” laws for drivers.  Essentially, implied consent means that by using Nevada roads …

Will I Have to Go to Prison for a DUI in Nevada

Will I Have to Go to Prison for a DUI in Nevada?

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 not as severe as a prison sentence.   Incarceration in jail usually refers to shorter-term sentencing for lesser offenses or those awaiting trial.  Further, counties or cities operate jails.  Prison sentences …