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How Will a DUI Affect My Auto Insurance?

The moment you are pulled over for a DUI, lots of things go through your mind. You wonder what the legal repercussions will be. You worry about losing your license, about the validity of your alcohol levels, and what time and effort it will take to deal with the ticket, whether or not you believe you are guilty. What many don’t ask themselves is, “How will a DUI affect my auto insurance?” It’s an important question that I’m able to give some clarity to. Possible Insurance DUI Penalties Along with dealing legally with a court order and keeping or reinstating …

5 Reasons You Should Fight Your DUI Offense

5 Reasons You Should Fight Your DUI Offense

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 fact remains that the prosecution has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  This process involves building a case against you and proving it to the …

Should I Plea Bargain a DUI Case?

Should I Plea Bargain a DUI Case?

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 interest to accept the terms. Here are some issues to consider when deciding whether you should accept a plea bargain rather than fight your DUI case. You Need an Experienced …

What are My Rights at a Sobriety Checkpoint in Las Vegas?

What are My Rights at a Sobriety Checkpoint in Las Vegas?

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 your rights in this situation can help you avoid making critical mistakes. Sobriety Checkpoint Rules Although the police are permitted to set up checkpoints, this does not mean that there …

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 …

What Constitutes Probable Cause in a DUI Arrest in Nevada?

What Constitutes Probable Cause in a DUI Arrest in Nevada?

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 law is being broken or crime is taking place.  The officer does not have to suspect that you are driving under the influence to ask you to pull over.  …

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 …

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test and Why it Doesn’t Work

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test and Why it Doesn’t Work

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 a tremendous risk.   Here is what you need to know about what Field Sobriety Test involves and why they are ineffective. What is a Standard Field Sobriety Test? Standard Field …