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 You Need to Know About Nevada’s Living Will Laws

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 will or “declaration” is a document which details an individual’s preferences for medical treatment should he or she become unable to express them to doctors and other care providers. Another …

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 …

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 …