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.  …

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 …