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 …

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.  …