You have heard that what happens here stays here, but the reality is that DUI charges will definitely follow you home. Don’t leave Las Vegas thinking that law enforcement will forget about your DUI.
Hire an experienced out of state DUI defense lawyer in Las Vegas so you can rest easy knowing your case is handled when you get home.
The legal limit for blood alcohol content in Nevada while driving is .08, even if you do not feel too impaired to drive. Law enforcement is diligent in stopping drivers who appear to be intoxicated. The rule of thumb is one drink per hour, but it is best not to drink and drive at all. Las Vegas has ample transportation options that don’t involve getting behind the wheel after you have been partying! Remember, everyone’s body is different so the one drink per hour rule may not work for you.
Controlled substances in your system over certain amounts also result in a DUI charge.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
A misdemeanor DUI conviction in Nevada brings the following sentence:
This may not seem so bad, until you consider that Nevada reports drunk driving incidents to the driver’s home state Department of Motor Vehicles. This means that your home state may also suspend your driving privileges, require treatment, and impose fines.
You don’t want to handle the charges for DUI alone or from far away. Your fun weekend in Las Vegas can follow you home and impact your ability to drive and get to work after a momentary indiscretion.
Firm is skilled at examining the evidence against you, including breath test and blood test results to see if the state’s case is weak. If so, you may be able to walk away with a reckless driving conviction. A reckless driving convictions has similar penalties as a first time DUI offense in Nevada, but it does not count against your record as a DUI.
Many states, including Nevada, have serious enhanced penalties for drivers with multiple DUI convictions. Get help as soon as possible if you are not a Nevada resident and have been arrested for DUI.