This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state agencies are placing a heavy focus on COVID-19 safety recommendations, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. There is much less focus on one of the known safety and health risks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – driving under the influence, which also comes with important reminders about drinking and driving.
In Nevada, you can be charged with driving under the influence if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or above. Being impaired by prescription drugs or illegal drugs can also be the subject of DUI charges.
Although gatherings may be smaller in 2020, many people will still travel. Cultural phenomena like Blackout Wednesday encourage binge drinking on Thanksgiving week. Law enforcement agencies often up their enforcement, and some people will spend holidays behind bars or dealing with the whock and aftermath of criminal charges.
Of course, at any time of year, avoiding a Nevada DUI, whether having a designated driver, or taking a rideshare like Uber, is the most ideal scenario. Even if you are not convicted, a drunk driving charge is highly inconvenient, expensive, and is extremely stressful for many individuals. Even if no accident occurs, a drunk driving arrest is not a traffic ticket, it is a criminal charge. If you are charged with DUI, do not “wait and see” what happens.
At LV Criminal Defense, we understand that things happen, and people sometimes find themselves facing criminal charges and uncertain outcomes. We are here to help you and fight for you. We will do everything possible to keep a DUI charge from impacting your life as little as possible.
Contact us as soon as possible after an arrest, so that we can begin working up your case.
There are a few possible ways in which you could get DUI charges dropped. However – Nevada law prohibits prosecutors from dropping charges unless the prosecutor believes that there is no probable cause or the charges will not hold up at trial. If your lawyer can demonstrate that blood alcohol testing was not done properly, they may be successful with a motion to dismiss the case.
Your lawyer may also explain your options to plead, and many cases are resolved through plea instead of going to trial. If your case does go to trial, your lawyer can fight for your rights in court, and make the best decisions and choices to get the best outcome for your case.
At LV Criminal Defense Lawyers, we offer a free consultation to answer your questions and provide advice, support, and resources to people facing any criminal charge, including DUI charges. We will explain your legal rights and discuss your options to get the best possible outcome of your DUI case, and stay out of jail.
If you are facing DUI charges in Clark County, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer.