St. Patrick’s Day is among the biggest days of the year for beer
consumption and one of the busiest nights at bars and restaurants. The
Reno DUI defense lawyers and the
Lake Tahoe DUI lawyers at Joey Gilbert & Associates, Ltd. wish each of you a safe and enjoyable
weekend. Please celebrate responsibly and call if you get into trouble.
The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports police plan increased enforcement efforts
in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe as part of the Avoid the 6 DUI Campaign.
As we reported recently in one of our blogs, the four-day weekend is the
last major holiday bash of the winter season. Tourists from out of town
and local residents will face an increased risk of being pulled over and
charged with drunk driving in Lake Tahoe or Reno.
St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated on March 17 since
the 17th Century. While it is a national holiday in Ireland, it has become
one of the most popular secular holidays in the United States. And the
St. Patrick’s Day parade in Henderson is one of the largest parades
in the State of Nevada. Since 1991, March has been proclaimed Irish-American
Heritage Month by the U.S. Congress.
We believe those facing
DUI charges in Reno or Lake Tahoe deserve immediate access to affordable, high-quality legal
representation, that’s why Joey Gilbert & Associates Ltd offers
first-time drunk driving defense from $999.
A first-time DUI offense in Nevada is punishable by up to 6 months in jail,
96 hours of community service and more than $1,000 in fines. Your driver’s
license will typically be suspended for 90 days and you can be made to
pay for DUI school, a victim’s impact panel and drug or alcohol
treatment. Those arrested for drunk driving in California for the first
time face up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, a six-month driver’s
license suspension and mandatory DUI school. An ignition interlock device
may also be required.
YubaNet reports that authorities in Nevada County, California, Grass Valley
and Nevada City are deploying roving DUI saturation patrols. Such tactics
by law enforcement increase the risk of marginal arrest. It also increases
the chances that a motorist will be stopped without the adequate probable
cause required by law.
If you or loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence,
contact our DUI defense team at Joey Gilbert Law. for a free confidential
consultation. We can help! 24/ 7 Call (775) 574-4774