Recent Posts in DUI

  • 6-Oct-2016

    4 Things You Should Know About Probable Cause in Relation to DUIs

    A law enforcement officer is required to have probable cause that a driver has acted unlawfully in order to pull the driver over. Because probable cause can be difficult to understand in relation to DUIs, our Reno criminal defense lawyers at Joey ...
  • 17-Aug-2016

    Joey Gilbert Law Attorney Discusses Nevada's Marijuana DUI Law With News 4

    As trends would lead us to believe, marijuana is here to stay. With more medical marijuana programs throughout the country and more states pushing to legalize pot, its clear many Americans are making their voices heard. Although some states are ...
  • 20-Jul-2016

    When is a DUI a Felony in Nevada?

    In most DUI cases in Nevada, drivers are charged with misdemeanors. Although the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction can be serious – including license penalties, hefty fines and fees, and terms of imprisonment – they are not as ...
  • 13-Jun-2016

    7 Ways Underage DUIs are Different from Normal DUIs

    Drinking and driving is a serious crime, no matter what the age. However, persons under the age of 21 are considered minors and are subject to some unique laws and punishments if convicted of DUI. In Nevada, law enforcement implements a “zero ...
  • 13-May-2016

    Are Legal Limits for Pot Usage While Driving Arbitrary?

    Every state has a method to determine whether a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. However, many states and their law enforcement officers find it extremely difficult to determine whether a driver who was smoking marijuana ...
  • 5-May-2016

    Don't Drink and Drive This Cinco de Mayo

    As most people already know, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday, which celebrates Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, which occurred in 1862. While many hold this holiday close to their hearts, many see this day as another holiday in which they ...
  • 15-Apr-2016

    3 Things You Should Know About DUIs Resulting in Injury

    According to Nevada state law, NRS 484C.230, a person can be accused of DUI with Injury if a driver acts negligently and drives while impaired, causing physical harm or death to another person. Although this may seem straightforward, these types of ...
  • 22-Mar-2016

    Medical Condition or DUI?

    Law enforcement officers are not infallible machines – they can and often do make mistakes. While officers are trained in alcohol and drug recognition, personal discretion plays a large role in situations where motorists are stopped and ...
  • 10-Feb-2016

    Can You Be Arrested for Riding Your Bicycle While Impaired?

    According to Nevada DUI laws, bicyclists are not technically breaking any DUI laws when riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is because intoxicated driving regulations apply to motorcycles and vehicles, not electric bicycles or ...
  • 15-Jan-2016

    What are the Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

    As many already know, Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws and the some of the harshest penalties for those who break them. But, did you know that drivers can also face heavy fines and serious penalties if caught driving under the influence of ...
  • 1-Dec-2015

    Avoid a DUI During the Holiday Season

    December is nearly here. Of course, with all of the holidays just around the corner, many holiday festivities will be in full effect. Numerous individuals will find themselves at some kind of Hanukkah celebration, Christmas party, or Kwanzaa revelry. ...
  • 12-Oct-2015

    The Increase in Juvenile Crimes Around Halloween Night

    Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated by persons of all ages. Whether you are dressing up, handing out candies, building a haunted house, or taking the kids to a pumpkin patch, there is something to do for everyone! While Halloween can be an ...
  • 21-Sep-2015

    Is a DUI Considered a Misdemeanor in Nevada?

    In Nevada, a DUI is most often considered a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor DUI charges are the result of a first- or second-time DUI offense that has not caused harm, injury, or death to another person. Although misdemeanors are not punished as harshly as ...
  • 3-Sep-2015

    The Increase of DUI Enforcement on Labor Day Weekend

    Over the Labor Day weekend, tons of people will be traveling to other cities to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Oftentimes, with an end of summer celebration comes ample amounts fun, food, and alcoholic beverages. Due to an increased ...
  • 24-Aug-2015

    Will My DUI Restrict My Gun Ownership Privileges?

    State and federal laws can restrict gun ownership to certain types of people that it considers dangerous. Federal law does not allow certain felons to possess a gun, regardless of its intended purpose. While it is perfectly legal to own a firearm in ...
  • 15-Feb-2013

    Missouri V. McNeely

    Missouri V. McNeely The Supreme Court of the United States will soon rule on a case that may have a profound effect on DUI laws in the state of Nevada. Currently under Nevada law, any person who drives a vehicle on any roadway in the state, while ...
  • 7-Feb-2013

    Hidden Costs of a DUI

    A DUI conviction can cost you more than your freedom. In addition to facing criminal penalties, you may also encounter severe financial penalties as well. For starters, the bail amount on a first offense DUI may cost you $2,000, while the bail for a ...
  • 28-Jan-2013

    El aparato para medir la alcoholemia puede estar equivocado, y afectar sus cargos de D.U.I. en Reno o El Lago Tahoe.

    Recientemente las autoridades de San José anunciaron que van a revisar 865 casos de D.U.I., porque los aparatos para medir el nivel de alcohol usados por la policía estabandefectuosos, agrega las noticias de Mercury de San José. ...
  • 23-Jan-2013

    Commercial Drivers and DUIs

    A conviction for DUI or any other charge that suspends your Driver’s License can have a big impact on your license, but it can also change your class of Driver’s License. If you have a Commercial Driver’s License and you are ...
  • 12-Jan-2013

    Reno drunk driving charges require an aggressive defense in the face of increasing penalties

    The Reno Gazette-Journal reports lawmakers intend to push for harsher drunk driving laws and stiffer penalties during the 2011 legislative session. The penalties for drunk driving in Nevada continue to get harsher with each year and the tolerance of ...
  • 11-Jan-2013

    Reno, Nevada DUI Penalties Enforcement Now Stepped Up, Especially for Felonies

    In Reno and elsewhere in Nevada, a person accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances (“DUI”) may face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Both of those involve consequences such as jail or prison ...
  • 8-Jan-2013

    Los D.U.I's durante los dias de vacaciones

    Mientras esta al aire libre disfrutando sus vacaciones con sus amigos y su familia, también la policía va a estar allí. Pero su objetivo es dar multas y detener a la gente, y no disfrutar del clima. Si ha sido detenido en la ...
  • 10-Jul-2012

    New DUI Laws Hold Party Host Accountable

    There are new laws going into effect on Monday October 1 st to help in the prevention of minors drinking and driving. It will be holding more than the driver accountable for the driving offense. Currently, if a minor leaves a party drunk, and drives ...
  • 20-Jun-2012

    Colorado Revises DUI Policies

    Colorado legislators are currently in the process of setting a legal blood limit that would lead to DUI arrests in the case of marijuana-impaired drivers. Currently, only three states have such laws; Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Ohio. Pennsylvania ...
  • 25-Aug-2011

    Reno and Washoe County DUI Jail Time not as severe as Las Vegas

    A recent study by the Reno Gazette Journal has found that people in the Reno area who drive drunk or while intoxicated from alcohol or drugs are receiving lighter prison sentences than those found guilty of the same crimes in Las Vegas. More ...
  • 23-Aug-2011

    DUI Death & DUI Causing Substantial Injury

    It might have seemed like a harsh penalty, that is to go back and take the licenses to drive away from people who had been “punished already” right?! WRONG!! If you, or someone you loved was severely injured because of someone driving ...
  • 23-Aug-2011

    Leyes de conducir ebrio más duras en Nevada, otra razón para hacer una defensa agresiva de cargos DUI en Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe

    La legislatura de Nevada está debatiendo una serie de proyectos de ley que aumentaría las penas para los condenados por conducir ebrio en Reno, Lake Tahoe o en otras partes del estado, según FOX News. Los abogados defensores DUI ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    Illinois Passes New Controversial DUI Law that Requires No Proof of Impairment

    Have you smoked marijuana or taken one of your wife's painkillers because of a nagging toothache two days ago and then had a major car accident today?? In Illinois, you can now be charged with felony aggravated DUI. According to a Illinois ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    Condenas por DUI en Lake Tahoe, Reno, puede resultar en graves consecuencias

    Si usted es acusado de conducir ebrio en Lake Tahoe, Reno o las áreas alrededor este fin de semana, por favor, tómese el tiempo para consultar con un abogado experimentado en defensa sobre conducir ebrio en Nevada o California. Muchos ...