Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in every state. The moment an individual has been detained for drunk driving, it is in their best interests to speak to an expert DUI attorney. Impaired driving offenses can cause serious injury and even death in many circumstances. It is important to understand DUI laws as well as the procedures for dealing with a DUI. A good DUI attorney should be well known for various defense strategies that are successful for their clients.
DUI includes driving while intoxicated or under the influence alcohol or drugs, even prescription drugs.
Some reasons you may be stopped for DUI:
- “Appearing to be intoxicated”
- Eye fixation
- Tightly gripping the steering wheel
- Open container(s) in your vehicle
- Striking an object or person with your vehicle
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Failure to maintain your lane
- Following too closely
- Braking erratically
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Driving under the speed limit
- Driving without headlights
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs in Nevada can be a confusing, intimidating, and demanding experience. It’s safe to say, it’s not an experience that anyone wants to go though. From having an officer pull you over to the handcuffs wrapping around your wrists, you’ve found yourself in a nightmare that you can’t seem to wake up from. Fortunately, there is legal help available to ensure that your rights are effectively and aggressively defended so you can stay out of jail, keep your license, and avoid paying steep fines. If the charges against you aren’t dropped, it is possible that your charges may be reduced to help lower the possible drunk driving penalties you face. Until you have experienced the process – it is hard to truly understand how valuable these reductions alone can be.
Whether you yourself have been arrested for DUI or you’re helping a loved one or friend, it is extremely important to access as much helpful legal information as possible. Fully understanding your legal rights and how to successfully defend against a DUI is extremely important. Joey Gilbert & Associates have over 30 years of combined experience successfully handling criminal hearings and DUI formal administrative review hearings to help our clients keep their driving privileges and save their reputation. We are familiar with the common lapses that take place in arrest procedures as well as breath and chemical testing errors.
What You Should Know
The legal hoops that a person charged with a DUI in Nevada has to jump through can seem unfair and unnecessary the majority of the time, but by knowing the ins and outs of your charges, you can learn how to effectively defend your rights. Some areas of importance for those arrested for drunk driving in Nevada include the following:
- Fine Schedule
- Community Service
- Impoundment or Immobilization of Vehicle
- DUI School Requirements
- Chemical or Physical Test Provisions
- Adjudication and Sentencing
- Administrative Suspension Law
- Administrative Disqualification Law
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest, you may also be charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, or manslaughter and vehicular homicide. No matter how serious the alleged offense, however, an attorney at Joey Gilbert & Associates will know how to combat the charges and preserve your freedom.
Making Your DUI Arrest a Thing of the Past
It may seem easier to give in to the charges being held against you for DUI, but your freedom and reputation are worth the fight. Just because you’re arrested for drunk driving, doesn’t mean that you are guilty. The Attorneys at Joey Gilbert & Associates have successfully defended the rights of hundreds of people throughout Nevada.
Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We are available 24/7 at 775-284-7700 or Toll Free 888-640-4313 Serving: Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Carson City and Other Areas of Nevada.
By Joey Gilbert