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  • Can Passengers Be Charged When a Driver Is Pulled Over for DUI?

    We have all seen a movie where a couple of friends are drinking and joyriding when a cop shows up and arrests the driver. The driver is charged with a DUI, but the movie doesn’t show if the passengers are charged with anything. In real life, passengers can be charged with a couple of things during a DUI arrest. DUI Although not common, a passenger in a DUI arrest can also be charged for a DUI. The ...
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  • DUI Checkpoints: Are They Legal in Nevada?

    DUI checkpoints, also known as sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks, are considered legal in Nevada. Reno police routinely set up such checkpoints to detain suspected drunk drivers and deter intoxicated driving in general. When an individual drives into a sobriety checkpoint, law enforcement will stop the driver and ask some questions to determine if they have been drinking alcohol recently. If the ...
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  • How Accurate are DUI Chemical Tests?

    When you’re arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are required to submit to a chemical test to determine your intoxication level. Naturally, as someone who is expecting a fair trial, you would expect the evidence obtained this way to have integrity and be free from defects or outside factors that could influence the results against you. This brings up a ...
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  • Top 5 Apps to Get You Home Safely After Drinking

    We’ve created a list of 5 apps to help get you home safe after a night on the town. Read on to find the best one for you! 1.ENDUI Created by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration in 2014, ENDUI allows you to track the number of drinks and the amount of alcohol you have consumed. Additionally, you can input information about your body type, and the app will calculate a blood alcohol ...
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  • Ignition Interlock Device 101: You Asked, We Answered

    If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, the court may mandate that an ignition interlock device be installed in your vehicle. So what is an ignition interlock device, and how will it affect your lifestyle? We developed your 101 guide. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, don’t panic. Call our award-winning Reno DUI lawyer today: (775) 502-1575 . What is an ignition interlock device? An ignition interlock ...
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  • About Nevada's Zero Tolerance Law

    In order to reduce the number of underage motorists involved in alcohol-related crashes in Nevada, the state has passed “zero tolerance” laws that make it illegal for an underage driver to operate a vehicle after consuming even small amounts of alcohol. This zero tolerance law derives from a federal Zero Tolerance Bill, which was enacted to discourage intoxicated driving among minors. In Nevada, ...
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  • Will I Lose My Commercial Driver’s License If I Get a DUI?

    Most states punish driving under the influence (DUI) with particularly severe sentences, and there is even less tolerance for any alcohol present in the blood of commercial drivers. Nevada is no different. Bus and truck drivers in Nevada are subject to much stricter DUI laws than non-commercial drivers. If you are caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04% or higher, your commercial ...
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  • Can Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant?

    If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, police might ask you to take a blood, urine, or breath test at the station. While you can legally refuse to take a breathalyzer test at the time you are pulled over, you are obligated to give a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the station. This obligation is because of Nevada’s ...
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  • What Do You Do If Your Child Gets a DUI?

    One of a parent’s worst fears is getting a call late at night that their child is in jail and needs to be bailed out. Most states have severe laws designed to prevent people under the age of 21 from driving drunk more than ones. These zero-tolerance rules can apply some serious punishments to anyone underage who is found with any trace of alcohol in their blood. If you’re a parent, there are a few ...
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