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  • 4 Visual Cues Police Use to Detect Drunk Drivers

    When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created in the late 1960s, the agency conducted extensive research to provide police officers with scientific and useful information to help them detect drunk drivers on the road. The following are the four main categories of driving behaviors that typically mean a person is drunk driving: Difficulties maintaining proper lane ...
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  • Can You Be Charged with a DUI if the Arresting Officer Failed to Issue a Sobriety Test?

    The stereotypical image of a DUI arrest almost always involves the driver taking a sobriety test and blowing into a breathalyzer. In the state of Nevada, the refusal to submit to a sobriety test can lead to harsher legal consequences, including license revocation . Police can even draw blood to test for sobriety without consent, if they have a warrant. But what are the legal ramifications if the ...
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  • Arrested on Vacation in Nevada?

    From enjoying the nightlife in Las Vegas to gambling in Reno or vacationing in Lake Tahoe, Nevada has plenty of fun activities to offer its visitors. Unfortunately, some tourists end up being arrested for criminal offenses, which means there is a significant possibility of having to travel back and forth from their home state or country back to Nevada. If you are a visitor in Reno or Nevada in ...
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  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid After a DUI Arrest

    Getting arrested for a DUI is a scary, frustrating, and confusing situation, especially if it is your first offense. Many people who get charged with drunk driving are not familiar with the criminal justice system, which leaves them vulnerable to legal pitfalls which may jeopardize their case. The following are the most common mistakes people make after getting arrested for a DUI: Fail to take ...
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  • Why Nevada DUI Representation Is Always Beneficial

    Driving while under the influence (DUI) charges are serious, and successful DUI convictions can lead to years of penalties for the convicted. Unfortunately, many people plead guilty to DUI charges without contemplating the consequences and thinking through their options. Hiring experienced DUI representation is always beneficial to a case, and here are the reasons why. Defensive Investigations Can ...
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  • How to Avoid Holiday DUIs

    Every year, millions of people throughout the United States celebrate the holiday season by eating, drinking, and being joyful. However, these festive months are also associated with a high volume of drunk driving fatalities. Starting from Thanksgiving Eve (also known as “Black Wednesday”) and ended on New Year’s Day, police officers will be safeguarding the streets in large numbers and setting up ...
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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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  • Is Public Intoxication Illegal in Reno?

    If you’re not from Nevada originally, you’re probably used to strict liquor laws. Bars in your home state probably have a state-mandated “closing time” and some stores might not even sell beer or hard liquor. You may have to go to an actual liquor store to buy a bottle of Merlot or Jack Daniels. While the legal drinking age in Nevada is 21 and it’s against the law to drive under the influence of ...
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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

    To limit the amount of underage motorists involved in drunk driving car accidents in Nevada, the state has passed “zero tolerance” laws that making it illegal for a driver under 21 years old to have any amount of alcohol in their system. In Nevada, it is illegal for minors under 21 years of age to drive in Nevada with a BAC of .02 or higher. If it is at least .02, but less than .08, they face a ...
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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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