Las Vegas DUI Attorney
DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol, recreational, or even prescription drugs is a very serious matter in Nevada. You can be prosecuted for a DUI even if your blood alcohol measures under the legal limit (.08%). Further, you risk jail time and complete loss of your driving privileges. Even if you do not have a Nevada driver’s license, you can lose your driving privileges in your home State. You need a qualified Las Vegas DUI defense attorney to handle your case. DUI is a specialized, technical area of law that requires skill, dedication, and expertise. At Advanced Litigation we are proud to have handled 100’s of DUI criminal cases and administrative hearings for our clients. Call our office now for a free consultation.
There are two different (2) theories the State will use to try to convict you for DUI in Las Vegas.
The first being that you are “driving “a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Some people assume that “Driving Under the Influence” means “drunk driving,” but actually driving under the influence means operating a motor vehicle without the normal use of mental or physical faculties due to impairment from alcohol or other drugs. So you do not need to be “drunk” to get a conviction for DUI in Nevada.
The second theory is that you are in “actual physical control” of your vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
For example if you are sleeping behind the wheel of your car with the engine running your are considered in “actual physical control” of your vehicle and the State will prosecute you for DUI.
The legal limit of alcohol in your breath or blood within two hours of driving is .08. So according to the law if you have a .08 or more in your blood or breath within two hours of driving a motor vehicle you are considered under the influence in Nevada.
If your blood or breath is below the legal limit the State of Nevada may still decide to prosecute you for dui if the facts and circumstances surrounding the stop of your vehicle and investigation by the officer lead the officer to believe you are incapable of safely driving the vehicle.
For example if you are involved in an accident and your blood test reveals your blood alcohol content is only .04 (under the legal limit) the State may still prosecute you under a theory that you were incapable of safely driving because you caused an accident.
For these reasons it is important to retain our office to immediately assert defenses to these type of dui prosecutions. Las Vegas DUI Attorney / Las Vegas DUI Lawyer DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol, or drugs (even prescription drugs that you are proscribed by a doctor) is a very serious matter in Nevada. You risk jail time, significant financial penalties, the stigmata associated with being labeled a drunk driver, and complete loss of your driving privileges. Attorney Joseph Iarussi, and the staff of Las Vegas DUI attorneys at Advanced Litigation Services will go to court as many times as necessary without you to help reduce the disruption a DUI case will cause in your daily life. Our goal when representing a client is to obtain a dismissal of the charges, an acquittal if the case goes to trial, or a reduction of the charge by way of a negotiated agreement with the State or City prosecutor to a Reckless driving or other traffic infraction. The only chance for success when you are accused of driving under the influence is to have an experienced Las Vegas DUI attorney.