Out of State Driver DUI in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has developed itself as a global city by catering to tourists and international residents for nearly one hundred years. After the construction of the Hoover Dam, the population swelled and Nevada became a hot spot for people looking to have a good time. This reputation has grown to legendary levels, with over 35 million tourists visiting the city on a yearly basis.
With dense urban areas and large population turnover, there is always going to be a large number of criminal offenses either committed or alleged. One of the most common reasons for tourist arrests in the city stems from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Las Vegas law enforcement is extremely vigilant when it comes to keeping their roads safe, and will take every opportunity they have to make certain that nobody is driving while impaired.
This focus from police officers has led to many arrests, some legitimate and some not. With all of the factors involved in a DUI arrest, there are many opportunities for mistakes to be made or incorrect steps were taken. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the defendant, with the help of a criminal defense attorney, to argue their innocence and prove that the arrest was implemented on shaky legal grounds. If you can prove any holes in the prosecution of you alleged crime, the possibility of reaching a favorable solution becomes much more likely.
Las Vegas Out of State DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI while visiting Las Vegas, the worry of how you are going to take care of this issue while knowing that you have to go back home can be stressful. Without proper legal representation, you will be required to make all court dates and produce all the relevant documentation yourself. What many people do not know about an out of state DUI is that a qualified Las Vegas drunk driving attorney will be able to handle every aspect of the case on your behalf. This means that you can go back home knowing that you will be well taken care of.
Joel Mann is a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas DUI defense attorney who has provided legal counsel to many non-residents who have been unfortunate enough to get charged with driving under the influence while visiting Nevada. This prior casework has enabled Joel to develop a defense strategy that is able to handle nearly every aspect of your DUI allegation with little to no effort on your part. A comprehensive and exhaustive representation style will allow you to go home and focus on moving forward with your life without the inevitable difficulty that comes with defending a DUI charge on your own.
Joel’s firm employs an objective and fact-based philosophy that thoroughly analyzes every aspect of your case, including the law enforcement process. Uncovering inaccuracies and administrative missteps could mean the difference between a prison sentence and complete exoneration, and Joel takes every precaution necessary to make sure that you are given the opportunity to refute the claims.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your out of state or tourist DUI, please call $phone or send an online message today. Joel Mann focuses on offering a quick response, guaranteeing that he will get started on your case as soon as possible.
Out of State DUI under Nevada Law
According to NRS §484C.110, it is unlawful for any person, to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on highways or public roadway, who:
- Is under the influence of an intoxicating liquor;
- Has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath; or
- Is found by measurement within 2 hours of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have a concentration of alcohol of .08 or more in his or her blood or breath
The law also states that it is unlawful for a person to be under the influence of a controlled substance, or both under the influence of both alcohol and a controlled substance. When Nevada law discusses “controlled substances”, it is referencing, among others, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, morphine, marijuana, methamphetamine and Phencyclidine.
A first time out of state DUI in Las Vegas is considered a criminal misdemeanor offense. The presumptive sentencing for a conviction includes a minimum initial jail sentence of 2 days, with a maximum of six months in jail. In addition, there will likely be a fee assessed of $400 to $1200 and a 90-day suspension of your driving privileges in Nevada.
Effect on Home State
If you are charged or convicted of a DUI offense in Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will report it back to the appropriate government agency in your state. Your state will likely take action, including:
- Some states will take action if the Nevada DMV suspends your license.
- Other states will only take action if you suffer a criminal conviction.
- In some states, you will face DMV penalties at home as if you had been convicted of DUI there.
- In others, you may only be penalized if your home state has the same or similar DUI statutes as Nevada.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Clark County Tourist DUI Arrest Lawyer
Not taking an out of state criminal charge seriously can have major negative ramifications. It is important to take care of a DUI allegation as soon as possible, in order to keep it from becoming an issue down the road. Considering that Nevada is part of the interstate compact, a collective of states that share driver information with each other, it will be very hard to continue living a normal life without first resolving your legal issues. Even though you were arrested in Nevada, there is a strong possibility that you can lose your license in your home state, among other penalties.
Joel Mann is an aggressive and proactive attorney who is primarily concerned with protecting your rights during a process that is notorious for treating defendants like a number, pushing them through the system without giving them the opportunity to adequately defend themselves.
As a Nevada criminal defense attorney, Joel Mann proudly represents individuals and families who have been charged with various criminal related offenses in Las Vegas and greater Clark County. This includes the cities of North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Paradise and Spring Valley, among others.