Driving under the influence is a serious charge, and our team is prepared to provide serious legal representation. The laws and penalties are complex, and you need a qualified attorney to represent you. DUI charges can include not only intoxicating liquor, but also controlled or prohibited substances. Regardless of your case, contacting an attorney quickly following an arrest will maximize your chances of the best outcome for your case.
Why It’s So Important to Hire an Attorney
DUIs are complex legal matters, and the sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner someone can begin working on a defense for you. You have the presumption of innocence, like in all other criminal charges, and your attorney will work to protect your rights. Don’t leave such an important matter to chance, and don’t think that you can adequately handle it yourself. A qualified attorney, experienced in DUI matters, is your best assistance in navigating the courtroom when your case goes to court.
Frequently asked DUI questions
What does Ticket Busters charge to represent me with a DUI?
Our DUI & Traffic Ticket attorneys can offer you personalized and professional representation with your DUI. Call one of our Las Vegas ticket & DUI lawyers today at (702) 666-6666 for additional information to meet with one of our lawyers.
Why should I hire a Ticket Busters lawyer to represent me with my DUI?
We have handled thousands of DUI cases and have received many favorable results on the cases we have done. Our DUI lawyers will work hard to find every legal issue possible in your case and put the together the best defense available. We will outline a personalized step by step approach to your case from the moment you sit down for your free strategy session with one of our lawyers. In the end, our goal is to argue to get you the best result possible for your case and we will use every means available to in order to get that result even if it means taking your case to trial.
DUI Laws and Penalties
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Controlled or Prohibited Substance
NRS 484.379 Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled or prohibited substance: unlawful acts; affirmative defense; additional penalty for violation committed in work zone. [Effective until the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to make it unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater as a condition to receiving federal funding for the construction of highways in this State.]
1. It is unlawful for any person who:
- (a) Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor
- (b) Has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his blood or breath
- (c) Is found by measurement within two hours after driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his blood or breath
- (d) To drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access
2. It is unlawful for any person who:
- (a) Is under the influence of a controlled substance
- (b) Is under the combined influence of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance
- (c) Inhales, ingests, applies or otherwise uses any chemical, poison, or organic solvent, or any compound or combination of any of these, to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving or exercising actual physical control of a vehicle
- (d) To drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access (The fact that any person charged with a violation of this subsection is or has been entitled to use that drug under the laws of this State is not a defense against any charge of violating this subsection)
3. It is unlawful for any person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access with an amount of a prohibited substance in his blood or urine that is equal to or greater than:
Prohibited substance Urine Blood – Nanograms per milliliter
- (a) Amphetamine 500 per 100
- (b) Cocaine 150 per 50
- (c) Cocaine metabolite 150 per 50
- (d) Heroin 2,000 per 50
- (e) Heroin metabolite:
- (1) Morphine 2,000 per 50
- (2) 6-monoacetyl morphine 10 per 10
- (f) Lysergic acid diethylamide 25 per 10
- (g) Marijuana 10 per 2
- (h) Marijuana metabolite 15 per 5
- (i) Methamphetamine 500 per 100
- (j) Phencyclidine 25 per 10
4. If consumption is proven by a preponderance of the evidence, it is an affirmative defense under paragraph (c) of subsection 1 that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle, and before his blood or breath was tested, to cause him to have a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his blood or breath. A defendant who intends to offer this defense at a trial or preliminary hearing must, not less than 14 days before the trial or hearing or at such other time as the court may direct, file and serve on the prosecuting attorney a written notice of that intent.
Recent Results for our clients
- 6/3/15DUI, BAC .166Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 5/20/15DUI (Marijuana)Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 5/20/15DUI, .273Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 5/19/15DUI, BAC .144Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 4/14/15DUI 2nd Offense, BAC .178Reduced to DUI 1st offense with classes, fine, and informal probation.
- 3/25/15DUI 2nd Offense, BAC .155Reduced to DUI 1st offense with classes, fine, and informal probation.
- 3/18/15DUI, BAC .11Dismissed.
- 3/4/15DUI, BAC .128Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 2/25/15DUI, BAC .176Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine and informal probation.
- 2/24/15DUI, BAC .162Reduced to Reckless Driving with classes, fine, community service and informal probation.
- 2/23/15DUIReduced to a traffic ticket called Driving Without Due Care and payment of a fine.
- 1/13/15DUI (BAC .140)Reduced to Reckless Driving with fines, classes and informal probation.
As each case we defend is unique in its technicalities and weaknesses, the defense victories listed above do not in themselves constitute or guarantee a prediction in the outcome of the criminal allegations against you, but your chances of defeating your case increase dramatically if you hire a Las Vegas attorney who concentrates exclusively in defending criminal cases in Southern Nevada.