In Las Vegas, DUI arrests happen daily. No one ever plans on getting a DUI, so they are unclear on the steps to take after being arrested for DUI. Ticket Busters in Las Vegas has experienced DUI attorneys on staff to help you with this process. Here are some things to keep in mind if you have been arrested for DUI. Remember DUI’s are very costly, and it is highly recommended that you hire an attorney to help you with this, it can save you thousands in the long run.
1. Drunk Driving In Nevada Is A Criminal Offense
For some reason there are people who think that being arrested for a DUI is no different than a traffic citation. This is completely false. Most traffic offenses are simple infractions, they don’t have a significant penalty other than a fine.. Being convicted for a DUI will result in a criminal record, as well as huge fines, and in some cases, jail time.
If you are unsure of how to talk to the police during an arrest, remember your right to remain silent.
Once police smell or are suspicious of alcohol abuse by a driver, they are going to ask you if you’ve been drinking. Most people will answer this question, some extremely honest. But, if you have been drinking, don’t admit it. Your admission alone may constitute as probable cause, and can severely damage your case.
Not only will you receive a criminal charge for a DUI you will also get administrative penalties. In Nevada if you are convicted of DUI, even for your first offense, your license will be suspended. Getting an experienced attorney is your best defense, a knowledgeable Las Vegas criminal defense attorney will give you your options and his professional opinion on what is the best coarse of action to take for your case.
Ticket Busters is owned and operated by experienced and licensed criminal defense lawyers. We have fought and won many cases, we know the ins and outs of Nevada’s strict DUI laws. Contact us for a free consultation, we are here to protect your rights. Call us at 702 666-6666, don’t fight it yourself, it could end up costing you a lot more.