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    Breathalyzer and Blood Tests: Accuracy & Reliability Issues

    Portable breathalyzers often play critical roles during field sobriety tests. If a police officer suspects you of driving while under the influence of alcohol, they may require you to blow into a breathalyzer. The device should give the officer your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Schedule Initial Case Evaluation Depending on the field sobriety test results, which typically include other tests, […]

    What Is the Two-Hour Rule for DUI in Nevada?

    All Nevada drivers should be aware of the two-hour rule’s potential impact on them. As part of their DUI laws, Nevada has the two-hour rule (codified in NRS 484C.110(c)) that allows law enforcement to test drivers’ blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels within two hours of the time they stop driving. The two-hour rule can directly affect potential DUI cases. Working […]

    How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

    How long does alcohol stay in your system? The answer is essential in understanding the effects of drinking on your body and how it makes you behave. Such an understanding may help evaluate whether you are fit to drive, but as a rule, you should always err on the side of caution before getting behind the wheel of a car […]

    Las Vegas DUI Arrest Guide

    Under NRS 484C.110, driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in Nevada. In other words, it’s against the law for someone to operate a vehicle if: They’re under the influence of a controlled substance or intoxicating liquor. They have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08. They have a combination of a controlled substance and alcohol in their […]

    Nevada DUI Penalties

    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts lives at risk. It also carries serious legal consequences. In Nevada, an arrest and conviction on charges of driving under the influence can lead to jail or prison time, a significant fine, and the loss of your license for an extended period. The best way to protect yourself is not to […]

    How Long Is a DUI on My Driving Record in Nevada?

    According to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), if you get convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), the DUI will permanently stay on your driving record in Nevada. However, if the DUI offense stayed on a misdemeanor level, you may be able to apply for a record seal after seven years have passed since your case settled. If […]

    Are Las Vegas DUI Checkpoints Legal?

    While normal traffic stops are part of law enforcement activities, the police also use other methods to keep people safe during peak driving times. One way that police departments in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, are keeping people safe is by using DUI checkpoints. Even with the added safety they bring, however, many people wonder, “Are the Las Vegas DUI […]