Every year, thousands of people come to Vegas to party and have a good time. Many times, their plans also involve a great deal of alcohol. The old saying that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, won’t be true if you find yourself with a DUI during your visit. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is ever-vigilant in watching out for drunk drivers, which means you could face significant fines and penalties if you are charged.First-time DUI offenders could be given up to six months in jail, fines of up to $1,000 and be required to attend a DUI driving course. Those who have a blood alcohol content of .18 or higher could be subject to additional penalties, including an alcohol and drug dependency evaluation, mandatory ignition interlock device on a vehicle, and suspension of their driver’s license for up to 90 days.
The penalties for DUI go up with each subsequent offense. For example, those who have had three or more DUIs can be subject to up to six years in prison. Having a DUI arrest on one’s record can make it difficult to obtain employment, and might even make insurance unaffordable.
Many people fail to hire an attorney when charged with a DUI because they think a conviction is automatic. That’s not necessarily the case, so individuals who have been arrested for a DUI should call the Potter Law Firm at 702-385-1954.