Laws that govern the operation of motor vehicles in Nevada contain “implied consent” declarations. This means that operating a motor vehicle within the state automatically gives police permission to conduct urine, breath or blood tests for alcohol content. Refusing to submit to these tests can result in penalties, including the suspension of your driver’s license.
A breath or blood test result of .08 or greater indicates that a motorist is driving under the influence (DUI). A blood test is the most accurate way to measure alcohol content, but there are factors that can affect the results. The legal limit for drivers under the age of 21 is .02 because of Nevada’s zero tolerance policy toward underage drinking.The penalties for the offense are based upon several factors. These include the number of previous DUI convictions and whether another person was injured or killed during the operation of the vehicle.
If you are arrested for DUI, contact our office. An experienced criminal defense attorney Las Vegas can analyze the facts in your case. It may be possible to challenge the results or the test procedures in court. As part of our strategy, we can identify and present mitigating circumstances on your behalf. We can work to have the charges reduced or dropped. One option is to seek probation and enrollment in a substance abuse program instead of fines or incarceration.