Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a serious offense in Nevada. In the past several years, the penalties for first time and subsequent arrests have become more severe. Law enforcement has increased their DUI prevention measures. It is possible to be arrested and charged for an offense that you did not commit.
Some of the indicators that police use to detect drunk driving are bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, combative or nervous behavior. These signs can also be attributed to allergies, working extended hours and health issues. Medical conditions, such as low blood sugar and epilepsy, can cause symptoms that resemble intoxication. Diabetic hypoglycemia can cause balance issues, incoherent speech and combative behavior. Bad reactions to prescription drugs can cause similar issues. Some people are nervous when they are stopped by the police.
If you are arrested, remain silent and invoke your right to counsel. An experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney will evaluate the circumstances of your case. During the discovery phase, we will ask for any notes that the police officer took during and after the traffic stop. We will also determine if there is any video evidence or witnesses to the event. The evaluation process will also include the reason why you were initially pulled over and if you were informed of your rights. It is important that you have a criminal defense attorney Las Vegas who has extensive experience with the DUI statutes in Nevada. Your future is too important to settle for less.