DUI Enforcement Continues to Strengthen

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The Nye County Sheriff’s Office and Henderson Police recently joined forces to target people driving under the influence. Between August 29 and September 7 the two organizations handed out approximately 540 citations. Most were for speeding. Others involved running red lights, driving with a revoked license and driving without insurance. Also included were nine arrests for DUI.Police officers are trained to look for driving behaviors that may indicate driving under the influence. These include speeding, driving in the dark without headlights, unnecessarily slow driving, swerving, failing to use a turn signal and unnecessary stops. Of course, every driver who exhibits these behaviors is not under the influence. Still, it can mean drawing the attention of law enforcement.

If you do get pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the police will put you through tests to determine whether or not you are impaired. Depending upon their findings you may be looking at a jail term and serious fines. Additionally, you’ll find yourself with a criminal record, and that can open up a range of new problems.

If you’ve been charged under NRS 484C.110, you need to have a competent Las Vegas criminal defense attorney fighting for your rights. Contact the Potter Law Offices, and put them to work for you.