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  • Police Combine Forces to Find Drivers Under the Influence 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

    Oct 08,
  • What to Expect after a DUI in Las Vegas Las Vegas’ reputation as a party hotspot means that a good number of people flock here to engage in carefree behavior. This often includes alcohol, which is why the Nevada legislature has enacted strict laws concerning driving under the influence (DUI). To be arrested for DUI, motorists must register .08% or higher on a breathalyzer test. Refusing to submit to such a test could result in a warrant to obtain a blood sample. It could also result in the suspension of one’s driver’s license for a period of time, in addition to other fines and penalties. A first offense can net an individual two days in jail, and that amount of

    Jun 16,
  • Charged with a DUI in Vegas? Let the Potter Law Firm Help  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

    Apr 05,
  • The Supreme Court of the United States ruled recently, in Missouri v. McNeely, that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the blood stream does not always constitute an “exigency” sufficient to justify drawing blood without a warrant. In that case, Tyler McNeely was stopped shortly after 2:00 a.m. for speeding and crossing the centerline. McNeely told the officer that he had “a couple of beers”. McNeely performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests. However, McNeely refused to take a breathalyzer test. The officer arrested McNeely and took him to a nearby hospital for blood testing. McNeely refused to consent to the blood draw and the police officer never attempted to obtain a search warrant for the blood draw. The police ordered a lab technician to

    May 01,
  • Preventing DUIs and Hangovers one Patient at a Time Those who find themselves having a little too much to drink on the Vegas strip don’t need to risk getting a DUI. Instead, they can find safe transportation as well as therapy for extreme alcohol consumption by visiting Hangover Heaven. Conceived by an anesthesiologist, these roving busses provide treatment for hangover symptoms by way of intravenous therapies. A combination of vitamins and fluids are administered to patrons by well-trained medical staff. In all, Hangover Heaven claims to have cured thousands of hangovers over the years. They proclaim to be a medical clinic and also offer vitamin treatments to help boost metabolism and rectify vitamin and antioxidant deficiencies. Some of the ingredients

    Dec 23,

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