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Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

Some people in the world of criminal justice, prosecution, and defense call driving under the influence ( DUI ) arrests or convictions on a person’s record not a mark but a stain. A single ...
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Common Defenses for a DUI in Nevada

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime, no matter where you are, but Nevada has some comparatively strict consequences upon conviction. If you have been arrested for suspicion of DUI, ...
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Do I Need a DUI Attorney?

It is not uncommon for someone who has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) to wonder whether or not they need the assistance of a professional DUI attorney. Many people ...
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Into the Fray

As a Reno DUI Defense lawyer, I am presented with daily examples of police overreaching and government supported harassment of decent citizens who have chosen to drive on the streets and highways of ...
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Your Rights at a Nevada Sobriety Checkpoint

Nevada law requires that police officers have probable cause before they are allowed to pull over a driver for a suspected DUI. This means that unless an officer witnesses you committing an illegal ...
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Challenging DUI Evidence in Reno, NV

Whether you are a resident of Reno, you are in the city to visit with family and friends or you are here on business, one of the last things you want to take place is to be pulled over and arrested ...
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Cross-Examination of a Police Officer During a DUI Trial

Police officers play in intrinsic role in DUI cases. The police officers are the ones who are out patrolling the roads, pulling over potential drunk drivers, administering field sobriety tests and ...
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Five Common Myths About Drunk Driving Tests

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offense. Law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys in the Reno area work hard to keep residents and visitors safe from the ...
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What are the Penalties for an Underage DUI in Nevada?

In Nevada, lawmakers are particularly harsh on minors who have been accused of drinking and driving. For this reason, the state upholds a "zero tolerance" policy in regard to underage DUI ...
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How Do I Get My License Back after a DUI Arrest?

If a law enforcement officer has reason to suspect that you were operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can place you under arrest and confiscate your driver's ...
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Will My DUI Case Be Dismissed if the Police Stop was Unlawful?

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Nevada, it is important to examine the circumstances under which you were arrested. Even if you had failed a breathalyzer test or ...
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Are Field Sobriety Tests (FST) Always Accurate?

When a law enforcement officer suspects that you have been driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, they may administer a series of standardized field sobriety tests in order to more ...
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Can I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Nevada?

Once you have obtained a valid driver's license in the state of Nevada, you have inadvertently consented to cooperate with law enforcement if they suspect that you have been driving under the ...
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Motorcycle Riders--Watch Your Backs

Okay, we all remember the joke where some unlucky kid in our school was walking around with a sign on his back reading, "Kick Me." In case no one told you, riding a motorcycle is a lot like ...
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It's All a Numbers Racket!

Many motorists are of the mistaken belief that DUI laws are “Drunk Driving” laws, which make it illegal for intoxicated drivers to operate vehicles. As a Nevada DUI defense lawyer, I can ...
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Walking Back the Dog....

A retrograde extrapolation is a "scientific" method in which the State attempts to determine a Blood or Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at some earlier time when a blood or breath test is ...
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You need an "Expert" for all that.....

Here they come, the “Experts” who are going to be able to unerringly determine whether a motorist is under the influence of drugs or prohibited substances. These are the Drug Recognition ...
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Don't Bogart that Joint, my Friend...

The latest craze among law enforcement officers is detaining and arresting people for what is known as “drugged driving,” or operating a motor vehicle under the influence of either a ...
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Maybe the Eyes DON'T Have It....

It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. As a DUI defense lawyer, I don’t know if that’s true, but there actually is information to be gleaned from looking in a person’s ...
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The Eyes Have It

What in the world are the police looking for when they do the "eye test" on subjects who are believed to be under the influence? Many years ago the concept was that "drunk" driving ...
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It's a Machine--And it's stupid

Welcome to the wonderful world of the CMI Intoxilyzer 5000EN model (as well as its ancestors, so long as they hold up). The machine in this picture is familiar to lawyers who work in the field of DUI ...
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Stupid Human Tricks

As a Nevada DUI Defense Attorney, I have noticed that one of the first images of DUI enforcement is the picture of a police vehicle stopped at roadside with a motorist out of his own vehicle and ...
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Welcome to our DUI Defense Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our DUI Defense Blog with an RSS feed available at /Blog/Entire-Blog-Feed/RSS.xml
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