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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, you cannot lose any time in building your defense. You can bet that the state and the prosecution is not delaying, so why give them the advantage?

Consider these common DUI defenses you may use after your arrest:

  • Unlawful stop: In many DUI cases, if you can prove that the officer did not have any valid reason for pulling you over, any evidence collected afterwards needs to be dismissed and rendered inadmissible.
  • Inaccurate field sobriety tests: When you are curbside, the police officer will probably try to use field sobriety tests to determine your intoxication. These routine tests are notoriously inaccurate and require the officer's discretion – something that is clearly biased by human error and prejudice.
  • Poorly calibrated chemical tests: If you submitted to a chemical test back at the station – breath or blood, usually – the results are not guaranteed to deliver an accurate measure of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. The machine could have required maintenance or been calibrated by a rookie technician, leading to falsified results.
  • Wet reckless: To protect yourself from harsh consequences of a DUI, you may want to actually consider pleading to a "wet reckless", which states that you admit to driving after drinking, but not necessarily that it put anyone in danger. This plea will usually result in a greatly reduced sentence with much lower costs to you.

A Strong and Reliable Form of Defense

Of course, when you are wondering how to defend yourself against a DUI charge in Nevada, you cannot forget the tried and true defense strategy of hiring a lawyer. Professional litigators understand the ins and outs of DUI cases, and are familiar with all sorts of potential defenses. When you want trustworthy representation, team up with Reno DUI Attorney Walter B. Fey to discuss which defense option might be best for you. Call 1-888-FEY4DUI today to learn more about how he can help.