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Facing an Arrest for Driving Under the Influence?

Building a Solid DUI Defense

Building a solid defense against DUI charges can be difficult and having the skill to identify pieces of evidence to support that defense are not always obvious to inexperienced attorneys. As proving a DUI relies heavily on chemical tests to determine level of alcohol or drugs, a strong defense requires a keen understanding of the scientific principles relating to blood or bodily fluid testing, and the impact that chemicals like alcohol have on one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. These principles shape the type of defense that should be advanced by a good DUI defense attorney, in addition to the law regarding searches and seizures, admissibility of evidence, and legal procedure that must be followed by both prosecutors and the police.

Reno DUI Attorney

Reno DUI defense cases are exceptionally complex, speaking to issues like partition ratio, slope detection, headspace gas chromatography and nystagmus, terms that are foreign to most lawyers. An attorney cannot adequately challenge a police officer’s field sobriety test if he does not understand how the test should be administered in the first place; likewise, a lawyer cannot confidently discredit a DUI blood test if he does not know how the mechanism works, or how the chemicals interact with the blood sample itself.

If you have been charged with drunk-driving in Reno, contact my firm today at (775) 329-1101 for a case review!

DUI: Misdemeanor or Felony Charges

Driving under the influence is more than just alcohol and illegal drug-related – it includes prescription drugs and even over the counter remedies. The key factor is whether or not driving ability is impaired. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit does not apply to illegal substances. A blood test revealing illegal drugs carries penalties equal to or greater than penalties for alcohol consumption.

The “per se” illegal standard in Nevada is 0.008 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood of a person or 210 liters of his or her breath. This is a very small amount and many people do not “feel” intoxicated at this level. The test results are sometimes subject to challenge due to the improper gathering procedures or the handling and testing procedures. These areas are often ripe for challenge by an experienced and capable defense lawyer.

You could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the circumstances of the case, whether anyone was injured, and your prior DUI convictions on record.

Defending DUI Charges in Reno

One of the most common first contacts people have with the criminal justice system is being pulled over, tested and subsequently arrested on a DUI charge. This upsetting and dangerous legal problem requires the immediate assistance of a knowledgeable Reno DUI attorney.

At The Law Office of Walter B. Fey, I have spent my professional life working in the justice system, and have focused my practice on defending all types of DUI charges, including:

My firm, The Law Office of Walter B. Fey, provides individuals with the committed, personal legal service that they will need when they hope to avoid all the damage from a conviction. Call my law firm today (775) 329-1101!

A DUI conviction will have long term consequences, including:

  • Increased insurance rates
  • Loss of driver's license
  • Jail time
  • Court fees
  • Expensive DUI classes

Extensive Experience & Training on DUI Matters

I have extensive experience defending DUI cases, and have taken steps to fully educate myself on all of the important matters of evidence, including training by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on all field sobriety testing. As field sobriety tests are often the first thing that a law enforcement officer will ask you to perform to get evidence of intoxication, it is important in your case. If the test (all of which are extremely subjective and less than scientific) was administered incorrectly, this can be a first step to defending your case. Every case has possible options for the defense, and I take the time to review every aspect of the traffic stop, the arrest, testing procedures and police reports to find the options for defending your case.

DUI Defense Lawyer in Reno

I, Walter Fey, have an in-depth knowledge of DUI laws, procedures and how to defend against charges. I have been fully trained by the NHSTA in field sobriety tests, and can vigorously defend individuals charged with drinking and driving in the Reno area. My goal is to provide you with the best legal defense possible, one that builds a solid foundation in science and an excellent command of the law. No matter how serious your case may appear, it deserves to be reviewed to identify the potential errors that could be exploited in your defense and lead to a case dismissal, reduced charge, alternative sentence or an acquittal in court.

Contact Reno DUI attorney Walter Fey if you have been charged with DUI and want to defend your case.

Why You Should Choose The Law Office of Walter B. Fey

  1. Quality Defense, Caring Service, Solid Representation
  2. Long Background Serving as a Public Defender
  3. Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  4. Specific Training and Experience in Sobriety Testing
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