One important legal service offered by McKellar Law Office is in the area of DUI and criminal defense. Our Criminal Defense team can provide quality representation to you or someone you know who has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor criminal offense. We have extensive experience in the areas of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), domestic battery and drug related charges.
In most cases your ticket can be reduced to reflect the following:
NO Points on DMV Record
Contact our office at (702) 816-5200, for a small fee we will enter your case to work on reduction of fines for Speeding, Cell Phone Use, and any other minor traffic offenses. No need to even drop into the office, we can do this all by email and fax. In most cases we can reduce the charge so that you do not receive further increased insurance rates.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
YOU have been pulled over by a police officer. The officer has already asked for your license and registration, which you are required to provide, and begins to inquire about your recent alcohol consumption. What can you do and not do in this situation?
The Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution protects you from self-incrimination, you have the right to refrain from answering any and all questions that the police officer asks you. This means that you do not have to tell the officer how many drinks you had, where you were, or even where you are going. If you're nervous, this can make you slur your words, and the officer will then testify regarding. You do not have to answer the interrogating questions. YOU have the right to remain completely silent or cite your right to refrain from speaking. You do not need to say anything.
1.Do NOT get out of your car unless the officer asks you to do so. If the officer orders you to get out of the car and asks you to perform any number of field sobriety tests, you are not required to complete any of these tests.
2.DO NOT PEFORM FIELD SOBRIETY TEST
Field sobriety tests are NOT the same as blood or breath testing. Field sobriety tests check for coordination and balance--acts people don't normally perform sober or drunk--can set you up for failure. No matter how well you perform these "tests" they can be manipulated and used against you in a court of law. Why incriminate yourself through ridiculous roadside stunts?
3.REQUEST ALTERNATIVE TEST
The breathalyzer is a device used by the police to determine your blood alcohol content. The accuracy of these tests is suspect. They do not always provide correct information about an individuals level of intoxication. Nevada follows the Implied Consent Law. By applying for a drivers license, you have agreed to submit to chemical testing of your blood, breath, or urine, at the request of a police officer. In some cases, however, it may be in your best interest to refuse DUI breath tests and other chemical testing to avoid harsher penalties or inaccurate results. It is appropriate to request that the officer allow you to be taken to the station for blood test.
YOU MUST submit to chemical testing of your blood, breath, or urine. While there are benefits and drawbacks to each method of chemical testing, breath tests tend to be the least reliable method. Blood tests tend to be the most fair and accurate tests, though these are not always offered to a suspect. If a chemical test shows that you have a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater, this is enough to prove that you are legally intoxicated and you may be arrested on criminal DUI charges. There are circumstances where a lower BAC may elicit a DUI arrest.
If you are charged with driving under the influence offense, it is vital that you speak with a qualified and experienced attorney as soon as possible. CALL US (702) 816-5200 if you have been suspected of a DUI so that we can assess the matter, and guide you through the process.
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Las Vegas, NV 89146
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