Out of State Drivers & DUI in Las Vegas
Working with an Experienced Las Vegas DUI Lawyer
Thousands of people from out of state flock to Las Vegas every day, whether
for work, celebration, or just to have fun and unwind. It's rare when
a guest to Las Vegas doesn't consume at least some alcohol. While
many people walk or take advantage of the city's countless cabs after
drinking, others think they are fine to drive. What they don't realize
is the Las Vegas Police Department is very strict about drinking and driving,
and patrols are often deployed for the sole purpose of finding and arresting
Protections for Non-Residents
Residents and non-residents of the state can be charged for driving under
the influence of alcohol or drugs. Law enforcement is always on the hunt
and will strategically place themselves along the strip where they know
they are likely to catch many people.
A conviction will depend on the specific influences of the case and can
- Jail time
- Expensive fines
- License suspension
When a driver from out of state is arrested, the situation can differ.
Interstate Drivers' License Compact
Unfortunately, what happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily remain in
Vegas. Nevada is part of the
Interstate Drivers' License Compact, an agreement between 45 states to share information if a driver from
another state is charged with DUI or another traffic offense. This means
that if you are from a state that is also a member of this compact, the
authorities in Nevada will contact the authorities in your home state.
Consequently, you will face the same
penalties and legal repercussions you would face if you were caught drinking and
driving at home. Get help from our Las Vegas DUI lawyer right away for
help fighting your charges.
Why Choose My Firm to Fight Your Case?
It is important that you do not ignore your charges and pretend like they
never happened. Because of the Driver's License Compact, your state
will be notified and you are likely to face legal penalties until you
address your charges in Nevada. An out of state charge can be costly and
Not only does it ruin the vacation of many when they are arrested, but
their driving privileges are restricted and they face fines, some may
need to return to the state to deal with the charges. An experienced Las
Vegas criminal defense attorney, such as myself, understands the ways
to defend against these allegations and in some cases, can even work with
clients out of state, allowing them to not have to make a returning trip.