Out of State Drivers & DUI
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
Residents of the state can be charged for driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, as well as those visiting from another state. Law enforcement
is always on the hunt, including strategically placing 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 result in jail
time, expensive fines, license suspension and more. When a driver from
out of state is arrested, the situation can differ.
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. Obtain a
Las Vegas DUI lawyer right away for help fighting your charges.
Why choose a Las Vegas DUI attorney from our firm?
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
inconvenient. Not only does it ruin the vacation of many when they are
arrested, 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 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.