Las Vegas DUI Attorney
An arrest for DUI should be handled seriously from the get-go. No one understands this fact better than the legal team at my firm, the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. Here, your case will be placed in the hands of an attorney whose experience stems from a long history of criminal defense law, beginning at Nevada's very own Clark County District Attorney's Office. As one of the very first prosecutors to recognize the importance of computer illustrations in jury communications, I have spent decades establishing a sound ground on which to practice DUI defense in the state of Nevada, and to this day I continue to incorporate the strongest methods of defense that have proven to be effective in some of my biggest cases from the past. Now, my firm can offer clients the aggressive help they need as soon as they need it, reaping the benefits of a legal professional who sits on the Nevada Attorney Discipline Board and serves as President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Defense. Recognized by the State Bar with an
Outstanding Service Award, you can trust that your case will be in competent hands when you choose to work with my law firm.
Explanation of Driving Under the Influence
DUI stands for driving under the influence. Under Nevada law, a driver may face criminal charges for this offense when:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol;
- Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater;
- Driving under the influence of a controlled substance;
- Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and a controlled substance; or
- Driving while his or her physical abilities or ability to drive safely are impaired due to the use of any organic solvent, chemical, poison or any other compound.
Defense for DUI Charges
If you are visiting this website, it is likely that you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance. DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious offense that will require immediate legal counsel. As an experienced Las Vegas defense attorney, it is my goal to educate people about DUI charges and penalties and to help them avoid serious consequences by giving them the representation they need. I represent clients throughout Las Vegas, Henderson and the surrounding areas in Clark County, Nevada. DUI charges are a serious matter, especially in the state of Nevada. As soon as possible following an arrest, you will need to address the issue of the suspension of your driver's license. If you took a breath test or blood test, you will receive a notice of revocation either in person or through the mail. If you do not contact the Nevada DMV and schedule a hearing regarding this suspension, you will lose your license for a set period of time.
A DUI defense lawyer can provide you with legal representation at your DMV hearing. I am dedicated to providing my clients with the representation they need throughout the criminal court process and at DMV hearings in order to help them avoid criminal
and license suspension. On the criminal side, a Las Vegas or Henderson DUI conviction may result in mandatory imprisonment, court-ordered counseling or rehabilitation, fines, court fees, community service, probation and more. Sentencing will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent upon a number of factors. The defendant's
blood alcohol concentration will affect sentencing if it is well above the legal limit (such as .18% or greater). Whether the defendant has any prior DUI convictions will also affect sentencing.
Multiple DUI offenses result in enhanced penalties such as a longer term of imprisonment, longer license suspension or revocation, higher fines and more community service.
Drunk Driving and the Law
A DUI defense lawyer can give you an overview of the DUI process in order to help you understand all of the procedures involved. Whether your drunk driving resulted in an
accident or it caused
injury to another, the sentencing process you will be put through will include strict procedures that require diligent legal defense.
Out of state drivers and
underage drivers who are caught driving while intoxicated will both be susceptible to the same harsh penalties of a DUI conviction as any other drunk driver on the road. Some DUI arrests are so serious that they will be tried as a
felony, almost guaranteeing that a harsher sentencing and conviction will be made. For all of these reasons, immediately
after being charged with DUI you should contact a DUI defense attorney. The support, guidance, and skill tactics that will be applied to your case by a Las Vegas lawyer from my firm will go far in advancing your chances of a successful case outcome.
Although law enforcement may have told you that your case is hopeless, even if you took a breath test or blood test and failed, or in the presence of a plea bargain offered by the prosecuting attorney, a Las Vegas DUI attorney's legal counsel and guidance will be virtually priceless. There are various defense strategies that a competent lawyer should explore before determining how to build your case, including whether or not you were subjected to a lawful initial police stop, whether or not blood and alcohol tests were performed properly, and whether or not your field sobriety testing was conducted according to state standards. There is always hope when you have the right DUI lawyer at your side. Contact my firm to find out more about your unique charges and what can be done to help in the defense of your case.
Choose DUI Defense Lawyer Chip Siegel
In all of Nevada you will find several criminal defense and DUI law firms advertising their ability to help defend you against the charges you are currently facing. But how reliable are these firms? What experience can be given to prove their records of success? At the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. you will be represented by an attorney whose legal career began more than two decades ago. For more than 20 years now, I have been providing excellent service to the defendants of DUI cases in Las Vegas and several other cities throughout the state.
A former Deputy District Attorney, I have personally worked with a number of local law enforcement agencies and I now have a better understanding of the state's police system and the work that is done when a criminal case such as a DUI is processed at a local law enforcement office. From the beginning stages of a police report all the way through to the completion of a court trial, the experience and knowledge you need from a trustworthy lawyer can be found at the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq.
When you are looking for an attorney who can reliably build a solid case on your behalf, you need look no further than my law firm. Here, your case will be handled with the attention it needs and the confidentiality you deserve. A long-time advocate for defendants of DUI in the state of Nevada, I am more than confident in my ability to represent your case in the most favorable light possible. The time your case requires to formulate an effective strategy of defense will not fall short at my office, for my team is dedicated to helping defendant's accused of DUI have their charges dismissed or reduced whenever possible. The efforts that will be put forth to bring your case to a positive close have been successful time and again for a number of clients that were defended in the past and it is my intention to provide you with the same level of service. In 2005, the City of Law Vegas recognized June 20th as Chip Siegel Day – an attribute to the mentoring I provide to new attorneys and the help I provide to current defendants. You too could benefit from the services offered at my firm, so
contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer today.