Las Vegas DUI Attorney
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An arrest for DUI should be handled seriously from the get-go. No one understands
this better than the 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.
Contact my firm at your earliest convenience for the trustworthy defense you need as you
navigate the charges.
Explanation of Driving Under the Influence Charges
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.
Building a Defense for DUI Charges
DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious offense that will require
immediate legal counsel for you or your loved one. As an experienced Las
Vegas criminal 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.
How Our DUI Attorney Can Serve You
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 the following:
- Mandatory imprisonment
- Court-ordered counseling
- Court fees
- Community service
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 Las Vegas DUI lawyer from our firm 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.
Your Case is Not Hopeless
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 Las Vegas DUI Lawyer, Chip Siegel
Throughout Nevada, you will find several criminal defense and DUI law firms
advertising their ability to defend you against the charges you are 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 can
have full confidence that 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
As a former Deputy District Attorney, I have personally worked with numerous 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 do not need to look 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. I am dedicated to helping my DUI
clients get 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.
If you are looking for a highly-reputable DUI school or other court-approved
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Some of Our Past DUI Case Successes
Here are some of the past cases we have handled:
- DUI – Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
- Felony DUI Charges – No Jail Time
- DUI – Resolved as Reckless Driving Convictions
Reckless Driving and DUI 2nd Offense – Case Dismissed