First-Time DUI Defense in Las Vegas
Fighting Your DUI Conviction
It is against the law to drive while under the influence of certain substances such as Heroin, LSD, or marijuana or with a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.08 or greater. No matter how clean your prior driving record may be, if you have been stopped, subjected to Field Sobriety Tests, and then arrested for DUI, you urgently need the assistance of an experienced Las Vegas DUI attorney. You need immediate advice on how to begin building your defense. At the Law Office of Chip Siegel, we are committed to helping you to protect your rights and your driving privileges.
Once you have been given a citation for DUI, you are facing two separate proceedings, the criminal DUI case, and the DMV hearing regarding suspension of your driver's license. If you do not request a DMV administrative hearing within 7 days, your license will be automatically revoked for 90 days, and you will be required to pay a reinstatement fee along with other penalties and fees. After 45 days of suspension you may apply to a restricted driving license which allows very limited use.
The criminal penalties for a first DUI include:
- 3 to 6 months of probation
- 2 days to 6 months in jail, or community service
- Nevada DUI School
- Fines of $400 to $1000
- Nevada Victim Impact Panel
As you can see, even a first DUI conviction can have a major impact on your life. As an experienced Las Vegas DUI defense lawyer, it is my goal to provide my clients with the aggressive representation they need even in the face of a first DUI offense. DUI is one of those charges which honest, hard-working people find themselves facing. I treat my clients with the respect they deserve and give their cases the personalized attention necessary to build a tailor-made defense strategy that has the greatest likelihood of success in court and at DMV hearings.
An option that a DUI attorney can explore for a person who is facing a first drunk driving offense is alternative sentencing in lieu of jail time. Under this option, treatment may be sought if the defendant meets certain qualifications and pays for the program. I can review your particular matter and help determine whether you may qualify for alternative sentencing so you can avoid imprisonment.
Working with Our Las Vegas DUI Attorney
Even if this if your first time being arrested and your first DUI offense, it is imperative that you exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Make no mistake that your freedom is on the line, and judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement are not likely to grant you any leniency just because this is your first offense. You still need aggressive representation through every step of the process in order to reach the best case outcome possible.
Contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer from the firm today to discuss your charges and how we can help.
DUI Not Guilty Verdict
Domestic Battery Case Dismissed
DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
2nd DUI Case Dismissed
DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
Felony Burglary, Theft, and Forgery Charges Dismissed
DUI Charges Reduced
Felony DUI No Jail Time
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Misdemeanor DUI Charges Reduced