Las Vegas DUI Defense Lawyers

Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers

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DUI Attorneys In Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you been arrested for a DUI of alcohol or drugs in Clark County, Nevada? Are you underage and facing underage DUI charges? If so, our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers have what it takes to defend you from a conviction and the harsh penalties that come with it. Drunk driving accidents account for one out of every four fatal traffic collisions in Las Vegas and statewide. In light of statistics such as these, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and Nevada Highway Patrol officers are quick to act when they suspect that a driver is intoxicated. Sometimes they are too eager, however, and make a wrongful police stop or drunk driving arrest. In other cases, officers have arrest quotas to meet, a fact that may influence the outcome of a DUI / DWI investigation. I am Clark County, Nevada DUI Attorney Gregory D. Knapp and as a former Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clark County, I have first-hand experience with the internal workings of the criminal justice system in Las Vegas. With my years of experience on both sides of the law I know how law enforcement and prosecutors in the Las Vegas area handle DUI cases.

Nevada DUI Laws

Nevada DUI laws requires that police officers follow strict procedures in making DUI stops,  DUI checkpoints, administering field sobriety tests and breath and blood tests, and in making DWI arrests. Should an officer fail to follow procedure, the results of these tests could be a false positive and you could be wrongfully arrested. Alternatively, you may have been a victim of an illegal traffic stop if the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull you over or probable cause to investigate. Our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal defense and DUI defense cases over the years, including:

First-time DUI

Repeat DUI offenses

Drug DUI involving marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, bath salts, XTC & heroin.

Prescription drug DUI involving Ambien, Lunesta, Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax, Flexeril & Tramadol.

Under 21 DUI which means having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02 or higher.

DUI hit-and-run involving both property damage and personal injury.

DUI’s with child in car (aka child endangerment DUI).

DUI’s at DUI checkpoints.

DUI resulting in wrongful death, vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide.

In the course of my career, I have obtained many dismissals for clients who had been charged with driving under the influence. There is no guarantee of results in any case, but you can greatly improve your chances of success by hiring me to fight for you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, I may be able to have the evidence suppressed in order to get the charges dropped. I may be able to secure an acquittal at trial. Even if it is not possible to clear your name, I can still seek to have the penalties reduced through a favorable plea bargain.

If you have received a DUI, it is essential you retain our Law Vegas DUI defense lawyers as soon as possible in order to minimize penalties!

DMV Hearings & Nevada DUI Cases

Immediately following a DUI arrest the Nevada DMV is notified that the motorist had a BAC level of 0.08% or higher. With that he or she will have their driving privileges will be revoked for 90 days. After being charged with DUI, however, before your driving privileges are more permanently revoked, you can fight to restore your license. If you are facing DUI charges in Clark County, Nevada we urge you to reach out to our Las Vegas DUI defense attorneys as they can help you with your DMV hearings.

You have the right to contest the suspension of your driver’s license in a DMV administrative hearing. This is known as “due process;” if a judge believes there was insufficient probably cause to arrest you, your hearing can be won. After being arrested, you must contact the DMV within 7 days to request an administrative hearing. If you do so, the DMV will issue a temporary license pending the outcome of the DMV hearing.

While this is separate from your criminal case and will not establish your innocence, it is extremely inconvenient and life-altering to lose your driving privileges. By calling witnesses and presenting evidence at a DMV hearing, you might be able to hold onto your license. It is recommended that you do not go into a hearing without a DUI defense attorney; however, so get in touch with Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, Gregory D. Knapp. I can make sure that your rights are properly protected!

Nevada DMV Hearings

In Nevada and other states DMV hearings are like a mini trial. While DMV hearings can be difficult to win, if a police officer does not show up to your hearing, you will most likely win by default. Also, a DMV hearing will allow you to cross-examine the arresting officer which could affect your criminal case (if the officer admits to mistakes in the investigation, for example).

Immediately after being arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you schedule your DMV hearing. DMV hearings usually take place four to seven months after your arrest. The DMV does not charge you anything to hold a DMV hearing, so the only costs you will incur are attorney’s fees. It is recommended that you have a legal advocate by your side, however, who understands Nevada DUI laws, who knows how to analyze evidence and attack a police officer’s arguments.

At the end of DMV hearings, the judge will either rule immediately or delay giving his/her opinion for 30 days. There are three DMV offices near the Las Vegas vicinity: one is actually in Las Vegas while another is in Carson City and the other is in Elko.

Contact Our Las Vegas DUI Defense Lawyers Now

My firm is the excellent choice when it comes to drunk driving defense. I have more than 15 years of legal experience and have represented hundreds of cases across the state of Nevada. I am also a former prosecutor, a background that gives me experience working on both sides of the courtroom. Contact our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers by phone or fill out my free case evaluation form to get the process started now. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you take the first steps in your defense. For more information about DUIs, check out my FAQs About DUIs In Nevada.

Our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers serve those facing criminal, DUI and traffic violation charges in all of Clark County, NV. This includes Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Primm, Boulder City, Jean, Alder, Nelson, Henderson and Mesquite.