Though a very prominent case as seen in the news, there are still a lot of individuals that are unaware of the things they do before or during driving that can get them arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or A Prohibited Substance (DUI).
To help you avoid being apprehended and eventually convicted for DUI, read below what the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 484C considers as prohibited acts.
Controlling a motor vehicle while drunk (obviously)
To clarify things, by drunk, the NRS meant that the alcohol concentration in your breath or blood must be equal to or higher than 0.08% as proven by a breathalyzer or blood test (NRS 484C.110.1.b). Different alcoholic drinks have different alcohol per volume and you can be determined drunk even with a standard drink.
Being found drunk within 2 hours after controlling a vehicle
Officers don’t need to catch you on the act of driving a vehicle to arrest you for DUI. You can still be arrested even if authorities found out (through legal tests) about your drunk driving deed only afterwards (NRS 484C.110.1.c).
Controlling a motor vehicle while drugged
DUI is not just about drunk driving. You can be arrested for DUI once legally proven that you are driving under the influence of illegal drugs like Amphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine, and Marijuana (NRS 484C.110.3-4).
Controlling a motor vehicle while drunk and drugged
Just as you can get arrested for driving while drunk and driving while drugged, you can get arrested for driving while under the combined influence of alcohol and an illegal substance (NRS 484C.110.2.b).
Committing vehicular homicide while drunk and/or drugged
When you committed a vehicular homicide while drunk and/or drugged, you will not only be arrested for vehicle homicide—you can also be arrested for DUI, if you are proven drunk or drugged when you caused the death of another person while driving (NRS 484C.130.1.b).
Ross C. Goodman, Esq.
Goodman Criminal Defense Attorney
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