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DUI Defense Attorney in Las Vegas

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Las Vegas can be incredibly serious, leading to harsh consequences, potential jail time, and a negative mark on your record. Goodman Law Group understands the gravity of these charges and your stress when facing them. With over 27 years of legal experience and recognition as a board-certified attorney in criminal defense, Attorney Goodman offers unparalleled expertise in DUI defense.

Whether it's your first time being charged with DUI or if you're facing a repeat offense, Goodman Law Group can help you navigate the complexities of the legal process. Attorney Goodman has over a 90% success rate and is renowned for his presence in the courtroom by peers and clients alike. His background in the Marine Corps and deep understanding of Nevada’s DUI laws ensure that your defense is in skilled hands.

Call (702) 825-7854 or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation with our  Las Vegas DUI lawyers. We serve clients throughout Clark County.

"Ross is a phenomenal lawyer!! He helped us out of a rough situation and we will be forever grateful. The charges were reduced greatly and we only have to complete classes following a DUI, which was 3x over the limit. He makes things happen, and he has all the connections for the best outcome. We are ecstatic over the outcome of our case. We will always recommend Ross, to anyone and everyone!"

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What Is DUI?

Driving under the influence, commonly referred to as DUI, is a legal term that describes the act of operating a motor vehicle while one's judgment is impaired due to the consumption of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medication, or any other intoxicating substances.

DUI charges are predicated on two main criteria:

  • Physical Impairment. This relates to a driver's observable condition. Signs might include slurred speech, erratic driving behavior, and difficulty in coordination.
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Levels. In Nevada, the legal limit for BAC levels when driving is 0.08% for personal vehicles and 0.04% for commercial vehicles. Surpassing this limit can lead to a DUI charge, irrespective of visible physical impairment.

The ramifications of a DUI conviction can be severe, often resulting in penalties like fines, license suspension, mandatory educational programs, or even imprisonment.

At Goodman Law Group, we've taken on thousands of DUI cases, each with unique facts and challenges. Our mission is to use our knowledge, experience, and assertive courtroom presence to frame a defense strategy tailored to your situation.

DUI Cases We Handle

  • Vehicular Homicide. Involving fatal accidents where the driver is suspected of being under the influence. The potential consequences for a conviction are particularly severe, and these charges require a detailed and aggressive defense strategy.
  • First DUI. An initial DUI offense can lead to penalties like license suspension, fines, and mandatory educational courses. Though it might be your first offense, the consequences can be long-lasting.
  • Second DUI. A repeat offense may signal to the court that there is a pattern, leading to stiffer penalties and longer durations of license suspension.
  • Third DUI. A third offense is even more severe, with potential jail time and significant fines. It’s crucial to retain a seasoned attorney for these cases.
  • Felony DUI. Subsequent DUI charges, or those with enhanced circumstances, can escalate to a felony, often due to prior convictions, high blood alcohol levels, or involvement in a severe accident.
  • DUI Causing Death. These charges are severely punished and require the help of an experienced attorney and a nuanced defense. 
  • DUI Causing Injury. We defend those who have been arrested for DUI when a bystander or another motorist was harmed. Like with cases involving death, penalties for a DUI causing injury conviction can be harsh.   
  • Sealing DUI Charges. If eligible, we can help petition the court to seal your DUI records, making them invisible to most background checks.
  • Suspended License. After a DUI charge, you might face license suspension. We can help you understand the duration, implications, and potential for reinstatement.

Nevada DUI Court Process

The DUI court process in Nevada involves several stages, each playing a crucial role in determining the outcome of the case.

  • Arrest: The procedure typically initiates with law enforcement apprehending an individual under suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence. This arrest may occur after a traffic stop, checkpoint encounter, or accident investigation.
  • Booking and Chemical Testing: Following the arrest, the individual undergoes booking, and law enforcement might perform chemical tests to assess blood alcohol concentration. Nevada's implied consent laws mean that drivers are required to submit to such tests, and refusal can lead to consequences.
  • Initial Appearance: The individual then will have an initial court appearance where charges are formally presented, and the court decides on bail conditions.
  • Arraignment: During the arraignment, the defendant is informed of the charges and enters a plea. The court may set additional hearings and deadlines at this stage.
  • Pre-Trial Hearings: Multiple pre-trial hearings can take place, providing opportunities for the defense and prosecution to introduce evidence, submit motions, and engage in discussions regarding potential plea agreements.
  • Trial: If the case proceeds to trial, both sides present their arguments, and the judge or jury decides on guilt or innocence.
  • Sentencing: Upon conviction, the court determines the appropriate penalties, which may include fines, license suspension, mandatory education programs, or even imprisonment.

Navigating the DUI court process in Nevada can be complex, and seeking legal representation is crucial to understanding one's rights, building a strong defense, and potentially mitigating the consequences. Our experienced Las Vegas DUI attorneys can help. Contact us today.

Why Choose Goodman Law Group for Your DUI Defense?

Navigating the legal waters of a DUI charge requires experience and dedication. Choose Goodman Law Group for the following, and more:

  • Board Certified Trial Attorney. Attorney Goodman's board certification recognizes his specialized knowledge and skills in criminal law.
  • Extensive Experience. With more than 27 years in the field, the Goodman Law Group knows the intricacies of DUI laws.
  • Marine Corps Background. Attorney Goodman's background in the Marine Corps instills trust and respect. He brings dedication and values learned in service to every case he takes on. 
  • 10,000+ Cases Handled. We’ve seen and dealt with virtually every DUI charge over the years. This experience is invaluable in crafting your defense.
  • Strong Courtroom Presence. Attorney Goodman's reputation precedes him. His presence in court has consistently drawn admiration, leading many to seek his services after witnessing his defense skills firsthand.

How Can a DUI Attorney Help Me?

A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) attorney is your legal ally when you find yourself facing the serious consequences of drunk or impaired driving charges. Their expertise and experience can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, and here's how they can help you:

  • Legal Acumen: Nevada DUI laws can be intricate and vary from one jurisdiction to another. A DUI attorney specializes in this field, keeping up to date with the specific regulations, legal procedures, and nuances relevant to DUI cases in your area.
  • Case Evaluation: Your attorney will meticulously examine the specifics of your case, delving into the details of your arrest, the evidence against you, and the conduct of law enforcement officers. This scrutiny can reveal potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case, potentially leading to the suppression of evidence or the dismissal of charges.
  • Tailored Defense Strategy: Each DUI case is unique, and one-size-fits-all approaches don't work. A DUI attorney will craft a defense strategy that's customized to your situation. Whether it involves challenging the accuracy of sobriety tests, contesting the legality of the traffic stop, or exploring other facets of your case, your attorney will chart the most effective course of action.
  • Protection of Rights: Your attorney is your staunch defender of constitutional rights. They'll make sure that your rights to remain silent, to have legal counsel, and to a fair trial are safeguarded, preventing self-incrimination and aiding you in making informed decisions throughout the legal process.
  • Negotiation Skills: A DUI attorney is a skilled negotiator, capable of liaising with the prosecutor to secure more favorable outcomes. This could mean reduced charges, plea agreements, or alternative sentencing options. Their negotiation skills can significantly alleviate the impact of DUI charges.
  • Effective Courtroom Representation: If your case proceeds to trial, your Las Vegas DUI attorney is your advocate in the courtroom. They possess the experience to present your defense adeptly, cross-examine witnesses, and make compelling legal arguments. Ensuring your rights are protected during the trial is their top priority.
  • Driver's License Protection: DUI convictions often result in the suspension of your driver's license. Your attorney can guide you through the complex administrative and legal processes to minimize the impact on your driving privileges.
  • Mitigation and Sentencing: In the event of a conviction, your attorney can advocate for a just and reasonable sentence. They may present mitigating factors, character references, and other arguments that can sway the judge's sentencing decision in your favor.
  • Comprehensive Legal Knowledge: DUI attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of the science and technology behind DUI testing methods, enabling them to challenge the accuracy and reliability of tests like breathalyzers or blood tests.

In essence, a DUI attorney is your dedicated partner, defending your rights and interests as you face the legal repercussions of a DUI arrest. Their legal prowess, experience, and negotiation skills can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case, offering you the best possible chance for a favorable resolution.

Call Our Las Vegas DUI Attorneys

DUI charges can be daunting, but with the Goodman Law Group by your side, you’re not alone. We believe in providing tailored legal services to every client. Each case we handle is approached with care to explore every avenue for your defense.

Contact us online or by calling (702) 825-7854 for DUI defense in Las Vegas. We offer free consultations to give you a clear understanding of your legal standing and the way forward.

Recognized as a Top-Tier Law Firm

A Proven History Of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Dismissed (DUI (.128) Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Not Guilty **Trial** Domestic Battery
  • Reckless Driving .220 BAC
  • Misdemeanor Petit Larceny 11 Counts Theft (Category B Felony)
  • Dismissed 2 Counts Battery on a Protected Person (Gross Misdemeanor)

Don't Face the Criminal Justice System Alone

Attorney Ross Goodman has over 27 years of experience and will approach your case with a commitment and attention to detail that can put you in the best possible position to win. Call (702) 825-7854 now for a confidential consultation to discuss your options with a member of our team.

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What You Can Expect with Us
  • Board Certified Attorney
    Attorney Goodman is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Free Consultations
    Discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation.
  • Featured in the Media
    Attorney Goodman has been featured on various media outlets, such as MSNBC, CourtTV, ESPN, The New York Post and more.
  • 27+ Years of Experience
    Attorney Goodman has over two decades of experience representing clients in a variety of serious criminal charges.
  • Available 24/7
    No matter the time of night or day, you can count on our firm.

Real Stories from Real People

Reviews & Testimonials

See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I switched and hired Mr. Goodman and could not have been more impressed with the outcome. You do get what you pay for."
    I met with Mr. Goodman who answered all my questions and knew his stuff.  I decided to hire a less expensive attorney but was not happy with the progress ended up being a waste of money with the other guy. I switched and hired Mr. Goodman and could not have been more impressed with the outcome. You do get what you pay for. I should have gone with my gut reaction at the beginning that would have saved me anxiety, time, and money. Don’t make the same mistake.
    - Tim H.
    "Above and beyond my expectations."

    Being faced with such a difficult situation was overwhelming, but your strategic approach and guidance provided both comfort and hope. Your commitment to my daughters case went above and beyond my expectations, and I am truly thankful for all the hard work you put into securing my daughters release from jail.

    Your legal acumen and advocacy skills are truly remarkable, and I feel fortunate to have had you and Ross by my daughters side throughout this ordeal. Your guidance not only helped my daughter regain her freedom but also provided me with a better understanding of the legal process.

    - Crystal L.
    "You don't find lawyers like him every day."
    If someone wants competence, experience, straightforwardness, and results along with a great personality then they need Ross Goodman. He's the only attorney I would recommend. The quality I received with Ross cannot be overstated. He's the best!
    - Rianna W.
    "I highly recommend him."
    There's not enough stars for Ross Goodman. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs. I am a very satisfied client, and for once in my life I feel that there is a good lawyer that actually fights for justice and gets the job done instead of just making deals.
    - Christine D.
    "He will fight for your rights and get you the best results."
    My family and I are very grateful we hired Mr. Ross Goodman to represent me. We can’t thank Mr. Ross enough for what he did.
    - Gilbert P.
    "He got me an excellent result, better than I could have expected."
    I can't say enough good things about Ross and his team. He kept me fully informed, answered my questions promptly and personally, and was just there for me. I'd definitely recommend him without any hesitation.
    - Howard R.
    "He really saved my future and reputation!"
    So thankful for Mr. Ross Goodman taking on my case. Sometimes bad things happen even to good people and you're left to make decisions that could affect your livelihood. I knew going into my case I wanted the best lawyer defending me and the best is Ross.
    - Taniel C.
    "Don't hesitate, hire him immediately!"
    I had met with Ross in his office and within three seconds I knew I had to hire him. His right hand Tiffanie was professional and friendly and kept me informed of all court dates, which Ross appeared twice on my behalf without me even having to show up. I
    - Candice R.
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