Las Vegas First DUI Defense Attorney
Facing your first DUI charge can be a daunting experience. The uncertainty of what lies ahead, the potential penalties, and the fear of a criminal record can be overwhelming. With proper legal representation, you can navigate these uncertain waters to protect your rights. With over 27 years of experience, Goodman Law Group is well-equipped to help you understand, contest, and potentially beat your first DUI charge.
We believe in empowering you with the right knowledge, preparing you for what's ahead, and equipping you with a tailored defense strategy. As a board-certified trial lawyer, Attorney Goodman offers his legal expertise and can be a dominant presence in the courtroom on your behalf.
Call (702) 825-7854 or contact our firm online to schedule your free consultation.
What Constitutes a DUI Charge?
Before diving into the defenses and penalties associated with a DUI charge, it's crucial to understand what exactly constitutes a DUI. The laws might seem straightforward, but nuances often come into play, making it essential to be fully informed.
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher is typically considered “under the influence.” This percentage is the standard for drivers over 21. However, lower thresholds exist for commercial drivers and those who are under 21.
- Impairment by Drugs. DUI isn't limited to alcohol consumption. Driving under the influence of drugs, whether prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal, can also lead to a DUI charge if they impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely.
- Observable Impairment. Even if your BAC is below 0.08%, you can still be charged with DUI if your driving behavior suggests impairment. Swerving, erratic braking, or other indicators might lead law enforcement to suspect DUI.
- Refusal to Test. In some jurisdictions, refusing to undergo a breathalyzer test or provide a blood sample when suspected of DUI can result in automatic penalties. Knowing your rights and the consequences of refusing such tests in your area is crucial.
- Zero Tolerance for Underage Drivers. For drivers under the legal drinking age, any detectable amount of alcohol can lead to a DUI charge. The regulations are strict to discourage underage drinking and driving.
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)
Defend Your Rights with an Experienced Attorney
Facing your first DUI charge is intimidating. Remember, you have rights, and you're entitled to a strong defense. With our rich history, proven success rate, and unparalleled courtroom presence, Goodman Law Group can guide you every step of the way.
Every moment is crucial when you're up against the law. Contact us at (702) 825-7854 for a free consultation. We proudly serve the arrested throughout Clark County.
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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.
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