Whether this is your first driving under the influence (DUI), commonly referred to as driving under the influence (DWI), or your third, you need a criminal defense lawyer who is skilled at resolving DUI traffic violations. Nevada courts usually place multiple offenders in alcohol education programs or even jail to deal with what it views as a problematic drinking issue. For first time offenders, the Law Office of David R. Houston can often remove the DUI from your record so that your car insurance rates don’t increase and you keep your license. With more than 30 years of experience defending individuals from the consequences of drunk driving, our Reno law firm has a track record of successful DUI defense in Washoe County.
Driving under the influence is not limited to alcohol. Consumption of prescription drugs, illegal narcotics or other substances can cause you to drive erratically. Under Nevada DUI law, with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you are considered legally drunk and can be arrested for drunk driving. Under the legal drinking age, you can be charged with a DUI with a BAC of .02 or higher. Traffic violations for driving under the influence must be treated seriously and as soon as possible to avoid the range of DUI penalties, where the first consequence to prevent is driver license suspension. At the DMV hearing soon after your arrest, your best shot to keep your license is to be represented by a DUI attorney. Otherwise, it could take months to regain your license.
As your DUI lawyer in Reno, NV, the Law Office of David R. Houston has the credentials, the criminal defense experience and the familiarity with Nevada courthouses to effectively defend your DUI claim.
After getting arrested for a DUI violation, it is important that you discuss your case with a criminal defense lawyer familiar with resolving such cases. If you are in Reno, Nevada or its surrounding areas, call the Law Office at David R. Houston at 888-907-3384 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.