Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested with husband Jim Toth in Atlanta in April after a police officer spotted their car weaving across lanes. Toth, who was behind the wheel, pleaded guilty to a DUI charge, while Witherspoon pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct for her behavior as police were arresting Toth.
Under Nevada law, the offense of driving while under the influence (DUI) applies to both alcohol and drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medication. If you are facing a DUI charge in Nevada, it is important to understand the repercussions to being found guilty of the charges against you. You face administrative and criminal penalties if you are convicted of driving over the limit for alcohol or drugs. The severity of the penalties you face depends on whether this is your:
If you caused a death or seriously injured someone else, you face a prison term of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $5,000. Your license is revoked for three years.
In addition, a DUI record usually raises your insurance premiums, and can create problems when looking for a job or applying for a mortgage. An aggressive Nevada DUI lawyer can help you fight the charges and get them dismissed or reduced.