Las Vegas law enforcement personnel schedule random DUI checkpoints to identify and arrest motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol. It is important to know your rights before such an encounter. See Traffic Stops & Your Rights.
A first-time offender may spend a minimum of two days in jail; or could be sentenced to as much as 6 months and/or community service. You may also pay a fine, be required to attend and pay for DUI school, VIP (victim impact panel) and have your license suspended. See DUI 1st.
In some cases, a judge may order an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This device requires you to blow into a mouthpiece to measure alcohol level. Your car will not be able to start until you follow those steps. The convicted driver pays the cost of installing the device.
To fight a DUI charge contact the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata right away if you are arrested of driving under the influence.
Garrett T. Ogata has served as defense attorney in thousands of DUI cases and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, is an instructor for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is co-founder of the Las Vegas DUI Center.