8.9.2012

Keep a Las Vegas Criminal Lawyer’s Number Handy When Driving

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

Drinking and driving laws vary between states. People who are driving in a new state are often caught out by a change in laws, and can be arrested and charged for things they didn’t even know were against the law. This is why it is important to know your rights on things before you start driving in a new state. In Nevada, there is an implied consent law that means that officers can actually use reasonable force to obtain a blood sample for testing, even if a person refuses. This is why it is worth having the number for a Las Vegas criminal lawyer on speed dial.

When to call your Las Vegas criminal lawyer

The first thing to do when pulled over by an officer is to stay calm, and be polite. Regardless of whether a crime or infraction has been committed or not, this will be the best way to keep control of the situation. At the first opportunity, make sure to call a Las Vegas criminal lawyer who will be able to tell you your rights and the best course of action. It is also a good idea to take notes of the time, the name and ID number of the officer, and additional details about other people being witness to the situation. This will come in useful if the case proceeds to the next level.

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