Many people are genuinely surprised when they are arrested for a DUI. They are confident that they are not intoxicated and may, in fact, appear normal to the arresting officer. Due to Nevada’s “Per Se” law, a breath alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher is illegal regardless of their individual impairment. Since drivers are no longer legally allowed to refuse a blood or breath test to determine their alcohol level, it isn’t surprising that many people find themselves in need of a Las Vegas DUI attorney in spite of their feeling that they weren’t intoxicated at all.
Many of our clients could prevent a drunk driving arrest by calculating their BAC. Depending on your sex, weight and the length of time since you had your last drink, your legal limit might be much less than you think. Knowing ahead of time that you will be drinking and how much you can consume without reaching the legal limit will help prevent you from being surprised by a drinking and driving arrest. As a recognized leading Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, G.T. Ogata can provide you with valuable information to safeguard your driving privileges.