12.17.2013

What Happens When You Get an Out-Of-State DUI in Nevada?

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

Nevada and Las Vegas attract a lot of out-of-state tourists, probably more than any other state. Las Vegas is also famous for its casinos, entertainment, and bars, which can unfortunately cause a lot of impaired driving and DUIs from people who don’t live in Nevada.

The question is, “What exactly happens when I get a DUI in another state?” That’s a good question. The answer is that your license will be put on hold and eventually suspended if you don’t contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer right away. Since Las Vegas patrols for impaired drivers regularly, there’s a good chance that you won’t receive any warnings if you get pulled over. Also, there are no laws in Nevada that prevent officers from administering a Breathalyzer test, even if you don’t appear impaired.

If you take a Breathalyzer test, you will have seven days to contact the DMV to ask for a formal hearing before your license will be suspended. If you take a blood test, instead, you will have up to 45 days until your license is suspended. Either way, the best way to get your problem resolved is to contact a personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas so that your driving record is not permanently damaged.

The best hope you have of defending an out-of-state drunk driving charge is a knowledgeable Law Vegas personal injury lawyer who knows the state’s laws and regulations and has experience with your type of defense. The sooner you act, the better chance you have of resolving an out-of-state DUI.

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