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Visiting Vegas and arrested for DUI? What to do next

Individuals visiting Las Vegas need to be aware of some of the potential problems that may result if they are accused of drinking and driving.
 
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    January 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Las Vegas has long been a top destination spot for tourists. In the past decade, the number of businesses deciding to hold conventions within the city has increased as well. Whether in town for work or play, visitors know that they have many entertainment options available to them at nearly any time.

Vegas has a reputation of being a party city. People come to town and want to have fun, and in some occasions, this can lead to serious legal problems. Law enforcement in the region takes a very aggressive attitude toward some crimes, especially drinking and driving. Those motorists who are suspected of DUI face a host of possible penalties if they are eventually convicted of the offense, including jail time as well as the potential loss of a driver's license in their home state.

There are many signs that law enforcement officers will look for when patrolling for drunk drivers, such as weaving or other erratic driving maneuvers. Police may pull someone over if they observe some type of moving violation. Once the police decide to make a traffic stop, they will be looking for additional evidence of impairment.

Many motorists do not know what to do when they are stopped by police. They are often very afraid about what might happen, and this fear will only be increased if they are away from home. They may respond to an officer's requests, the entire time giving police valuable information that could be used at a later point.

Every step of the process will need to be reviewed to determine if police followed all of the proper procedures in each DUI case, from the decision to make a traffic stop all the way up to the administration of the blood or breath tests. Motorists may be able to contest these charges based on some of the actions of law enforcement, but this will require a very careful analysis to learn which options may be best.

Many people do not take DUI charges seriously, and are very surprised by the harsh consequences that accompany a conviction. If you were arrested for DUI while visiting Las Vegas, or if you are a local who is facing charges, you need to speak to a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

An attorney will examine your case and the actions of law enforcement to determine any possible defenses that may be offered on your behalf. This allows you to be certain that your rights are being protected, and that you are making the best decisions for your future.

Article provided by Mace J. Yampolsky & Associates
Visit us at www.macelaw.com



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