DUI / DWI

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you have at least two distinct problems: one with the court and another with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You need legal representation right now. Contact Andrews Law Firm immediately at (702) 479-1400. Being properly informed and represented gives you a much better chance of saving your license from suspension or revocation.

  • If you failed a breathalyzer test, you have seven (7) days to contact the DMV to request a hearing. You should have received a temporary license at the time of your arrest and upon completion of the breathalyzer test. This license is only valid for 7 days, during which you or your attorney must contact the DMV to request a DMV hearing. This DMV request will allow you to continue driving until the DMV hearing is held and the Administrative Law Judge has made a decision regarding the suspension of your driving privileges.
  •  If your blood was drawn and sent for testing, it takes about 30-45 days for the samples to be processed by the laboratory and the results reported to the police and DMV. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 or greater, DMV will send you a letter informing you that your driving privileges will be suspended for a 90 day period. Contact us immediately upon receiving the DMV letter.

The Costs – Time and Money

One of the first questions you’ve probably asked yourself is “What penalties could I be facing?” Because penalties are based on several factors, here are the guidelines set out by the State of Nevada.

First Conviction in 7 years = misdemeanor:

  • Jail sentence between 2 days and 6 months (and/or 48 to 96 hours of community service) 
  • Fines between $400 and $1,000 
  • Mandatory participation in “Victim Impact Panel” (extra $50.00 typical charge) 
  • 8 hours of DUI School – (extra $325.00 typical charge) 
  • License suspension of 90 days 
  • Installation of “Ignition Interlock Device” for a period of 3 to 6 months 
  • If your BAC is above .18, the court will require an alcohol & drug assessment to be done before sentencing, which could require you to attend an additional 6 months of counseling (at an extra charge).

Second Conviction in 7 years = misdemeanor:

  • Jail sentence and/or house arrest between 10 days and 6 months (and/or “an equivalent number of hours” of community service “in distinctive garb”) 
  • Fines between $750 and $1,000 
  • License suspension of 1 year 
  • Possible suspension of vehicle registration 
  • Up to 12 months of counseling.

Third Conviction in 7 years = Category B Felony:

  • 1-6 years prison 
  • Fines between $2,000 and $5,000

Call our office today at (702) 479-1400 to schedule a free consultation with lawyer Jeffrey D. Andrews to discuss your case. Andrews Law Firm has helped many people deal with DUI charges by helping them understand the procedures the courts and DMV follow, and their options and rights in those systems.

Estimate your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

How much can you drink before you’re considered drunk? Many variables will affect this question, but use the information below as a rough estimate.

  • Select the appropriate chart – males or females 
  • Select row with approximate weight [left column] 
  • Select number of drinks consumed [top row] A 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine, or 1-ounce of hard liquor is considered a drink. 
  • Intersection of #2 and #3 is BAC if total number of drinks consumed within ONE HOUR 
  • If drinks were consumed over more than one hour use the Time Factor table – subtract the factor from your BAC as calculated in #4

For Males

Body weight (lbs)

1 drink

2 drinks

3 drinks

4 drinks

5 drinks

6 drinks

7 drinks

8 drinks

9 drinks

10 drinks

100

.043 .087 .130 .174 .217 .261 .304 .348 .391 .435

125

.034 .069 .103 .139 .173 .209 .242 .278 .312 .346

150

.029 .058 .087 .116 .145 .174 .203 .232 .261 .290

175

.025 .050 .075 .100 .125 .150 .175 .200 .225 .250

200

.022 .043 .065 .087 .108 .130 .152 .174 .195 .217

225

.019 .039 .058 .078 .097 .117 .136 .156 .175 .198

250

.017 .035 .052 .070 .087 .105 .122 .139 .156

.173

For Females

Body weight (lbs)

1 drink

2 drinks

3 drinks

4 drinks

5 drinks

6 drinks

7 drinks

8 drinks

9 drinks

10 drinks

100

.050 .101 .152 .203 .253 .234 .355 .406 .456 .507

125

.040 .080 .120 .162 .202 .244 .282 .324 .364 .404

150

.034 .068 .101. 135. 169 .203 .237 .271 .304 .338

175

.029 .058 .087 .117 .146 .175 .204 .233 .262 .292

200

.026 .050 .078 .101 .126 .152 .177 .203 .227 .253

225

.022 .045 .068 .091 .113 .136 .159 .182 .207 .227

250

.020 .041 .061 .082 .010 .122 .142 .162 .182 .202

The Time Factor

Hours since first drink           Subtract this from BAC
1                                         .015
2                                        .030
3                                        .045
4                                        .060
5                                        .075
6                                        .090

Source: Evans, Glen and O’Brien, Robert (1991) The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism.
Note: Charts are to be used as general guidelines. Other factors such as person’s reaction to alcohol, use of medication or emotional states are not considered here.

Effects of blood alcohol content on thinking, feeling and behavior:

  • 0.02 – Insignificant body warmth, mild sedation 
  • 0.07 – Judgment impaired, loss of inhibition 
  • 0.08 – Legal definition of intoxication in Nevada. Poor muscle co-ordination, inability to detect danger, increased mental and physical impairment 
  • 0.15 – Major mental and physical impairment 
  • 0.20 – No motor control 
  • 0.40 – Unconsciousness

 

Traffic Tickets

We all know that getting a ticket is a major hassle. It messes up your day when you get it, and it is “the gift that keeps on giving” long after the cop rides off into the sunset. You end up with:

  • Missed work to attend court 
  • Fines 
  • Traffic school 
  • DMV points assessed against your license 
  • Higher insurance rates

Avoid or minimize some or all of these by letting Andrews Law Firm take care of resolving your traffic tickets. In most instances, we can reduce your ticket to a non-moving violation, you will incur no demerit points, we may be able to reduce your fine, you won’t have to go to hours of traffic school, and you won’t have to miss work to go to court. How easy is that?

With our convenient Henderson, NV office location near the Galleria Mall, it’s easy for us to go to whatever court will be handling your citation. We routinely handle tickets for our clients in all local courts:

  • Boulder City Municipal Court, 
  • Boulder Township Justice Court, 
  • Henderson Municipal Court, 
  • Henderson Justice Court, 
  • Las Vegas Municipal Court, 
  • Las Vegas Justice Court, 
  • North Las Vegas Municipal Court, and 
  • North Las Vegas Justice Court

We handle both moving and non-moving violations. Moving violations include speeding, failure to obey traffic signs or lights, illegal turns, or doing anything else illegal while your vehicle is in motion. Non-moving violations are for offenses like no proof of insurance, driving on a suspended license, and no proof of registration.

Andrews Law Firm can help you with the following types of violations:

  • Disregarding a red light 
  • Disregarding a stop sign 
  • Failure to yield 
  • DMV letter about license 
  • DMV won’t renew or issue license Drivers license violations 
  • DUI / DWI 
  • Felony DUI 
  • Misdemeanor DUI 
  • CDL DUI 
  • Failure to appear in court 
  • Failure to control speed 
  • License suspended 
  • License revoked 
  • Failure to Appear / FTA 
  • DMV clearance 
  • Traffic Warrant 
  • Minor in possession of alcohol 
  • No child safety seat 
  • No liability insurance 
  • 1st DUI 
  • 2nd DUI 
  • 3rd DUI 
  • Tinted windows 
  • Reckless driving 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Traffic tickets in Las Vegas 
  • Traffic school 
  • No seat belt 
  • Las Vegas speeding ticket
  • DUI 
  • Open container of alcohol 
  • Passing stopped school bus 
  • Possession of drugs or paraphernalia 
  • Racing 
  • Exhibition of power 
  • Speeding 
  • Traffic accident 
  • Traffic citation 
  • Traffic violation 
  • Traffic ticket 
  • Las Vegas traffic court 
  • Henderson traffic court 
  • Boulder City traffic court 
  • Unpaid traffic tickets 
  • Vehicle inspection violations 
  • Warrant issued for arrest 
  • Speeding while intoxicated 
  • Field sobriety test 
  • Moving violations 
  • Driving with a suspended license 
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Illegal parking 
  • Moving violations 
  • Commercial drivers license tickets 
  • Careless driving 
  • Following too closely 
  • Disobeying a signal 
  • Disobeying a sign 
  • No U-turn 
  • Tinted windows 
  • Obey traffic control devices 
  • Traffic Warrants 
  • Quash Warrants 
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) 
  • Henderson Police Department (HPD) 
  • Boulder City Police Department (BCPD) 
  • Nevada Highway Patrol / NHP

Call us today at (702) 479-1400 and let us go to work for you.