DUI Defense Lawyer in Gardnerville
Fighting DUI Charges Since 1981
You may believe you have no chance of beating a DUI in Nevada, but many factors in any case can be investigated by a skilled attorney which could put the charge in doubt. Even if your breathalyzer or blood test measured over the legal limit, technical, legal, and other issues could lead to reduced charges or even a dismissal of your case. However, you will need the services of a criminal defense lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to challenge the state’s evidence against you.
At the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc., our Gardnerville DUI defense attorney has been fighting for the accused since 1981. With close to four decades of experience handling DUI and other criminal charges in the local courts, Ron Cauley has demonstrated his legal competence for thousands of individuals. If you or someone you know is facing any type of DUI in or around Gardnerville or Minden, we strongly urge you to rely on our firm for a strong defense.
Arrested for DUI? Reach out to our firm for a confidential consultation at (775) 273-6111.
DUI Facts in Nevada
DUI charges in Nevada can occur in the following situations:
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measured .08 percent or more
- As an underage driver (under 21), your BAC measured .02 percent or more
- As a commercial license holder, your BAC measured .04 percent or more while driving a commercial vehicle
- Your driving was impaired by illegal amounts of controlled substances, such as prescription drugs or street drugs
A first-offense DUI in Nevada is generally charged as a misdemeanor and carries an array of penalties. Penalties will be enhanced, however, if you have prior DUIs within the last seven years, if your BAC measured .18 percent or higher, or if your DUI caused serious injury or death.
First-offense DUI penalties include:
- 2 to 6 days of jail time or 24 to 96 hours of community service
- Fines of $400 up to $1,000, plus court costs
- DUI school
- A license suspension of 185 days
In cases where your BAC was .18 percent or more, additional penalties can include an alcohol or drug dependency evaluation, alcohol or drug treatment program, and an ignition interlock device requirement for your vehicle for up to 18 months.
A DUI also gives you a permanent criminal record, which has its own disadvantages when seeking employment, housing, educational aid, and more. In view of the penalties and detriment to your future, you should seek professional help from the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc. Our Gardnerville DUI defense attorney has a long history of success in complex criminal cases, including DUI defense.
Call our office at (775) 273-6111 today for a confidential consultation.
Track Record of Success
Decades of Experience
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