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Jesse Kalter is a Practiced DUI Attorney That Knows How to Fight for Client Freedom

A DUI is a life-changing event and for many, it can be overwhelming. An experienced DUI attorney can see you through this troubling time. When it comes to DUI penalties in Nevada, there is no such thing as a slap on the wrist. Someone charged with an alcohol DUI or a marijuana DUI can face heavy fines, loss of their license, and even jail time. CLICK HERE to find out more about Nevada DUI penalties.

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Nevada DUI Laws Defined

In Nevada “Driving Under the Influence” is defined as any person operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway or where the public has access with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more, and this measurement was taken within two hours of driving. A DUI is also issued for any person operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs if their driving is impaired. A marijuana DUI is charged when a person has been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana and their driving is impaired.

Anything That is Self-Propelled and Transports People or Property is a Motor Vehicle

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A DUI Can Affect the Rest of Someone's Life

If a person is caught operating any of the following motor vehicles under the influence in Nevada, they will be charged with a DUI.

  • Car
  • Truck
  • Boat
  • Jetski
  • Motorcycle
  • Moped

Motor vehicles do not include:

  • Electric bikes that are not self-propelled
  • Devices moved by human power
  • Devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks

Getting a Nevada DUI Without Being Drunk

It is not necessary to be “drunk” to get convicted of a DUI in Nevada if it can be proven that you were impaired. A person’s blood alcohol concentration level can be below .08% and they may still be arrested and charged with a DUI based on the arresting officer’s observations. If the officer notes that you are displaying behavior consistent with impairment or you fail part of a field sobriety test, you can be arrested. There are several defenses a DUI attorney can present to get this charge dismissed or reduced.

Getting a DUI Without Driving

It is prohibited by Nevada law for any person to be in control of a vehicle while intoxicated. This means that if you are sitting in the driver’s seat, or just getting into the vehicle, and the car is running or just the keys are in the ignition you can be arrested. For the best possible outcome to this charge, it is highly recommended to seek out the expertise of a DUI attorney.

Jesse Kalter Law is More Than an Experienced DUI Attorney

Hiring the right Reno DUI attorney is crucial to have the best possible defense for a DUI in Nevada. Jesse Kalter is a practiced criminal defense lawyer with an exceptional track record. His law firm works with all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law as well. He is an experienced domestic violence lawyer and records expungement lawyer. He is also available to assist with drug crimes and drug possession charges, sexual assault and lewdness charges, fraud/theft crimes, and murder charges. Jesse Kalter Law has successfully gotten thousands of charges dismissed or reduced through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. Jesse Kalter Law is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

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