Driving Under the Influence ( DUI) is a misdemeanor crime in most cases. However, in some instances, a DUI can be treated as a Felony here in Nevada. When dealing with defense of a DUI it is important to know the levels and distinctions between DUIs at both the misdemeanor and Felony levels.
A Felony DUI is charged when it is your third DUI in seven years. This means that you had two previous DUIs and by law, you must now be charged with a Felony for your third DUI. Typically, this level of DUI means more serious prison time, as such, it is vital that you get an attorney to represent you immediately.
Another way that you can be charged with a Felony DUI in Nevada is if you cause bodily injury while driving under the influence. This is typically the case if you cause a car accident, the person you hit is injured, and you have been drinking and driving a motor vehicle. In this situation it is likely that you will be charged with a Felony level DUI which could once again lead to more serious prison time.
As attorneys our process in DUI Defense is simple: We review your case thoroughly and put the police report, breathalyzer report (if any), and blood report (if any) under a microscope to see if everything was done correctly. Using any legal defenses we may find, we use that to your advantage and either take your case to trial or secure the best plea deal possible.