Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Las Vegas DUI Information Center: DUI Terms and their Definition

Attorney Ross Goodman
520 S 4th St,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 383 – 5088
Fax: (702) 385 – 5088

DUI is one of the common charges in Las Vegas. Those who are charged with DUI are given a period of time to find a reputable lawyer to defend their case. People use this time to browse the internet and gather information. If you are charged with DUI, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas dui lawyer to help you with the case. Ross Goodman has been defending DUI charges in Las Vegas for many years. Contact him now at (702) 383 – 5088 for free consultation.

The list below are the definition of commonly used words regarding DUI:

Alcohol concentration of 0.02, 0.04 or 0.08 – A concentration of alcohol that is measured through the person's breath or blood. The number is the concentration of alcohol per 100 milliliters in blood or per 210 liters of breath, measured in grams.

Blood Test – This test is done by taking a sample of blood from the blood vessel in your arm. The test is done on one of the approved testing sites in Las Vegas.

Breath Test – This test requires the person to exhale on the breath testing machine. The test is done twice, firstly, at the place of arrest and secondly, at the police station.

Conditional License – This is a license given for completing one of the requirements set by the court, usually after completing a DUI course. It allows the person to drive a vehicle again even with his official license suspended.

Controlled Substances and Prohibited substances – These are the substances that are not allowed to be consumed by the general public. Unless the person has been issued a valid prescription. The list includes:

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Lysergenic Acid Diethylamid (LSD)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Phencyclidine

DMV Hearings – are hearings that concerns the revocation of the accused's license. They are similar to a bench trial. The lawyers present their cases directly to a judge. It is normally held in a small room under an administrative judge. The hearings are open to the public.

DUI with substantial bodily harm – these are DUI charges that involves an injury. It has a minimum sentence of 2 years and a fine of not less than $2,000.

DUI school – If you have been convicted of DUI for the first time. The court will require you to enroll in one of the many DUI schools. The number of hours that you need to stay in the program will be decided by the court. Here is a quick list of approved DUI schools in Las Vegas:

ABC Therapy
730 N Eastern 130
Las Vegas NV 89101
(702) 598-2020

Academy of Human Development235 N Eastern Ave 105 & 109
Las Vegas NV 89101

(702) 759-0050

Aztec DUI and Traffic Safety School
1130 E Desert Inn 2nd Floor
Las Vegas NV 89109

(702) 868-7851

City Of Las Vegas First Offender DUI Program
200 Lewis Ave
Las Vegas NV 89155

(702) 229-6557

Clark County Court Education Program200 Lewis Ave
212 Las Vegas NV 89155

(702) 671-3280

Counseling Action Project
3111 Valley View A218
Las Vegas, NV 89102

(702) 386-7933

Giron Driving School
302 N Maryland Pkwy #2
Las Vegas NV 89101

(702) 382-6227

Mesa Family Counseling
1000 S Third St F
Las Vegas NV 89101

(702) 383-6001

Nevada Driving Schools
2235 Renaissance Dr #E
Las Vegas NV 89119

(702) 463-4600

New Beginnings Counseling Center
3376 S Eastern Avenue Suite 148
Las Vegas NV 89169

(702) 538-7412

Smart Choices
914 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89107

(702) 308-7414

Tri State Traffic School4086 Spring Leaf Dr
Las Vegas NV 89147
(702) 271-6363

Field Sobriety Test – This is a series of tests done by the police officer to assess the physical and mental coordination of the person. Common test includes: walking in a straight line, heel-to-toe, standing on one foot, horizontal gaze nystagmus.

Intoxilyzer 5000EN – the standard issue machine that is used to test the BAC level of the person. Police stations have at least 1 to 2 of these machines available at hand.

intoxilyzer 5000EN
(image in courtesy of Washoesheriff.com)

Ignition Interlock Device – this is installed on a motor vehicle's dashboard. It requires the driver to blow into the machine. If the resulting BAC is higher than the pre-set limit, the car would not start.

Ignition Interlock Device
(Image source: http://edwardspetersen.com/wp-content/uploads/man-taking-ignition-interlock-device.jpg)

Implied Consent Law – The law that states that police are allowed to use a reasonable force to administer a DUI test.

Nevada's Per Se Law - This is the Blood Alcohol Limit(s) according to Nevada's Revised Statutes.

Open Container Law – A law that permits the police officer to arrest a person for an opened alcoholic beverages inside the car, while driving.

Vehicle Immobilization – It is done to prevent people who are convicted with DUI from driving a vehicle. It is done through the use of an ignition interlock device.

A DUI charge is a serious offense. If you or know someone who is faced with DUI charges, contact Goodman Law Group for a free legal consultation. Hire the best DUI lawyer that Las Vegas can offer, hire Ross Goodman.