Four Ways to Not Screw Yourself Over after a Las Vegas DUI Arrest

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Yes, getting a DUI in Las Vegas is a sucky situation and you’re already screwed a little already. However, if you don’t take the following steps after a Las Vegas DUI arrest, you will likely see yourself in an even worse situation. Trust me. You don’t want that happen.

Schedule Your NV DMV Hearing. It is essential to schedule your DMV hearing immediately after your Las Vegas DUI arrest. If you don’t request a DMV hearing within a couple of days, you will lose your license. For more information, contact the DMV’s Office of Administrative Hearings. This is where your hearing will likely take place.

Hire a Las Vegas DUI lawyer. Obviously, I work for a company that markets DUI lawyers. Sales pitch aside, it is really important to get one. There are many intricate details involving Las Vegas DUI laws that will go unnoticed without the expertise of an experienced Las Vegas DUI lawyer. If you honestly are unable to make the investment in a lawyer, at least find a DUI manual that explains Las Vegas DUI laws so you can have a better understanding.

Don’t Forget Your Court Dates. Not arriving for your scheduled court dates will not only irritate the judge, it will also result in a warrant for your arrest that will have an effect on your NV DUI conviction. You want to look and be as responsible as possible during this process to prove to the judge (and yourself) that you can learn from this mistake.

Write Everything Down. When you hire a Las Vegas DUI lawyer, the more details you remember about your arrest, the better. Write down every specific detail about your DUI arrest, including what the officers said to you, what you said to the officers, if there were any witnesses, and other pertinent information.

Above all, you need to take responsibility for the irresponsible choice that got you arrested. You have a responsibility to not only serve the proper punishment for your Las Vegas DUI, but you also have a responsibility to yourself to fight your case and keep your life on track.

D-U aye yei yei! States with the most DUI arrests. You’ll be shocked!

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Feel like you’re the only one with a DUI?  Not even close!  Many people are charged with DUIs and some of the numbers can be quite shocking.

Check out our list of the states with the most DUI arrests by state.  Add up the DUIs on the list, and we’re talking about more than one million arrests in a year.  That’s a lot of very busy DUI lawyers.

If you fall into one of these numbers and haven’t found a lawyer, get your life together and find an experienced DUI attorney today!

States with the Most DUI Arrests:

California

208,831

Texas

93,856

Florida

53,004

North Carolina

50,261

Pennsylvania

50,177

Arizona

39,260

Michigan

38,941

Wisconsin

38,215

New York

36,093

Missouri

33,020

Virginia

27,623

New Jersey

27,345

Colorado

27,043

Georgia

26,982

Minnesota

26,240

Tennessee

24,141

Maryland

23,180

Indiana

22,618

Kentucky

19,733

Oklahoma

18,996

Ohio

18,993

South Carolina

16,993

Washington

16,421

Nevada

15,234

Oregon

14,477

Alabama

13,924

Iowa

13,516

Kansas

13,223

Nebraska

13,016

Mississippi

12,644

Massachusetts

12,369

Idaho

12,226

New Mexico

11,674

Connecticut

10,178

Arkansas

10,130

Utah

7,805

Maine

6,861

Wyoming

6,662

South Dakota

5,720

Hawaii

5,588

Alaska

5,428

West Virginia

4,780

New Hampshire

4,676

Montana

4,373

Illinois

4,250

North Dakota

3,904

Vermont

3,396

Rhode Island

2,601

Delaware

2,302

Information provided by Century Council.

Are You the Designated Driver Tonight? Top Five Tips to Avoid Taking a Sip!

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Being the designated driver is definitely not something someone wants to be during a night out. However, if you are a good friend and responsible person, you know you have to take over the reigns once in a while.

You definitely don’t want to make your night a whole lot worse with a DUI arrest.

Here are some tips to still have a good time while remaining sober.

Remember any horrible jail scene from movies or TV. Sure, it’s likely not to happen if you get arrested for a DUI and hire a DUI attorney, but there are some images that will definitely want to make you put that drink down.

Talk to new people! You’re more likely not to say something stupid when you’re sober. It’s a scientific fact. Who knows? You might meet someone special. Above all, don’t stand around with nothing to do. Engage in conversations so you don’t think about how left out you feel by not drinking.

Dance. Obviously, this isn’t a good tip if you’re not going to a club. However, if you are, use this opportunity of not holding a drink to go and dance. People hate getting drinks spilled on them while they’re dancing, so luckily you won’t be “that” person. Furthermore, you’ll get a workout.

Come on. You know you want that Shirley Temple. They’re so good! Embrace your childhood and relive the days when that was a fun drink to order.

Keep track of the dumb things your friends say. Trust me. When you are the only sober one and your friends are acting like drunken idiots, you have your own personal Youtube channel to entertain you all night. Plus, a few years from now, you might have an embarrassing story to reminisce.

If you have any tips, please feel free to comment below!

DUI Checkpoints – July 22nd – 24th – MO, PA, MD

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It doesn’t seem as bad as July 4th weekend, but there are still sobriety checkpoints taking place. If you know of any, please comment below or share sobriety checkpoint information on our Facebook page.

Missouri – Kansas City- Tonight – Checkpoint will take place within city in area known for DUIs. Look out for signs as you near the vicinity.

Pennsylvania – PA is having weekend Statewide Roving Patrols. The main counties include Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming, and Luzerne Counties.

Maryland – Princes George’s County – Tonight – A checkpoint will be held 5200 Block of Silver Road in Suitland from 9pm to 3 am.

CA DUI Checkpoints – July 22nd – July 24th

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Here is a list of sobriety checkpoints that will be taking place in California this weekend.

Alameda – Tonight – There will be a checkpoint near Livermore 10pm to 2 am. The exact location has been undisclosed but look for signs indicating that a checkpoint is in the vicinity.

North Sacramento – Tonight – A checkpoint will be held on Del Paso Blvd and El Camino Ave from 8:30 to around 4 am

San Luis Obispo – Tonight – Look for a checkpoint within Atascadero from 7pm to 1:30 am

Lake Elsinore – Saturday – Police will hold a checkpoint at an undisclosed time and location within city limits.

Jockey Gets DUI (Not on Horse)

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I always read stories about NFL or NBA players getting DUIs (not to stereotype or anything…). However, I was surprised to find a story about a different type of athlete getting a DUI – a jockey! I guess there is a first for everything.

Hall of Fame jockey, Mike Smith was arrested for a DUI (in his car, not on a horse) in Del Mar, CA on Wednesday. Assuming it was in celebration of the opening races, Smith had a couple of glasses of wine and police pulled him over near his house around 10pm.

After posting bail, Smith was at the track early Thursday morning, getting ready to race that afternoon.

Crazy DUIs: Horse and Buggy DUI, Two DUIs in a Row, and More!

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Oh boy. This has been an exciting week in stupid. With a woman getting a DUI in a wheelchair earlier this week, I cannot believe crazier DUI stories have popped up.

Man Gets DUI Two Days in a Row

There are plenty of people who make the same mistake and get charged with a second DUI. But making that mistake two days in a row? Yes, it happened. William Maupin, of Twin Falls Idaho, was arrested for two DUIs, only 17 hours apart. During the first arrest, Maupin’s BAC was nearly three times the legal limit. His BAC level was even higher at his second arrest. Someone help this man, please!

Guy Admits to Police He’s Drunk at Time of Arrest

Honesty is always a good virtue, but it becomes astounding when someone actually admits their crime when they are arrested. Orrin Langdon, Jr., of Silver Springs, Florida, told a police officer he was too drunk to drive and had six beers before hitting the road. Quite an admission.

Amish Boy Gets DUI on Horse and Buggy

Can the police even arrest the Amish? Well, either way, yes, you did read this correctly. An Amish boy, Lewis Hostetler, tried to outrun police in his horse and buggy in Conewango, NY on Monday. Police charged him with a DUI, underage drinking, and, get this, insufficient tail lamps. [Insert pun here. Or, just leave a comment.]

Top Five Responses After Getting Pulled Over for a DUI

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WARNING: USE THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

5. “I can handle my liquor, officer. I may look drunk, but I’m really fine. [insert inaudible sounds]”

4. “I’m on my way to the hospital. I’m having a baby! No, this is definitely not my purse under my shirt. It’s totally my baby!”

3. “Maybe YOU’RE the one who’s drunk, officer.”

2. “Oh, I see what’s going on. You’re a stripper, right officer? Or should I say, Officer Naughty?”

1. “I refuse to say or do anything unless I have my attorney present. And my attorney’s name is… uh… Judge… Judge Judy.”

Crazy DUI Story: Woman Gets DUI on Motorized Wheelchair

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Well, another “interesting” vehicle has been added to the list of non-car DUIs.

Connie Lebo, of Middlesex Township, PA was arrested this morning for driving under the influence in a motorized wheelchair.

Neighbors called police after they saw Lebo stumbling around the grounds of the Country Manor Mobile Home Park. When police arrived, they found Lebo wheeling around the park in a motorized wheelchair, crashing into things. She even managed to flip the wheelchair over.

On a personal note, I just won the office pool predicting that “DUI on wheelchair” would be the next crazy DUI news story. So, above all, congratulations to me.

Crazy DUI Story: Mother and Daughter Get DUIs in the Same Night

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It’s “Bring Your Daughter to Jail Day” in Idaho where both mother and daughter made a memory by getting DUIs.

Alisha Gardner was arrested for a DUI Saturday night and called her mother to come pick up her dog. However, mom (Diana Gardner) had knocked back a few and was in no state to drive. Subsequently, she got arrested for a DUI and an impromptu Gardner family reunion took place in the drunk tank.