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Accomplished Las Vegas DUI Defense Lawyer Protects Motorists’ Rights

Nevada firm advocates for people accused of driving while intoxicated

It’s important for people accused of driving under the influence to know their rights and exercise them by retaining a skilled lawyer who will work to defeat or reduce the charge against them. Located in Las Vegas, the Miley Law Firm defends clients who have been accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. I have deep knowledge of the standards that apply in Nevada and use that to protect drivers against unwarranted charges and overzealous authorities.

Established firm assists individuals arrested for driving under the influence

Most Nevada drivers are considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds .08 percent. However, there are tougher standards for commercial vehicle operators (.04) and motorists under the age of 21 (.02). Whatever evidence the authorities claim to have against you, I’ll protect your rights and help you understand critical elements of the relevant law, such as:

  • Penalties — Several penalties exist to punish people charged with driving under the influence, including fines, license suspension and the installation of ignition interlock devices that don’t let you start your car until you pass a breathalyzer test. Whenever possible, I look to limit or eliminate incarceration and other onerous penalties that significantly disrupt the lives of my clients.
  • Multiple offenses — How you handle a DUI charge might hinge on whether it is a first or second offense or if you’ve had multiple drunk driving convictions within the previous seven years. A first-time offender usually loses their driving privileges for six months and faces at least 48 hours of incarceration or community service. Upon a second conviction, the minimum sentence is 10 days (which might be served in home confinement), and the suspension runs for a year. After that, the penalty involves at least a year of prison. After reviewing your history, my firm develops a sound strategy geared to your situation.
  • Test refusal — Regardless of whether you are impaired or not, refusing to submit to a sobriety test after you have been arrested affects your ability to drive. A first refusal triggers a one-year license revocation. This is an administrative penalty, not a criminal charge, so the allegation cannot be fought in court.

Often, someone facing a drunk driving allegation is not familiar with the criminal justice system and the defenses that might be available. My experience helps accused motorists understand the case against them and challenge improper evidence.

Skilled counselor defends drivers facing extreme and aggravated DUI charges

A test result far in excess of the legal intoxication limit can lead to an aggravated DUI charge and potential penalties that are more serious than the standard punishments. If someone is extremely intoxicated, defined by a BAC that is at least .18 percent, they can face the tougher charge, pay a higher fine and be forced to use an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. You might also be subject to a harsher charge if you’re involved in an accident causing serious injury or have someone younger than age 15 in the car.

Thorough attorney seeks DUI sentence reduction for clients

By thoroughly reviewing the facts, I can assess whether proper legal grounds existed for the DUI stop or if a testing error might have led to a false finding of intoxication. From there, I use what’s been learned to seek a dismissal, acquittal, reduced sentence or more lenient charge. When an alleged DUI incident results in someone else’s injury, it’s important to understand that you might also be named a defendant in a claim for civil damages.

Contact a proven Nevada DUI defense attorney to learn about your legal options

The Miley Law Firm in Las Vegas represents Nevadans who have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For a consultation regarding your case, please call 702-850-3600 or contact me online.

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Client Testimonials
  • ""Wow!! Mr. Miley was amazing. His office ladies are awesome as well. He more than took care of my citation. I can’t thank him enough. In Las Vegas it’s hard to find an honest attorney. Well he is more than that as he treats you like a real person. Thank you!" " - Michelle H.

  • "They made a difficult situation (divorce) easier to deal with. All of the staff are polite and professional." " - Marie M

  • "This law firm helped me tremendously. I ended up in a really nasty Divorce battle that scared the heck out of me. Miley was extremely confident and understood the law (and what protected me) and he put a plan together that got me the exact results he said it would. His office Manager Pam was as professional as they get. She always answered my calls and she was very prompt with whatever needed to be done (filing motion paperwork, mailings, etc). The work this team did was worth every dollar I spent." - ognewwavy

  • "Mr. Miley has handled my child custody case for years and I can always count on him to always do a great job and I trust him. I recommend him without any doubt. He will do a phenomenal job." - Freddie Mateo jr

  • "I met with Miley on two occasions once for a consultation the other to decide if I'd use his service. Miley comes off as a strong attorney that will get you remedy(like most attorneys) which is good bc they want new clients. His staff is friendly & professional when it comes to there client needs. However, I never used Miley Law Firm because at each meeting I felt rushed as if Miley wasn't listening to what I needed achieved but wanted me to pay to get started. That was a problem for me my situation was very complex and needed to be evaluated thourghly to represent me. I didn't see Miley doing that in fact all I saw coming was invoices in the near future from Miley not breaking my case down strategically. " - Paris Baker

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