Are DUI Charges Criminal Offenses

Many individuals get behind the wheel of a vehicle after a few drinks thinking that they are fine to drive. Those same people also often think that when they get arrested or charged for a Drunk driving (“DUI”) offense that it’s “no big deal” and that “lots of people get DUIs.” While it’s true that DUI’s are among the most common criminal offenses – - they are just that – - criminal offenses.

A DUI conviction is on your record as a criminal offense. In addition to fines, court costs, classes, increased insurance premiums, the loss of your driver’s license – - in Nevada, they also carry mandatory jail time. A DUI conviction will show up in on a background check, can prevent you from getting a job, and is a source of great stigma and embarrassment. In addition, a conviction for a DUI charge is among the costliest financial criminal convictions. Depending on which study you rely on, the average cost in total for a DUI conviction is somewhere between $5,000.00 and $20,000.00.

When you put a criminal conviction for a DUI into perspective – - going to jail and losing tens of thousands of dollars means that drunk driving is “a big deal.” Any criminal law expert will tell you that DUI cases can be some of the most complicated and complex cases there are. Virtually every Drunk Driving / DUI case involves Constitutional law issues and expert medical and scientific witnesses utilizing the latest advances in technology. When faced with the seriousness of a DUI case and such difficult legal issues, it is important to have an experienced Las Vegas Drunk Driving DUI defense attorney on your side to help protect your interests and guide you through the process.

At the Nevada law firm of Hofland & Tomsheck, Partner Josh Tomsheck has experience in all facets of Drunk Driving (DUI DWI) cases, and specializes in the assistance of those charged with Drunk Driving, DUI or DWI charges. As a former Chief Deputy District Attorney, Josh Tomsheck was part of the academy of instructors that lectured and taught the police and other members of law enforcement the same Constitutional law issues that arise in almost every Drunk Driving case. Josh is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, widely recognized as the most elite organization in the United States focused on education and information regarding the defense of individuals charged with Drunk Driving offenses. Attorney Tomsheck is one (1) of only eight (8) lawyers in Las Vegas to be admitted as a member of the College.

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If you have been arrested or charged for DUI involving Marijuana, or know someone who has, we can help. If you want to ask us questions about your rights, the specifics of a DUI Marijuana case, or request a FREE COPY of your Nevada Driver’s Rights Card, call us today at(702) 895-6760 or submit your case online (click here) today. We offer a FREE, no obligation case evaluation with our experienced DUI attorney. Just because you were arrested, DOES NOT mean you must be convicted! Contact the law firm of Hofland & Tomsheck - - “Fighting for Justice, Fighting for YOU!”