More Voices Against Las Vegas DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints in Las Vegas and across the country are really not an efficient or effective means of keeping the roads safe, at least according to a fairly recent piece in the Las Vegas Review Journal. The piece covers the usual range of arguments that we have all seen in recent years. The officers it ties up from doing other patrols. The ease with which drivers who are impaired can avoid the checkpoints. The level of difficulty in even being able to spot a drunk driver from just having them roll down their window for a moment, as opposed to seeing them driving out on the street. Contrary to the belief of many, they don’t breathalyze everyone who goes through the checkpoint, only the ones who they suspect. That means visible intoxication, smell of alcohol, or other factors that alert police to possible suspicious activity. Then there’s the number of people who are inconvenienced  by the checkpoints themselves. Add to that the people who are out driving on the rest of the roads that do not have as many patrols because of the number of officers needed to man a checkpoint, and you get some real problems. 24hourticketpower.com can help with the problems if they include a Las Vegas DUI arrest or any other traffic violation. We specialize in quick service that is conducted over the internet for your convenience, though we are happy to speak with you in whatever format is preferable to you. 24hourticketpower.com is the best way to handle a Las Vegas DUI day or night.

We applaud and appreciate the need to keep streets safe, especially given the number of vehicle and pedestrian injuries in Las Vegas recently. We also know and have set up to be an advocate for people arrested for DUI in Las Vegas – everyone deserves the full coverage of the law. 24hourticketpower.com is committed to helping you with your Las Vegas DUI charge.

Here are some interesting tidbits from that recent piece we mentioned up top:

“More than 70 percent of drunken driving fatalities are caused by hardcore offenders with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or above — i.e. almost twice the legal limit. These are the drivers that roving patrol officers should actively seek out and pull over before they reach a checkpoint. It’s easier for an officer to judge impairment by driving habits (not using a signal, swerving, not staying in the lane, etc.) than by looking at a driver’s face in a stationary vehicle at a checkpoint. (Remember, only a small fraction of those stopped at checkpoints are actually breathalyzed.)”

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Thanksgiving DUI in Las Vegas Ruins the Holiday

Thanksgiving is a day of celebration, for most people living in the United States of America, anyway. It is a day abounding with the Three Fs: food, family and football. While the roots of Thanksgiving may be somewhat less glowing and uniformly happy than most of us realize, that’s also how history works in a lot of ways. Regardless of what it was or wasn’t, it is now what it is: a feast and a long weekend of celebration. Of course for some they head straight from being thankful for what they have to throwing punches in the line to check out during Black Friday sales events, but that also is another story.

However, there are also those of us who like to celebrate with a little alcohol as well as our food on Thanksgiving (most adults are probably in this category). Police have a tendency of setting up DUI checkpoints in Las Vegas for this very reason, since there are a number of Las Vegas vehicle accidents related to it. That almost always lends itself to at least a few people getting arrested for driving under the influence in Nevada on an otherwise celebratory evening. This is a truly unfortunate way to spend an evening: sitting in a jail cell in Clark County after being arrested for DUI in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving or one of the days around it. It certainly takes a lot of the “giving thanks” out of the holiday.

Not to worry, though, with 24hourticketpower.com you can fight a Las Vegas DUI online while most law firms are shuttered for the holiday. Put some basic information into our online system and our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers will get started right away. You can at least rest easy over the next few days knowing you’re connected with a top DUI attorney in Nevada. We know all the tricks and tips to check first to see if we can get you out of the DUI altogether. If it can be thrown out through any number of technicalities or misreadings, we’ll get it done and have it completely off your record. If not, 24hourticketpower.com and our top Las Vegas DUI lawyers will get you the absolute best deal possible in a plea bargain, and help you keep the worst off your permanent record. At 24hourticketpower.com we know just how helpless you can feel facing this – so don’t face a DUI charge in Las Vegas alone, let 24hourticketpower.com help you fight it online and with ease.

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Nevada DUI Laws May Get Harsher

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD as they are often known, is again calling for stricter and harsher sentencing for drunk driving arrests in Nevada. In fact, they are specifically calling for a harsher sentence for a first time Nevada DUI arrest and conviction. They would like to see ignition interlock devices as a mandatory consequence of a first time DUI offense. Let’s step back for a moment for those of you who are not aware: an ignition interlock device is something that you have to blow into before your car will start. Of course your breath has to be free of alcohol for it to allow the vehicle to start, for the ignition to turn on. Hence, the name of the machine. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be pushing for this type of legislation during the upcoming legislative session in Carson City. We here at 24hourticketpower.com will be following that legislative session closely, as we do for any legislative session. We obsessively monitor all changes to traffic law and Nevada DUI law so that we can continue to offer top notch online service for Nevada DUI arrest or citations, as well as all traffic law. 24hourticketpower.com is available at all hours of the day or night. We’ll get you the absolute best outcome for your Nevada DUI. Try 24hourticketpower.com today to fight a Nevada DUI online.

What is Nevada DUI law? These ignition interlock devices are part of it, to be sure, but so are many, many more pieces. Here is just a small section of Nevada DUI law – the things that we know so that you don’t have to:

“Illegal Per Se “Illegal per se” means that the operation of a vehicle by a person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) at or above the legally defined threshold constitutes an offense of impaired driving in and of itself. Nevada’s blood alcohol limit is .08 and .04 for commercial drivers. Note that these limits are only guides. Drivers can be arrested and convicted for DUI with a lower BAC reading or for driving under the influence of controlled or prohibited substances. (NRS 484C.110) Chemical Tests Failure to submit to a breath, blood or urine test as directed by a police officer results in a driver’s license revocation of at least one year. A blood sample can be drawn involuntarily if the officer obtains a warrant or court order.”

Got all that? That’s not even close to all of it. That’s why you need 24hourticketpower.com to fight your Nevada DUI online for you so that you don’t have to.

 

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New, More Cops May Mean More Las Vegas Speeding Tickets

More cops, more cops, ever more cops being added to give you a speeding ticket in Las Vegas, or so many other things. Doesn’t it seem like we just went through a local tax increase for more police? That one was aimed at putting patrol cars out there (with officers in them, of course) and if memory serves was all about, or at least mostly about, preventing fatal vehicle crashes in Las Vegas. That also meant that the Las Vegas Metro Police force would soon be responding again to non injury accidents in the Las Vegas area. Well, now another More Cops bill has been signed, sealed, and delivered. The piece of legislation, formally known as the Crime Prevention Act of 2016, was another bill that the legislature passed in a special session. It was also yet another bill that they, the legislature, didn’t pass outright, but made as “enabling” legislation. No, not enabling in the sense of unwittingly contributing to a vice like drugs, enabling in that it allowed the Clark County Commission to raise the tax if it wanted to. Some on one side of the political spectrum might call that enabling in the vice sense of the word too, now that we mention it. Here, from a Las Vegas Sun article on this bill meant to add officers and may mean more speeding tickets for Las Vegas drivers:

“The commission voted unanimously to enact a 0.1 percentage-point sales tax increase to pay for more than 300 additional police officers.

The tax increase will generate an estimated $39.2 million in new revenue each year, police officials said. Of that amount, about $7.9 million will go toward hiring 66 officers to patrol areas in and around the Las Vegas Strip and downtown. The remaining $31.3 million will be distributed to local police agencies to hire a combined 245 officers to serve in the community.

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The additional officers will help boost Metro Police’s staffing ratio closer to two officers per every 1,000 residents, department leaders said.”

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Las Vegas Texting and Driving Focus for Police

Texting and driving tickets in Las Vegas can cost you. That’s what the Las Vegas Metro Police are focusing on getting the word out on, and even officers across the state. Per a release from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, from now until the 13th of this month they will be focusing on texting and driving. We’ll take you straight to their press release on texting and driving tickets in Las Vegas:

“Officers Remind Residents U Drive, U Text, U Pay! Law Enforcement Statewide focus on Distracted Drivers Las Vegas, Nevada – Law enforcement agencies statewide will be Joining Forces and focusing on Distracted Drivers Nov 2 -13, 2016. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will be working diligently to urge motorists to keep your eyes on the road and put away cell phones or other items that cause distractions. On average texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that traffic deaths rose 10.4 percent in the first half of 2016 over 2015. That means 1,665 more deaths across the country in six months. And it follows a 7 percent increase in 2015 over 2014, meaning this is a trend. The problem is distracted driving. Far too many of us are fiddling with our phones as we hurtle down the road. Please remember that the phone call or text can wait until you have arrived at your destination safely. “There have been several studies lately demonstrating that distracted drivers using their cellular phone exhibit similar driving behaviors as of a drunk or impaired drivers. Drivers using their phones are slow to respond to traffic control devices, drifting and swerving in the travel lane and drive too slow or too fast for traffic conditions. Drivers texting while operating a motor vehicle are showing symptoms of a driver with a BAC of .08.” said Sergeant Kisfalvi from LVMPD’s Traffic Bureau. For resources about distracted driving, please visit: http://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com. Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV.”

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Road Work Can Lead to Expensive Las Vegas Speeding Tickets

 

We always enjoy reading the Road Warrior column in the Las Vegas Review Journal, particularly when it lets us know about upcoming road work where we might get a Las Vegas speeding ticket doubled for a work zone. Here is just a snippet of those, taken straight from Road Warrior itself, that might be useful to our readers as well:

  • “Summerlin Parkway is restricted between Buffalo Drive and the 215 Beltway until Tuesday. Crews are installing a cable rail median barrier.
  • Interstate 15 will be restricted between Craig Road and Speedway Boulevard in North Las Vegas from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights until Nov. 10. Crews are widening the freeway.
  • Main Street is restricted between Bonneville Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard until Dec. 1 for street improvements.
  • Rampart Boulevard is restricted between Summerlin Parkway and Lake Mead Boulevard until Nov. 19 for a landscaping project.
  • The Martin Luther King Boulevard onramp to northbound U.S. Highway 95 will is closed through November. Crews are erecting retaining walls around the Spaghetti Bowl interchange as part of Project Neon.
  • The Interstate 15 northbound and southbound ramps connecting to northbound U.S. Highway 95 will be closed until late February. Crews are building a new bridge as part of Project Neon.
  • The Interstate 15 northbound and southbound ramps connecting to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed until late February. Crews are building a new bridge as part of Project Neon.
  • The ramp leading from westbound Warm Springs Road to the westbound 215 Beltway will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Fridays until mid-March. Crews are working on the new flyover ramp and bridge.
  • Southbound U.S. Highway 95 will be reduced to one lane between Durango Drive and Ann Road from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays through June. Crews are working on the Centennial Bowl ramps.
  • Sections of Bonneville Avenue, Charleston Boulevard, Grand Central Parkway and Martin Luther King Boulevard will have closed or disrupted lanes surrounding the Spaghetti Bowl as crews work on Project Neon through July 2018.”

These are places, but not all of the places, that you could get a Las Vegas speeding ticket in a construction zone meaning a double fine. That is, unless you fight your speeding ticket online with 24hourticketpower.com. We’ll take care of everything. In the vast majority of our cases people who fight a Las Vegas speeding ticket online with 24hourticketpower.com do not have to leave home – no visit to our office, no need to go to traffic court, and a great outcome for your ticket and license points. Click ‘n Fix your Las Vegas speeding ticket online today with 24hourticketpower.com

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Nevada DUI Arrest – Man Hits Tree, But Lucky

Here’s a DUI charge in Nevada that could have been worse. It could have been worse in any number of ways. It could have been, by the size of it, catastrophic for one or more people. We’re glad that it didn’t appear to have resulted in any kind of tragedy. We can also make this Nevada DUI better online with our click n fix standard of quick, effective, and economical tool. 24hourticketpower.com connects you online immediately with an experienced Nevada DUI attorney. And here’s a guy in this incident who sounds like he could sure use one. But we’ll stop burying the lede already and tell you about what was reported to have happened before we continue any further into how 24hourticketpower.com can help fight a Nevada DUI online.

Short story: a guy is booked on a DUI after totally his car. It does not appear to have injured or killed anyone. The Nevada DUI driver does not appear to have sustained enough injury to warrant immediate medical attention. Instead he was taken straight to lock up. Usually if there is any sign of injury they’ll take you to the hospital first to avoid any potential liability from refusing timely treatment. In any event, the longer story is that he got booked into the Washoe County jail after hitting a tree. But he didn’t just tag one close by on the side on a country or mountain road. He is reported to have jumped up on the curb before continuing over the sidewalk and beyond. It ended up hitting a tree that was just slightly away from a house. The driver is, according to news reports on this Nevada DUI crash, a man of 23 years to his name, which is said to be Oscar Zambrano. He was reported to have been driving a Hyundai.

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Las Vegas Metro Police DUI Checkpoint Tonight

Las Vegas Metro Police are just finishing up conducting a DUI checkpoint. This is nothing new in terms of them conducting checkpoints, but of course every new check point yields additional Las Vegas DUI arrest issues. The checkpoint will actually be running for another 20 minutes or so. (Don’t ask the specifics of why this author is up so late, beyond that it involves little kids). If you’ve been hit with a DUI at a Las Vegas sobriety checkpoint and want to fight it online, you can do it right now. 24hourticketpower.com handles Nevada DUI charges through our online system any time day or night, as our name hopefully suggests. Connect with a top DUI attorney right now to at least take the worry about “what am I gonna do?!” out of the admittedly unpleasant experience. We will begin handling your charge immediately, and be in touch with you quickly (but usually during business hours) about how the case is and will be handled. Fixing your Las Vegas DUI online is just a click away at 24hourticketpower.com

How does the Metro Traffic Division work, and how is it divided (ha ha ha) between the different functions it plays? Here is, in their own words, an excerpt from the Las Vegas Metro DUI and Traffic section:

“The Traffic Bureau is divided into two sections:

Traffic Section, which consists of Field Squads / PSU, which investigate traffic accidents and conduct traffic enforcement; TARGET DUI, which compiles and prepares submittals for prosecution on all DUI arrests; The Accident Investigation Detail, which consists of both the Hit&Run and the Fatal teams; and The Training Unit Detail, which is responsible for new and recurrent training for the officers assigned to the Traffic Bureau.

Traffic congestion in our urban environment and the ability of the motorcycle to maneuver in traffic is the primary reason it is used as a law enforcement vehicle. The motorcycle has been used by police agencies since 1870 and is the primary mode of transportation for the LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

The bureau consists of 150 officers, of which, 144 are certified as Motorcycle officers. Every Police Motorcycle Officer/Supervisor must pass a rigorous 120 hour motorcycle academy and must be re-certified every six (6) months.

 The LVMPD Traffic Bureau is constantly exploring and implementing new and innovative methods to improve traffic safety and decrease serious injury / fatal accidents.”

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More on Nevada Marijuana DUI News

One of the biggest talking points for the people running against state question two is that Nevada DUI issues will increase. They believe a huge surge will take place in instances of people being arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana in Las Vegas. They also believe, or at least are saying, that it will increase the injuries and even deaths from accidents caused by. The recent news on this is another person of interest and profile taking a public stand against question two. That is the question, if it wasn’t painfully obvious by this writing or any number of advertisements, is the question regarding full legalization of marijuana recreationally in the state of Nevada. It has been legal for medical purposes in Nevada for years. Depending on your perspective marijuana for medical uses has been legal in Nevada for about two years, or about 12 years. But that’s a side note that we don’t necessarily need to play at this particular moment.

Back to the news we go. The recent public official to speak out against marijuana for recreational use is the District Attorney of Washoe County. This gentleman came out along with other members of the Nevada DUI Task Force. They noted that accidents related to marijuana are going up already in Nevada. They emphasized their belief that that number will only increase as and if question two passes to fully legalize marijuana. Now we have only seen from news reports, but it was not clear that the group released anything along with this supposition. Did they show before and after statistics? Were they controlled for any number of other confounding variables? That’s a very important one, as any number of things can affect this.

One of the hardest ones with marijuana is that DUI arrests in Nevada are currently made from a per se blood measurement. This blood measurement has been shown over and over to be an imperfect measurement of impairments at best, and a terribly non-accurate measurement of any impacts to driving. Ticketpower.com helps with all kinds of Nevada DUI arrest issues. Our online system connects you with a top Nevada DUI attorney day or night. Do not fight a DUI in Nevada on your own, fight it online with ticketpower.com. We’ll get you the best plea deal possible as a last resort, and get your arrest and charge or charges thrown out at best.

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Presidential Debate Traffic Could Mean More Las Vegas DUI Arrests

Watch out driving anywhere near the university in the afternoon and evening of October 19th. Extra police presence is likely to bring in additional officers looking for any suspicious or illegal activity on the roads. That includes things like speeding or suspected DUI in Las Vegas. Also watch out for traffic jams that could additionally cause you to want to or even need to speed around to try to find your way through. And that, friends, is because on October 19, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will be hosting a presidential debate. The debate will be held at the Thomas and Mack Center. The issues with traffic flow and perhaps more saliently the Secret Service closures of roads to allow “protected” individuals to get through to and from the debate center. From the Las Vegas Metro Press Release:

“This event will cause periodic restrictions on Las Vegas valley roadways. Closures are anticipated to occur intermittently between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the following areas:

  • I-15 Southbound from Sahara Ave. to I-215 Eastbound through the airport connector (tunnel) to Russell Rd.
  • Russell Rd. Eastbound and Westbound from McCarran International Airport to Maryland Pkwy.
  • Maryland Pkwy. Northbound and Southbound from Russell Rd. to Tropicana Ave.
  • Tropicana Ave. Westbound from Maryland Pkwy. to Swenson St.
  • Swenson St. Northbound and Southbound from Naples Drive to Tropicana Ave.

These intermittent closures will affect access to McCarran International Airport. Recommended route to the airport from the East side of the valley is Westbound Flamingo Rd. to Southbound Paradise Rd. and into the airport. Recommended route from the West side of the valley is Tropicana Ave. Eastbound to Paradise Rd. Southbound and into the airport. Citizens traveling to the airport during this time period should expect delays and plan accordingly. Please be advised the above information is subject to change.”

If you’re ticketed for speeding or driving under the influence in Las Vegas because of the presidential debate traffic or on any other day of the week, month or year, ticketpower.com is the online legal help. Ticketpower.com connects you with a top Las Vegas DUI attorney day or night. There are many good or acceptable ways of dealing with a DUI charge in Nevada, and just taking what the give you is not one of them. Pleading down to a lesser charge or outright getting the case thrown out are the ideal outcomes. Ticketpower.com will fight your Las Vegas DUI charge cheaply, quickly, and effectively on your behalf.

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