Hangover-Free Alcohol Isn’t DUI Free for Nevada Drivers

Research looks like it may be getting every closer to a drink that acts like alcohol in its effects, but does not give you the one you don’t want: it supposedly carries with it no hangover. Notice anything wrong with the prior sentence? Our clients do. Because a hangover is nothing compared to the morning after effects of an arrest for driving under the influence in Nevada. Yes, hangovers are bad. Sometimes, hangovers are downright awful. Nobody wants one and absolutely nobody wants the bad kind, the kind where you’re throwing up the next day, unable to move, head hurting to the point where no amount of headache medicine makes a dent, where even the second day is rough. But that’s about as long as a hangover lasts: around two days with the second just being irritating. The effects of a Nevada DUI charge and especially conviction can haunt you for months and even years. That’s why ticketpower.com makes it easy for you to fight a Nevada DUI arrest online. Our simple system connects you with a top DUI lawyer in Nevada over the internet. We know that’s the way most people are used to finding things and getting help and conducting their lives these days, so we thought we’d make it simple. Ticketpower.com is easy, quick, and inexpensive – we limit the amount of time you have to spend in traffic court or in our office through skill and experience because we want you to be able to move on with your life, and not be bound by your Nevada DUI charge.

So how does this hangoverless booze work? The inventor isn’t saying. That is probably smart business sense, but it also doesn’t help slake our curiosity! This from a recent news report in Nevada on alcohol free drink:

“The Independent reports that Imperial College Professor has developed a drink that allows people to get drunk but avoid the next-day hangover.

Alcosynth, developed by Professor David Nutt, is liquid chemical added straight to cocktails that is designed prevent the headaches, nausea and dry mouth that occur after a night of drinking. Nutt also says alcosynth is better for long-term health than traditional alcohol.”

The other problem with hangover free alcohol might be in terms of leading to more binge drinking especially in inexperienced drinkers, usually young people. A hangover can be a good wake up call (pun intended) that you drank too much, and helps you learn to dial it back. Without it, will more kids drink more, and more frequently? Only time will tell.

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Program on Driving Under the Influence in Las Vegas

Driving under the influence is not the best idea in the world. This is not a novel concept, and it’s one that even we, Las Vegas DUI arrest lawyers, can agree with. Studies show it’s not great, as does history. However, we still believe that people need the best defense. They deserve to have their case seen as an individual circumstance, and an attorney who will fight for them. 24hourticketpower.com fights for people who have been arrested for driving under the influence in Las Vegas. We know your case is an individual and singular circumstance, and you should be seen as a person, not a statistic. If there is a problem with the chain of evidence or the original arrest or any number of other things, we may be able to get your case thrown out. If not, 24hourticketpower.com can get your fine and license points and license revocation cut down significantly – it’s what we do. We know you deserve the full protection of the law and the legal system as much as the police have a duty to play the other side, and we will fight for you. We are experienced Las Vegas DUI attorneys, contact us today to get started and fight your Las Vegas DUI online.

What’s the opposite of treating your situation and you like an individual? Well, one good example is the Every 15 Minutes program. This is a program that is taught to Las Vegas high school students, among others. It focuses on the extreme of dangers of driving under the influence in Las Vegas. While we laud this program for its focus on prevention of driving under the influence, we also worry about the broad brush scare tactics of the program. Like any prevention measure, it can show things in a very black and white light. The world is just not that way. And if you teach children, implicitly or explicitly, that driving with a buzz one time will land them and all their friends in the morgue, you’re setting up a scenario where they drive buzzed once and nothing happens. Then what? They believe that everything you told them was lie, and continue to drive more and more intoxicated. And yet, this program will continue to be taught – one class happened today at a local high school, and an assembly will take place at that school tomorrow to reinforce this message. We only wish that some balance could enter into the discussion, and people who are arrested for driving under the influence in Las Vegas not be seen in such a black and white light – that’s why we fight for their rights.

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Las Vegas School Zone Speeding Ticket

Have you gotten a speeding ticket in a Las Vegas school zone yet? If not, you’re certainly not out of the woods yet – school just started yesterday in most Clark County schools. The lights are now on and flashing. The signs that say “when children present” should be heeded as children are now present. Signs that say no U turn, crosswalks, all these things are now going to be getting extra scrutiny by the police because kids are back, and not paying the best of attention in their excitement or agony (or both) at being back in school. Also, don’t, just don’t, pass a school bus that has its “stop” sign out and lights flashing. Drivers of school buses can report you. Many do, as they are charged with the safety of the children on their buses and routes.

But what should you do if you haven’t had the chance to read the above advice, and didn’t follow it? Or if you thought you were being careful, have good reason to fight a ticket, but just don’t have the time or the energy or the know-how to fight a Las Vegas school zone ticket online? Visit ticketpower.com today to connect with Las Vegas traffic attorneys who can help. We can take care of everything for you – in most cases you don’t have to come in to our office or go to traffic court, we handle everything. Ticketpower.com has a system that is proven effective and inexpensive for fighting Las Vegas school zone tickets online, and any other traffic violation you can think of. Visit us today for the easiest way to fight a Las Vegas speeding ticket in a school zone online.

The basic Nevada law around school zones is relatively straightforward. But the case law is not, and that’s where you need a good traffic attorney. If all there was to it is reading the law (below) and arguing it, you wouldn’t need us. But you’ve been down this road, and understand how difficult it is to deal with traffic arraignment and then trial. So contact ticketpower.com today to take the hassle out of a ticket.

  NRS 484B.350  Stop required in obedience to direction or traffic-control signal of school crossing guard; penalty; additional penalty if driver is proximate cause of collision with pedestrian or person riding bicycle.

1.  The driver of a vehicle:

(a) Shall stop in obedience to the direction or traffic-control signal of a school crossing guard; and

(b) Shall not proceed until the highway is clear of all persons, including, without limitation, the school crossing guard.

2.  A person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

3.  If, while violating subsection 1, the driver of a motor vehicle is the proximate cause of a collision with a pedestrian or a person riding a bicycle, the driver is subject to the additional penalty set forth in subsection 4 of NRS 484B.653.

4.  As used in this section, “school crossing guard” means a volunteer or paid employee of a local authority, local law enforcement agency or school district whose duties include assisting pupils to cross a highway.

(Added to NRS by 2003, 364; A 2011, 1635) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 484.356)

 

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DUI News in Nevada

DUI crashes in Nevada have gone down, but you wouldn’t know it from recent news reports or Nevada DUI and other vehicle accidents and deaths. The interesting thing about this piece is what it says versus what it is about in a headline versus what it is about in the article. The headline reads like something the Zero Fatalities people might have planted, “Fatal DUI crashes raise concerns about impaired driving in Nevada.” Something they might have planted as a scare tactic, that is. We say that because the minute you start reading into the article the news itself has a very different tone. For instance, you would not expect in a piece titled as such that there had been a major decrease in the number of deaths from driving under the influence. We can’t actually tell from the article whether that refers only to Washoe County or also to the rest of Nevada. But either way, not language you expected with that headline.

You also wouldn’t expect a nugget like the one buried at the end. In the final graph of the piece, it talks about one particularly surprising weekend that had no fatal accidents on Nevada roads. That would be the Fourth of July weekend which is usually a weekend of lots of partying and with it lots of Nevada DUI arrest incidents, accidents, and yes, fatalities. So these are all good news pieces, and truly not what you’d expect, or at least that we’d expect to see under that headline. Now that said there have been twenty eight people killed in Nevada driving under the influence instances, which is an awful and embarrassingly high number.

B.A.C. (blood alcohol concentration) or legal limit is .08 in Nevada. Drunken Driving charges are prosecuted based upon blood, urine, or breath analysis. A supplemental sobriety test may also be given at the scene of the suspected violation. The Law does not prefer one test over the other and are all treated the same in Court. There are many defenses available to the accused drunk driver including the following: Was the performed test accurate? Was the test issued simultaneously? Was the test issued timely? Was the police inspection Constitutional? Did the officer follow the rules? Does the documentation support the charge? Was Due Process violated in any way? Call ticketpower.com today at 702-684-6906 if you have been arrested for DUI and need a DUI attorney to help fight for your rights in Court. Do go alone—get the Power of many years of experience to help you keep that first DUI at bay. The DUI rules are very clear in Nevada. A first time offense is very expensive and time consuming. The second time offense is not only expensive, but also truly serious and an experienced attorney should be handling your matter. A DUI third offense is bad news.

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School Zone Tickets Start with School Starting Soon

School starts next week, and you have to be careful. You have to be careful for any number of reasons. You have to be careful beyond the obvious reason of kids on the roadways. Remember that it’s the beginning of school. That means there is likely to be a lot of excitement. There is also going to be a whole lot of uncertainty as children dart back and forth. They’ll grab things that they forget. They will realize they’ve gone to the wrong entrance. Skateboards will catch on unfamiliar seems in the concrete at new schools. Bicycles will weave back and forth, looking for unfamiliar bike racks and going through unfamiliar roadways.

Through all this, you can expect Metro Police to be monitoring everything from speed to crosswalks to lights, traffic crossing guards, you name it. Remember that school zone tickets are very, very expensive to just pay off or to try to fight on your own. Remember that 24hourticketpower.com lets you fight a Las Vegas school zone speeding ticket totally online in the vast majority of our cases. If it is or is close to a felony, there’s a chance you’ll have to come in to our offices. For more serious offenses like repeated driving under the influence issues you may also need to go into court. That is, go into court with us. Whether it is going in and taking care of everything for you as we are able to do in almost every speeding ticket or other traffic citation you may get in Las Vegas to more serious felony arrests, you can count on our experienced traffic attorneys at 24hourticketpower.com to take care of everything possible on your behalf.

In the meantime, check out this useful set of school zone traffic tips for Las Vegas drivers from the National Safety Council:

“If You’re Dropping Off

Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program. The following apply to all school zones:

  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they’re walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Don’t honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way”

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Boulder City Speeding Tickets, and The Police’ Spin

The headline reads “Traffic Division Officers Keep Roads Safe” and the article follows predictably from there. Well, predictably if you look first at who wrote the piece. The woman’s name is immaterial, but the office from which she’s writing is not: Boulder City Police.” We mean, honestly though, what other kind of article to do you expect someone to write in an official capacity and speaking on behalf of the police department? They’re not going to write a story that could be headlined “Sometimes Traffic Enforcement Is About Funding” or “You Didn’t Deserve That Ticket.” Police are going to toe the line for police, that’s just the way it is. And we don’t mean to necessarily say that the article or the sentiment is exactly one hundred percent wrong. Police and traffic enforcement officers have their place, all police have their place.

But that doesn’t mean the whopper of a speeding ticket Boulder City Police just handed you is “right” or that you shouldn’t fight it. In fact, if you want to fight your Boulder City speeding ticket online visit 24hourticketpower.com today for the quickest, simplest, cheapest, and all around best experience in fixing traffic tickets online. While we do understand (like you probably do as well) that police have their place and sure, traffic enforcement is a necessary and worthwhile endeavor, our job is to fight for you. That’s what we do. We are on your side the whole way, and usually we can take up the whole side: you don’t have to leave your house to fight the ticket. 24hourticketpower.com lets you fix a Boulder City speeding ticket completely online in most cases. The same goes for traffic tickets or speeding tickets in Henderson, Las Vegas, Summerlin, Laughlin, you name it. If it’s in the Las Vegas area, broadly defined, our attorneys can handle it for you without you having to even visit our office.

The rest of the article is about some of the things that we do like police to do, such as help with traffic flow. Show up when you’ve gotten in a southern Nevada vehicle accident and take statements, locate witnesses, and make sure that the person who hit you doesn’t just walk away. They monitor traffic and make bypass routes around construction or accidents. There are many other good things that traffic cops handle. Fine, even speeding tickets have their place. But still, 24hourticketpower.com is here to fight for you, not them. Visit us today to click-n-fix your Boulder City traffic ticket.

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Speeding Tickets in Las Vegas Push Nevada To Poor Driving Rank

Speeding tickets in Nevada are part of why many rankings have Nevada as one of the worst states for driving. Or rather, this helps us hit the ranking for some of the worst drivers out there, across the country. Does that sound right to you? Depends in part on how you measure it, as with everything. Yes, there are a lot of issues on Nevada roads. Las Vegas and the rest of the valley have some serious issues with accidents, speeding tickets, driving under the influence, and any number of other issues. But in some part, we’re a victim of others. While many states have bad drivers just by virtue of being bad drivers, Las Vegas gets everyone else’s bad drivers. And we get them on vacation, without a care in the world, in a rental car, not knowing where they are going. That’s right, we said it: a part of our bad rating has to be from the tourists.

Look, we’re Las Vegas traffic ticket attorneys. We get it as much or probably more than anyone. Las Vegans have their share of speeding tickets to fight online and we help them with it. 24hourticketpower.com knows the numbers because we live them, helping our clients through fighting Nevada speeding tickets online and avoiding Las Vegas traffic court. But, though we know that the good people of Las Vegas do have some issues with speeding and driving under the influence and distracted driving or cell phone violations, we also know that locals are not worse than the national average, certainly. Vacationers really bump our stats up. But 24hourticketpower.com helps anyone fight a traffic ticket online so if you’ve gotten one, visit our site today whether you’re a local or just here for the weekend when you got popped for speeding or what ever.

Here’s a sampling of some of the worst states, and what makes them the worst:

  1. Florida: Floridians Google “speeding tickets” and “traffic tickets” more than any other state. They also have the second lowest number of insured drivers in the nation.
  2. Mississippi: The state had the fifth-highest number of deaths resulting from auto accidents and the 12th highest rate of DUI arrests per driver in the country. Like Florida, relatively few people are insured.
  3. Oklahoma: When it comes to states with many uninsured drivers, Oklahoma has more than its fair share: Only 74 percent of its drivers are insured. It also has one of the 15 worst scores in DUIs per thousand drivers and the number of people killed per thousand drivers in auto accidents.
  4. New Jersey: The Garden State has the second-most deaths per driver.
  5. Delaware: New Jersey’s neighbor and rival for worst drivers in the mid-Atlantic region, Delaware is the only state with more deaths per driver than New Jersey.

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Henderson Speeding Ticket Bonanza

Received a speeding ticket in Henderson, Nevada? You are not alone, you are not anywhere near alone, especially if it happened in the last couple of weeks. On top of speeding tickets issues by the Nevada Highway Patrol, hundreds of other citations were handed out for various infractions such as distracted driving in Henderson, cell phone violations, seat belt violations, revoked or suspended licenses, and more. We’ll break down the numbers and give the specifics in a moment, but one big point sticks out for us. These are just the numbers released by the Nevada Highway Patrol, according to news accounts of this speeding enforcement in Henderson. The Henderson Police Department was also in on this, and they haven’t even released their numbers or had them counted in this total as released by the NHP. If you’re given a speeding ticket in Henderson, Nevada, or anywhere else across the Las Vegas Valley and want to fight it online visit ticketpower.com today your ticket fix is just one click away.

From the news report, it looks like this enforcement focus was going on for about two weeks. It began on July 22 and continued through to the 8th of August. We’re not sure why it was only Henderson Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Often times these special enforcement focuses will have officers from all the different departments across the valley involved. One interesting thing is that on three arrests for driving under the influence were reported out of this operation. That’s interesting because Las Vegas and the surrounding areas are high on the list of likely places to get a DUI arrest in Nevada. The total number of vehicles stopped during this focused enforcement was just over 1,100, and only three arrests for driving under the influence out of that total seems somewhat low. According to the news report, this total came out to

“. . . 960 citations and 287 warnings. Troopers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence, wrote 510 speeding citations and 115 distracted driving citations.

Also, 28 seat belt violation citations were written along with 113 cell phone violations, 17 for people diving on a suspended or revoked license, 83 registration violations. 44 for driving without proof of insurance and 10 fugitives were apprehended.”

Ticketpower.com has your back if you want to fight a Henderson speeding ticket online, or any other traffic violation in Southern Nevada. Our easy to use online system connects you with a top traffic attorney, and does it as cheap or cheaper than any competitor. Ticketpower.com is the way to avoid Las Vegas traffic court, try us today.

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Different Kinds of Nevada Careless Driving Citations

Though we are mostly an online traffic ticket service for Las Vegas and the surrounding area, we still follow traffic law all over the state. Good ideas spread, and sometimes bad ideas spread even more quickly. So we perked our ears up when we saw news of a new Nevada traffic law going into effect in Reno. What are our urban compatriots up north up to these days? They’re making a separate traffic offense for careless driving in Nevada, if only inside their Reno city limits. Additions to the no no list include eating, doing any kind of makeup or face pruning including but not limited to shaving, and more. The actual infraction that this has become is called “Inattentive Driving” and also includes the heinous act of brushing your teeth. At least according to some reports, kids distracting you is also a newly leveled traffic violation under this new provision. Even Fido and Katty Cat are not immune from being the proximal causes of this statute. It’s not a cheap Nevada traffic citation, either, running up to and including three hundred and five dollars. It’s not surprising that the list of banned and newly harsher penalized activities includes doing donut or generally burning rubber in a car lot. Above and beyond that, a careless driving ticket for a whopping four hundred and fifty dollars can be issued when a driving is speeding at a “greater than reasonable rate” or without regard for life and limb of other parties.

What is the common theme running through basically all of these new infractions? They’re subjective in the eyes of the law enforcement officer you’re dealing with. This is not a speeding ticket where a radar gives less subjective testimony or even a blood alcohol content above .08 blood alcohol level. Though both of those measures and specifically the measurements and chain of custody thereof can be challenged, they are specific levels above which you may not go. Not so for these laws, they all depend on their impeding your ability to be safe behind the wheel in the eyes of the officer.

24hourticketpower.com follows Nevada traffic law issues like this to know how best to help you if you’re stopped for a traffic violation and want to fight your ticket online. Our easy to use system is called “click n fix” for a reason: our goal and our measurement of success is helping you as effectively and quickly as possible. Visit 24hourticketpower.com today to fight a Nevada careless driving citation online.

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Watch Out for Construction Zone Speeding Tickets in Summerlin

Watch out for speeding tickets in construction zones on Summerlin Parkway in Las Vegas this summer. There’s some work going in there, but not necessarily the work that everyone, or at least a lot of people, were hoping for. There was a planned road expansion for Summerlin Parkway before the great recession that stalled with the cuts and budget crunches. It will likely remain stalled. According to the Road Warrior blog on all things traffic related like speeding tickets in Las Vegas, it will be a while. From a recent blog on that site:

“Originally, the full build-out of Summerlin Parkway called for three general-purpose traffic lanes in each direction between the Beltway and U.S. Highway 95, with a carpool lane in each direction up to Rampart Boulevard, city spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz said.

If the project is ever completed, most of that widening would wipe out the current open median along most of Summerlin Parkway. As a result, the city would have to build a concrete barrier to separate opposing traffic lanes, similar to what you see on most freeways.

Those improvements have a hefty $100 million price-tag — money that Kurtz said the city doesn’t have right now.”

So what is on tap that can bring out the construction zone speeding tickets in Summerlin area? There are, also according to this blog, plans to install high-tension cables that will act as a barrier between oncoming lanes of traffic in the left hand lanes to give them a sort of buffer to avoid some of the worst, head on collision type accidents. Again from the same blog:

“Las Vegas city officials are trying to fix that by installing a system of heavy, high-tension steel cables that will line both sides of the median. Those cables will create a springlike effect aimed at supporting the weight of vehicles that stray from the expressway between Buffalo Drive and the 215 Beltway.”

If you’re caught going too fast in this construction zone or any orange cone area in Nevada and want to fight your speeding ticket online 24hourticketpower.com is the place to go. Our easy online system lets you fight your ticket with a minimum of hassle. Our goal at 24hourticketpower.com is to make your speeding ticket have the least impact on your life possible. In most cases you don’t have to come into our office or attend court, and your settlement is the best possible if we can’t just get the ticket thrown out outright.

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