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The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig Explains How Nevada Determines 'Control of a Vehicle' in Regards to DUI Charges

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Updated 8:00 AM CST, Wed, December 11,2019

Bristol, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/11/2019 -- As experienced DUI lawyers in Las Vegas, The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig understands the numerous circumstances that factor into charging an individual with a DUI. While most people may be familiar with how a standard traffic stop plays out when the driver is obviously intoxicated, they may not be aware of how Nevada state laws define being in control of a vehicle.

An individual could be arrested with a DUI even if they were never observed driving. The laws state that if a driver admits to driving drunk or demonstrates that they plan on driving after drinking, they can receive a drunk driving charge. Furthermore, if someone is found sleeping in their car with no witnessed evidence of them driving the vehicle, they can still be arrested.

According to Nevada's DUI laws, having keys in the ignition means the occupant is in control of the car, regardless of the engine is off, if they are asleep in the backseat, or are in a vehicle parked on the side of the road. If police determine that they drove while under the influence to get there, then the police have a right to charge them.

Certain circumstances increase the likelihood of the police arresting a sleeping person for a DUI, like when the car lights are on, the vehicle is parked near a public road or otherwise suspiciously, or the individual is found sleeping in the driver's seat. While none of these conditions merit a DUI on their own, together they can be giveaways that the occupant may have driven under the influence.

Individuals who are accused of driving drunk and require a trusted DUI lawyer in Clark County are encouraged to reach out to The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig today.

About The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig
The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig represents individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense in the Las Vegas, NV area. Benjamin Nadig, CHTD is a criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients accused of sex crimes, drug crimes, DUI crimes, violent crimes, and more. He also represents clients in catastrophic personal injury matters. This firm thoroughly researches individual cases and compiles evidence so that the client can be involved as little as possible. The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig provides free consultations 24/7. Benjamin Nadig offers appointments in his office and on-site in jails or any other location that is convenient for the individual requesting service.

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