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I got pulled over in las vegas they did a sobriety test and…

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Good morning I got pulled over in las vegas they did a sobriety test and told me the needed to take me in cause they had no breathalyzer with them and they ended up getting blood from me and charging me with a dui

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Nevada

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I do smoke marijuana i have a medical card in California but i am a Nevada resident they found a gun in the car but did not charge me with it or any of my passengers but they have a hold on my cvar at the moment

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Nevada has implied consent laws when it comes to DUI's and blood draw testing. That means that if the police had reason to believe you were driving under the influence, then they are permitted to conduct a blood draw.

Of course there may be other possible defenses that can be raised on your behalf, so hiring an attorney as soon as possible is advisable.

If you did not have marijuana on you at the time, then you don't need to worry about being charged with marijuana possession.

Your car may be held "on hold" until your first court date, so you'll want to speak with your attorney as soon as possible to get an order for the release of your car.

You can also follow up yourself by calling the police impound lot periodically to inquire whether the hold has been lifted.

Impound lot fees are charged by the day, and you will have to pay all fees before your car will be released, so the sooner you get your car out, the less expensive it will be.

If you can't afford a lawyer right now, the court will assign you a public defender at your first court appearance.

I hope that helps!

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