Ron Monkeboe, a Nashville, Tennessee criminal attorney who specializes in DUI defense, was arrested this week for Driving under the Influence. According to reports, Monkeboe pulled into a gas station where he was observed drinking from a beer can. Monkeboe was observed walking into the convenience store with an unsteady gait, and a police officer attempted to contact him when he returned to his vehicle. Monkeboe nearly struck the officer pulling out of the gas station and was subsequently arrested for DUI and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.
Driving under the Influence (DUI/DWI) is the type of offense that can happen to anyone, and frequently does. However, just because it is a common offense does not mean that it's not serious. In fact, a DUI conviction can have long-lasting consequences, both personally and professionally.
A person convicted of a first-offense DUI in Nevada can face up to six (6) months in jail, a $1,000.00 fine plus administrative assessments, be required to attend DUI School and/or complete ninety-six (96) hours of community service to be performed in distinctive clothes identifying him or her as a DUI offender. If the person has a Blood Alcohol Level in excess of 0.18 at the time of arrest can face additional penalties, including an alcohol assessment and extensive counseling requirements.
A person convicted of a second DUI offense within seven (7) years can face even harsher punishments, and a third offense within seven (7) years or a DUI Causing Substantial Bodily Harm or Death can bring substantial MANDATORY PRISON sentences. This is in addition to the person losing their driver's license, as well as negatively impacting educational and employment opportunities.
If you or someone you know is convicted of Driving under the Influence (DUI/DWI), it is important that you contact a Las Vegas DUI Defense Attorney right away. A Las Vegas DUI Defense Lawyer can assist you by analyzing the facts of your case, identifying appropriate defenses and providing you with the most aggressive litigation strategy possible to protect your legal rights.