DUI Checkpoints are commonly used by law enforcement to identify and apprehend people who are Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances. As technology has developed, several applications ("apps") have surfaced that alert drivers to the locations of those checkpoints. Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and several other prominent politicians have been urging Apple, Google and Blackberry to stop selling apps that allow drivers to find (and hence avoid) unpublicized DUI Checkpoints. The maker of Blackberry immediately pulled the apps from the market. Apple has now agreed not to accept any DUI Checkpoint locating apps into the App Store. However, it declined to pull existing apps from the store. Google has taken no action to date, and continues to make DUI Checkpoint Apps available for android phone users.
Driving under the Influence is a serious charge. And, a conviction for Driving under the Influence can have serious personal and professional consequences. A first offense DUI conviction can result in up to six (6) months in jail, $1,000.00 fine plus additional fees, DUI School, counseling and/or community services. It can also result in the loss of your driver's license and make you ineligible for some educational and employment opportunities. A third offense or a DUI resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm or Death can lead to long
mandatory prison sentences.
If you or someone you know is arrested or charged with Driving Under the Influence, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas DUI Attorney right away. A Las Vegas DUI Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying appropriate defenses, and providing you with the most aggressive litigation strategy possible to defend your legal rights.