Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a misdemeanor in Nevada and carries harsh penalties. You can be arrested for Driving under the Influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over-the counter medicine that by taking impairs your ability to safely drive a vehicle.

Nevada DUI prosecutors generally rely on four types of evidence in trying to prove a drunk driving case in court:

  • you were not driving in a normal, sober manner
  • you smelled, talked, walked and behaved like a drunk person
  • you could not perform the roadside sobriety exercises correctly
  • your the suspect’s DUI breath test or blood test showed a blood alcohol level above a .08


Lee Hotchkin is one of Reno, Nevada’s most experienced DUI defense lawyers. He has more than three decades of experience representing those who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Marijuana, Heroin, or other drugs. His extensive knowledge of the legal system and criminal defense in the northern Nevada area will be put to work for you. Lee has been praised by former clients for his ability to have criminal cases dismissed. He may be able to do the same for you.

Our DUI Defense site is dedicated to information on DUI offenses in Northern Nevada. We can assist you both defending your in court and defending you at you DMV hearing.

If you have been arrested or accused of a DUI in northern Nevada, contact criminal defense attorney Lee Hotchkin at (775) 786-5791 – it’s what we do!